Full Archive - Word For Today

It’s a mistake to think the great achievers in the Bible were somehow different from us and say, ‘In my situation a life like that isn’t possible.’ Esther was born into slavery, and because of her beauty a pagan king made her one of his wives. Talk about feeling out of place! But no place is out...

Paul asks five all-important questions: 1) ‘If God is for us, who can ever be against us?’ The assurance of God’s presence tilts the scales in your favour. So whatever you’re facing today, remind yourself, ‘God is for me.’ 2) ‘Since [God] did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all...

Staying power overcomes misunderstanding and rejection. Sometimes the people you count on to support you will actually try to undercut you. When God gives you a vision too big for them to handle, they’ll say, ‘You’re getting too big for your boots,’ and then try to cut you down to size - their...

Staying power overcomes family opposition. When Moses’ sister Miriam and his brother Aaron complained about his relationship with God, Moses remained gentle and humble in the face of their opposition. When faced with the challenge to ‘fold up or hold up’, David Livingstone demonstrated staying...

Two more reasons you need to develop staying power are: 1) It overcomes prolonged illness. When sickness saps your physical, emotional, and mental strength - that’s when you need staying power. The Bible says, ‘The strong spirit of a man [or woman] sustains him in bodily pain or trouble, but a...

Here’s a saying that has proven to be true: ‘What doesn’t destroy us makes us stronger.’ And here are four sayings that have proved to be false: 1) ‘When you become a Christian all your problems are over.’ Whoever told you that didn’t get it from Scripture. Paul said, ‘We are hard pressed on...

Some of the greatest insights on what it means to love someone come from the pen of the apostle Paul: ‘No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn...

Every morning say, ‘Today, I will go out with joy.’ That’ll set your attitude straight! Generally speaking, there are three kinds of people: 1) Those who feel bad about feeling good. They believe we’re not supposed to be happy, just ‘responsible’. 2) Those who rain on your parade because your...

Paul writes: ‘We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in … Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed … we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on...

Underline these words: ‘God is working in you.’ He does this as you engage your mind, open your mouth, move your feet, and use your hands to do what He’s already put into your heart. The moment you say yes to His will, He gives you the ability to perform it. Notice, He doesn’t reveal His will to...