Week 51: Thursday

WEEK 51 : THURSDAY

STAY CLOSE TO THE SOURCE OF STRENGTH

“You will break the bow if you keep it always bent.” – Greek Motto

Psalms 46:10 (NLT)
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
Quiet places are very hard to find these days.
There was a nature recorder by the name of Gordon Hempton made an observation that in a city, quiet spots are hard to find. Just look at his findings: The hum of power lines can be heard upward of two miles. A chain saw cuts the quiet for more than five miles. A road noise can travel eight up to ten miles. A coal-fired power plant can be heard up to fifteen miles away. A major airport can cast a “noise shadow” longer than fifty miles.
There are times we need to compel ourselves to quiet down our spirits and drop everything that we are doing and find a quiet spot. We need to stay close to the source of our strength. It is called the gaze of the soul.
Believing, then, is directing the heart’s attention to Jesus. It is lifting the mind to ‘behold the Lamb of God’, and never ceasing that beholding for the rest of our lives. At first this may be difficult but it comes easier as we look steadily at his wondrous person quiet and without strain. Distractions may hinder. But once the heart is committed to him, after each brief excursion away from him. The attention will return again and rest upon him like a wandering bird coming back to its window. – Tozer
Did Jesus use a modem?
At the Sermon on the Mount?
Did He ever try a broadcast fax,
To send His message out?
Did the disciples carry beepers,
As they went about their route?
Did Jesus use a modem,
At the Sermon on the Mount?
Did Paul use a laptop,
With lots of RAM and ROM?
Were his letters posted on a bbc@paul.rome.com?
Did the man from Macedonia,
Send an E-Mail saying “Come?”
Did Paul use a laptop,
With lots of RAM and ROM?
Did Moses use a joystick,
At the parting of the Red Sea?
And a Satellite Guidance Tracking System,
To show him where to be?
Did he write the law on tablets,
Or are they really on CD?
Did Moses use a joystick,
At the parting of the Red Sea?
Did Jesus really die for us,
One day upon a tree?
Or was it just a Hologram,
Or Technical Wizardry?
Can you download the Live Action Video Clip,
To play on your PC?
Did Jesus really die for us,
One day upon a tree?
Have the wonders of this modern age,
Made you question what is true?
How a single man, in a simple time,
Could offer life anew?
How a sinless life, a cruel death,
Then a glorious life again,
Could offer more to a desperate world,
Than all the inventions of men?
If in your life, the voice of God,
Is sometimes hard to hear.
With other voices calling,
His doesn’t touch your ear.
Then set aside your laptop and modem,
And all your fancy gear.
And open your Bible, open your heart,
And let your Father draw near.

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