‘For this reason I was born.’ John 18:37 NIV When you know what your God-given assignment in life is, and that God is on your side, you become virtually unstoppable. Will you make mistakes? Of course, but God loves you enough to correct you, redirect you, and get you back on track. ‘How do I [...]
Month: June 2018
‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.’ John 8:31 NKJV John writes, ‘I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.’ (3 John 1:2 NKJV) In order to ‘prosper’, reading God’s Word must be one of your first priorities each day. Jesus [...]
Ezekiel 43–45 39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed [...]
‘I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.’ Job 23:12 NIV The Spirit of God makes us like the Son of God, through the Word of God! That’s why Satan will put 101 roadblocks in your way to keep you from reading the Bible. Paul writes, ‘I commend you to [...]
Ezekiel 40:10–42:20 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord [...]
‘My son, if your heart is wise, My heart will rejoice.’ Proverbs 23:15 NKJV Author and pastor James Merritt reports that fatherless children are 100 to 200 per cent more likely to experience emotional and behavioural problems, twice as likely to use drugs and alcohol, more likely to become sexually active at an early age [...]
Ezekiel 37–40:9 11 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12 And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. 13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife [...]
My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands.’ Proverbs 3:1 NKJV If you’re a dad, God expects you to be the leader in your family. That means: (1) You must want to lead. Without good leadership, the chances are your kids are headed for a life of trouble. Former [...]
Matthew 5:4 51:1 “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.2 Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I called him, that I might bless him and multiply him.3 For the LORD [...]
‘Hear the instruction of your father.’ Proverbs 1:8 NKJV One day a man went into a barber’s and noticed a young man sweeping the floor. After talking to him, he learned that the boy had no dad in his life. ‘Son,’ the man asked, ‘who do you want to be like when you grow up?’ [...]
Ezekiel 34–36 1:1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, 2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to [...]
Yes, we find joy in fulfilling the assignment in life God has given us, but it’s nothing compared to the joy that awaits us in Heaven.
Where I have spoken words that are negative or harmful about anyone else, forgive me.
Dear friends, ‘You are truly a very bright light in what is becoming a very dark world.’ – Laurelle, NSW. Laurelle’s brief description of Vision really sums up what we do together in our increasingly secular and idolatrous nation, as we put into practice the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:14–15 NLT: ‘You are the [...]
If you want your children to be in church, take them, don’t send them. If you don’t want your children using foul language, watch what comes out of your mouth.
‘He gives power to the weak.’ Isaiah 40:29 NKJV We say things like ‘As long as there’s life there’s hope,’ or ‘Hope is tying a knot in the rope and holding on,’ believing that things will get better. But when hope seems delayed or denied, mental and emotional illness can cause some people to look [...]
‘Hope deferred makes the heart sick.’ Proverbs 13:12 NKJV Depression can cause you to give up on life. When the job got too big for Moses, he told God, ‘Kill me here and now… and do not let me see my wretchedness!’ (Numbers 11:15 NKJV) Certain that Jezebel would make good on her threats to [...]
‘Problems…help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.’ Romans 5:3–4 NLT Michael Phelps captured the gold for his country in the Beijing 2008 Olympics and brought home a record eight best-time gold medals. But it won’t just be the number of medals we’ll remember, but [...]
‘Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord.’ 2 Peter 3:18 NIV Jesus told His disciples, ‘Since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow.’ (John 13:14–15 NLT) Whose feet did He wash? Peter, who denied Him; Thomas, [...]