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Jan 1st– 2017

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. We start this year with the word ‘meditation’ and see its relevance to an effectual, blessed faith and lifestyle.

To meditate simply means to muse and is illustrated like the cow that chews green grass and this is called ‘chewing the cud’. It means extracting all the good that can be processed from every luscious mouthful. The Christian believer has to learn to think and chew over those things in mind and heart that will nourish his spiritual being in order to live life dynamically: to ponder deeply with the objective of being benefited and blessed. The word meditate is used in some meaningful expressions.

Meditating on God

The psalmist states: “My meditation of Him shall be sweet” – Psalm 104:34. This is where you are to begin: thinking.  Pondering on God because He wills to make major input into your life and bring the best things about. On this first day, be pre-occupied at the outset with thoughts about Him: His existence, nature, names, sovereignty, eternity etc., and see how they relate to you in a blessed accord. The opening verse of Scriptures is: “In the beginning God . . .” – Gen 1:1, and He must be in all your starts so that all will commence well and they will end well, too, as He is retained ever in your thoughts. Write down in a notebook yours thoughts so they can be recalled, remembered and added to!

Strike up today a personal relationship with God. Get to know Him so that your life may be enriched with and by Him. Together you will go places and achieve some astonishing things beyond your wildest dreams.

SACRED SONGS

What a Gathering of the Ransomed

This year could herald the return of our Lord jesus Christ, this being so, we must be ready for that day and moment. This captures what it is going to be like when he appears in Glory for His Church. May we be on the tip-toe, awake to this illustrious event. Prepare through prayer, Holy devotion and witness to the Christian gospel.

AN EXPECTATION

“And he shall be as the light of the morning when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds, as the tender grass springeth out of the earth by clear shining after rain.” (2 Sam. 23. 4).

How eagerly and longingly the watchers of the morning are waiting for the coming or manifestation of the Lord – the Sun of Righteousness. How and when does He come, we often ask ourselves. In the beautiful text quoted above we have a very clear indication of the way in which He comes – even as our Lord himself stated, that it would be in a clear and unmistakable way. “As the lightning shineth from the east even unto the west, even so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.” Men will doubt no longer. “Every eye shall see him.”

One by one the years slip by and hearts grow weary with the strain of waiting and watching for the signs of his appearing. Yet God grant that we are found ready and with oil in our lamps when the cry goes forth “Behold, the Bridegroom cometh”.

Paul exhorted his disciples again and again to “be patient”. He knew that the period of waiting would be very trying; so trying that many would fail to be ready and some would even be smiting others who were not quite in accord with their own

1/. On that bright and golden morning When the Son of Man shall come,
And the radiance of His Glory we shall see, When from every clime an nation

He shall call His people home What a gath’ring of the ransomd that will be!

Chorus :

What a gath’… ring! What a gath’…ring! What a gath’ring of the ransomed in the summer land of Love!

What a gath’… ring! What a gath’…ring! Of the ransomed in that happy home above!2/.

 

2/. When the blest who rest in Negus at His bidding shall arise From the silence of the grave, and from the sea;

And with goodies of celestial they shall meet Him in the Land What a gath’ring and rejoicing there will be!

3/ When our eyes behold the City with its “many mansions” bright, And its river, calm and restful, flowing free

When the friends that strife has parted shall in bliss again unite What a gath’ring and a greeting there will be!

4/. Oh, the King is surely coming, and the time is drawing nigh, When the blessed day of promise we shall see;

Then the changing “in a moment”, “in the twinkling of an eye”, And for ever in His presence we shall be.

QUOTES TO NOTE – motivational

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it – Charles R. Swindoll

DAILY MEDITATIONS

WHAT SHALL WE DO? – 2 Kings 6: 8-2

This was the cry of the servant of Elisha as he saw the Syrian hosts encompassed around ready to take them captive – “Alas, my master, what shall we do?” –v15. They looked to be in a very vulnerable position with the likelihood of being taken as prisoner-slaves. The man of God was unperturbed as usual. He had already been forecasting the whereabouts of these forces to the king of Israel on several occasions and so had saved Israel from falling foul of the enemy. Syria’s king had discovered that Elisha was the informer and hence the plan to capture him.

But the man of God was not without divine help. When the emergency arose, the Lord that preserved Israel would preserve him; and He did. The army was smitten with blindness and he was able to lead the whole lot of them as a host of slaves to the capital city of Samaria. They could have become fodder for God’s people! It was an amazing act of deliverance proving indisputably that the Lord knows how to secure the well being of those who love and serve Him.

It is encouraging to note that the Lord is ever the preserver of those who place their confidence in Him. There is no need to fear when the alarm bells ring because of some threatened situation. Those who belong to Him do not say what shall we do? Why? Because they know God will work on their behalf. There is the sure knowledge that “if God be for us, who can be against us.” You can be certain of His intervention in some miraculous way if a miracle is required. Believe and see!

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