Yoked Together With Jesus

‘Take the yoke I give you.’ Matthew 11:29 CEV Jesus spoke to people who had given up on religion. People who were burned-out trying—and failing—to obey a long list of rules and regulations. Here is what He told them: ‘If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come...

Self–Control

‘Do your best to improve your faith by adding goodness, understanding, self–control.’ 2 Peter 1:5–6 CEV Ever notice how we tend to blame our circumstances for our character deficiencies? We attribute our problems to poor upbringing, financial difficulties, or other...

Be A Restorer (2)

‘And that is what some of you were.’ 1 Corinthians 6:11 NIV After listing some of the worst sins imaginable, Paul told the Corinthians, ‘And that is what some of you were. But you were… justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.’...

Be A Restorer (1)

‘You who live by the Spirit should restore.’ Galatians 6:1 NIV Sometimes when we fall we can get up by ourselves; other times we need someone to help us. And sadly, not all Christians are willing to help. Sometimes they feel that by extending grace to someone they are...

Look For God’s Hand In It!

‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvellous in our eyes.’ Matthew 21:42 NIV Sometimes the rejection of others, turns out to be ‘the Lord’s doing.’ After Joseph had been betrayed by his brothers and...

Heaven Is Real

‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ Revelation 21:5 NIV John the Revelator wrote: ‘I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice...

Have You Sinned? God Will Forgive You!

‘He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.’ 1 John 1:9 KJV The story of David and Bathsheba is the stuff movies are made of—lust, adultery, premarital pregnancy, murder, and cover-up. And it looked like David was home free, except for one important detail: ‘The...

Listen To The Right Voice

‘This is the way; walk in it.’ Isaiah 30:21 NIV Joni Eareckson Tada tells of a group of friends who were on a mountaintop discussing which direction to go. One man said, ‘That’s south!’ Another replied, ‘No, that’s east.’ Everybody threw in their two-cents’ worth,...

Stick With God’s Plan (2)

‘God is the one who began this good work in you.’ Philippians 1:6 CEV Paul writes, ‘God is the one who began this good work in you, and I am certain… He won’t stop before it is complete.’ (Philippians 1:6 CEV) You will notice that Jesus regularly took time out of His...

Stick With God’s Plan (1)

‘God always does what He plans.’ Ephesians 1:11 CEV God said, ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the beginning and the end.’ (Revelation 22:13 CEV) God determines the end result He wants, then starts at the beginning and works towards it. He ‘always does...

Most Recent Devotional Readings

Prepare in advance

‘Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies…’ Daniel  1:8 NKJV Are you continuing to do things you don’t want to do and indulge in thoughts that lead you astray? Are you being constantly overcome by the same...

Menolak hidup dalam ketakutan (4)

‘Jika Allah di pihak kita, siapakah yang akan melawan kita?’ Roma 8:31  Untuk mengatasi rasa takut, Anda harus percaya bahwa Tuhan menyertai Anda. Itu adalah kunci kemampuan Anda untuk mematuhi apa yang Dia perintahkan untuk Anda lakukan. Saat Anda yakin bahwa Dia...

Refuse to live in fear (4)

‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ Romans  8:31 NKJV To overcome fear, you must believe that God is with you. It’s the key to your ability to obey what He tells you to do. As you become confident that He is with you, your fear will lessen. When David...

Menolak hidup dalam ketakutan (3)

‘Kasih yang sempurna melenyapkan ketakutan.’ 1 Yohanes 4:18  Ketika Tuhan berkata, 'Jangan takut,' Dia pada dasarnya memberi tahu Anda, 'Kamu harus menghadapi rasa takut, tetapi kamu bisa menaklukkannya. Anda dapat bertindak terlepas dari itu.’ Alkitab...

Refuse to live in fear (3)

‘Perfect love casts out fear.’ 1 John  4:18 NKJV When God says, ‘Fear not,’ He is basically telling you, ‘You’re going to have to deal with fear, but you can conquer it. You can act in spite of it.’ The Bible says, ‘... perfect love casts out fear.’ Sometimes we...

Menolak hidup dalam ketakutan (2)

‘TUHAN di pihakku. Aku tidak akan takut.’ Mazmur 118:6  Tuhan telah menciptakan Anda untuk kehidupan yang bertumbuh, berpetualang, dan berkelanjutan. Tetapi Anda harus mengambil langkah iman yang berani. Dan Anda tidak dapat melakukannya jika Anda sangat puas tinggal...

Refuse to live in fear (2)

‘The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.’ Psalm 11 8:6 NKJV God has created you for a life of growth, adventure, and acceleration. But you must take bold steps of faith. And you can’t do that if you’re perfectly satisfied to live in the ‘safe zone’. Even when you...

Menolak hidup dalam ketakutan (1)

‘Ketakutan mengandung hukuman.’ 1 Yohanes 4:18  Kolumnis nasihat Ann Landers menerima sekitar 10.000 surat setiap bulan. Ketika diminta menyebutkan masalah paling umum dalam kehidupan pembacanya, dia berkata, 'Takut! Orang-orang takut kehilangan kesehatan,...

Refuse to live in fear (1)

‘Fear involves torment.’ 1 John  4:18 NKJV Advice columnist Ann Landers received about 10,000 letters every month. When asked to name the most common problem in her readers’ lives, she said, ‘Fear! People are afraid of losing their health, their wealth, and their...

Mulailah mengatakan, ‘Aku bisa.’

‘Banyak orang yang berkata tentang aku: “Baginya tidak ada pertolongan.”’ Mazmur 3:3  Mungkin, sepanjang hidup Anda, Anda telah berulang kali mendengar kata-kata 'Anda tidak bisa'. Banyak orang suka memberi tahu orang lain apa yang tidak bisa mereka lakukan....