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Wednesday, April 14 2021
from the Brisbane Revival Fellowship

God's grace to every one of you

Only 262 days to the year 2022

Scripture Of The Day

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:5

Read The Bible In a Year

1 Samuel 25-26 ; Luke 12:32-59

Thoughts For The Day

Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.

Self-importance is our greatest enemy.

Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.

Motivation For The Day

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.

On This Day

1471 - War of the Roses: the Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians at the Battle of Barnet.
1828 - Noah Webster publishes his American Dictionary of the English Language.
1900 - French President Loubet opens the Paris International Exhibition
1931 - Spain becomes a Republic.
1950 - Comic strip hero Dan Dare, the pilot of a space ship, makes his first appearance in the first edition of the comic, the Eagle.
1981 - First space-back-to-earth normal landing of the American Space Shuttle.
1996 - British golfer Nick Faldo wins the US Masters title for the third time.

Personal Story Of The Day

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John 6:35

References from  Matthew 13:53-14:36  

What is true faith?  In today's verses, Jesus miracles followed up on yesterdays parables. These miracles essentially continue to explain the nature of true faith. What can we learn?

Initially, we see that true faith is a necessary condition for miracles (13:58). The people of Jesus hometown, Nazareth, thought they knew Him, and familiarity had bred contempt. They saw for themselves His miraculous powers and heard His wise teaching, but their amazement did not spur them to faith. Instead, they pridefully took offense and rejected Him.

True faith, by contrast, makes us willing to sacrifice our very lives in the cause of righteousness. John the Baptist provides a good model. He had condemned the public immorality of Herod's brother, then thanks to an angry woman and Herod's careless promise he paid the ultimate price. No doubt he died strong in his faith, seeing Jesus had responded to his questions.

True faith also understands that Jesus is the all sufficient Provider, as we see in the feeding of the five thousand. And He didnt just provide a light snack; there were twelve basketfuls left over! Spiritually, too, Jesus is not stingy: I have come that they may have life, and that they might have it abundantly (John 10:10).

Finally, true faith can do what seems to be impossible. If we see through eyes of faith... that is, if we keep our eyes fixed on Christ and his promises... we can run our spiritual races victoriously (cf. Heb. 12:23). His presence is the key to keeping up our courage (Mat 14:27). We have been filled with the Spirit... we have the power to get things done and miracles for everything, but do we have the faith to use it?

Jokes Of The Day

According to report, the U.S. has a bazooka-like gun used for firing dead chickens at aircraft windshields as a safety test. They supposedly sent one of these guns to the U.K. for the British to use.

Not long after this the British sent the U.S. a memo saying their aircraft windshields must be defective. Not only did they all fail the test but there was also considerable damage to the instruments and even some broken seats!

The U.S. reportedly replied that the chickens were to be thawed before using...


Joe had asked Bob to help him out with the deck after work, so Bob just went straight over to Joe's place. When they got to the door, Joe went straight to his wife, gave her a hug and told her how beautiful she was and how much he had missed her at work.

When it was time for supper, he complimented his wife on her cooking, kissed her and told her how much he loved her.

Once they were working on the deck, Bob told Joe that he was surprised that he fussed so much over his wife. Joe said that he'd started this about 6 months ago, it had revived their marriage, and things couldn't be better.

Bob thought he'd give it a go. When he got home, he gave his wife a massive hug, kissed her and told her that he loved her.

His wife burst into tears.

Bob was confused and asked why she was crying. She said, "This is the worst day of my life. First, little Billy fell off his bike and twisted his ankle. Then, the washing machine broke and flooded the basement. And now, you come home drunk!"



Red Tape Holds Up New

(You mean there's something
stronger than duct tape?! )


Something Went Wrong in Jet
Crash, Expert Says

(No, really? )


Police Begin Campaign to Run
Down Jaywalkers

(Now that's taking things a bit


Miners Refuse to Work after

(Those good-for-nothing lazy


Juvenile Court to
Try Shooting Defendant

(See if that works any better
than a fair trial! )


War Dims Hope for

(I can see where it might have
that effect! )

If Strike Isn't Settled
Quickly, It May Last Awhile

(Ya' think?!)


Cold Wave Linked to

(Who would have


Enfield Couple Slain;
Police Suspect Homicide

(They may be on to something! )


New Study of Obesity Looks
for Larger Test Group

(Weren't they fat enough?! )


Kids Make Nutritious

(Do they taste like


Local High School Dropouts
Cut in Half

(Chain-saw Massacre all over
again! )


Hospitals are Sued
by 7 Foot Doctors

(Boy, are they tall! )


Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery;
Hundreds Dead

(Did I read that
right? )


Riddle Of The Day

A guy weighs 100 pounds plus half his weight. How much does he weigh?

Answer to Yesterdays Riddle
Mary's parents have four children, north, south and east. Whats the fourth childs name?
the fourth childs name is not west... it is Mary... read the question again.

Devotional Thoughts Of The Day

We can all struggle with spiritual negativity and laziness.  Some days our circumstances threaten to overwhelm us, and we struggle just to pray.  Many times we just don’t feel like doing the things we know we should.  For one reason or another, God sometimes seems far off and unreachable.

David faced times like these in his life.  The Psalms are filled with verses that express his despair and feeling of abandonment.

Yet the Psalms also give us the key to living victoriously during the dark periods of life.  Let’s take a quick look at Psalm 119:89-95*.

“Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.  Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.  They stand this day according to Your ordinances…”

My circumstances or feelings have not changed God.  He is the same God today as He was when He hung the stars in the sky, led the Israelites through the Red Sea , and fed the five thousand. He is always waiting to serve us, so we can then be motivated to serve others... despite our feelings. His plan works regardless of our feelings. As the chorus says... trust and obey... there is no other way


Commitment To Love

O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. Psalms 31:23

People meet, fall in love, and decide to marry. Sometimes, they marry with many misconceptions of what marriage will be for them. Romantic notions are often overwhelming, yet, those notions don't always materialize, after the marriage takes place. We fall back into reality, and reality doesn't always make room for lots of romance. We have to work, keep house, and soon, along comes the children. Our dreams of midnight talks in the moonlight, red roses for our anniversary, chocolates for Valentine's Day, or vacations in the islands just don't happen often! Nevertheless, we don't call off the marriage, simply because our expectations of the 'storybook marriage' just didn't materialize! No, we work to make our marriage happy, and an example that our children can look at, when they begin to start their married lives. We are committed to having a happy relationship, to love each other, until death do us part!

Spiritually, love is a commandment. We are told to love our neighbor as ourselves. We first have to love ourselves in order to love another. When we commit our lives to another, as in our marriage vows, we are to love that person as we love ourselves. When we commit our souls to God, His love then dwells in us, and we show forth this love to others. We have to stay committed to God daily, in order for His love to flow out of us so that others may see the power of Christ in us.

Facts Of The Day

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Closing Thought

Lord, help me to do what I can, and in the doing to find new confidence of larger responsibilities