Boredom Part 2 | God’s Word Today

Boredom Part 2 | God’s Word Today

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” – Psalm 127:3 Are you bored with life and feel like you have a squirrel cage existence–the same thing day after day with no change?  Dr. Edward Thorndike of Columbia University conducted a series of experiments relating to boredom and fatigue.  He took a group of students […]

Boredom | God’s Word Today

Boredom | God’s Word Today

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” – Colossians 3:23 Dr. Ralph Byron, a medical doctor, told how a young man came to him with a problem.  Said the young man, “Everything seems to be such an effort!  I am chronically tired.”  He started to pour out his heart.  […]

Steps to Self-Discipline | God’s Word Today

Steps to Self-Discipline | God’s Word Today

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10 When he was a child, he was never disciplined.  “Love is all a child needs,” his mother had said, adding, “When he’s older, he’ll learn what he should do.”  […]

A Baby – the Gift of Life | God’s Word Today

A Baby – the Gift of Life | God’s Word Today

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” – Psalm 127:3 Hunter and Darcy were born only at 22 weeks, each weighing at 500 grams and 560 grams, respectively.  They are presently ten years of age.  At the time of their premature birth people have written their parents hateful comments when they posted their babies’ […]

Life is a Choice | God’s Word Today

Life is a Choice | God’s Word Today

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10b, KJV When I was a young pastor, I encountered suicide for the first time.  A local mortuary called and asked if someone could conduct a memorial service.  It was a large church I was involved in, and the family really wanted […]

Binding the Strong Man | God’s Word Today

Binding the Strong Man | God’s Word Today

“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” – Luke 10:20 When Jesus was accused by the Pharisees of casting out demons by the power of the devil, He countered with a question:  “If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself.  How then,” he asked, “can his […]

It’s Never too Late | God’s Word Today

It’s Never too Late | God’s Word Today

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” – Luke 15:7 Have you ever been on an ocean in a tiny boat without a compass or GPS unit when a heavy fog blanketed your craft and you […]

Seize Today | God’s Word Today

Seize Today | God’s Word Today

“Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.’” Luke 12:22 My friend Wayne Pederson used to sign his letters and e-mails with the words, “Focus forward!”  No more. He’s changed the complimentary close to read, “Seize Today!”  He discovered that […]

The Unknown Place called Heaven | God’s Word Today

The Unknown Place called Heaven | God’s Word Today

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.” – John 6:38 “Has this world been so kind to you,” asked C.S. Lewis, “that you should live with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”[i]  Life as you know it now is as bad […]

The Most Important Part of Parenting | God’s Word Today

The Most Important Part of Parenting | God’s Word Today

“For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.” – Genesis 18:19 When you bring a little bundle home from the hospital as a […]

A House or a Home? | God’s Word Today

A House or a Home? | God’s Word Today

Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” – Matthew 8:20 Home is the canvas on which you paint the memories of your life!  It isn’t how elaborate is the house in which you live that makes it home. It’s who lives there and the love […]

How do you Help an Adult Child? | God’s Word Today

How do you Help an Adult Child? | God’s Word Today

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” – Deuteronomy 7:9 How does a parent help an adult child?  When your little boy or girl was small and fell down and hurt himself, you as the […]

Questions for a Sovereign God | God’s Word Today

Questions for a Sovereign God | God’s Word Today

“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” – Deuteronomy 29:29 If you live in a Republic, the highest elected official in your country is a President; however, if you live in a Kingdom—say, for example, the […]

Do you Love Me? | God’s Word Today

Do you Love Me? | God’s Word Today

“If you love me, you will obey what I command.” – John 14:15 “Simon, son of John,” Jesus asked Peter, “do you truly love me?” (John 21:16).  When Jesus asked that question, Peter must have thought, “Hey, just a minute.  How can you ask that after what I’ve been through with you?  Remember, I was the one who even followed […]

Transformed by a Touch | God’s Word Today

Transformed by a Touch | God’s Word Today

“Jesus reached out his hand and touched…” – Luke 5:13  When Elisabeth Elliot was visiting Dohnavur fellowship in South India to do research for a book on the life of Amy Carmichael, she met a remarkable woman who was working with the mentally incompetent.  The woman herself was greatly handicapped by the loss of one eye.  “I have no professional […]