Word 4U Today

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? (2)

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? (2)

At what point does need become greed? One author writes: ‘Rarely does a person wake up and say, “I’ve been living for an ego trip. I’m going to get rid of the big car and the fancy yacht, and go and live in the slums…working with the poor.” God deals with us individually. ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 12th, 2014

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HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? (1)

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? (1)

What does ‘the good life’ mean to you? Driving the fastest car? Sporting the latest gadgets? Wearing the latest clothes and having the most prestigious job? God’s concept is very different. Jesus said, ‘Guard against greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.’ G. K. ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 11th, 2014

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PRAY A PRAYER OF RELEASE

Author Stormie Omartian’s mother told her she was worthless. Her mother locked Stormie in a closet because she couldn’t ‘stand to see her daughter’s face’! Stormie writes: ‘I was raised by a mentally ill mother and her behavior left me with guilt, hopelessness, helplessness,

Joy Ferdiz

January 10th, 2014

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DEPENDABLE: GOD’S WORD IS (2)

Observe two things: 1) God’s Word is inspired. Chuck Swindoll writes: ‘We’ve no problem with the Giver of truth but wasn’t the truth corrupted when He relayed it through sinful men?” This is the perfect moment to get acquainted with revelation, inspiration, and illumination.

Joy Ferdiz

January 9th, 2014

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DEPENDABLE: GOD’S WORD IS (1)

When your ‘back is against the wall’, where can you turn to find strength? When confused with the moral and ethical questions present in decision-making, where can you go to find a reliable compass? One author says: ‘There can be no more reliable authority than God’s Word. ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 8th, 2014

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Feeling Insecure? (3)

‘The Lord…said to me, “Now, I have put my words in your mouth.’’’ Jeremiah 1:9 NIV   The people God calls usually start out feeling ill-equipped and insecure. Indeed, if you jumped up and said, ‘No problem, Lord, I can handle that,’ He wouldn’t call you at all. ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 7th, 2014

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Feeling Insecure? (1)

Jeremiah writes: ‘The word of the Lord came to me, saying,  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 5th, 2014

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Passionate (3)

Albert Schweitzer said, ‘Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.’ When you feel passionate about something and allow yourself to pursue it, you position yourself to succeed in life. The ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 4th, 2014

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Passionate (2)

A mother eagle knows that if she waits for her young to get out of the nest and fly on their own initiative, it’ll never happen. So she pushes them out! That’s radical, but they learn to fly and fulfill their destiny. Leadership guru John Maxwell says: ‘To succeed in life we

Joy Ferdiz

January 3rd, 2014

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Passionate (1)

Nehemiah was passionate about rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls. So when his enemies tried to sidetrack and discourage him, he answered, ‘…I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down…’ Passion is the starting point for all achievement. There has never been anyone ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 2nd, 2014

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