Full Archive - Word For Today

When your ‘back is against the wall’, where can you turn to find strength? Awash in a sea of moral and ethical questions, where can you go to find a reliable compass? One author says: ‘There can be no more reliable authority than God’s Word. This timeless, trustworthy...

The people God calls usually start out feeling ill-equipped and insecure. Indeed, if you jumped up and said, ‘No problem, Lord, I can handle that,’ He wouldn’t call you at all. You say, ‘But I’ve made so many mistakes.’ Everybody falls; the winners are just...

Are you embarrassed about your beginnings? Jeremiah was. He begins his book by listing the good people and the bad people in his background. Well, guess what? We all came from a less-than-perfect gene pool! We’re all a mixed bag. So what should you do? Learn from those who did it the wrong...

Jeremiah writes: ‘Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you [set you apart]; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Then said I: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a...

Albert Schweitzer said, ‘Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.’ When you feel passionate about something and allow yourself to pursue it, you position yourself to succeed in life. The majority of...

A mother eagle knows that if she waits for her young to get out of the nest and fly on their own initiative, it’ll never happen. So she pushes them out! That’s radical, but they learn to fly and fulfil their destiny. John Maxwell says: ‘To succeed in life we must stay within...

Nehemiah was passionate about rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls. So when his enemies tried to sidetrack and discourage him, he answered, ‘…I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down...’ Passion is the starting point for all achievement. There has never been anyone...

Yesterday we read the Scripture, ‘Hitherto hath the Lord helped us’ (1 Samuel 7:12 KJV). Today read this Scripture: ‘Henceforth expecting till his enemies be made His footstool.’ Note the words ‘hitherto’ and ‘henceforth’. The first refers to the...