Helping Aussies Focus on God and His Word

Dear friends, As with each letter that I write to you, this morning I prayed: ‘Lord, what would you have me say?’ Just then an email arrived. It was from a young lady in a town where Vision Christian Radio was first switched on 17 years ago. Her words captured me. She said: ‘I’ve listened …Read More

Focus on God and His Word

Dear friends, We live in an age of distraction. It seems to me that there have never been as many things competing for our attention as we have now. It’s interesting that in Joshua 3:4, the Lord commanded the people of Israel to keep a distance of 2,000 cubits (about 800m) between them and the …Read More

Real Hope For Our Spiritually Thirsty Nation

Dear friends, Is Australia getting drier? The scientific definition of drought is ‘a serious or severe rainfall deficiency’ or ‘a period of prolonged dryness’. The dryness of our land is pretty obvious. Every day farmers across the country are crying out for rain, and we all should be crying out with them. But physical drought …Read More

God’s Word Is Penetrating Aussies Hearts…

Dear friends, Is your Christian voice penetrating hearts and minds in Australia? You don’t have to look far to see the impact of corrosive thinking playing out in our nation—it’s all over the news every day. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover powerful stories of God’s Word penetrating the hearts and lives of …Read More

Remembering Bob Gass

Dear friends, When a friend goes to be with the Lord, it is a time of both sadness and joy. That is how we all feel at Vision following the passing of our dear friend Bob Gass, author of The Word for Today, who went to be with Jesus on June 5. We stand on …Read More

Today's Word For Today reading

How To Set Your Goals (2)

‘Before you were born I set you apart.’ 
Jeremiah 1:5 NIV

Ask God to tell you who you are. Bookshop shelves are lined with volumes telling us that we can be anything we make up our minds to be. And while there’s some truth to that, it’s not the whole truth! A dog may believe it can fly, but if it tries to, it will go ‘splat’. A fish may believe it can bark, but it’s not going to happen. The same is true for us.

Bottom line: we may pray, believe, claim, confess, and try all they want, but we won’t succeed unless it’s in line with what God called and equipped us to be. He told Jeremiah: ‘“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, I am too young. You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out His hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put My words in your mouth.”’ 
(Jeremiah 1:5–9 NIV)

When God equips you with one talent He doesn’t give you a five-talent assignment, and vice versa 
(see Matthew 25:14–15). And here’s the great thing: the one-talent person and the five-talent person will one day stand before Him and hear the commendation: ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ 
(Matthew 25:21 NKJV)

SoulFood: Micah 5–7, John 19:31–42, Ps 105:23–36, Pro 30:15–19

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2019

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