Stay in Constant Contact with God

‘…be persistent in your prayers...’ Ephesians 6:18 NLT Andrew Murray wrote, ‘Many Christians look upon it as a burden and a duty and a difficulty to get alone with God! That is the great hindrance to our Christian life everywhere.’ God says, ‘Call to Me, and I will...

Pray about Everything

‘…pray about everything…Tell God what you need...’ Philippians 4:6 NLT The four-year-old son of a missionary family in Africa spotted a picture of a little pink dinosaur in a magazine and set his heart on having one. His mum knew it was impossible (the magazine was...

Parent, That’s Your Job Description

‘…teach them diligently to your children...’ Deuteronomy 6:7 NKJV Abraham had a nephew called Lot who succeeded in business, but lost his family. How come? Because: (a) he had the wrong emphasis—he placed material success above spiritual success; (b) he had the wrong...

Five Life-Changing Questions

‘Nothing can ever separate us from His love.’ Romans 8:38 NLT Paul asks five life-changing questions you’d do well to think about: (1) ‘If God is for us, who can ever be against us?’ (Romans 8:31 NLT) Really, with God on our side, who can hurt us? What do we need to...

Two Amusing Stories about Marriage

‘Love…keeps no record of being wronged.’ 1 Corinthians 13:4–5 NLT Story one: Debra K. Johnson writes: ‘My seven-year-old daughter wanted to take violin lessons, so I took her to a music store to rent an instrument. Hoping she would understand the importance of making...

Stand on God’s Promises

‘He always does exactly what He says.’ 2 Corinthians 1:19 TLB Ever had a promise broken? A payment doesn’t come, the repairman doesn’t show up, or your friend doesn’t call? Count on it, people will let you down. But God won’t: ‘He always does exactly what He says....

You’re on a Mission!

‘Go! I am sending you.’ Luke 10:3 NIV Jesus sent His disciples out on a mission saying, ‘Do not take a purse or bag…and do not greet anyone on the road.’ (Luke 10:4 NIV) Notice three things He emphasised: (1) ‘Do not take a purse’—no hoarding! God will bless the man...

Your Trial Is Producing Maturity

‘After you have suffered…God…will…establish you.’ 1 Peter 5:10 NAS Stephanie Voiland writes about a friend who spent months unsuccessfully trying to get a job: ‘…she became discouraged. Yet…she refused to anaesthetise the waiting ache… She fasted from TV, believing...

Be Humble!

‘…no…messenger [is] greater than the one who sent him.’ John 13:16 NIV One of the reasons God chose John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus’ is because he was humble. He’s introduced simply as a ‘…voice…crying in the wilderness’ (Mark 1:3 NKJV), with no...

How’s Your Prayer Life?

‘…it is time to seek the Lord…’ Hosea 10:12 NKJV The place of prayer is where you meet with God to be instructed, corrected, cleansed, loved, built up and prepared to do His will. It can be anywhere, but it must be somewhere! It can be anytime, but it must be a set...

Most Recent Devotional Readings

Navigating life’s losses (1)

‘A time to gain, and a time to lose.’ Ecclesiastes 3:6 NKJV God’s Word neither ignores nor minimises the painful realities of life. Inevitably, we, and our loved ones, will experience life’s losses: illness, ageing, death, divorce, disability, loss of independence,...

Mengendalikan kerugian hidup (1)

‘Ada waktu untuk mencari, ada waktu untuk membiarkan rugi.’ Pengkhotbah 3:6  Firman Tuhan tidak mengabaikan kenyataan hidup yang menyakitkan. Termasuk kita, dan orang yang kita cintai, akan mengalami penyakit, penuaan, kematian, perceraian, kehilangan kemandirian,...

Are you being sifted?

‘Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.’ Luke 22:31-32 NIV When Jesus told Peter, “Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat,” it raises...

Apakah Anda sedang disaring?

‘Iblis telah menuntut untuk menampi kamu seperti gandum, tetapi Aku telah berdoa untuk engkau, supaya imanmu jangan gugur. Dan engkau, jikalau engkau sudah insaf, kuatkanlah saudara-saudaramu.’ Lukas 22:31-32 Ketika Yesus memberitahu Petrus, “Iblis telah menuntut...

Let God lead you

‘He leads me in the paths of righteousness.’ Psalm 23:3 NKJV Life is full of choices, decisions, and options. It’s also full of people with strong opinions who will try to tell you which way they think you ought to go. If we could turn back the hands of time, nearly...

Izinkan Tuhan memimpin Anda

‘Ia menuntun aku di jalan yang benar.’ Mazmur 23:3  Hidup ini penuh dengan keputusan dan pilihan. Hidup juga penuh dengan orang-orang berkepribadian kuat yang akan mencoba memberi tahu Anda ke mana menurut mereka Anda harus pergi. Jika kita dapat memutar kembali...

Broken arrows

‘As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.’ Psalm 127:4 KJV Children are like arrows; they must be aimed in the right direction. When they’re aimed in the wrong direction, they may become involved in harmful habits or destructive...

Panah patah

‘Seperti anak-anak panah di tangan pahlawan, demikianlah anak-anak pada masa muda.’ Mazmur 127:4  Anak-anak seperti anak panah; mereka harus diarahkan ke arah yang benar. Ketika diarahkan ke arah yang salah, mereka mungkin terlibat dalam kebiasaan berbahaya atau gaya...

You are thirsty for God

‘Give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty.’ John 4:15 NIV This Samaritan woman tried to fill the emptiness in her life with multiple relationships. But it didn’t work. When you try to find in anyone else what can only be found in Christ, you place so much stress...

Anda haus akan Tuhan

‘Tuhan, berikanlah aku air itu, supaya aku tidak haus.’ Yohanes 4:15  Seorang Perempuan Samaria berusaha mengisi kekosongan hidupnya dengan berbagai relasi. Tapi itu tidak berhasil. Ketika Anda mencoba untuk menemukan di dalam diri orang lain apa yang hanya dapat...