Full Archive - Word For Today

Is self-discipline difficult and demanding? Yes.  However, instead of focusing on its demands, think about its benefits. When you begin to understand the power, liberty, joy and victory that self-discipline brings, you’ll want to have it. A disciplined mind makes the difference...

While you are on the Potter’s wheel, consider these two things: 1) The Potter’s plan and pleasure are what matter. He has the right to make you into anything He chooses. What matters most is that His plan for your life be fulfilled and His pleasure in you be realised. Can you imagine...

In the good times it’s easy to see that we’re making progress, but in the tough times we are prone to feel like we’re not making any progress at all. We react to pain, loss and adversity by consulting our feelings instead of God’s faithfulness. Please understand this: at...

While you are waiting for God’s Word to be fulfilled in your life, do these three things: 1) Verbalise it. The most effective way to pray is to speak God’s Word. The patriarchs, prophets and psalmists regularly reminded God of His promises in prayer, confident He would keep them...

Making the right decisions and choosing the right actions are the crux of living successfully. If you are the source of your own wisdom, or you’re looking to others, your odds are not good. Paul writes, ‘Let Christ’s word with all its wisdom and richness live in you.’ If...

When your mind is not open to the Holy Spirit, you cannot understand God’s Word. So if you find reading the Bible unrewarding, try this: before you open your Bible, open your heart and pray, ‘Holy Spirit, show me what I don’t see and teach me what I don’t know.’...

Lasting happiness isn’t found in money or career success. Does that mean these things are wrong? No. When you put God first He will actually give you these things! (Matthew 6:33). But you must never let anything God gives you rob Him of first place in your life. The Psalmist said: ‘...

Some people use this Scripture to treat women like a doormat, and rob them of their voice and right to any leadership role. Read the Bible! Deborah led the nation of Israel. Huldah the prophetess spoke the Word of God to kings. Let’s read the Scripture again: ‘Wives, submit to your...

‘Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.’ Many men wrestle with the fear of intimacy. Masculine emotions have become the twenty-first century version of ‘Pandora’s box’. We don’t know all that’s in it,...

When Rich Stearns became engaged, his fiancée wanted to order some china. But he said to her, ‘As long as there are children starving in the world, we will not own china, crystal, or silver.’ Rich had remarkable gifts of leadership. He loved strategic thinking, team building,...