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Friday, January 22 2021
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

Good morning , grab a cuppa and enjoy a read

Only 344 days to the year 2022

Scripture Of The Day

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Psalms 4:4

Read The Bible In a Year

Exodus 4-6 ; Matthew 14:22-36

Thoughts For The Day

Never go backward. Attempt, and do it with all your might. Determination is power.

Those who don't understand determination call determination stubbornness or too driven. To be determined is to see it through!

"Your road to success should always be under construction"

Motivation For The Day

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why it's recommended daily.

On This Day

1905 - Russia's 'Bloody Sunday' in St Petersburg as guards at the Winter Palace open fire on a procession of workers and their families carrying a petition for the Tsar. More than are 100 killed - sparking riots elsewhere in Russia.
1923 - The tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhaman is opened by British archaeologists Lord Caenarvon and Howard Carter.
1924 - Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's first Labour Prime Minister.
1944 - World War II: Allied troops begin landing at Anzio on the coast of Italy.
1952 - First broadcast of the BBC Radio comedy programme 'The Goon Show' with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan and Michael Bentine.
1972 - The United Kingdom, the Irish Republic and Denmark join the European Common Market.
1973 - American boxer George Foreman knocks out Joe Frasier in Kingston, Jamaica, to become world heavyweight champion.

Personal Story Of The Day

     ...Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the LORD,
     1 Samuel 20:42

references from 1 Samuel 20:1-42

God was certainly present in the biblical friendship of Jonathan and David. He was its foundation (v23, 42). From a human perspective, the barriers to friendship were insurmountable; Jonathan was heir to the throne of Israel, but David was Gods chosen replacement. Jonathans father, Saul, was trying to kill David. Jonathan had everything to lose, including his family and his future (v30-31). Yet in faith, like Rahab and Ruth, he chose Gods side above what was near and dear. He showed wisdom in choosing a godly friend.

In todays verses, Jonathan acted in a practical way to meet an urgent need. He carried out a risky plan to test Sauls mood and secretly inform David. He could have betrayed him, but he kept his promise. He had initiated a covenant of friendship. His integrity was on the line, and he stood ready to serve and sacrifice (v16-17).

David was not yet in a position to reciprocate, but he accepted Jonathans blessing and later showed kindness (covenant love) to his descendants (v13-15). Such mercy was dangerous, as it left alive potential rivals to his kingship, but he did it anyway.

At the end of todays chapter, David and Jonathan parted, probably for the last time. They wept, kissed, and bowed, showing grief, affection, and respect. In both emotions and actions, they displayed true brotherhood (cf. 2 Sam. 1:25-26).

Jokes Of The Day

In a Sunday school class the teacher asked the students to write down the Ten Commandments.

For the fifth commandment one boy put, "Humor thy father and thy mother."


A little boy was in a relative's wedding. As he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd (alternating between bride's side and groom's side). While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar. So it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR all the way down the aisle. As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the pulpit. The little boy, however, was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing, and was also near tears by the time he reached the pulpit. When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, 'I was being the Ring Bear.'

A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied: "They couldn't get a baby-sitter."

Riddle Of The Day

Walk on the living, they don't even mumble, step on the dead, they mutter and grumble. What is the thing that is muttering and grumbling?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
There was this black dog in the middle of a black road all the houses are black and the moon and stars weren't out.The power was out in this town and a guy whose headlights were out was driving down the road and almost hit the dog but he swerved just in time.How did the man see the dog?
It was daylight

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

When I opened the mail I told my wife I had a traffic fine... a photo of the car breaking the law. She was about to get one up on me, but then I said, "Wait a minute! I can explain everything."

I told her that I had been traveling through the tolls and the beeper failed to work properly.  This is not the first time that the transducer has not worked properly. A simple phone call and the problem is solved.

This incident reminded me that it's possible to tell a lie while making a true statement. It's done by using words that have a double meaning, or by making incomplete statements to leave an erroneous impression.

People often tell half truths and use certain terms that are intended to mislead others. When selling a used TV, for example, the seller may emphasize the great picture quality but neglect to tell the buyer that the volume control doesn't work properly. Then, he can later rationalize and say, "I told the truth. I told him the picture was great. He didn't ask me about the sound." This is just another form of lying.

Instead of stretching or bending the truth to serve our own agenda, let's heed the words of Scripture: "Do not lie to one another" (Colossians 3:9).


A Fearless Bird!

Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 25:17

As I watched the birds at the feeder, I was amazed at just how much birds are like people. This one bird, which I had thought to be a 'nice' bird, seemed to want to be alone on the feeder. He would sit with a seed in his mouth, guarding the perch. Every time another bird happened to light upon the bird feeder, this particular bird would strike out at him with his bill. Or, he would flutter, as if angry that this bird would even think of encroaching on 'his' territory!

I was amazed at the similarities in that one bird and people. A child will take over a toy, whether it is his/hers or not, and defy anyone to touch it. I've often heard, "No, MINE"! And, you know that child means business. Adults are just as bad. We 'attach' ourselves to a particular place in church. Then, when someone comes in that doesn't realize that this seat is 'taken', we get all upset. We've been denied our 'rightful seat', and we lose our cool. At other times, in stores, we make sure we are first in line, and there is NO way we will let someone else in front of us. I've seen people step out of line, in a crowded store, and tell someone to 'hold' their place; they have to check on something else. That person thinks that it's 'their right' to that spot; after all, they stood there for awhile.

Fear has no place in our lives. I watched the birds, fearlessly fly right back down and try to feed. They didn't let that one little bird take over and keep them from their rightful place on that feeder. We shouldn't let fear rule our lives either. We shouldn't be afraid to speak up, when a wrong is done. God doesn't want us to be door mats for anyone. You have a right to get upset, when someone does you wrong, but not to get revenge. The only fear we should have is of God, that we do right in His sight. We are not to take advantage of people. If we fear God, then we will be doing right towards others. We could do well to learn from the birds. Don't let the 'bullies' in your life ruin your Christian walk. Serve God, do right to others, and trust God to take care of those that try to dominate you with bullying!

Facts Of The Day

  • Astronaut Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon with his left foot.

  • The actor who played X-wing pilot Wedge in the original Star Wars trilogy has a famous nephew: actor Ewan McGregor, who plays the young Obi-Wan in the newer Star Wars films.

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Closing Thought

Lord, today I will ring two people and cheer them up.