Entries by David Ball

Can Failure be Good?

Ecclesiastes 2:11 But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless—like chasing the wind. There was nothing really worthwhile anywhere. Is success the most important thing in life? It depends on how you define success. For some achieving their goals is the definition of success. But […]

Pauper or Prince

Daniel 9:1 In the first year of Darius, the son of Ahasuerus, a Mede by birth, who was ruler over the kingdom of the Chaldeans In the book Daniel we meet a number of powerful men. People like Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Darius and Alexander the Great. We see God working His sovereign plan through the lives […]

Good News, Bad News

Galatians 1:6–7 I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth […]

An Excellent Spirit

Daniel 6:3 Daniel distinguished himself above the administrators and satraps because he had an extraordinary spirit, so the king planned to set him over the whole realm. In chapter 6 Daniel is close to 90 years old. As a teenager he purposed in his heart to follow God and for all his life he did. […]

A Walk of Faith

Ephesians 5:18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit. The Bible says we should be ‘filled with the Spirit’. Have you ever wondered what that actually means? Some people think that being filled with the Spirit is an emotional experience, and it can include that. […]


  Daniel 4:5 I had a dream and it frightened me; while in my bed, the images and visions in my mind alarmed me. Nebuchadnezzar was in the ‘golden years’ of his life. He had conquered all his enemies. The empire was secure and he was at ease and flourishing in his palace. But he […]

Loving the Dark

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. The reason the Pharisees rejected Jesus wasn’t because they disagreed with Him. They rejected Him because they chose to disbelieve Him. Doubt is a matter of the mind. […]

The Invisible World

Daniel 10:13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. Rarely do we consider that when we pray, we enter into spiritual warfare. In […]

Prophetic Tongues

In some parts of the church today there is a practice known as ‘Prophetic Tongues’. This is the belief that God speaks to, and in some cases, instructs or gives special revelation to His church through the use of tongues or unknown languages. This practice is not biblical, it is a learned behavior that has […]

God is with You

Daniel 1:7 To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego. Nebuchadnezzar could change their names, but he couldn’t change their hearts. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were determined to serve their God no matter the circumstance life put […]