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The next edition of word4U2day is now being posted, thanks to the help of our volunteers. If you've recently changed your address please let us know straight away because we usually run out of copies of this devotional very quickly each quarter. It's important we know your address changes well ahead of

JC Denim & Destiny Rescue

Need some new jeans? Consider supporting JC Epidemic and Destiny Rescue. Jim Bartle speaks about the inspiration behind JC Denim: 'JC Epidemic, the extreme sports ministry I founded with two friends, has been running 10 years this year. We’ve seen more ups and downs than one of our FMX/BMX shows.

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

Music, bikes and Christianity!

Sanctus Real, United Pursuit, Newworldson, JC Epidemic - yep, these are just a few of the Christian groups we've had writing exclusive feature articles for word4U2day. It's been a huge privilege to showcase them in our print edition over the last few issues and

It's really simple.

You can read through the Bible in about 60 hours! But who has time to sit down and do that? Our SoulFood reading plan will take you through the whole of Scripture in just one year. Spend just a few minutes each day in this easy-to-use systematic Bible reading plan. The daily SoulFood readings provided

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God is Willing and is Waiting

'...Jesus told His disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.' Luke 18:1 NLT

A key part of prayer is persistence. Often, it’s not enough simply to ask. God doesn’t want us to be afraid we’re being rude if we keep on asking. How do we know? Jesus told a story about a widow who’d been in a dispute with an enemy. She approached a judge to get him to intervene. The judge couldn’t have cared less about her case. But she decided she wasn’t giving up pleading with him. Finally he gave in. ‘I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’ (Luke 18:5 NLT) What a great attitude to prayer, right? Never giving up? But wait… what about that judge? He sounds a little off. Does this story mean God is indifferent to our needs? Does He really care about us, or does He only give in because we’ve nagged Him enough? Not at all. Jesus made his story’s judge unjust to make exactly this point: if this tired, grumpy old man gives in, ‘...don’t you think God will surely give justice to His chosen people who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off?’ (Luke 18:7 NLT) Remember this is God in Heaven, who loves to see you blessed. If you don’t see an answer to prayer, keep asking Him. He’s not reluctant to answer you, but He’s working things to give you the very best, and wants you to get even closer in the meantime. When you pray, don’t prepare yourself for a weary battle against a distant, half–hearted God. Go with confidence He’ll answer. God is willing and is waiting. Pray and pray again for something you’ve given up on.

SoulFood: Isa 8-11; John 6:1-24; Ps 126; Pro 27:17-19

word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by UCB Australia. 2014 UCB International Ltd
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