Word 4U Today

PARDON TRUE

PARDON TRUE

It’s fair (and right) to feel hurt. However, the forgiveness thing still needs to happen. Look back at yesterday’s reading: Jesus stepped in to fix things between us and God, which hurt Him. It hurt Him in the shape of metal nails, whip lashes, spears, and a bunch of thorns.

Joy Ferdiz

March 18th, 2014

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SLEDGEHAMMER JESUS

SLEDGEHAMMER JESUS

You’re a professional brick layer. We all are. Don’t believe it? We spend our days adding bricks to the wall that separates us from God. Most Christians call that wall sin. Call it what you will, it’s built to separate us from any sort of relationship with God the Father. ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 17th, 2014

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THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (5) – THE LETTER OF THE LAW

THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (5) – THE LETTER OF THE LAW

Psalm 119 is kind of incredible. It’s a really impressive acrostic poem (remember them?), and it constantly refers back to the words of God. Every single thing that this Psalm says about God, or asks of Him, comes back to the Torah (the old Hebrew word used to refer to the ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 16th, 2014

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THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (4) LIFESTYLE ORIGAMI

THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (4) LIFESTYLE ORIGAMI

So, after taking yesterday’s advice onboard – what then? What do we do with the Bible that we read? Quickly read 1 Thessalonians 2:13-14. It explains a sort of folding-out effect from getting close to God’s words – starting with hearing or reading them and ending in ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 15th, 2014

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THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (3) – BUT I DON’T WANT TO READ

THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (3) – BUT I DON’T WANT TO READ

Let’s face it. We don’t always feel like reading the Bible. It’s all well and good to be told to “crave pure spiritual milk” like that, but craving isn’t a choice, is it? Not exactly. But you CAN make the choice to practice yourself towards a place where it’ll happen ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 14th, 2014

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THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (2) – IT’S OH SO QUIET (SHH… SHH)

THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (2) – IT’S OH SO QUIET (SHH… SHH)

Job could not find God. He just couldn’t. And it’s not like he didn’t try. The thing is, sometimes it’s a part of God’s plan for Him to be silent for a while. Sometimes He steps back. He’d never do it without good reason (and it’s frustrating when we don’t know the reason), ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 13th, 2014

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THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (1) — WHYS AND HOWS

THE WORD, FOR YOU, TODAY (1) — WHYS AND HOWS

So, Jesus said “The words I have spoken to you – they are full of the Spirit and life” (John 6:63 NIV). Obviously, the Bible as we read it, wasn’t a thing when He said that; He was talking about His own, spoken-out-loud words. But (in a pretty meta way), His words have

Joy Ferdiz

March 12th, 2014

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IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME

IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME

When it comes to any of our ‘relationships’ with others (literally any friendships, sibling relationships, colleagues you kind-of-don’t-want-to-but-kind-of-have-to be sitting next to, marriage, parents), there’s a simple acid-test we should be checking. Ready? Here it is: ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 11th, 2014

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COMMITMENT ISSUES

COMMITMENT ISSUES

Oops. We said it. But relax; we’re not going to make you get married (especially if you’re already married). What we’re talking about is Godly commitment to everyone around you and to everything that you do. God commits to loving, growing, and parenting you. And with Him ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 10th, 2014

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ON YOU GO

ON YOU GO

Remember playing with magnets as a kid? Fun, right? And that moment that you first realized that they don’t stick to soda cans? That was pretty confusing. And kind of sad (One person from our W4U HQ team actually took that pretty hard…). But the only way to find out ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 9th, 2014

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