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Graham is the chairman of the Transit Systems group which moves approximately 80 million passengers a year globally. Graham's story was one of tragedy, unemployment and depression. However, with God's help, his life experience

How Can This Change Anything?

People have been singing about the mysterious love of God all through history. But, if his love is so great, why don't we see it on earth? Christians sing of freedom, joy, hope and love but all many of us seem to see is hunger, sickness, pain and evil. This world is broken. Where's the proof that

What an incredible outpouring of love!

Last week, Vision and Bible League held a special appeal to raise enough money to put the Word of God into the hands of 5000 prisoners in Aussie correctional centres. But wow! We raised enough to send packages to over 7104 inmates (and still counting!)

Have you ever felt helpless?

Overwhelmed? Inadequate? The story of Gideon and his unlikely army tells us that God often uses the seemingly foolish things to confound the wise. (See 1 Corinthians 1:27) Vision radio’s breakfast host, Robbo, recalled this recent conversation with a man from Cairns. ‘He was a $350/day drug user

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For nearly 20 years, Bob Gass and his wife Debby have been writing The Word for Today as a spiritual kick-start to the day. That’s over 7000 messages, with the best collected in several books. Millions of readers around the world are encouraged to look for the deeper truths of Scripture

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Joseph's Story, and Yours

'...God intended accomplish...the saving of many lives.' Genesis 50:20 NIV

Here’s Joseph’s story in a nutshell: his brothers put him in a pit, his boss put him in a prison, but God put him on a throne. And here’s what we learn: (1) Your dream may work out differently from what you thought. As a boy Joseph dreamed of being in a position of power. But God had something better in mind: namely, the saving of a nation. What God has in mind for you will often exceed all your expectations, bless others, and promote His kingdom on the earth. (2) When it feels like you’re losing, you’re learning. When you experience unfair treatment and hardship, complaining doesn’t do any good. Plus, you’re not growing while you are grumbling! In every experience there’s a lesson, so glean it and move forward. When life knocks you down—just make sure it knocks you to your knees. (3) Seek divine promotion instead of self–promotion. Every time Joseph tried to promote himself it worked against him. Look what happened when he asked the royal cupbearer, who was his prison–mate, to recommend him to Pharaoh: ‘The chief cupbearer…did not remember Joseph…’ (Genesis 40:23 NIV) Joseph learned the hard way that success comes from God, and that we must give Him the credit for it. Indeed, the only advancement that counts is the kind that comes from Him. So pray: ‘Lord, help me to see these difficulties as stepping stones to maturity. Give me patience to wait for the kind of promotion that comes from You. Help me to remember that I’m blessed for a reason—to bless others.’

SoulFood (Palm Sunday): Mt 21:1-16, Ps 118:19-29

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2015
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Really love the daily devotional as it gives a point of contact to read the Word and spend time with the Lord. Keeps me on that narrow road. Thanks so much. AF READ MORE

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