Mar 26th – 2017
Rev. E. Anderson
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Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. In the next few days we will be considering ‘fulfilment’. During your life and stay of earth and within the church of Christ you must be able to perform so that you achieve your God-given destiny. Christ lived a fulfilled life and at the end he could say to His heavenly Father, “I have finished the work you gave me to do”. So you, too, must be able to complete your course in life and work.
FULFILMENT IN WORK THAT IS DEMANDING – Genesis 6-8
Work can demand a lot of hard labour, toil and sweat before anything is constructed and brought to fulfilment. One can take encouragement from the fact that although Noah and his sons were given a gigantic task to perform in the building of the ark; they seemingly responded readily to God. There had been no rain up to that point in time, yet he accepted the revelation of God and acted responsibly.
It was not a five minute exercise but required commitment and diligence of an extraordinary kind until all was consummated. There may have been moments of frustration, weariness and exhaustion, but there was a will present to persist until all was completed. The bones may have severely ached at times, but somehow they were inspired and emboldened to keep at it till they saw the boat fully made.
Know what the LORD has assigned to you even of a practical order and do not shirk in the enterprise. There are times when you must roll your sleeves up, bend your back, step out and get on with the specific directions you have received. He will be alongside to lend a hand and grant all that is required until all is brought to pass with immense satisfaction. Don’t merely dream, get on with what you know has been detailed from Him
QUOTES TO NOTE – Fear
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Eleanor Roosevelt
Speak, Lord, in Thy Stillness
The Christian believer should discover and know the voice and word of the Lord amidst life and experience. For it to become a constant and vital reality, there must be the learning to sit quietly before Him and to have one’s mind and heart to open to Him. This has to be cultivated over the course of time. It becomes the most profitable engagement of life in relationship with God. Make sure you spend time in His presence today and hear what He has to say to you.
1/. Speak, Lord, in the stillness while I wait on Thee;
Hushed my heart to listen in expectancy.
2/. Speak, O blessed Master, in this quiet hour;
Let me see your face, Lord, feel your touch of power.
3/. For the words You speak, Lord, they are life indeed;
Living bread from heaven, now on my spirit feed!
4/. All to You is yielded, I am not my own;
Blissful, glad surrender, I am yours alone.
5/. Fill me with the knowledge of your glorious will;
All your own good pleasure in your child fulfil.
A CONSOLING TRUTH – Isaiah 25
The prophet is simply thrilled with the Lord as He receives a further revelation of God and His deeds. He cannot help but praise and honour God as he reflects upon the Lord’s plans and accomplishments. There is every reason to magnify Him when he contemplates the way He has dealt with wicked people and nations. At the end of the day these will all have to acknowledge the supremacy of the Lord. They will recognize their folly and have to confess the glory and power of the real Head of the World.
He can rejoice that in spite of the evil and pressure that is exerted, the poor and needy have discovered a retreat, relief and resource at such times. Even when the storm and oppression of evil has been manifested, the Lord has been able to succour and support those who have been under such withering attacks. A divine shade and covering has been provided from the severe heat that would have destroyed and finished them off. The consoling truth is that He has and will be the needful protection from all harm.
There is no change here: the Lord is the One that is the Refuge of His people. As He throws His presence around and about His own, He is able to safeguard them and their interests. The poor are rich when they have Him watching over their persons and welfare. It is possible for you to discover amidst all the heat and pressure of evil and circumstances that would destroy that He can and will be your essential cover. The psalmist could say: “I will fear no evil for You are with me” – Psalm 23: 4. Be assured, He is able to provide all the covering you will ever require in life and bring you through every trying experience richer and fully blessed.