Today’s Readings

Ezekiel 14–16:52 19:1 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead ...Read More

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The ‘If Only’ Trap

‘Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant.’ Ecclesiastes 11:4 NLT Author Betty Mahalik says in this day and age we’re surrounded by messages that scream, ‘My life would be perfect if only I’d a different job… house… car… nose… spouse… bank account (you fill in the blank). Or if I could be like some celebrity whose ...Read More

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Use The Smile Strategy

‘When they were discouraged, I smiled at them. My look of approval was precious to them.’ Job 29:24 NLT A pastor tells of being in a church for twelve years. He had a custom during Sunday morning service of calling the children forward just before his sermon so that they could go to a ‘children’s church’ especially ...Read More

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Today’s Readings

Ezekiel 10–13 31 And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. 33 And after flogging ...Read More

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There Are No Menial Jobs

‘Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.’ 1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT David said, ‘I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.’ (Psalm 84:10 NLT) Joni Eareckson Tada writes: ‘Elsie runs a Christian home for young girls who’ve left lives of ...Read More

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Today’s Readings

Genesis 6:9–8:4 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept ...Read More

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Today’s Readings

Ezekiel 5–9 18 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor ...Read More

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God Is Only A Prayer Away

‘This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.’ Psalm 34:6 NKJV JC Penney has died and gone to heaven, but hundreds of department stores across America still carry his name. When he started out in life he was interested in one thing only: making money. Working as ...Read More

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The Four Fundamental Elements Of Prayer

‘Pray in the Spirit on all occasions.’ Ephesians 6:18 NIV To help you remember these four fundamental elements, think of the acrostic P-R-A-Y. (1) P — praise the Lord. Before you petition God, spend time praising Him. There’s a specific protocol involved when approaching a president or prime minister, and it’s the same when you approach God. ...Read More

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