welcome to this christian website

Mar 20th – 2017

 

Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. To be able to achieve and succeed in daily living we require strength. One may have all the ‘know-how’ but have little or no strength to perform and do. It is imperative that you have the life and energy physically, spiritually, morally, mentally etc., so that you see things coming to pass that will gladden your days. The Scriptures are present to guide you into knowing how to know strength of an incredible nature be yours to achieve.

STRENGTH – A Divine Possession –Genesis 1:1; 17:1

It is inspiring to know that one of the names given to God is ‘EL’, ‘the Strong One’. The universe exists and continues to do do because He of His omnipotence. Isaiah remarks as he views the heavens and the stars utters: through the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing or lacks anything” Isaiah 40:25. Yes, the world in which we live and the planets all around declare the greatness of God in terms of power. Mankind as a whole needs to come to appreciate its enormity and to discover that He seeks to share it with His creatures. He who sustains all things is around is present to sustain and secure you.

Jeremiah the prophet had to come to discover this factor and comes to the bold admission that He is up to any situation. He proclaims: “Alas, Lord God, Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! There is nothing too hard or wonderful for you” – Jer 32: 17. Although he lived in difficult times for his people, he knew God would see them through and bring them into a good place.

You must realise that God has not changed. There is no diminishing of His life or ability. What He has done He is still up to in every generation. If you can believe and trust in His and His words of promise, there will come tokens of His greatness within your life and experience. He is up to proving sufficient to all of His creation and creatures, especially those who are now His family. So begin to expect the action of God as the Strong One in your life because He is with you to perform on your behalf.

QUOTES TO NOTE Family

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox 

SACRED SONGS

Lord of all Being Throned Afar

This is a choice song that expresses our high appreciation of God, what we think of Him and our rich desires concerning Him in our lives. How essential that He has priority in our beings and affairs so that the best may be brought into being and that we might truly glorify Him in every way, everyday.

1/.  Lord of all being, throned afar, thy glory flames from sun and star;
Centre and soul of every sphere, yet to each loving heart how near!

2/.  Sun of our life, thy quickening ray sheds on our path the glow of day;
Star of our hope, thy softened light cheers the long watches of the night.

3/.  Our midnight is thy smile withdrawn, our noontide is thy gracious dawn,
Our rainbow arch thy mercy’s sign; all, save the clouds of sin, are thine.

4/.  Lord of all life, below, above, whose light is truth, whose warmth is love,
Before thy ever-blazing throne  we ask no lustre of our own

5/.  Grant us thy truth to make us free, and kindling hearts that burn for thee,
Till all thy living altars claim one holy light, one heavenly flame.

DAILY MEDITATIONS  

KNOWING THE LORD – Isaiah 11

A wonderful forecast is given by the prophet in these verses of what is to be in the distant future and in it he gives the assurance that “the earth will be filled with people who know the Lord” (New Living Translation) – v9. The King James affirms “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord.” Because this latter will be so the former will be. As the knowledge of the Lord possesses the earth, it lays hold of those who inhabit and inherit it. He will be seen as the supreme reality and His understanding and counsel will enrich everyone so that ignorance will be personally banished.

The earlier verses declare the One who will sow and spread this glorious knowledge – vv1-5. The reference is to the Messiah who will come and manifest His great knowledge on all fronts, filling the earth with His wisdom, understanding, counsel, might justice, truth etc. Christ has appeared with the intention of leading people out of spiritual, moral and intellectual darkness into the light of Himself and all true knowledge. He would possess the capacity to make known the truth about His person and then open the understanding to the character and ways of God.

This is to serve as an encouragement and inspiration here and now. Although there are great prospects ahead at the end of time when the perfect knowledge of Himself and understanding on life and other vital factors will be unveiled, it is possible that now sure and pure revelation can proceed from Him. He desires to come to you and to manifest Himself as the source of revelation and counsel. He did state: “I Am the Light of the world, he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life” – John 8: 12. As you follow Him you will know a life of light that will make life meaningful and profitable in every way.

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