Thursday, 17 August 2017
Someone once said to a great Theologian
that he conceded that he had good faith.
he relied to this by saying the following.
'' So you allow me good faith , I have never
conceded myself good faith. And when
once the day comes when I have to appear before
my Lord, then I will not come with my deeds
with the volumes of my Dogmatics in the
basket upon my back. All the angels there
would have to laugh. But then I shall say,
' I have always meant well; I had good faith
No , then I will only say one thing: Lord be
merciful to me a poor sinner.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
A friend of mine shared with me about
his daughter and her husband were looking
to buy a house. They saw one that really took
their fancy, had their hearts set on it, but to
their great disappointment it didn't happen .they
had prayed about it, but the good news was
another house came on the market, that was
better in everyway. Now it is Selwyn Hughes
who said about prayer ,''No prayer goes unanswered
for the answer will come in one of four forms.(1 )
Yes ( 2 ) No ( 3 ) Hear is something better; ( 4 )
Wait to see what I will do.
Elijah was really down ,so much so he prayed to
God ,to take his life ,He was talking to God not to
himself. He does not contemplate suicide, but asks
God to act. His prayer is answered with a mag-
nificence which defeats the imagination, for the
man who prayed to die.. never died at all. ( 2 Ki. 2:11)
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Selwyn Hughes writes a number of observations
on prayer, as our experience bears witness,waiting can be
the most difficult,'' The waiting times said a
philosopher , are the times that try men's souls.
They certainly are. Ask yourself now; How good
am I at waiting for God's answer to my prayer?.
The ability to wait says more about your spirituality
than almost any other thing''.
Psalm 40 v1
I waited patiently for the Lord ; He turned to me
and heard my cry.
Saturday, 12 August 2017
David Atkinson, wrote,'' A god whom we
know through our own reasoning is not
the God of the Bible or of the Christian
church.'' A friend of mine was talking to
Jewish lady, who expressed an interest in
Christianity . so he told her about Jesus, and he
told her that He was God , He showed her a
passage from the OT, which the Jew's still
use, as the word of God . It reads ,'The virgin
will be with child and will give birth to a son,
and will call him Immanuel. 'Immanuel means
'God with us', This scripture was fulfilled when
Jesus was born ,and it means what it says.
A. W. Tozer.
''God came to us in the incarnation, in incarnation;
in atonement He reconciled us to Himself, and by
faith and love we enter and lay hold on Him.''
Friday, 11 August 2017
One day a group of boys were out not doing
anything special. One the lads suggested that they
do a bit of shoplifting, most of the group agreed ,
but one lad did not, he said he was not prepared .
to , they asked him why ?,he was silent, then he spoke,
'' he said if his father found out, he would not be
pleased. My father loves me, but he will still
punish me ,I am afraid of that'', with that he turned
from his friends and went home.
Proverbs 1 v 7.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning
of knowledge ,but fools despise wisdom
Thursday, 10 August 2017
So it did not happen, the fastest man to run
the metres ,did not win the final at the World
championship in London. To many he is an idol
who appeared unbeatable, but it was not to be.
Of course if one follows sport ,we soon find out
that favourites do not always win. Simply, because
we are talking about human beings ,not machines.
The football team I follow on the TV will not
always win, because that's the way life is. Failing
is not nice, no one likes to fail ,but we will, the
question is this we can grow in failures, or we can
shrivel up and die, that goes for a failed marriage,
a failed business , a failure , morally. As a Christian
I believe one can rise from failure, the fact is, we are
all failures, for we are all sinners. To not recognise
that fact ,is the greatest failure of all, to accept this
truth, is the first step in rising up from all our failures,
and it starts at the cross of Jesus.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
I was watching the ,'World Athletic Championships', and
Mo Farah was running, and of course he won the gold .
The thing that struck me about him was, he is very thin,
and yet he is world champion. The fact is none of the other
competitors carried much weight, fat people don't win
races. It is the writer to the Hebrews who likens the Christian
life, as a race, a spiritual race. He writes to all the competitors
and says,'' Let us lay aside every weight'', The question we all
have to ask ourselves, what is holding us back?, or who is
holding us back?.
Dear Lord and Saviour, grant us grace to rid ourselves of those
things that are weights, that we know is holding us back, be it
so called friends, habits, past experiences, Amen.