But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 4:29
In the normal course of things, a certain number of distractions are bound to come to each one of us; but if we learn to be inwardly still these can be rendered relatively harmless. It would not be hard to compile a long list of names of Christians who carried upon their shoulders the burden of state or the responsibilities of business and yet managed to live in great inward peace with the face of the Lord in full view. They have left us a precious legacy in the form of letters, journals, hymns and devotional books that witness to the ability of Christ to calm the troubled waters of the soul as He once calmed the waves on the Sea of Galilee. And today as always those who listen can hear His still, small voice above the earthquake and the whirlwind.
While the grace of God will enable us to overcome inevitable distractions, we dare not presume upon God’s aid and throw ourselves open to unnecessary ones. The roving imagination, an inquisitive interest in other people’s business, preoccupation with external affairs beyond what is absolutely necessary: these are certain to lead us into serious trouble sooner or later. The heart is like a garden and must be kept free from weeds and insects. To expect the fruits and flowers of Paradise to grow in an untended heart is to misunderstand completely the processes of grace and the ways of God with men. Only grief and disappointment can result from continued violation of the divine principles that underlie the spiritual life. – A.W. Tozer
Daylight savings starts at 2:00am this Sunday, March 12, 2017. Don’t be late for Church!
“Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!”
Trinitarian Bible Society Meeting
Saturday March 18th, 2017 held at the Netherlands Reformed congregation, 5650 – 14th Avenue, Markham.
12:00p.m. Light Lunch followed by a presentation on “The Reformation Still Matters”
Port Hope FPC Easter Bible Conference
Rev. Colin Mercer – Faith FPC, Greenville, SC
Good Friday, April 14th at 3:30p.m. & 7:00p.m.
Supper will be provided between services on Friday.
Saturday, April 15th, at 7:00p.m.
All are welcome to attend.
Please Pray for
Special Prayer Requests
Aaron Cranston, Francesca Fernandes, Jenny Tian, Anna Tan, Aszerina Ijaodola and Robert Nebitko. Please pray for young Daniel Santos who is having shoulder surgery due to a broken bone.