Are You Under Pressure Today?

‘As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in Your commands.’ Psalm 119:143 NLT It takes a long time and an incredible amount of pressure to turn a worthless piece of carbon into a valuable diamond. That’s why James writes: ‘When troubles of any kind come...

You’re ‘Graced’ For This Test

‘When He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.’ Job 23:10 NIV Job lost his family and his fortune in a single day. Yet, looking back he wrote, ‘When He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.’ It takes much more heat to produce gold than it does to produce tin....

How To Walk In God’s Blessing (2)

‘You are already clean because of the Word.’ John 15:3 NASB Your new nature is programmed to want to obey God in much the same way a calculator is programmed to compute numbers. When you put in the right information, you get the right response. And when you feed your...

How To Walk In God’s Blessing (1)

‘Do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.’ James 1:22 NIV James writes: ‘Prove yourselves doers of the Word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who...

You Can Have Peace

‘Submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to you.’ Job 22:21 NIV Today we don’t just have regular stress, we’ve got cyber stress. Emails multiply like rabbits. Turn your mobile phone off for even a couple of hours, and when you turn it...

Have You Stumbled?

‘You will all stumble in your faith on account of Me.’ Matthew 26:31 NCV On the night before His death, Jesus made this announcement: ‘All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: “I will strike the Shepherd, and the… flock will be...

The Assurance Of Salvation

‘I give them eternal life.’ John 10:28 AMPC Your salvation isn’t guaranteed by your performance—but by Christ’s performance at the cross. Yes, you’ll have moments you’re proud of and moments you’re ashamed of. But as long as your trust is in Christ, you’re saved, and...

Today God Is With You

‘God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are under you.’ Deuteronomy 33:27 NLT Consider these timeless words by Margaret Fishback Powers: ‘One night I dreamed… I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each...

Live For What Matters!

‘I must leave to others everything I have earned.’ Ecclesiastes 2:18 NLT If you work harder you can earn more money, but you can’t earn more time. To coin a popular song, ‘Time may be money, but your money won’t buy time.’ There’s an old story about a man who worked...

You’re Commanded To Love

‘This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.’ John 15:12 NKJV If love was a sentiment that depended on someone else’s actions and reactions, or an emotion over which you had no control, Jesus wouldn’t have said, ‘This is My commandment, that...

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Navigating life’s losses (2)

‘A time to be born, and a time to die.’ Ecclesiastes 3:2 KJV Researchers at the Colorado Institute of Grief offer us this helpful 4-stage path to recovery. Stage 1) Shock. Our initial response is one of denial and disbelief. ‘I can’t believe this is happening! There...

Mengendalikan kerugian hidup (2)

‘Ada waktu untuk lahir, ada waktu untuk meninggal.’ Pengkhotbah 3:2  Para peneliti di ‘Colorado Institute of Grief’ menawarkan kepada kita empat tahap yang bermanfaat menuju pemulihan. Tahap 1) Kaget. Tanggapan awal kita adalah penyangkalan dan ketidakpercayaan. ‘Aku...

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...