Food for thought            6th March 09


Yea, he is altogether lovely.”
- Songs of Solomon_5:16

The superlative beauty of Jesus is all-attracting; it is not so much to be admired as to be loved. He is more than pleasant and fair, he is lovely. Surely the people of God can fully justify the use of this golden word, for he is the object of their warmest love, a love founded on the intrinsic excellence of his person, the complete perfection of his charms. Look, O disciples of Jesus, to your Master’s lips, and say, “Are they not most sweet?” Do not his words cause your hearts to burn within you as he talks with you by the way? Ye worshippers of Immanuel, look up to his head of much fine gold, and tell me, are not his thoughts precious unto you? Is not your adoration sweetened with affection as ye humbly bow before that countenance which is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars? Is there not a charm in his every feature, and is not his whole person fragrant with such a savour of his good ointments, that therefore the virgins love him? Is there one member of his glorious body which is not attractive?-one portion of his person which is not a fresh lodestone to our souls?-one office which is not a strong cord to bind your heart? Our love is not as a seal set upon his heart of love alone; it is fastened upon his arm of power also; nor is there a single part of him upon which it does not fix itself. We anoint his whole person with the sweet spikenard of our fervent love. His whole life we would imitate; his whole character we would transcribe. In all other beings we see some lack, in him there is all perfection. The best even of his favoured saints have had blots upon their garments and wrinkles upon their brows; he is nothing but loveliness. All earthly suns have their spots: the fair world itself hath its wilderness; we cannot love the whole of the most lovely thing; but Christ Jesus is gold without alloy-light without darkness-glory without cloud-”Yea, he is altogether lovely.”



The Lord is saying

Do not be afraid, I have seen your plight and I know that ALL IS WELL. You are looking at the problem from the wrong angle. Do not fret but know that I can be trusted with every detail of your life and I am working to bring the solution that will not only help you but many others with the understanding that I give you. Therefore, my child rejoice greatly in each situation knowing that I am turning all things round to good for those who love me. I will never let you go. I am with you always.


Unshakeable Confidence

When I first became a Christian I was so filled with joy and peace. I had no doubt that God loved me. But then, you know what can happen, things start to shake. We can start to become introverted and look inside to find if we are still forgiven, by how we feel. "Maybe God is mad with me" we fret. .... Friend's... when we do this we have come off of our solid ground.

Its time to get back onto a firm foundation, so that when all is shaking we will stand firm. This is our firm foundation.... We are forgiven, past present and future sins. The Lord has promised that He will never be angry with you again, He will never turn His face away from you. Believer if you have found yourself shaking... make up your mind to truly believe this... that you have forgiveness, not trying to get forgiveness and you shall be drawing from the wells of great joy, and from there all blessings flow..

Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Isa 54:9 For this [is as] the waters of Noah unto me: for [as] I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
Isa 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee


No No Can't be Jesus - Song by Shirley Howitt