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Jan 12th – 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 now turn our thoughts to another important factor if there is to be positive dealing with God. It is ‘communion’. This is a crucial factor if there is to be fruitful and worthwhile relation with God. Nothing of any worth will be known or accomplished without a vibrant and close accord with Him.

 

Communion – in Times of Discouragement  – 1 Kings 19

One would never had thought that such a prophet as Elijah would ever feel flat and run away from the course of duty. After all, his name is ‘Jehovah is my God’. It could never be imagined that he who confronted the prophets of Baal an Ahab at Carmel and saw such a demonstration of God’s power like no other should ever be hastening away from the scene of conflict. Jezebel really disturbed his spiritual balance and this had to be redressed by God. He got as far away a he could from her and came to mount Horeb in a dreadful state, utterly discouraged and ready throw in the towel.

But God met him there and was ready to commune with him in a unique manner. God questions him as to why he is there – v10, and he pours out his complaint. The Lord tells him to come out of the cave on to the mount because it was there he needed a personal encounter and an understanding of God. It was a breathtaking moment when God by with strong wind, then an earthquake and then the fire –vv11,12. And the voice of stillness! Yes, stillness has a voice! God exists in quietness and nothing and no one can ruffle Him, not even ten thousand Jezebels From that moment God’s settled peace came permanently to stay and guide His servant.

So you need to discover the reality of the voice of stillness when all begins to rage around you. Satan likes to stir the venom an viciousness. It is best handled by a spirit and state of peace. Don’t forget the promise of Christ: My peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you  . . . Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.

SACRED SONGS

Hungry Lord, for Thy Word of Truth

How imperative it is to have a consistent hunger for the Scriptures of truth existent in the Bibe. Never forget the exhortation from both Testaments – “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Go2 – Matt 4:4. It is vital to daily read, study, understand, believe an obey what is given so that we can grow in our spiritual lives an fulfil life’s real purpose. For life to be directed an inspired aright you need the input through personal devotion an listening to those who can properly feed you.

 

Composer: Frederick Arthur Graves

Born: July 23, 1856, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Died: January 2, 1927, Zion City, Illinois. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Orphaned at age 9, Graves was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 14. At age 21, he moved to Nobles County, Minnesota, and it appeared for a while that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for having been healed, he began to serve the American Sunday School Union. He studied the Bible and music in Chicago, Illinois, and Northfield, Massachusetts. Upon return to Minneapolis and hearing evangelist John Alexander Dowie, Graves experienced permanent healing, which provided a backdrop for his Gospel songs. Later, he moved to Zion City, Illinois, where he lived the rest of his life. All of his children attended the Centre.

1/. Hungry, Lord, for Thy Word of truth, Sitting at my Saviour’s feet;
Rising, gleaning, just like Ruth, Feed me on the finest of the wheat.

Refrain

Bread of life it is now to me, Honey, milk and meat;
In Thy love I will ever be Fed upon the finest of the wheat.

2/. Work for the Master I will do, Trusting in His strength so great;
Living in His pastures new, Feed me on the finest of the wheat – Refrain

3/. Then to the harvest let us go, Bugles sounding no retreat;
Workers for Jesus, He wants you Fed upon the finest of the wheat – Refrain

QUOTES TO NOTE – marriage

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages Friedrich Nietzsche

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE FOLLY OF PRIDE – 2 KINGS 14

A principal evil and sin is that of pride and it pops up surprisingly in some good people. The new king of Judah, Amaziah, did have some excellent traits as is mentioned – “He was a good king in the Lord’s sight” v3 Living Bible. He acted with good sense and showed a commitment to the welfare of the nation. The Lord enabled him to express great courage as he tackled a conflict with the Edomites and came out of the fray successful. He had every reason to be glad in the way things had gone since he came to the throne.

Regrettably, the sin of pride infiltrated his being and he sought a conflict with Israel. There was no real purpose to be served as the king and people were in no way affronting him. His recent success had however gone to his head and he felt he could master the northern kingdom. It proved to be disastrous. His opponent sought to wisely put him off this venture but he refused to listen and so had to experience humiliation and defeat in this instance. Instead of registering a supreme victory he was humbled to the dust. It was not what he expected. If only he had sought the Lord and found out His mind!

Pride is a very subtle thing, worming its way in and taking over especially when some achievement has taken place. So many throughout history have been overcome by it and it has led on to awful consequences. Be on your guard against this sinister wickedness because some of the choicest and best have succumbed to its intrusion. The best way to keep it from taking root is by nurturing the opposite, which is the grace of humility. Keep humble and you will remain successful.

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