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May 19th

Rev. E. Anderson

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AN IN MESSAGE FOR TODAY

The LORD does not desire anything should be absent from your life of blessing and usefulness. He has not only blessed you with new life and birth. Latent within you, by His grace and goodness, is choice ability when used under His inspiration and direction will not only enhance others, such will take you forward to be and do in a wholesome and wonderful fashion. There is no limit He puts on you. As you permit Him to reside and preside, so you will be surprised at the good things achieved in and through you. May the best happen to and through you today.

IMITATION OF CHRIST – Thomas A. Kempis

If thou thinkest that thou understandeth and knowest much; yet know that there be many things which thou knowest not.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. A good word in Christian thought and experience is ‘joy’ and this refers primarily to the knowledge and understanding that God seeks to impart to those who have a daily dynamic accord with Him. Those who really know and relate to God believe in His supreme power, that He can do anything. God the Father desires that His offspring through Christ will know how to perform in similar fashion.

JOY THAT COMES THROUGH GROWING LIKE CHRIST – John 15

Christ taught a very important truth when he said “ I Am the true Vine, and you are branches” – John 15.He the revealed the influence and impact that would result from this union and communion. There would be some positive consequence of this life unit and sustaining, spiritual system. The very nature and quality of Christ would come to be manifest in a glorious degree, there would be wonderful answers tp prayer and joy would know no limit- “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you and that your joy may be full” v11. It was to be an abiding and abounding created and sustained by His likeness.

Christ was ever delighted because He lived according to His Father’s pleasure that brought immense joy in heaven. He stood out on earth amongst men because of the likeness to His Father. He could honestly and humbly say, ‘He that hath seen Me hats seen the Father.’ That is a very high and noble attainment and acclamation.

That is the most worthy comment and commendation that people make concerning you. The song that was often sung by may Christians was: “To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, All ask to be like Him”. May that be your prayer and pursuit. To obtain such must the grant aim of your life. Be assured, Christ will know immense joy to see this fulfilled in you. 

DAILY MEDITATIONS

Meditation Notes

A CITY STIRRED – Acts 8: 1-25

It was because Christians were scattered by reason of persecution that the Christian message spread further afield. Philip the evangelist was stirred by the Lord as he moved to Samaria and immediately began to declare and share the Good News of Christ with the people there. The message was listened to by great crowds and was confirmed by the Lord with wonderful miracles. In consequence, there was great joy in the city and many people became believers. They were stirred enough to respond to Christ and become His disciples.

There was to be, however, a further spiritual stirring in the arrival of Peter and John. Something more was needed to be known and experienced by these new converts. They must enter into the blessing of knowing the baptism in the Holy Spirit – vv15-17. There was to be no stopping short in their new life in Christ. It was imperative that they possess the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit possess them so that they and the city would be continually stirred by God. In such a short time the Christian message and blessing had impacted that metropolis.

There is a tremendous need for our communities to be divinely stirred in this day and hour. This will only be when Christian leaders and believers begin to move out and risk all for Christ. What was wrought in the first century can become true of the twenty first as the vision and passion for Christ is known. The Lord would stir you up with His Spirit and Word so that you will proclaim Him and His work and worth. As you do so, He will confirm His presence and power in the miraculous in your area where you live and labour. Set your place on fire for God and bring great joy.

 

 

 

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