Youth On Fire in Brisbane Australia
A Spiritual Check-up (1)
'...The Lord searches every heart and understands every motive...' 1 Chronicles 28:9 NIV

The Psalmist prayed, 'Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.' (Psalm 139:23-24 NKJV) If

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Learn to Wait

'My times are in Your hand...' Psalm 31:15 NKJV

The Psalmist writes, '...I trust in You, O Lord; I say, You are my God. My times are in Your hand...' (Psalm 31:14-15 NKJV) As you walk with God, you'll find you spend more time waiting than you do receiving. And when you receive what you're waiting for, then

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Complacent or Committed?
'Daniel purposed in his heart...' Daniel 1:8 KJV

The Bible says, 'Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with...the king's meat.' Daniel had settled the issue, before the challenge arose. Joseph had also decided his values; therefore he was able to say 'no' to

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How Much Is Enough? (2)
'Seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.' Luke 12:31 NIV

At what point does 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

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How Much Is Enough? (1)
'...Life is not measured by how much you own.' Luke 12:15 NLT

What does 'the good life' mean to you? Driving the fastest car? Owning the biggest house? Wearing the latest clothes and having the most prestigious job? God's concept is very different. Jesus said, 'Guard against...greed.

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Pray a Prayer of Release
'...[The] curse does not come to rest.' Proverbs 26:2 NIV

Author Stormie Omartian grew up with a mother who told her she was worthless. She 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

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Why You Can Depend on God's Word (2)
'...The Word of God which...effectively works in you...' 1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV

Observe two things: () 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

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Why You Can Depend on God's Word (1)
'...Your Word is truth.' John 17:17 NIV

When your 'back is against the wall', where can you turn to find strength? Awash in a sea of moral and ethical questions, where can you go to find a reliable compass? Chuck Swindoll says: 'There can be no more reliable authority than God's Word.

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