Dear friends, In recent months, two of the most influential men of our time gave gone to meet their maker—Billy Graham and Hugh Heffner. Surprisingly, they had a few things in common: Both were born into Christian homes Both passed away in their 90s Both have left different legacies that will live on for generations …Read More
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.” – Jesus (Matthew 7:24 NLT) Greetings! What is your house like? If I asked you to describe it, you would probably tell me the location, what’s made of, plus the colour, layout, décor and …Read More
Dear friends, It is with great pleasure that I present the latest edition of Vision Today. Inside you’ll find encouraging stories about what God is doing as we work together in partnership to take the true hope of His Word to our nation. You’ll read how people just like you are using the resources Vision …Read More
‘You prepare a table before me.’ Psalm 23:5 NKJV
When the psalmist said, ‘The Lord is my shepherd’ (Psalm 23:1 NKJV), he was affirming that he had a very personal relationship with God; one that was unique. God has given each of us a one-of-a-kind personality, gifting, purpose, and calling. And He wants a relationship with you that is unlike the one He has with anybody else. Just like your fingerprints are unique, so also is God’s interaction with you. Therefore you need to learn how to hear His voice and to know when He is speaking specifically to you. The psalmist goes on to say, ‘You prepare a table before me.’ Think about it this way. When you’re waiting for a table in a restaurant and your name is on the waiting list, sometimes the hostess will give you a pager to hold. Then when it’s time to be seated, the pager will vibrate or light up. In the meantime, you have every confidence they are preparing a table for you and that, if you’re patient, when it’s ready the pager will vibrate and let you know. Are you getting the idea?
As you read God’s Word and spend time with Him in prayer, something begins to vibrate and light up in your spirit. That’s ‘God’s pager’ leading and guiding you, and preparing the circumstances just for you. Paul writes, ‘And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 4:19 NLT) How many of your personal needs will God provide? All of them! So stop worrying so much and instead put your trust in Him!
SoulFood: Mt 5:5, Num 12:1–15, Ps 37:1–9, Phil 2:5–11
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2018