CONFIDENCE

werner-150x150-e1367980712224About “confidence” I am reading on the last page of the book Stonewalled by Sharyl Attkisson.

Confidence in the news media is mentioned. Confidence in TV news is mentioned. Confidence in the Internet is mentioned.

Everybody agrees on the following says a Gallup poll (June 2014):

Confidence in the news media is lower than ever. Confidence in TV news is lower than the confidence in the Internet. That means that there is more confidence in the Internet than in the TV news.

The author of Stonewalled says also that we must do our own research, that we must consult those we trust, that we must make up our own mind and that we must think for ourselves.

I have confidence and trust in the Bible. Why? The answer is that the Bible IS the Word of God (it does not contain the Word of God) and that it says in Matthew 24:35:

“HEAVEN AND EARTH WILL PASS AWAY, BUT MY WORDS WILL NEVER PASS AWAY.”

“A KIND WORD”

At the beach

At the beach

“Don’t underestimate how much a kind word can help,” is “The Thought For This Week” in the magazine called The People’s Friend, January 14, 2012.

1. KIND WORDS helped the brother’s of Joseph. Joseph spoke kind words. You read that in Genesis 50:21, the first book of the Bible.

2. KIND WORDS helped those who stumbled. Job spoke kind words to people. Please read Job 4:4.

3. KIND WORDS help to turn away wrath. The Bible teaches that in Proverbs 15:1.

4. KIND WORDS help to break a bone. Please read that in the Old Testament in Proverbs 25:15.

5. KIND WORDS help to instruct us. That is said about The Wife of Noble Character in Proverbs 31:26

6. KIND WORDS help not only to instruct us , but they help also to sustain the weary. The Sovereign LORD has given the prophet Isaiah an instructed tongue and the word that sustains the weary.  Read Isaiah 50:4

7. KIND WORDS helped King Johoiachin. Evil – Merodach , the King of Babylon, spoke kind words. You find those kind words in Jeremiah 52:32.

Kind Words can help you too.

HOW BIG ARE YOU?

“You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him,” is on the list of church signs someone sent me a long time ago.

I was reminded of that this morning, but I would not say that I was all that discouraged.

Today I am reading about a Maori lady in our local paper, The Northern News, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, who refuses to give in. She is also not listening to people who say that things are impossible to do and she is not giving up!

She was named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queens Birthday honors in recognition of her work for others.

Success & Failure

Success & Failure

“If you have success, give the glory to God. But if you feel you have failed, don’t give up!”

That’s what a Bible College Principal included in his address to the graduates many years ago.

War Cry Giveaway

To win a copy of in Jesus’ Name, tell us how you experience God in your daily life.

I experience God in my daily life, when I am acting in accordance with His will.

First of all there is the Bible

Secondly there is the working of the Holy Spirit in  my hert.

Thirdly there are the outward circumstances.

When those three things  are in harmony, I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of God.

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“BEHEMOTH” (Job 40:15)

“Behemoth” I am calling the huge thing. It entered the room I am working in not many days ago and looks monstrous. I am looking at it right now.

It replaced the old machine. The old machine was a really good product. I cannot even remember, when I bought it. All I know is that it was many many years ago. I really liked it and it was pleasant to look at. Or did I get used to it over the years? Even when the machine started to leak, it kept going. But eventually it happened, it died. It was a sad occasion, because I knew how to work it.

Slowly I am getting used to the “Behemoth.” The truth is that I like already the Brother printer HL – 3150CDN

LEADING

Written some time ago:

AT THE BEACH

AT THE BEACH

“I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.”

We are reading that promise in Proverbs 4:11.

Yesterday was Friday and I experienced the truth of that promise in a special way. Or should I rather say that I had my eyes especially open to see the leading of the Lord?

I was trying hard to get hold of a Justice of the Peace to sign an important document. Straight away I went to the pharmacy where I usually go for things like that, only to find out that the man I wanted was away.

A lady customer in the shop I had never met before heard me talking about my problem and told me that they would stamp my document at the local courthouse. But instead to go straight to the courthouse  I went to three other places in town hunting for a Justice of the Peace without success.

Eventually I got my business done at the courthouse and I am still thankful to the Lord for the stranger at the pharmacy.

Last Sunday I was not successful in picking up a magazine at the local Salvation Army premises. The premises of the Salvation Army are almost beside the Post Office where I was just about to post my signed and stamped document.

But before doing so it came to my mind to go to the Salvation Army building to enquire after the magazine. Just about when I was entering the building the Corps Officer came towards me and told me that he had found the magazines for last week not all that long ago.

All the saints are rejoicing when they are thinking about the leading of the Lord.

Fanny Crosby is one of the saints and she gave us the beautiful hymn which begins like this:

“All the way my Saviour leads me,

What have I besides to ask?”