Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.
I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotationsand a miniature message from the Psalms that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful
A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU
The Lord who has called has also equipped and commissioned you to fulfil a vital mission and ministry for Him. You are responsible and owe it to Him to see that you do not fail in that which He has summoned you to. Be encouraged, He who has ever been calling bestowing and using men and women of quality character, through His grace, has placed His hand on you to achieve a worthwhile role. As there is no lack or weakness in Him, so He requires the same for and from you. Your deficiency will be met by His all-sufficiency so that you will sense by faith that you are up to the demands that are before you. He who enabled Noah, Moses, Esther, Daniel etc., to succeed against great challenges will do the same for you. You are here today to make and write history for Him!
A GOLDEN PROMISE
1 Corinthians 2:9 (WEB)
But as it is written,
“Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these God has prepared for those who love him.”
When my wife and I host a birthday party or special event for our loved ones, there is a lot of preparation that goes into planning before hand. The meal, the decorations, the dessert and the gift are all given careful consideration because we want everything to be perfect. There is always a sense of excitement and anticipation as the big day approaches and we countdown to the celebration. I wonder if this is how God feels when He is preparing for us?
1 Corinthians 2:9 says that even in our wildest imagination we can’t possibly fathom the amazing things that God has prepared for us. Verse 10 goes on to say that even though we can’t grasp these amazing things in our own ability, God has chosen to reveal them to us by His Spirit.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (NIV)
JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
VISION THAT COUNTS
Where there is no vision, the people perish” (or “go to pieces’) Prov 29:18
But there are various aspects of vision. First, there is perceptive vision enshrined in God’s Word for all of us, for all time. Our text implies this, “but he that keepeth the law, happy is he”.
There is also perceptive vision, where with eyes open to truth we adjust our lives. With regard to the past, we learn from history; with regard to the present, we discriminate good from evil, embracing the former and eschewing the latter; with regard to the future, we anticipate what is to come by regulating our lives by the will of God.
There is certainly personal vision by which we seek to embrace God’s plan for our lives. Destiny often hangs on our choice to look ahead, and be directed by ultimates rather than immediates.
And this applies to nations as well as individuals. The words inscribed on the monument to mark the completion of the Zuider Zee dam profoundly illustrate this: “A nation that lives, builds for its future”. To have a worthwhile aim in view is a spur to present activity. Vision can make the difference between sterility and progress.
“There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things” – Anonymous
“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves” – Barrie
“People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy” – Butler
“You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others” – Child
FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
WALK WITH CAUTION
“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God” – Ecclesiastes 5:1
One of the evidences of wisdom is the ability to think in broad conceptual terms as well as in daily practical realities. A wise individual can traffic in the ideas of theology and philosophy, but he also can answer the constant follow-up question: How does tbat philosophy or theology affect the things I do today?
Wisdom affects our thinking and behaviour simultaneously. In Ecclesiastes 5:1, Solomon gets very practical: “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.”
When we enter any kind of worship context, there are some things we should do. We need to be constantly aware that we have entered a “God zone.” We have walked into a place that is about God, not about us. Solomon seems to know us well enough to understand that we spend most of our busy lives thinking about our situations, our agendas, our to-do lists, our problems, and the myriad details that surround our life. But when we go into a God zone, our responsibility is to focus our minds in a different direction.
If it is true that there is a time and a place for everything, then entering a place of worship is time to focus on God. A mind preoccupied with personal and work issues is inappropriate and out of bounds. Our job is to focus on Him. A time of worship gives us an opportunity to allow all the aspects of life to fall into place by focusing on God, not on ourselves or our situations.
Our job also is to listen. We draw near to God so that we can hear Him speak. We are prepared to hear and accept God speaking into our lives. Unless we listen, we might never know what we are doing wrong. It’s amazing what we learn about the life. God wants us to live when we stop long enough to pause and hear His voice.
When was the last time you paused to draw near to God and hear His voice? Do it today!