Word 4U Today

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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Hurrah for the New Year!

Hurrah for the New Year!

Yesterday we read the Scripture, ‘“Thus far the Lord has helped us.”’ (1 Samuel 7:12 NIV). Today read this Scripture: ‘and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.’ ”Thus far” refers to events in the past; “since that time” refers to events in the ...

Joy Ferdiz

January 1st, 2014

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Expect Great Things from God

Expect Great Things from God

‘ “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”’ 1 Samuel 7:12 NIV The Bible says, ‘Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”’ As you look back at the year that was 2013, what do you see? Epic fails?

Joy Ferdiz

December 31st, 2013

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