welcome to this christian website

Mar 15th  – 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 – BEING MADE SENSITIVE TO IMPORTANT MATTERS – 1 Sam 9:26-27

The young man, Saul, was singled out as a person with a great future. He was to be the first king of Israel, which was an honoured and responsible position. Samuel was to make sure that he was well informed and put in the picture as to what the expectations of Jehovah was with regard to him. It was imperative at the outset that he be sensitive to what was required of him by the Lord. Note Samuel’s words: ”bid the servant pass on  before us ( and he passed on), but stand thou still a while, I show you the word of God”.

It was needful to stop in his tracks and take on board the most important message he would ever hear. Heaven’s throne was giving his directions that had to be carried through if he was to make a success of his new posting. In a miraculous manner he was appointed, anointed and commissioned.  He could not have had a better or more assured start to such a high calling. Hearing God‘s Word and obedience was to be paramount.

But Saul became de-sensitised and failed to take on board this directive as seen in 1 Kings 13 when he took it upon himself to offer the sacrifice. He was not entitled to do this. He was impatient over the fact the Samuel had not arrived and acted rashly and with it he lost out on God and his calling. It is imperative that you are totally aware of the Lord’s expectations of your life and not to presume in any anyway. Take time in your accord with Him so that relationship becomes stronger and more binding so that the Lord can entrust you with much more.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Happiness

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. H. Jackson

SACRED SONGS

Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus

It is good to have our sights on the future, the ultimate that is to be ours when Christ returns to earth again. He has gone to prepare a home for us in heaven and nothing but the best is good enough for Him. What a surprise for all Christians when they pass through the pearly gates! They really will be gob-smacked!  In the words of the song: “Let us then be true and faithful . . .” We can truthfully say: the best is yet to be!

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church.

1/. Sing the wondrous love of Jesus, sing His mercy and His grace;
In the mansions bright and blessed, He’ll prepare for us a place.

Refrain:

When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!
When we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory.

2/. While we walk the pilgrim pathway, clouds will overspread the sky;
But when travelling days are over, not a shadow, not a sigh. [Refrain]

3/.  Let us then be true and faithful, trusting, serving every day;
Just one glimpse of Him in glory will the toils of life repay. [Refrain]

4/. Onward to the prize before us! Soon His beauty we’ll behold;
Soon the pearly gates will open; we shall tread the streets of gold. [Refrain 

DAILY MEDITATIONS

FEAR GOD AND NO ONE ELSE – Isaiah 8

Sensibly, God’s servant was telling the Lord’s people what the best attitude and course of action to adopt was in those difficult days – v13. They were alarmed because of the conflicts that were taking place. The Assyrians were again rising to be a dominant and evil dictatorial power that was threatening nations and would inevitably include them. This caused feelings of dread and awful consequences. There was an effective way to deal with this. Possession of real peace would cope this imminent evil.

The sound advice was to make sure that the Lord occupied chief place amongst them and that they give Him utmost respect. He said, “Do not fear anything except the LORD Almighty. He alone is the Holy One. If you fear Him, you need fear nothing else” – v13. As they had a true understanding of the Lord, regarded Him in an honourable way in love, faith and obedience, they would be at peace and live securely. It was not to be the abject, merciless fear of a slave living under a tyrant, but loving reverence, like that of a son to his father. It was right, proper and good to do this because He had treated them in a beautiful and bountiful manner.

Within Christendom there is the need to make certain that Christ is truly sanctified as Lord of all and that He has His due place of honour and respect in each Christian. The blessedness and assurance of life and its future is guaranteed only when it is lived under His Lordship. Peter repeats these prophetic words in his epistle thus showing their relatedness to Christian faith and living – 1 Peter 3: 15. Make sure that He holds His rule in your affairs always and all will be well.

 

 

 

 

 

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