Full Archive - Word For Today

Instrument rated for depression. Depression, if left unchecked, can cause you to do some crazy things, like walk away from a good job or a healthy marriage, or turn to alcohol and drugs. The dictionary defines depression as ‘to be flattened vertically or dispirited’. Now you know why...

Instrument rated for trouble. Pastors and counsellors constantly ‘pick up the pieces’ of the broken lives of those who thought trouble would never come their way, so they didn’t prepare for it. Paul wrote, ‘We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed…...

In order for you to be instrument rated, an instructor will accompany you on your training missions. The instructor will place a long-billed cap on your head, so that all you can see is the instrument panel in front of you. That’s because this is all you’ll be able to see when you...

In their effort to steer around one storm, many pilots end up in another that’s even worse. But the instrument-rated pilot can fly directly into it. He can be totally ‘fogged in’, yet watch his instruments and fly without fear. But in order to do this he must have many hours of...

Did you know that most small-plane crashes are not caused by mechanical failure, but pilot error? In most cases the pilot was not instrument rated, so he or she depended on two things which can fail you. Let’s look at each: 1) Sight. As long as the pilots can see roads, bridges and...

Is fear causing you to hide from somebody today? Your boss? Your husband or wife? Your strong-willed child? Your grouchy co-worker? When God asked Adam, ‘…“Where are you?”, he replied, “I hid…I was afraid”…’ (Genesis 3:9-10 NLT). And we...

When somebody says, ‘I’m praying for you,’ there is no greater expression of love! The tragedy of religion without power is that it leaves you ignorant of the incredible potential of prayer. Prayer moves God! And when God moves, people and situations change! Jesus told Peter,...

Are you so busy analysing your vices that you don’t have time to appreciate your virtues? Or so caught up in scrutinising others that you don’t value what God has given you? God never intended you to compare yourself with anybody else. ‘Since this is the kind of life we have...

The older brother couldn’t rejoice about his younger brother’s homecoming because he resented it. He said to his father, ‘You threw a party for him, but you’ve never thrown one for me! I served you faithfully for years and you never once acknowledged my service or...

The Prodigal Son didn’t really know who his father was or how his father felt about him until he left home. Looking back, he thought, ‘I left the best thing I ever had’. After ending up in a hog pen he ‘came to himself’ (v. 17). Looking around, he thought, ‘...