Full Archive - Word For Today

Matthew records, ‘Jesus got into a boat, and His followers [disciples] went with Him. A great storm arose…’ (vv. 23-24 NCV). In the Greek language the words ‘a great storm’ are one word - seismos. A seismologist studies earthquakes and a seismograph...

Age is just a date on a calendar; attitude is what counts. You can be old at twenty-nine and young at ninety-two. Larry King once interviewed Ty Cobb, one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He asked Cobb, who was now seventy years old, ‘What do you think you’d hit if you...

When you’re troubled, remember: 1) God’s comfort is real. Do you recall being sad or afraid as a child? And do you remember feeling the comfort of your mother’s presence? God’s comfort is even more real than your mother’s was then. ‘As one whom his mother...

Of all the names given to God in Scripture, none is more consoling than ‘…the God of all comfort, Who comforts us in all our troubles…’ (vv. 3-4 NIV). Notice the words ‘all comfort’. That means there are no exceptions and no limitations to God’s...

After seeing the giants in the Promised Land, ten of Israel’s twelve spies came back and said, ‘It can’t be done.’ But the other two, Joshua and Caleb, said, ‘It can.’ But because of Israel’s unbelief, Caleb had been forced to spend forty more years...

Here are three questions people often ask themselves when you’re talking to them: 1) Do you really care about me? Dr. Calvin Miller put it like this: ‘When people listen to others speak, sometimes they’re silently thinking, “I am loneliness waiting for a friend. I am...

The people you seek to influence in life always ask themselves: Do you care about me? Think about the best experiences you’ve had with people in your own life. What do they all have in common? They genuinely cared about you, right? And what’s wonderful is, you can broaden your...

John Craig says, ‘No matter how much work a man can do, no matter how engaging his personality may be, he will not advance far if he cannot work through others.’ That requires you to see value in other people. This truth is understood worldwide by successful people from every walk of...

Great leaders often have great egos, and therein lies great danger. In ‘The Empowered Communicator’, Calvin Miller uses the form of a letter to describe this problem and the negative impact it has: ‘Dear speaker, your ego has become a wall between yourself and me. You’re...

‘Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too’ (v. 4 NLT). Spiritual maturity is the ability to see and act in the best interests of others. Immature people have difficulty seeing things from someone else’s point of view. They rarely...