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Monday, June 14 2021
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

Is God part of your Life or parted from your life?

Only 201 days to the year 2022

Scripture Of The Day

Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
Psalms 32:22

Read The Bible In a Year

Ezra 9-10 ; Acts 1

Thoughts For The Day

"There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest." ....Napoleon I

" Too many pray for peace with their fists clenched. "

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them

Motivation For The Day

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

On This Day

1645 - English Civil War: Battle of Naseby, Northamptonshire. Parliamentary forces commanded by Oliver Cromwell defeat the Royalist troops of Charles I despite being heavily outnumbered.
1777 - In America, Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes as its official flag.
1789 - Whisky distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. Its named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
1908 - Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing the building of another four major warships.
1962 - The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency.
1968 - British yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnson sets out to sail solo around the world.
1970 - Manchester United footballer Bobby Charlton plays his 106th and last international match for England v West Germany in the World Cup finals in Mexico.His first game had been in April 1958 against Scotland.
2002 - Large asteroid just misses earth... 3 days after it passed its closest point.
2017 - Fire in Grenfell tower block in london kills 79 people.

Personal Story Of The Day

Twenty years ago, a friend drove a taxi for a living. When he arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. Under these circumstances, many drivers would just toot once or twice, wait a minute, then drive away. But, he had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, he always went to the door. This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, he reasoned to himself. So he walked to the door and knocked. "Just a minute", answered a frail, elderly voice. He could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 80's stood before him. She was wearing a print dress and a fashion hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie. By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no knick knacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware. "Would you carry my bag out to the car?" she asked. He took the suitcase to the taxi, then returned to assist the woman. She took his arm and they walked slowly toward the car. She kept thanking him for his kindness. "It's nothing," he told her. "I just try to treat my passengers the wayI would want my mother treated." "Oh, you're such a good boy," she said. When they got in the taxi, she gave him an address, then asked, "Could you drive through the city?" "It's not the shortest way," He answered quickly. "Oh, I don't mind," she said. "I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice." he looked in the rear view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. "I don't have any family left," she continued. "The doctor says I don't have very long." He quietly reached over and shut off the meter "What route would you like me to take?" he asked. For the next two hours, they drove through the city. She showed him the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator. They drove through the suburbs where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had him pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl. Sometimes she'd ask him to slow down in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing. As the first hint of sun was lighting the horizon, she suddenly said, "I'm tired. Let's go now." They drove in silence to the address she had given him. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico. Two orderlies came out to the taxi as soon as they pulled up. They were careful and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her. He opened the boot and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair. "How much do I owe you?" she asked, reaching into her purse. "Nothing," he said. "You have to make a living," she answered. "There are other passengers," he responded. Almost without thinking, he bent and gave her a hug. She held onto him tightly. "You gave an old woman a little moment of joy," she said. "Thank you." He squeezed her hand, then walked into the dim morning light. Behind him, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life. He didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. He drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, he could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if he had refused to take the job, or had tooted once, then driven away? On a quick review, he didn't think that the had done anything more important in his life. We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware--beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one. There is nothing more precious than a human life. And even more so, when spirit filled.

Jokes Of The Day

"Doctor, I have an ear ache."
2000 BC - "Here, eat this root."
1000 BC - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1850 AD - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."
1940 AD - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."
1985 AD - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 AD - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root!"


Six year old Betty and her four year old brother, Peter were sitting together in church. Peter giggled, sang and talked out loud. Finally, his big sister had had enough. "You're not supposed to talk out loud in church." "Why? Who's going to stop me?"

Betty pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers."


One day, a teacher, a garbage collector and a lawyer wound up together at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter informed them that in order to get into Heaven, they would each have to answer one question. St. Peter addressed the teacher and asked, "What was the name of the ship that crashed into an iceberg? They just made a movie about it." The teacher answered quickly, "That would be the Titanic." St. Peter let him through the gate. St. Peter turned to the garbage man and decided to make the question a little harder, "How many people died on the ship?" Fortunately for him, the trash man had just seen the movie and answered, "About 1,500." "That's right! You may enter." St. Peter then turned to the lawyer. "Name them."


Riddle Of The Day

What gets whiter the dirtier it gets?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
What three things go up and down, but never move?
Answer: Stairs, temperature, and the stock market

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. - Revelation 2:4

References from Song of Solomon 5:2-3

Not long after they were married, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had an argument. Afterwards the prince left the room in anger, went to his private quarters, and locked the door. Victoria followed him and knocked loudly at the door demanding that he let her in. Who's there? Albert answered, knowing full well that it was his wife. 'The queen of England' she replied and demanded to be admitted. This went on for some time. Each time Albert refused to admit her. At last, Victoria gave the door a soft tap. Whos there? the prince asked again. The queen gently replied, Your wife, Albert. The prince opened the doo rand let her in.The phrase the honeymoon is over alludes to the fact that people who have been married awhile sometimes act differently from those who are recently married. The same can be true in the spiritual realm. Those who begin the Christian life with great zeal can grow cold. In our verse above, we see Jesus criticism of the church of Ephesus because they had forsaken their first love. In the Solomon verses, the groom comes seeking the bride at what seems to be an inopportune time. Her initial response is one of reluctance. When she finally does open the door, she discovers that the moment has passed. Her lover has departed. This is a good picture of our insensitivity to divine love. We have an idea that the beloved one should be ready whenever we are, but it is not always so, and so when He comes to our hearts door, we practically say, 'No; it is inconvenient. I do not want to drop things right now. this is not what Christ wants from us.


How would you answer if Jesus were to ask you, "What do you seek?" (John 1:38). Would you ask Him for health and fitness? A better job? A happier marriage? Financial security? Vindication from a false accusation? Salvation for a wayward loved one? An explanation of some difficult theological concept? For two disciples of John the Baptist, this situation was more than an exercise in imagination. One day while they were with John, Jesus walked bye and John announced, "Behold the Lamb of God!" (v36). Instead of continuing to follow John, his two disciples started following Jesus. When Jesus saw them, He asked, "What seek ye?" (v38). Apparently John had taught them well, because their answer indicated that they were not seeking something for themselves but Jesus Himself. They wanted to know where Jesus was staying. Not only did Jesus show them the place, He spent the remainder of the day with them. I wonder how often we miss an opportunity to spend time with the Lord because we're seeking something other than His presence. I know from experience that the more time I spend with the Lord, the less desire I have for a lot of things that once seemed very important.

Facts Of The Day

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Closing Thought

Lord, help me to remember that I can't always fix things... help me to always put my trust in You.