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A Dose of Encouragement

  • June 2016 Issue
From the Editors

These past few months, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet some of you, our readers, either face to face or through correspondence. Each of these experiences has helped me to understand, in an ever-increasing way, the tremendous impact that Today in the Word has on your lives. Not only is the devotional read by those who receive it, but many of you have told me that you share these daily readings with friends who need a dose of encouragement.

Certainly this is a great example of the ripple effect that happens when we infuse God’s Word into our lives. As Isaiah 55:11 explains, “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

By God’s grace, these daily messages often touch a soft spot in our hearts where the Lord can minister through His Word. Readers tell me these words often arrive at their exact hour of need or at a moment where they can share
them with someone else.

How encouraging it has been to hear the ways God has used this devotional in your lives! And we especially appreciate the thousands of you who take the time to share your thoughts with us about why you appreciate this ministry. You have told us you continue to read Today in the Word because it is biblical, practical, and reliable. With your helpful feedback, we are working on even more ways to be effective in the days ahead.

And thank you for your financial support of Today in the Word. Your gifts this month are especially needed as they will help us close out our fiscal year in a strong financial position and begin another year of ministry. Your gift before June 30 will help keep this biblical resource moving into more than 100,000 readers’ hands and hearts each month. With your help, we are impacting the world for Christ.

One thing you may not realize is that all donations to Today in the Word that exceed our costs of production are combined with other gifts to help fund the tuition costs for undergraduate students attending Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. These students are committed to preparing for a lifetime of vocational Christian ministry, serving Christ and sharing His Word around the world. As a Moody alumnus and the father of a child who benefited from training for ministry at this school, I am deeply grateful for your support.

BY Bruce Everhart , Executive Editor

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