Speak Positively (1)

‘I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.’ Philippians 4:13 NLT When you can’t choose or control your circumstances, you can still decide how you’ll respond to them. Paul was in prison when he wrote, ‘Rejoice in the Lord always.’...

Use The Smile Strategy

‘When they were discouraged, I smiled at them. My look of approval was precious to them.’ Job 29:24 NLT A pastor tells of being in a church for 12 years. He had a custom during Sunday morning service of calling the children forward just before his sermon so that they...

There Are No Menial Jobs

‘Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.’ 1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT David said, ‘I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.’ (Psalm 84:10 NLT) Joni Eareckson Tada writes: ‘Elsie runs a Christian...

God Is Only A Prayer Away

‘This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.’ Psalm 34:6 NKJV JC Penney has died and gone to heaven, but hundreds of department stores across America still carry his name. When he started out in life he was interested in one...

The Four Fundamental Elements Of Prayer

‘Pray in the Spirit on all occasions.’ Ephesians 6:18 NIV To help you remember these four fundamental elements, think of the acrostic P-R-A-Y. (1) P — praise the Lord. Before you petition God, spend time praising Him. There’s a specific protocol involved when...

Change Your Thinking!

‘You will spread out to the right and to the left.’ Isaiah 54:3 NIV God told His people: ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!’ (Isaiah 43:18–19 NIV) So, if you’re asking God for a vision, or to enlarge the one He’s already...

How To Find Your Calling

‘Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul.’ Acts 13:2 NIV The Bible says: ‘As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted… prayed, and laid hands on them,...

Strive For Excellence (2)

‘That you may approve the things that are excellent.’ Philippians 1:10 NKJV Excellence requires two things: extra time and extra effort. It calls for going ‘above and beyond’ what is required of you by others, because you consider it a matter of character and...

Strive For Excellence (1)

‘Understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you.’ Daniel 5:14 NKJV Even though Daniel lived in captivity, he refused to settle for mediocrity. This brought him to the attention of the king of Babylon who said, ‘I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God is in...

How To Approach Bible Reading

‘The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart.’ Psalm 19:8 NLT How you approach reading the Bible is crucial. You must do two things: (1) Approach it with integrity. When a new Christian in a Bible study group said, ‘I’ve had a hard time believing...

Most Recent Devotional Readings

Delivered from People-Pleasing

‘'I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you.’ Acts 26:17 NKJV Paul’s ministry began when he met Jesus on the road to Damascus. In that humbling encounter, the Lord said to him: ‘Now get to your feet! For I...

Diselamatkan dari “Asal Semua Senang”

‘Aku akan mengasingkan engkau dari bangsa ini dan dari bangsa-bangsa lain. Dan Aku akan mengutus engkau kepada mereka,’ Kisah Para Rasul 26:17 Pelayanan Paulus dimulai ketika dia bertemu Yesus di jalan menuju Damaskus. Dalam perjumpaan yang rendah hati itu, Tuhan...

What an insurance policy!

‘All the days of my life.’ Psalm 23:6 NKJV Most insurance companies are trustworthy. They will cover you through most of the seasons and adversities of life. But not all insurance companies are that way. In some cases, the moment you make a claim against them, they...

Polis asuransi yang luar biasa!

‘Seumur hidupku.’ Mazmur 23:6  Sebagian besar perusahaan asuransi dapat dipercaya. Mereka akan melindungi Anda melalui sebagian besar musim dan kesulitan hidup. Tapi tidak semua perusahaan asuransi seperti itu. Dalam beberapa kasus, saat Anda mengajukan klaim, mereka...

Navigating life’s losses (4)

‘A time to gain, and a time to lose.’ Ecclesiastes 3:6 NKJV What else do our children need from us when they’re grieving? 1) Our honesty. They need to know we’re hurting too. When they see you crying, but you tell them, ‘I’m all right,’ they’re confused. They think...

Mengendalikan kerugian hidup (4)

‘Ada waktu untuk menyimpan, ada waktu untuk membuang.’ Pengkhotbah 3:6  Apa lagi yang dibutuhkan anak-anak kita saat mereka berduka? 1) Kejujuran kita. Mereka perlu tahu bahwa kita juga terluka. Ketika mereka melihat Anda menangis, tetapi Anda memberi tahu mereka,...

Navigating life’s losses (3)

‘A time to gain, and a time to lose.’ Ecclesiastes 3:6 NKJV How can we help children navigate life’s losses? 1) Don’t underestimate their capacity for grief. Children are often the forgotten grievers. Their pain is real and intense; recognise and validate it. 2) Don’t...

Mengendalikan kerugian hidup (3)

‘Ada waktu untuk menyimpan, ada waktu untuk membuang.’ Pengkhotbah 3:6  Bagaimana kita dapat membantu anak-anak mengendalikan kehilangan harapan? 1) Jangan meremehkan kapasitas mereka untuk berduka. Anak-anak seringkali menjadi orang berduka yang terlupakan. Rasa...

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...