welcome to this christian website

Mar 13th    – 2017

 

Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. One of the things that man has been created with is sensitivity and it plays a very important role within the enjoyment and blessedness of life. He was made to exist and experience two kinds of senses: spiritual and natural. The first to be able to be conscious and taste spiritual realities, the second, to know the immense delights in the natural such as hearing, seeing . .  and so on. He was meant to live and experience two worlds, the spiritual to major and impact the natural.

SENSITIVITY – A GAINED SENSITIVITY – Genesis  27 & 28

Things were not looking good for Jacob. His twin brother, Esau, was incensed over his awful action of robbery of the birthright and its blessings. He vowed he would deal wih Jacob in an evil fashion after his father’s demise. Rebekah thought that the best course of action was to send Jacob to her family situated in the North and so allow the temper of Esau to abate. As he settles down for the night to rest on the journey, God breaks through to Jacob and impacts his life in a dynamic fashion. He discovers that heaven is touching earth and that he is a subject of heaven’s interests and purposes.

As he awakes from the dream he is awestruck and becomes sensitive to eternal matters. He makes a memorable declaration and raises an altar in sacred memory. He said: “How dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven” – v17. he renames the place and calls it Bethel – the House of God and makes a personal vow: “If God will be with me, and will keep me in his way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God” – vv20, 21. From that day forward things were to change and he too!

The forthcoming years were going to be difficult and extraordinary but the LORD was to be faithful and a new, holy sensitivity was to be known. There was to be no escape from the ever watchful eye of the Lord and he was to know His hand being with Him in remarkable ways. Today can mark a new beginning for you. The LORD can break in upon you and your affairs and both you and things be dramatically altered. He has a vested interest in you and you must become alive and committed to it for your real future is bound up in this.

QUOTES TO NOTE

Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on. Carrie Underwood

SACRED SONGS

O How Sweet the Message, Simple Faith may Claim

This lovely song is a reminder of the continuity and constancy of Jesus Christ.  What ever is happening, He is still around to minister and render His present support to those who desire it. He moves and works in the realm of the impossible and is up to every emergency. It is up to one and all to prove Him and discover His matchless worth. As you sing or recite this hymn today enjoy and experience His up-to-date word and ministry.

1/.  O how sweet the glorious message, Simple faith may claim;
Yesterday, today, forever, Jesus is the same.
Still He loves to save the sinful,  Heal the sick and lame;
Cheer the mourner, still the tempest; Glory to His name!

Chorus

Yesterday, today, forever,  Jesus is the same,
All may change, but Jesus never! Glory to His name,
Glory to His name,  Glory to His name;
All may change, but Jesus never! Glory to His name.

2/. He who pardoned erring Peter, Never need’st thou fear;
He that came to faithless Thomas, All thy doubt will clear,
He who let the loved disciple  On His bosom rest,
Bids thee still, with love as tender, Lean upon His breast.

3/. He who ‘mid the raging billows, Walked upon the sea;

Still can hush our wildest tempest,  As on Galilee.

He who wept and prayed in anguish, In Gethsemane,

Drinks with us each cup of trembling, In our agony.

4/. As of old He walked to Emmaus, With them to abide;
So through all life’s way He walketh,  Ever near our side.
Soon again we shall behold Him, Hasten, Lord, the day!
But ’twill still be “this same Jesus,”  As He went away.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

STOP WORRYING! – Isaiah 7: 1-9

The message was to be given to king Ahaz that he had to quit worrying in a situation of very real threat. – v4 “Tell him to stop worrying” (New Living Translation.) Two kings, Syria and Israel from the north, were set on bringing his reign to an end. It was a genuine crisis that profoundly disturbed his spirit. He felt that if they were united in their effort they would cause chaos to him and his people. They appeared to be firebrands filled with malice and violent intent to reduce God’s elect to nothing. It was imperative that the king did not fall foul of their evil plans.

God’s servant placed things in proper perspective showing from the Lord’s viewpoint how matters stood – “But this is what the Sovereign LORD says” -v7. He had up-to-date knowledge of what was happening and could let the king know the outcome. He informs him that the conflict will never happen – v7. Therefore his worrying was pointless in the light of this fact. The Lord would see to it that their plans and arrangements would all fall apart and they would be rendered incapable of pursuing their designs. He need not be scared when he possessed this inside information!

The word often needs to be spoken into life today to stop worrying because of threatened circumstances. Worry is an evil that can and does beset even Christians to rob them of their faith, joy and peace. Do not allow this evil room or place in your life even though you are facing a crisis that appears to be real and bent on crippling and destroying you and your future. Remember this: the Lord is well able to negate all that is set against you in a moment. The weapons formed against you will not prosper but will fail; so be at peace.

 

 

 

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