Food for thought    18th June 09

"In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence. "

Sir Isaac Newton



The Lord is saying...

And so you are beginning to see that I have been faithful all along. Yet it is still a walk in faith until you see the fullfilment of all that I have promised. You shall surely see full restoration and the years in the wilderness recompensed. For you have been faithful and stayed with me, nor have you been offended in me. But now I am stepping in and no more shall you be trodden down under other's feet. You shall be the head and not the tail.Those who have despised you and your stand for me shall see you rewarded and they shall be amazed that they had got it so wrong. Thank you child for believing in me. This is the joy and warmth of my heart, that you have trusted and stayed grateful, all these years..

God's Faithfulness

Psalm 37 3:Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident)in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. Amplified Version

The translation from Hebrew also implies to run for refuge to the Lord. I love to see this as running to the Lord like a child runs to its mother when its hurting. Also the translation from the Jewish bible implies the word cherish. When we feed on the promises of God and get them right down there in our 'belly' (heart) we are cherishing the faithfulness of the Shepherd; grazing on the goodness of our faithful friend. My version of the translation goes something like this: Run for refuge to the Lord and do kindly, good things, abide in the land, and graze on the Shepherd's faithfulness.

In this world where everything is crying out that either there is no God or that He doesn't love you, its important to cherish the truth that you are His sheep and He is your Shepherd and He is Faithful. To get that deep in your heart and nourish that thought will drive away the fears that so easily come to haunt us

John 10: 7 -11 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.





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I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse.”
- Son_5:1
The heart of the believer is Christ’s garden. He bought it with his precious blood, and he enters it and claims it as his own. A garden implies separation. It is not the open common; it is not a wilderness; it is walled around, or hedged in. Would that we could see the wall of separation between the church and the world made broader and stronger. It makes one sad to hear Christians saying, “Well, there is no harm in this; there is no harm in that,” thus getting as near to the world as possible. Grace is at a low ebb in that soul which can even raise the question of how far it may go in worldly conformity. A garden is a place of beauty, it far surpasses the wild uncultivated lands. The genuine Christian must seek to be more excellent in his life than the best moralist, because Christ’s garden ought to produce the best flowers in all the world. Even the best is poor compared with Christ’s deservings; let us not put him off with withering and dwarf plants. The rarest, richest, choicest lilies and roses ought to bloom in the place which Jesus calls his own. The garden is a place of growth. The saints are not to remain undeveloped, always mere buds and blossoms. We should grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Growth should be rapid where Jesus is the Husbandman, and the Holy Spirit the dew from above. A garden is a place of retirement. So the Lord Jesus Christ would have us reserve our souls as a place in which he can manifest himself, as he doth not unto the world. O that Christians were more retired, that they kept their hearts more closely shut up for Christ! We often worry and trouble ourselves, like Martha, with much serving, so that we have not the room for Christ that Mary had, and do not sit at his feet as we should. The Lord grant the sweet showers of his grace to water his garden this day.








Song spot

Rivers of Mercy

Shirley Howitt