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
Theo Catsoulis started driving trucks in 1967. In nearly 50 years on the road, he has learned a lot about the beauty and the hardship of the truckie life. Now semi-retired, he has taken on the mission of helping truck drivers overcome the isolation and depression they often suffer, and showing them that even on …Read More
‘If you’d told me three or four years ago that I’d be on a radio station talking about Jesus, as a member of a bikie gang, I would probably have done very bad things to you.’ So said Mathew Kratiuk, former ice addict and notorious stand-over man in a bikie gang, while being interviewed by …Read More
Green slime. Green balloons. Green streamers. Green jellybeans. Thank you to all our supporters! The Vision180 launch (with all its green fun on November 19) and the encouragement of our listeners has meant so much as we seek to set a God-honouring direction for Australia’s first national 100% Christian youth station. Please pray for this …Read More
God is moving in the islands with the relaunch of a youth station in Samoa. It’s been a big day here in Apia, Samoa visiting the leadership and team at the YFC christian youth station Radio Laufou (new life) 91.5 FM They have a studio and office on the water front and a big tower ( …Read More
‘The borrower is servant to the lender.’ Proverbs 22:7 NLT
To get free from debt:
(1) Write down your financial goals. Decide what’s truly important—how much you’ll save, how much you’ll spend, and how much debt you can handle without jeopardising your future. One reason we never reach our goals is because we don’t set any. You must know where you’re going and how to get there.
(2) Start small. Tackle one bill at a time. It’s amazing what you accomplish when you’re serious and stick with it. The Bible says, ‘At the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.’ (Galatians 6:9 NIV)
(3) Stop charging what you can’t pay for. You’re incurring higher interest rates and adding to your burden. Use credit cards only if you’re disciplined enough not to go overboard. Your intentions may be good, but unforeseen circumstances can force you to carry a balance from month to month. And if your spending is totally out of control, do plastic surgery—cut up your credit cards!
(4) Give more. This may sound foolish and counter-intuitive when you’re in debt. But Jesus said: ‘Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.’ (Luke 6:38 NLT)
(5) Expect disapproval. When you begin to practise financial discipline, some people may not be too happy, especially if it affects them personally. But if you only do things in life that nobody can find fault with, you’ll never accomplish much. Starting today, God wants you to be free from debt—and stay free (see John 8:36).
SoulFood: 2 Sam 1:1–3:21, John 1:29–42, Ps 131, Pr 23:1–3
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2021