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Today’s Soulfood Readings

1 Samuel 11–13 23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. 24 You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel! 25 “Woe to [...]

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At seven years of age God gave her a vision …that she would become a missionary

When she was merely seven years of age, this young girl announced that she would grow up to be a missionary. She had been talking to her mum about God, and decided to give her heart to Him. The young girl had been kneeling beside her mother, when she saw a vivid picture of a young woman preaching to dark skinned people in a shed. “That’s you, girl!” she heard God speaking to her gently…

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Acknowledge Your Hidden Biases

‘God shows no favouritism.’ Acts 10:34 NLT A lot of us are like the lady in the prayer meeting who said, ‘I always love everyone I see.’ The problem is—she had her eyes closed! Discrimination makes us accept without question the opinions and biases we’ve heard growing up, and the pronouncements of narrow-minded people. Rarely [...]

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A God moment … Hitchhiker’s guide to God

A rural water corporation worker was travelling on a country road on his way to the next job destination, when he noticed an Aboriginal hitchhiker by the side of the road looking for a lift. The worker was running late so he kept on driving. Suddenly he had a feeling that he should stop, and pick the young man up, but ignored the feeling since he was in a hurry. The whisper inside got louder and louder to the point he knew that it was God telling him to…

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Raising Compliant and Defiant Children (2)

‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God.’ James 1:5 NKJV Yesterday we talked about children who are compliant, compared to those who are defiant. Every parent with two children or more is probably blessed with at least one of each. When one child is a stick of dynamite and the other [...]

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How do you morph from caterpillar to a butterfly, then to a Pastor Chef?

He’s now known as the Pastor Chef, but before he was saved, this man nearly ruined his own life. He grew up a Catholic, but as an altar boy, got in trouble for drinking communion wine. He always had a passion for cooking, and quickly moved from a job at McDonalds to a chef’s apprenticeship. In the fourth year of his apprenticeship, he represented Australia at the World Chef championships, and won three gold medals. When he returned home, he started to feel like a rockstar. Overwhelmed by the pressures of celebrity and expectation, he soon turned to drugs…

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Raising Compliant and Defiant Children (1)

‘Your children shall be taught by the Lord.’ Isaiah 54:13 NKJV There are two kinds of children. The first are compliant ones—those who sleep through the night from the second week of life. They coo at their grandparents, and smile while their nappies are being changed. They are never sick on the way to the [...]

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Discover how an emergency landing became the starting point to expect miracles and expect God to help

When a freak aeroplane fault left passengers fearing for their lives, this man knew he’d been given an opportunity. As the Sydney-to-Melbourne flight took off, a man was feeling intimidated by the beautiful woman he was sitting next to. He thought he couldn’t possibly manage to talk to her. But he knew nothing happens by accident, so he asked God for guidance. “Lord, if you want me to speak to her, would you please open the opportunity.” Suddenly, the pilot announced…

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How to Please God

‘If you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you.’ 1 Peter 2:20 NLT You become like the people you spend the most time with, so choose your friends carefully. If you spend time with angry, resentful people you risk becoming an angry, resentful person yourself. That’s because attitudes are [...]

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From being a lesbian to becoming God’s princess. Rejoice in this young woman’s journey to salvation

She was only thirteen, when she began to believe there was something wrong with her. Struggling with attraction to her own sex, she felt she was a man trapped in a woman’s body. “It made me just want to withdraw, and isolate myself from people, because I felt like a bit of a freak.” Looking for hope, truth & encouragement? She shares her salvation story from being a lesbian to becoming God’s princess…

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Be Loyal to Your Friends

‘Do not forsake your own friend.’ Proverbs 27:10 NKJV Chuck Colson, President Richard Nixon’s ‘hatchet man’, went to prison for his part in the Watergate cover-up. In his book, Born Again, he tells how he was invited to speak at a university soon after his release from prison. At the time there was still much [...]

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A God moment …How a bird brought comfort to a widower

Have you ever experienced a ‘God moment’? This story will show you how God uses nature, in this case a little bird, to do just that for this widower. His wife of forty-seven years had died on Anzac Day. Filled with grief the man went and stayed at his sister’s and her husband’s place…

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Pray Every Day

‘Ask … seek … knock.’ Matthew 7:7 KJV The famous evangelist RA Torrey said two of the greatest secrets to effective prayer lay in: (1) Studying the Word of God and finding His will as revealed in the promises. (2) Taking these promises and spreading them out before God in prayer, with the unwavering expectation [...]

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Solving Relationship Difficulties

‘Love is patient and kind … It does not demand its own way.’ 1 Corinthians 13:4–5 NLT Here are some pointers to help you solve your relationship difficulties: (1) When it’s about money. How you manage money within a marriage depends on the set of skills you’ve developed and the amount of discipline you’ve exercised. [...]

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Child abuse, anorexia, bulimia and coma! See how God kept saving this woman’s life

Child abuse would have to be one of the most monstrous ways Satan can use to harm a life… this story shows how God never gives up on one of His children, how He kept fighting for this woman’s life amidst the ongoing attack. At four years of age a boy who was eight years older than her abused her. This horrific act continued till she was 12 years old. She recalls how…

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Let’s Tear Down Those Walls

‘Accept each other just as Christ has accepted you.’ Romans 15:7 NLT God’s love transcends class, race, gender, politics, geography and culture. ‘...He broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating [...]

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