Next Wave International Next Wave International™ is a faith-based communications group which is
training organizations to engage the future & move society forward
in a positive direction. Founder / Director: Mal Fletcher

Surprise!

25 November 2017 Print version    PDA version    
Romans 6:23 'For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.'

What an amazing statement this is! There's more here than meets the eye. Sin pays wages; it gives us only what we've earned, what we deserve. But God does much more than that. He gives us what we weren't expecting. He presents us with gifts that are not earned, but freely given. Wages are expected, but gifts are surprises. God is a God of surprise. He loves to spring good things on his children, to throw treats at us when we were least expecting (and sometimes, most needing) them. So, when you're faithfully serving God and feeling a little forgotten, watch out – there'll be a surprise coming your way.

Prayer: 'Lord, thank you that you don't give me what I deserve! I'm so grateful for all the free gifts you've already planted in my life. Help me never to forget them. And thanks for the good surprises that are yet to come…'

© 2003-2004 Mal Fletcher


If you benefit from Daily Recharge...
please consider making a donation to help us provide more.
(Prefer PayPal? Click here.)



Read Mal's new book...
'Five Big Ideas: Concepts That Shape Our Culture'


What's the world coming to? Check out Social Comment...
The Relentless March of the Microchips

Permission to reproduce this article    Send us your feedback    Send this to a friend


Search This Site

Add Next Wave to your Favorites
Latest News
BBC News
CNN Europe
EuroNews
Austerity - Are Governments Wrong? Mal on BBC
Should Sunday Trading Be Extended? Mal on BBC
Racism vs Racial Identity - Mal on BBC
Are Churches Playing Big Brother? Mal on Premier Radio
Chips Under The Skin & Bio-Hacking - Mal on ABC Radio
Bad Language, Explicit Content on TV - Mal on BBC
More News...
Sign up for e-news

Want to keep in touch with what Next Wave is doing each month? Enter your email address below.

Your Feedback
Thank you for your regular E-News newsletters, and for your article: Discover The Motion Behind Your Promotion. It was really encouraging.
Anisha, India

Thanks so much Mal and all the crew members of Next Wave international for your insights about life...
Michael Olowu, Nigeria

Mal, you've totally inspired me to be more active about the media world I'm in. I'm trying to find more ways to use my media skills to help people meet God. It's people like you that have been the spark to start this explosion. Thank you, I'm in ranks with you...
Isaac, United Kingdom

Send us your feedback