What It Takes To Believe in God | God’s Word Today

What It Takes To Believe in God | God’s Word Today

“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” – Psalm 53:1 Annoyed by the fact that his company had to be closed for Christmas and Easter, a certain man who was an atheist was complaining that Christians seem to have all the holidays. He mentioned Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and All Saints Day, adding, “We who are atheists […]

The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9 In the Upper Room Jesus charged the disciples: “Don’t be troubled; don’t be afraid!”  He knew what was ahead; they didn’t.  But instead of struggling with panic, Jesus was […]

A Scary Prayer? | God’s Word Today

A Scary Prayer? | God’s Word Today

Sometimes when you’re reading a book, a single phrase jumps off the page and catches your attention.  It happened to me this week.  I was reading Jill Briscoe’s book The Deep Place Where Nobody Goes, and the phrase that stood out to me was in the middle of a conversation that Jill was having with God.  The phrase? Simply the words “Spend […]

Should You Say It? | God’s Word Today

Should You Say It? | God’s Word Today

“He who… rules His spirit [is better] than he who takes a city.” – Proverbs 16:32, NKJV It’s an old story but one that still brings a chuckle:  Three preachers were at a conference, and prompted by a message on “besetting sins,” late one evening the three began to reveal some of their secret flaws.   One said that his besetting sin […]

Four Steps to a Stronger Faith | God’s Word Today

Four Steps to a Stronger Faith | God’s Word Today

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after […]

Changed Lives | God’s Word Today

Changed Lives | God’s Word Today

“When they came to see Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed in his right mind…” – Mark 5:15a NIV Terry Wedel: Guidelines International Ministries is celebrating its 55thanniversary. All this week, we have been hearing about the many celebrations that are found throughout the gospel. We’ve looked back at the […]

Do My Prayers Really Reach Heaven? | God’s Word Today

Do My Prayers Really Reach Heaven? | God’s Word Today

“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” – Matthew 6:10 When the disciples came to Jesus and asked Him to teach them to pray, He said, “This is how you should pray:  ‘Our Father in heaven…’” Stop!  But just where is heaven?  Literally the words are “in the heavens.”  The space that surrounds planet […]

Depression | God’s Word Today

Depression | God’s Word Today

“You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.” – Psalm 88:18 The dark days of December can be a catalyst which brings to the surface all the negative thoughts that have brewed in the kettle of physical weariness and despondency. I couldn’t help thinking of that when I encountered three individuals who struggled […]

A Way Out of Worry | God’s Word Today

A Way Out of Worry | God’s Word Today

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29‑30 Mark Twain, the American humorist, once wrote, “I am an […]

Dark Days | God’s Word Today

Dark Days | God’s Word Today

I’m always fascinated to listen to people tell how God met them at their point of desperation. Take the Elegados, for instance. In his work for the copper and gold mines during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, Mr. Elegado had the only car allowed to go back and forth to the mines near Baguio.  In order to be permitted […]

The Fall of Hope | God’s Word Today

The Fall of Hope | God’s Word Today

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD”– Jeremiah 17:7 NKJV  The Greek Philosopher, Thales, is credited with saying, “The most universal thing is hope, for hope stays with those who have nothing else.”  The old philosopher made his point in that there are times when hope is the only thing that remains when […]

One Question for God | God’s Word Today

One Question for God | God’s Word Today

” ‘Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God,’ says Paul, adding, ‘sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness.’ “ – Romans 11:22 If you had an opportunity to ask God just one question, what would it be?  Would you ask how old the universe really is—a question that would put to rest […]

God Is… (Period!) | God’s Word Today

God Is… (Period!) | God’s Word Today

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” – Philippians 3:10 Shortly before his death, A. W. Tozer wrote the following: “In this hour of all-but-universal darkness one cheering gleam appears: within the fold of conservative Christianity there are to be found increasing numbers […]

Strength to Stand | God’s Word Today

Strength to Stand | God’s Word Today

“The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved.” – Jeremiah 8:20 Before his death in 1984, Francis Schaeffer developed what some have called a “theology of disagreement.” Schaeffer never abandoned his position that the true mark of a Christian is the ability to love unconditionally, yet he was also convinced that one cannot really love […]

Our Final Departures | God’s Word Today

Our Final Departures | God’s Word Today

“…I desire to depart and to be with Christ…” – Philippians 1:23 When Jesus was crucified, one of the thieves put to death with Him cried out, “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom!”  And Jesus responded, “Today you shall be with me in Paradise.”  But scores of people are not sure that they can apply that to […]