As we reach the end of our national month of prayer and fasting for rain, Warwick Marsh and Dave Jackson tell us what’s been happening on the ground in some of our country’s driest places.
Month: October 2019
We are being told that sitting is killing us! Yet 50% of Australian workers have jobs that involve sitting at least some of the time. On average Australians sit for 10 hours or more per day.
‘Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.’ Matthew 6:25 NIV If God lives within you, shouldn’t it be obvious? How can you say you trust Him and then worry obsessively about your health, your kids, your job, and your finances? Concern is [...]
Ezra 1–2 25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the [...]
Randy Hartley knows the story behind the Beautifully Broken movie intimately – because it’s actually based on his own life.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken out about the unifying power of prayer in Parliament House.
Zephaniah 1–2:8 6:1 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. 3 Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. [...]
‘Afterwards they will come out with great possessions.’ Genesis 15:14 NIV When the children of Israel were leaving Egypt, God transferred the wealth from one nation of people to another. And He did it overnight. That’s because His people were called to fulfil His purposes in the earth. After 400 years of making bricks, carting [...]
‘There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.’ Proverbs 18:24 NIV To fulfil God’s plan for your life, you need relationships with the right people, those who stick by you come what may. Remember Jonathan, who loved David even at the cost of his own life? And Ruth, who loved her mother-in-law Naomi [...]
‘He gives power to the tired and worn out, and strength to the weak.’ Isaiah 40:29 TLB Sports Illustrated magazine says, ‘Stress fractures begin when the shocks and strains of playing game after game create tiny cracks in outer layers of bone. When those cracks become large enough to cause severe pain, they are known [...]
The Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief team is heading to Rappville, NSW – a town of 169 people hit hard earlier this month by destructive bush fires.
The truckie lifestyle can be very isolating, but Theo Catsoulis wants to let his fellow drivers know that God is always with them.
‘Knowledge will fill you with joy.’ Proverbs 2:10 NLT One Friday morning an eager young Stanford University student stood before Louis Janin, a well-known mining engineer. He was seeking employment. Janin informed him, ‘All I need right now is a stenographer.’ The young man said eagerly, ‘Fine, I’ll take the job.’ Then he added, ‘But [...]
Most of us want to live meaningful lives. Sheridan Voysey believes if we view our jobs as just a wage that people might soon become annoyances to us. But when we see our jobs as an opportunity to love, the most everyday tasks become holy enterprises.
Managing people is a complex task. Each employee is unique, with their own skills and talents. How then as Christian business leaders do we manage people in a way that facilitates their own personal growth while also helping them to be energised and work towards the same goals of the business?
Geoff Snowden is Founder and Principal of People Motion, an organisation that works with small and medium business owners to navigate the minefield of human resource issues.
Do you have a strong calling to be a Christian business owner and see God’s Kingdom established on earth but you don’t know where to begin?
When it comes to running a marketplace ministry, Christian leaders can take heart from Nehemiah, a unique figure in the Old Testament, who while not a priest, king or prophet, became God’s instrument to bring societal transformation through his work.
You feel a really witty comment jump out of your mouth, you expect it to fly through the air to the sound of laughter, instead, it crashes and burns in silence.
Roger Latham has been a cross-cultural worker with indigenous people in the Northern Territory since the late 90’s.
‘Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.’ Ephesians 5:19 NKJV The truths of God’s Word have been passed down from generation to generation through preaching, teaching, and publishing. But they have also been passed down through hymns of worship we sing in church. When you sing them, you’re proclaiming the truth [...]
When you commit your life to God, are you really willing to go wherever He sends you?
‘Those who work hard will prosper.’ Proverbs 13:4 NLT Author and motivational speaker Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones tells the story of a man who dreamed he’d inherited a million dollars. In the dream he tried to take a shower, but the shower wouldn’t work. He tried to shave, but his shaver wouldn’t shave. He tried to [...]