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I was really digging my own grave...

'I’d been stealing, doing drugs, living a promiscuous life... I was just sad and lost.' 'Vision has a part to play in my healing journey. A couple of years ago, I heard Bronwen Healy from the Hope Foundation interviewed on Vision. I’ve been receiving support from them for the last two years.

The latest edition of The Word for Today...

...has another three months of refreshing encouragement and challenge from Bob and Debby Gass to charge up your day by focusing on the Lord of each day. We usually run out of copies of each edition very quickly each quarter. If you've recently changed your address, please let us know

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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 through their warm,

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‘To share in someone’s pain or walk with them in grief is to stand with them on holy ground. To witness God’s hand bring them peace, healing or hope is a blessing that cannot be measured.’ Ted PrayForMe is looking for volunteers like Ted who are willing

Captive in Iran

Listen to the podcast, recorded live in the studio with 20Twenty host Neil Johnson as he chatted with Maryam and Marziyeh, believers from Iran who were imprisoned for their faith.. Maryam and Marziyeh will also speak at ten meetings in Australia from 26 June - 6 July. These two courageous women spent 259 days in Iran's most notorious prison with

The Word for Today Hits New High

In the only Hindu kingdom in the world it was forbidden to preach the Gospel until just 8 years ago. So it’s a huge thrill for us here at UCB Australia to have helped The Message of Hope (Christian Radio Ministry) in the nation of Nepal to bring out their very first edition of The Word for Today.
   
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You're a 'Priest' at Work (2)

'You are a...priesthood.' 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

 

In his book Habits of the Heart, sociologist Robert N. Bellah described three attitudes people have towards their work. The first group treats it as a job. When you do this, you see it strictly as a way to make money and pay the bills. Like the bumper sticker says, ‘I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.’ But if your main focus is on what you receive from your work, you’ll most likely come to resent it. The second group approaches work as a career. Here your motivation will be higher, but your focus is on advancement and prestige. That means, however, when your career isn’t going well it can feel like your self–worth is on the line. The third group sees their job as their calling. Now, logically speaking, if there’s a ‘calling’ there must be someone making the call, right? That someone is God. You’re not the ‘caller’, you’re the ‘call–ee’, and any work that has meaning, that can be a blessing to people, and fulfils His purposes, is a calling. A doctor or pastor might get sucked into treating work solely as a means of earning a good income, therefore they see it as just a job. On the other hand, a dustman may view what he does—making the world a cleaner place—as a calling. We’re not downgrading the importance of those who stand in pulpits and preach; we’re upgrading the importance of those who serve God forty hours a week in other jobs. The main thing is: when the job’s done well, bothwill hear the commendation, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ (Matthew 25:23 NIV)




SoulFood: Gen 7-9, Jn 12:37-50, Ps 102:18-28, Prov 30:24-28

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2014
   
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