Word for Today

Word for today – You are loved!

We all have a strong desire to love and to be loved. We want to belong, we have a need to feel accepted and because of that many go to great lengths even living a lie so that they...

Rebuilding the Walls; Opposition

Nehemiah 4:1-3 But when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious, completely enraged, and he ridiculed the Jews. 2 He spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Can...

Rebuilding the Walls; Teamwork

Nehemiah 2:17-18 17 Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation that we are in—how Jerusalem is desolate and lies in ruins and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, and let us rebuild the wall of...

Rebuilding the Walls; Counting the cost.

Nehemiah 1:13 13 So I went out at night by the Valley Gate toward the Dragon’s well and to the Refuse Gate and inspected the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire. This...

Rebuilding the Walls; Prayer and fasting

Nehemiah 1:4 4 Now it came about when I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven. One of the comments I keep hearing is...

Rebuilding the Walls; Burden

Nehemiah 1:3-4 3 They said to me, “The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach; the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates have been burned (destroyed) by fire.”...

Expectation of Suffering

Philippians 1:27-30 One of the greatest gifts we can give new believers is the knowledge of what they can expect in the Christian life. After receiving the forgiveness of sins and being made new creations in Jesus Christ, they might...

Attaining God’s Best

Psalm 145:18-19 Yesterday we saw that idolatry involves giving something or someone priority over the Lord—and it leads to missing His best. Scripture also warns about other obstacles that hinder our receiving God’s blessings. As followers of Jesus, we are to...

God’s Blessings

Psalm 81:1-16 Our heavenly Father delights in meeting His children’s needs and fulfilling their desires. Yet many Christians walk through life with less than God’s best. How can we avoid missing out on His blessings? Psalm 81 provides insight. The writer...

Becoming a Prodigal

Luke 15:11-19 The Prodigal Son’s journey away from home began with a desire. Perhaps he wanted to leave behind some of the restrictions that come with living under a parent’s roof. Or maybe he wanted more money to pursue life’s...