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
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
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
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
‘I love how uncompromising you are in speaking the truth of the Gospel.’ – Rachel, SA Dear friends, When you do the right thing, people notice. Even though it may not be popular, or easy, we must continue to unashamedly do the right thing—speaking the truth—because people need to hear it! Perhaps one of the …Read More
‘You made them rulers over the works of Your hands; You put everything under their feet.’ Psalm 8:6 NIV
How can you know God wants you to succeed in life? Three reasons:
(1) Because He created you. In Genesis He said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.’ (Genesis 1:26 NKJV) The words ‘image’ and ‘likeness’ are important. Think about it: we sometimes tell a child, ‘You’re the image of your mother/father. You’re just like her/him!’ Because you are God’s supreme creation, He poured into you His mind, His power, His wisdom, and everything else you need to succeed. Once you grasp the truth of that and begin to act on it, your outlook will be transformed. You will start thinking like a ‘no-limit person’.
(2) Because you have worth. Actress Ethel Waters, who used to sing at the Billy Graham crusades, said, ‘I am somebody, ’cause God don’t make no junk!’ As the crowning achievement of God’s creation, you are the object of His attention and affection. The psalmist wrote, ‘How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them.’ (Psalm 139:17–18 NLT)
(3) Because everything God made was for you. ‘You made them rulers over the works of Your hands; You put everything under their feet.’ Does that mean God will simply drop success into your lap? No, ‘God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.”’ (Genesis 1:28 NKJV) God has given you His authority and creative ability to succeed in whatever He calls you to do. So instead of thinking like a victim—start thinking like a victor!
SoulFood: 2 Cor 5–8, Luke 23:1–12, Ps 34, Pro 21:14–16
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2020