welcome to this christian website

Feb 10th – 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 ‘life’, a spiritual reality to be entered into if one is to know God to live a true life and extract the best from life.

LIFE – THE FRUITFUL EXISTENCE – John 15:1-8

Throughout and at the end of existence on this planet, there should be some real evidence of good left behind that is commendable and repeatable. So much fruit of goodness created and cultivated by Christ ought to be birthed an maximised in an throughout life. The reason why you have been united to Christ is in order to become like Him and manifest a quality character of life an service that truly blesses a host of other people, family, those in the Christian community and beyond.

He called Himself the Living Vine and those joined to Him are known as ‘living branches’ producing incredible fruit. What He envisages is a Christian believer becoming most fruitful. He affirms three stages; ‘fruit, more fruit and much fruit’ and He works for and looks for such to occur. Life is to become better and highly productive and prolifically fruitful. He looks for it Himself and does not want to be disappointed

He states it quite simply the secret of a fruitful existence: “I Am the Vine, you are the branches, He that abideth in Me, and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit” – v5. The Christian above all must make sure that their roots are in Christ The consequence of this dynamic cohesion is the beautiful an bountiful display of a life simply loaded with all that is attractive, wholesome and satisfying. Christ is at work on an in you to bring this to pass.

SACRED SONGS

Jesus, I will Trust Thee with my Soul 

One thing to be discovered about Jesus Christ, He is worthy of our faith and confidence. If there is one person above all in history to be wholly relied on, it’s Him. By virtue of His nature and work, He commands our love and loyalty. If there is one individual who is needful in our lives for time and eternity, it is truly Him. He has done for us what no other can do by providing salvation from sin and eternal judgment, liberty from Satan’s rule and the positive blessing of a dynamic relationship with God here and now, besides other choice things.

Author – Walker, Mary Jane, née Deck, daughter of Mr. John Deck, and sister of J. G. Deck, was married in 1848 to Dr. Walker, for sometime Rector of Cheltenham, and editor of Psalms & Hymns for Public and Social Worship, 1855. Several of her hymns appeared as leaflets; others in her husband’s Psalms & Hymns, 1855. In that Collection bear her signature “M. J. W.” These are:— 1. He came, Whose embassy was peace. Passiontide. 2. I journey through a desert drear and wild. The Journey of Life . 3. Jesus, I will trust Thee, trust Thee with my soul. Trust in Jesus. 4. Lord, Thou didst love Jerusalem. Mission to the Jews. 5. 0 God, our Saviour, from Thy birth. Passiontide. 6. 0 joyful tidings let us sing. Sunday School Anniversary…

1/. Jesus, I will trust Thee, Trust Thee with my soul,
Guilty, lost and helpless,  Thou canst make me whole:
There is none in heaven  Or on earth like Thee:
Thou hast died for sinners, Therefore, Lord, for me.

refrain

Jesus, I will trust Thee, Trust Thee with my soul

Guilty, lost and helpless, Thou canst make me whole

2/. Jesus, I must trust Thee,  Pondering Thy ways;
Full of love and mercy  All Thine earthly days:
Sinners gathered round Thee, Lepers sought Thy face:
None too vile or loathsome  For a Saviour’s grace – refrain

3/. Jesus, I can trust Thee, Trust Thy written Word,
Though Thy voice of pity I have never heard:
When Thy Spirit teacheth, To my taste how sweet!
Only may I hearken,  Sitting at Thy feet – refrain

4/. Jesus, I do trust Thee, Trust without a doubt;
Whosoever cometh  Thou wilt not cast out:
Faithful is Thy promise, Precious is Thy blood:
These my soul’s salvation Thou my Saviour God – refrain

QUOTES TO NOTE – inpiration

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us – Joseph Campbell

DAILY MEDITATIONS

VAIN REASONING – Psalm 73

The opening remarks of the Psalmist reveal that he had no doubts as to the nature of God -v1. God was good to His people, especially to those of wholesome motivation and living. However the rest of the Psalm shows that he did have another real problem about so many wicked people who he felt seemed to have a better time of it and he became envious of them –vv 2-12. Nothing appeared to go wrong for the proud. They appeared to disregard God, even casting a snook (a rude gesture) at Him, and everything fell right for them. A question arises: “Was it for nothing that I kept my heart pure and kept myself from doing wrong?” –v13.

He sought to understand this major problem and got his answer from the Lord –vv16-20. It was not an easy thing for him to come to terms with but as he went into God’s house he had his eyes opened by the Lord. It was revealed to him that these people were not really in a comfortable situation as he imagined. They were on a slippery path and slope that would be to their ultimate undoing. What they had enjoyed in the present was a mere dream that would pass away and then hard reality would before them. They had missed out on their eternal destiny!

All have to learn to properly evaluate life and things. It is easy to be mesmerized by things and comfort and not pursue God and essential matters. The most precious factor and special possession is having and knowing the Lord, also to have His care and attention in life on a daily basis – vv23-26. Everything and everyone may fail, but not Him. Be like the psalmist who comes to this conclusion: “I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do” – v28. You are on a winner when He becomes all in all to you.

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