Word 4U Today

Don’t just read it, do it (1)

Don’t just read it, do it (1)

A businessman known for his ruthlessness, arrogance, and religiosity told Mark Twain that before he died he intended to visit the Holy Land, climb Mount Sinai, and read the Ten Commandments aloud. ‘I have a better idea,’ Twain replied. ‘Just stay here in Boston and keep them!’ We’d rather cogitate on what we don’t know, than act on what we know we need to do. […]

Bob Gass

January 23rd, 2018

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Your new Christlike body

Your new Christlike body

The Bible says our heavenly bodies will be exactly like the one Jesus had following His resurrection. He resembled Himself, because the disciples could recognise Him. He ate and drank with them. He could be touched. He could miraculously pass through walls. Talk about ‘time travel’ – He could appear in various places to different people without travelling by any recognised means. His transformed body […]

Bob Gass

January 22nd, 2018

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Take Your Family with You

Take Your Family with You

Vince Foster served as deputy counsel to President Bill Clinton. He allegedly committed suicide in a Washington DC park. A few months before his death, Foster was asked to speak to the graduating class of the University of Arkansas School of Law. This is what he told the students: ‘A word about family. You have amply demonstrated that you are achievers willing to work hard, […]

Bob Gass

January 21st, 2018

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Give Each Other Space

Give Each Other Space

To be happy in a relationship, you must give each other space. And you have to be secure to do that. Someone said (and we’ve all heard this!), ‘If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours for life. If it doesn’t, it was never yours in the first place.’ When you constantly crave someone’s affection and try to […]

Bob Gass

January 19th, 2018

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Don’t Resort to Manipulation

Don’t Resort to Manipulation

Deep within each of us is a desire to run our own lives, and in some cases other people’s lives too. As a result we become experts at manipulating one another. This desire for control brings about different behaviors. Here are six of them you must be aware of and avoid if you want good relationships: 1) Emotional blackmail. ‘Do what I want or I’ll […]

Bob Gass

January 18th, 2018

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Claim Children for Christ

Claim Children for Christ

When a child is raised by praying parents who walk according to God’s Word, 85 per cent of the time they’ll develop a strong faith before age thirteen. Are you one of those kids who were brought up according to God’s Word? Then go thank your parents for the work they have done. But what if you’re already a grown-up and you still don’t know […]

Bob Gass

January 17th, 2018

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How to Overcome Anxiety (3)

How to Overcome Anxiety (3)

Here are two more steps to overcoming anxiety: 1) Ask for help. Paul wrote, ‘Outside were conflicts, inside were fears. Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus’ (2 Corinthians 7:5-6 NKJV). You’re not unique; others are facing the same fears too. By ‘telling’ on your anxieties, they begin to lose their power. Remember: ‘Two are better than one…If one […]

Bob Gass

January 16th, 2018

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How to Overcome Anxiety (2)

How to Overcome Anxiety (2)

Here are three more steps you can take to overcome anxiety: 1) List your worries. For one week, make a list of the things you worry about most. A future spouse? Health? Money? Having kids? Job? These aren’t one-time worries that come and go quickly. They’re things that make you ‘perpetually uneasy’ (Matthew 6:25 AMP), so begin to review them. Ask yourself how many of […]

Bob Gass

January 15th, 2018

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How to Overcome Anxiety (1)

How to Overcome Anxiety (1)

Here are some steps to overcoming your anxiety: 1) Talk to God. Don’t bemoan the collapse of an investment; ask God to help you. Don’t pace the floor of the hospital waiting room; pray for a successful surgery. ‘Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him’ (1 Peter 5:7 AMP). 2) Slow […]

Bob Gass

January 14th, 2018

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Speak Up!

Speak Up!

The Bible has a lot to say about not criticizing and passing judgment. But there are times when silence isn’t ‘golden’, it’s deadly. For example: 1) Silence is deadly when you use it as a passive, retaliatory means of expressing your anger or displeasure. That’s called ‘emotional manipulation’. Jesus said, ‘If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and […]

Bob Gass

January 13th, 2018

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