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
‘To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven.’ Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV
When did you last take time to laugh, to dance, and to love? Can you even remember? In the words of an unknown poet: ‘This is the age of the half-read page; the quick hash and the mad dash. The bright knight with the nerves tight; the plane hop and the brief stop. The lamp-tan in a brief span; the big shot in a good spot. The brain strain and the heart pain; the catnaps until the spring snaps… and the fun’s done!’
Sobering words, right? But does it have to be that way? No, if it’s that way in your life today, chances are it’s because you made it that way. And you’re the only one who can make it different! You say you’re busy? We’re all busy. Who says you can’t enjoy life even when the pace picks up? Certainly not God!
Chuck Swindoll writes: ‘I refuse to force hilarity into the back seat every time responsibility takes the wheel. If the fun’s gone, it’s because we didn’t want it around—not because it didn’t fit… I don’t care if your “to do” list is as long as the horizon, you need to get back in balance and take the time to laugh… to dance… and to love. Why? Because the Bible says so! Furthermore, your family and friends will enjoy you a lot more when you do.’
The psalmist said, ‘You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.’ (Psalm 16:11 NKJV) So go ahead and enjoy your life the way God intended—it will be over before you know it.
SoulFood: Ezek 43–45, Matt 24:26–35, Ps 78:32–39, Pro 20:20–21
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2019