Teach Your Children

‘That things will go well for you and your children.’ Deuteronomy 4:40 NCV As a parent, you’re constantly transmitting your values to your children, so do these: (1) Let them see you pray. Help them to understand that prayer is how we build a lifelong friendship with...

The Benefits Of Being Unselfish

‘Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.’ Philippians 2:4 NLT Unselfishness does three things for you: (1) It improves the quality of your life. It gives you an appreciation for life and a comprehension [understanding] of its...

Have Confidence In Your Prayers

‘We are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him.’ 1 John 5:14 NLT As a leader, Grover Cleveland, the only President of the United States to leave the White House and then return for a second term four years later, was remarkable. He...

Strive For Integrity

‘The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.’ Proverbs 11:3 NIV Jesus said, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Matthew 19:19 NIV) But in order to love yourself, you must first be able to respect yourself. And...

How To Keep From Falling

‘Whoever does these things will never be shaken.’ Psalm 15:5 NIV In Scripture we read, ‘If you get more stubborn every time you are corrected, one day you will be crushed and never recover.’ (Proverbs 29:1 GNT) King Solomon was reputed to be the wisest man who ever...

Competence Doesn’t Compensate For Insecurity

‘From that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.’ 1 Samuel 18:9 NLT One of the truest tests of leadership is how you respond to somebody else’s success. Do you rejoice, or secretly resent them? Do you feel like their blessing somehow came at your expense? King...

Don’t Be A Slave To The Wrong Things

‘You become the slave of whatever you choose to obey.’ Romans 6:16 NLT Consider some of the people who are enslaved today through no fault of their own—children sold into the sex trade and immigrants sold into forced labour. That’s not the kind of slavery Paul is...

Knowing When To Let Go

‘As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother.”’ Ephesians 5:31 NLT When our children are young, we’re so busy providing them with things like love, protection, discipline, training, and authority that it feels like these responsibilities will go on...

Don’t Lose Your Joy!

‘Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!’ Philippians 4:4 NKJV Paul writes, ‘Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!’ Why did Paul repeat himself? Because joy is the fuel we run on, and unless we maintain it, we can run out. That means...

Immediately Following Death—Glory!

‘Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never ever die.’ John 11:26 NLT At the graveside of His friend Lazarus, Jesus told his grieving sisters Mary and Martha two all-important things: (1) ‘Your brother will rise again.’ (John 11:23 NASB) (2) ‘Everyone who...

Most Recent Devotional Readings

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...