What an incredible outpouring of love!Last year, Vision and Bible League held a special appeal to raise enough money to put the Word of God into the hands of 5000 prisoners in Aussie correctional centres. But wow! We raised enough to send packages to over 7104 inmates (and still counting!)Thank you for your generosity, grace and compassion!Thank …Read More
Building a Caring Community in the Remote North‘My wife and I were only talking this morning about Vision180 (formerly word4U2day), where it quotes Acts 4:34 and how the early Christians shared everything. She said to me: “Wow! That’s so very aboriginal, isn’t it?”’Jamie Weidinger is a school chaplain in Normanton, a small remote town on …Read More
Back in February 2013, we reported on the transformation of a tiny desert community on the edge of the east Kimberley region. Shirley Brown had approached Chariots of Fire about partnering with us to bring Vision Christian Radio to Mulan. It was her hope that Christian radio would be a catalyst in reducing the suicide rate, …Read More
Vision’s Regional Director for Australia and Asia/Pacific Ian Worby and Rise and Shine co-host Andrew “Robbo” Robinson have been in Tasmania meeting local supporters and broadcasting live into Vision’s breakfast show. They kicked off their tour visiting churches, local supporters and listeners arriving just on sunset in Devonport in time to see the Spirit of Tasmania before she left for Melbourne. They …Read More
We travelled to Rarotonga – the Cook Islands – to conduct test broadcasts for a new Christian station in the island nation’s capital. The airport is right on the beach with majestic rugged razor back mountains in the background, but it is a beautiful island. On our second day we went to Church where I …Read More
‘You will have all the endurance and patience you need.’ Colossians 1:11 NLT
The older we get the more, the more experience of life we have. And the more we begin to realise what the really important things are. As we face trials and troubles, we should be maturing in wisdom and growing in patience. Our problems might not have changed, but our perspective should have.
Instead of worrying, we can be like Joseph and look back on experiences we thought we’d never get through and say to the opposition, ‘You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.’ (Genesis 50:20 NASB) Instead of complaining in bitterness, which only makes the problem worse and robs us of joy, we can see God’s hand at work and say: ‘His grace is sufficient.’ (See 2 Corinthians 12:9).
The word for today is—God wants you to become more patient! Patience is one of the nine fruit of the Spirit named in Galatians chapter five. But it’s a very slow-growing fruit that thrives best in the soil of troubles and trials. Some of us are like the lady who prayed, ‘Lord, give me patience, and I want it right now.’
James writes: ‘When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete.’ (James 1:3–4 NLT)
When you think about it, patience is simply trusting God with things like ‘how’ and ‘why’ and ‘when’. As you look back on some of the things you wanted so badly, you realise God kept you from getting into some major messes. Impatience is one of the dominant characteristics of children; it’s spiritual immaturity. So be patient!
SoulFood: Deut 8–10, Luke 11:14–28, Ps 78:65–72, Pro 17:1–2
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2020