Food for thought    24th April 09

“What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery.
What we do today makes a difference - the precious present moment.” - Nick Saban

There's a sea of mercy
on which you can rely.
When you've run out of answers
and there's nothing left to try.
When the battles got too much for you
you'll know that now's the time,
to give up on your own strength
and start to depend on mine

Come and cast yourself
on my merciful sea
and then one by one
give your troubles to me.
Don't be scared to jump now.
You'll see you cannot drown.
For you'll be resting in my Father's arms wrapped up in His promise.

"I will never never never let you down"..

Shirley Howitt





The Lord is saying: Its time to rest child in my love. Its time for refreshing; its time to drink. Stop a while at my fountain and take a long drink, for your resources have been drained and drawn heavily upon, for the needs have been plenty. But I will replenish as you drink and as you stop and as you rest.

...that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.. Acts 3:19


When we live in the past... we find no rest there, for God is not in the past. When we worry about the future, we find no rest there, for God is not in the future. He is in the eternal "now" and His provision is right here when we need it..
When Moses asked what name he should quote to Pharoah when explaining who had sent him, God answered and told him to say "I AM who I AM sent me" Our God is everything we need him to be right now. He is not called "I was" or "I will be" but "I am". When we realise we haven't got a past for we are new every moment and we step into the eternal now, we find that God is all in all. Worship and praise can be a door into that state of mind when we enter into fellowship with him and find that "All is well" after all. If we can learn to live in the "precious present" we will find great peace.

When I was at university, many times it would look like I would not have the fare to pay for the train journey. One day travelling back home I was talking to the Lord about not having the fare for the next day to go back to university and take an exam. The Lord showed me clearly that he had provided for 'today' and tomorrow he would provide for that particular 'today'. It put my mind at rest and the next morning before I was due to leave the house a friend came and asked me to do a short sewing job. I was paid exactly my train fare. God never let me down in all that time I was at university ...or since..

Matthew 6:24 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.












Song Spot

Rivers of mercy

Shirley Howitt