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Feb 3RD – 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. The word is ‘peace’, a spiritual reality to  be entered into if one is to know and extract the best from life.

PEACE – The Promise of Perfect Peace – Isaiah 26:3

A choice assurance is given to God’s People of old as they trusted the Lord. In the midst of all their difficult circumstances and experiences the Lord speaks: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee; because he trusteth in Thee”. Because there is the proper focusing of the mind and centring of the heart, the seat of thought and emotion, the consequence is a perfect sate is affirmed – ‘perfect  peace’. The Lord places them in the driving seat so that life can be dealt with in a positive and productive manner.

This is condition is to be known by all who profess to know God in reality and truth.  The reason why the promise is given is in order to encourage those who believe and trust in the Lord to thoroughly enjoy such on a daily basis whatever circumstance they may be placed in. This legacy of assurance is held out to all who will seek to make Him central and allow Him to make this grace and blessing effectual.

It would seem that the three Hebrew children, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego knew as about to face the fiery furnace. Daniel was not intimidated at the prospect of entering into a den of lions. Such a calmness and poise was manifested, unperturbed by all the destructive forces they had perfect peace. And so can you at this hour. The Lord hasn’t changed nor withdrawn his promise to you.

SACRED SONGS

Come Jesus Lord with Holy Fire

This is one of Charles Wesley’s famous hymns that forwarded a great work for God when the two brothers were busy spreading the Gospel in the UK with powerful effect. It was certainly a favourite then and is well-loved by Christians in all fellowships. Methodism was born in the divine fire and blazed to bring about the needful transformation to England. In my own early experience inn the faith it was a means of sowing a wonderful spirit of desire to be used by God by His inspiration. One cannot use the words now without some telling impact within one’s heart.

1/. Come, Jesus, Lord, with holy fire, Come, and my quickened heart inspire,
Cleansed in Thy precious blood; Now to my soul Thyself reveal,
Thy mighty working let me feel,   Since I am born of God.

2/. Let nothing now my heart divide, Since with Thee I am crucified,
And live to God in Thee. Dead to the world and all its toys,
Its idle pomp and fading joys, Jesus, my glory be.

3/. Now with a quenchless thirst inspire, A longing, infinite desire,
And fill my craving heart. Less than Thyself, oh, do not give,
In might Thyself within me live; Come, all Thou hast and art.

3/.My will be swallowed up in Thee, Light in Thy light still may I see
In Thine unclouded face: Called the full strength of trust to prove,
Let all my quickened heart be love,  My spotless life be praise.

QUOTES TO NOTE – attitude

I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting – Joyce Meyer

DAILY MEDITATIONS

GIVE YOUR TESTIMONY – Psalm 66

We are invited in this psalm to rejoice in God and to take note of His wondrous works and doings. God displays both His greatness and goodness to all He has made. Mankind is able to look at and ponder upon His matchless ability in everything that He is and does. What a majestic God He is! Everyone must consider His awesome power and deeds! – “Come and see the works of God: He is terrible in His doing toward the children of men” – v5. Everything speaks of His wonderful accomplishments.

Whilst it is profitable to note this, the psalmist went further by revealing his own personal testimony. In v17 he states, “Come and hear, all you that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.” He looked at what God had brought to pass on a personal basis and found it fitting to testify of these blessings. Things of a divine order had been conducted in his situation that affirmed His doings and he was delighted beyond measure. Everybody needed to know, especially those who loved and feared God. He had so much to tell.

When did you last reflect upon the great goodness of God in your life? How long is it since you gave a testimony about the Lord and His workings in your affairs to other people? God has not only called you to experience the riches of His kindness and generosity but to be a true witness to everyone about Him and His dealings. The best testimony to God is not seen in the world of creation and nature, beautiful as it is; rather, through our lives there is to flow a vital expression to God’s amazing and extraordinary doings. Share your testimony today.

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