I Pray TONIGHT that the Lord take away all feelings of uncertainty and being out of control. We pray that YOUR perfect love would cast out all fear tonight and replace it with confidence in YOUR sufficiency. Tonight as we hold tightly to the hand of Jesus, I pray you allow Him to lead you through the darkest night. He knows the road ahead and can bring us all back into the light of HIS love and grace. WALK in that light so that you can be a beacon to a lost world… I pray that you trust Him in all areas of your life. The harder it gets the tighter you hold His hand. Knowing that He is always before you. One step at a time. Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all of creation, can separate you from HIS loving Presence. Stand on that faith!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all!!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6PyNlr
Tonight I Pray that you never feel guilty for taking the time to seek out the Lord Jesus! When you do this it is in answer to the Holy Spirit within you. Nudging you to spend time visiting with Him, in prayer and communion. I pray that you recognize that He can transform you into an exceptional Christian when you turn over all of your passion to HIM and that His Love satisfies soul hunger like nothing else can!!! I pray you know that as His child made in His image, that you were designed to only find fulfillment through Him and His great and all-encompassing Love!!! Since this world is not our home I pray that you keep your eyes focused on the Lord and what He has for you. For He turns even dullest day bright and adds sparkle to the most mundane of tasks. Step out in faith allow His Presence to light the path before you where ever you may go. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love You All!!!! God Bless You!!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6PSQ6Y
TONIGHT I pray that you give all of your worries to Jesus. They are too heavy for you to carry, soon you will stagger under the load and eventually fall flat. I pray that you discipline yourself to live within the boundaries of today. Stop judging and evaluating yourself, for this is not your role. And don’t compare yourself to other people this produces feelings of pride inferiority; or sometimes a mixture of both. Trust in the Lord to lead you along the path that is uniquely tailored for you. I pray that you don’t look for affirmation in the wrong places: your own evaluations, or those of other people. I pray you come to the realization that real affirmation comes from the Lord Jesus and His unconditional love for you. If you let Him He will move mightily in your life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all!!! God bless you!!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6NT6Zt
by Charles R. Swindoll
”Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27
The scene is familiar: a hospital lobby with all the trimmings … soft sofas and folded newspapers … matching carpets and drapes illumined by eerie lighting … a uniformed lady at the desk, weary from answering the same questions … strange smells … and lots of people.
Everywhere there are people. A steady stream pours in and out, the faces marked by hurry and worry. Surrounding me are small clusters of coffee-sipping groups talking quietly or looking into space, blinking often, lost in a world of their own anguish. Some sit alone, restlessly studying the same page of a paperback for 10 minutes. A surgeon in faded green garb suddenly appears, bearing news to the waiting.
Frowns cut in. Lips tighten. Heads shake. Tears flow. Everyone stares—-momentarily identifying with the strangers. Soon it’s quiet again, increased apprehension mounts … and life goes on.
If I were a bug on the wall of this sterile establishment, I’d remember other places I’d clung to in my insect excursions—-other scenes of apprehension:
In the classroom, observing the new teacher on her first attempt with junior high schoolers. In the cramped study of the final-year med student as he crams the night before his oral exams. In the airport as a dad waves good-bye to his son leaving for overseas duty. In the nursery as an exhausted mother sits through the night beside a baby with a raging fever. In the car traveling cross-country, moving a family to an unfamiliar neighborhood with unknown streets and untried challenges. In the store of a businessman, squeezed in the inflation vise, wondering how he’ll make payroll on the first. Apprehension. It’s as American as a Chevy or TV dinners. And it’s strange. Apprehension is a notch or two above worry, but it feels like its twin. It isn’t strong enough to be fear, but neither is it mild enough to be funny. It’s in the category of a “mixed emotion.”
In some ways, apprehension leaves you crippled, immobile. It’s an undefined uneasiness—-a feeling of uncertainty, misgiving, and unrest. What frustration is to yesterday, apprehension is to tomorrow.
Paul had it when he set his face toward the heavy horizon over Jerusalem. His admission is found in Acts 20:22:
“And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there.” (NKJV)
A lot of emotion was packed into those 21 words. How did he feel? Bound in the spirit. Why was he uneasy? Not knowing the things that will happen to me. That’s apprehension. It’s no sin, nor is it reason for embarrassment. It is, rather, proof positive that you’re human. Unfortunately, it tends to smother your pleasant dreams by placing a pillow over your faith. Apprehension will strap a short leash on your vision and teach you to roll over and play dead when scary statistics and pessimistic reports snap their fingers.
Paul absolutely refused to run when apprehension whistled at him. Openly acknowledging its presence, he nevertheless stood his ground with the ringing words of Acts 20:24:
“But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus.”
Apprehension is impressive until determination pulls rank on it and forces it to salute. This is especially true when determination has been commissioned by the King of Kings. I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!! God bless you!!!
TONIGHT I Pray that you give all of your worries to Jesus. They are simply too heavy for you to carry, soon you will stagger under the load and eventually fall flat. I pray that you discipline yourself to live within the boundaries of today. Stop judging and evaluating yourself, for this is not your role. And don’t compare yourself to other people this produces feelings of pride inferiority; Or sometimes a mixture of both. Trust in the Lord to lead you along the path that is uniquely tailored for you. I pray that you don’t look for affirmation in the wrong places: your own evaluations, or those of other people. I pray you come to the realization that real affirmation comes from the Lord Jesus and His unconditional love for you. If you let Him He will move mightily in your life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all!!! God bless you!!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6N3sYv
TONIGHT I PRAY that you realize just how much Jesus loves you!!! I pray that you keep your eyes focused on Him so that when the waves of adversity roll over you and you are tempted to give up you won’t. As your circumstances consume more and more of your attention, and you are losing sight of Him, reach out for HIS hand instead. He is right there beside you. He is fully aware of your situation, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you were able to bear. Call out to Him… “Jesus help me.” And He will. He will never leave you or forsake you. Don’t be afraid to put all of your trust in HIM… Stand on that faith!!! I pray that He give you a real hunger for the Word of God so that you can grow in His Word, Will and Way for your life. In Jesus name we pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all!!! God bless you!!!♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6MCFT6
I Pray TONIGHT that the glory of God cover every aspect of your life - that every good gift your heavenly Father has for you is released in the name of Jesus! Reject every evil spiritual load placed on you be removed - every evil imagination and plan contrary to your life will fail woefully! From the ashes you will rise to proclaim the mighty name of Jesus - let His love call your name! Every doorway and ladder to satanic invasion in your life will be abolished forever by the blood of Jesus! Every plan of impossibility is set to naught - you are engineered to succeed - created in the image and likeness of God! You have been blessed and given dominion!! Walk it out… In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I Love you all… God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6KFcMk
He has been called “the greatest scientific genius the world has known.” Yet he spent less time on science than on theology.
Charles E. Hummel is author of The Galileo Connection and Genesis: God’s Creative Call (both InterVarsity).
April 1, 1991
Nature, and Nature’s Laws, lay hid in Night.
God said, Let Newton be! and All was Light.
Alexander Pope’s well-known epitaph epitomized Isaac Newton’s fame. Even in Newton’s lifetime, his contemporaries’ adulation verged on worship. Following his death in April 1727, Newton lay in state in Westminster Abbey for a week. At the funeral, his pall was borne by three earls, two dukes, and the Lord Chancellor. Voltaire observed, “He was buried like a king who had done well by his subjects.” No scientist before or since has been so revered and interred with such high honor.
Who was this man whose stature has dominated the scientific landscape for three centuries? Why did his achievements have such an impact on society? What role did Newton’s faith play in his life and work?
For Newton the world of science was by no means the whole of life. He spent more time on theology than on science; indeed, he wrote about 1.3 million words on biblical subjects. Yet this vast legacy lay hidden from public view for two centuries until the auction of his nonscientific writings in 1936.
Newton’s understanding of God came primarily from the Bible, which he studied for days and weeks at a time. He took special interest in miracles and prophecy, calculating dates of Old Testament books and analyzing their texts to discover their authorship. In a manuscript on rules for interpreting prophecy, Newton noted the similar goals of the scientist and the prophecy expositor: simplicity and unity. He condemned the “folly of interpreters who foretell times and things by prophecy,” since the purpose of prophecy was to demonstrate God’s providence in history when “after [prophecies] were fulfilled, they might be interpreted by events.”
A member of the Anglican church, Newton attended services and participated in special projects, such as paying for the distribution of Bibles among the poor, and serving on a commission to build fifty new churches in the London area. Yet Newton seldom made public pronouncements regarding his theology. He is remembered instead for his pioneering scientific achievements.
Birth and Childhood
In June 1642 England began to suffer its first civil war. The year also witnessed both the death of Galileo in Italy and the birth of Isaac Newton in England.
Newton’s life took place against the backdrop of three locations within one hundred miles of each other: Lincolnshire, Cambridge, and London. Newton’s parents were country folk who lived on a small farm in Woolsthorpe north of London. Hannah Newton’s husband died soon after their marriage, at age 36. On Christmas Day, 1642, friends came to assist the young widow with the birth of her son Isaac. The baby was very premature and given little hope of survival; he was so small he could have been fitted into a quart pot.
When Isaac was 3, his mother—a strong, self-reliant woman—remarried and moved to a new home in the next village. The child stayed on at the isolated house, cared for by his grandmother, for the next eight years. Recent biographers have seen that separation from his mother, between the ages of 3 and 10, as influential in forming the suspicious, neurotic personality of the adult Newton.
In 1654, at the age of 12, Isaac entered the Old King’s School in Grantham, which had a good reputation for preparing students to enter Cambridge and Oxford. The boy reached the top of his class, became interested in chemistry, and continued building intricate mechanisms, including a windmill and a water clock. Instead of taking part in the rougher games at school, young Isaac became an avid reader. Early in life he developed a self-sufficiency and resourcefulness that served him well in later years of research.
After four years Isaac returned home to help his mother with the farm. Despite good intentions, he spent more time keeping a notebook of observations on nature than looking after the animals.
After two years of frustration his mother decided he should complete his course at Old King’s to prepare for the university.
Studies at Cambridge
In June 1661 Newton entered Trinity College, Cambridge, a community of four hundred scholars and students that was his home for most of the next thirty-five years.
The official curriculum was devoted mainly to Aristotelian philosophy—logic, rhetoric, and ethics. It developed Newton’s formidable ability to demolish the arguments of anyone who crossed him. The prescribed course also included mathematics, Latin, and Greek.
Newton studied physics and optics under Dr. Isaac Barrow, an excellent mathematician and Greek scholar. He was the first to recognize his student’s genius, and he introduced him to telescopes and current theories of light. The slumbering giant of Newton’s intellect suddenly awoke.
Most important for Newton, however, was the unofficial curriculum, his own readings. He explored the new philosophical world of the seventeenth century, and then moved to prominent scientific works, mastering Kepler’s Optics and nearly everything written about light. Since that subject called for experimentation, grinding lenses and building ingenious apparatus, it was made to order for his mathematical mind and deft fingers. He observed the stars and made notes that later led to a new theory of light and color. During his last undergraduate year, investigating mathematics and dynamics, Newton made phenomenal speed toward the frontiers of knowledge in both fields. In short, he was essentially self-taught in a wide range of subjects.
In 1665 flea-bearing rats carried the dread bubonic plague into congested London, where a fifth of the population died that summer. As the plague spread, students and teachers at Cambridge were sent home. Newton, with his new bachelor’s degree, packed his notebooks for a return to Woolsthorpe.
During the next two years, his reading and thinking, experimenting and writing, laid the foundations for his epoch-making work in three major areas: mathematics, optics, and celestial dynamics. Having invented the binomial theorem, Newton devised a method of calculation that later developed into calculus. He also discovered that white light contains the whole spectrum of colors, and he formulated the inverse square law for orbiting heavenly bodies.
In short, during this period Newton became one of the leading mathematicians and scientists in Europe. How did he do it? Among other abilities was the unusual gift of holding in his mind a mental problem for hours, days, and weeks until he had solved it.
Alchemy and Achievement
Cambridge University reopened in the spring of 1667. Two years later, at the age of 26, Newton was appointed to the prestigious Lucasian chair of mathematics, a professorship he held for the next three decades. With minimal teaching responsibilities, he turned his attention to optics and constructed a reflecting telescope; it caused a sensation when it reached London in 1671. Soon he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He read before the society his New Theory about Light and Colors.
During the next decade Newton’s public scientific career dwindled as he devoted most of his time to private studies of chemistry, alchemy, and theology. Alchemists had long pursued a method to transmute base metals into gold, and during thirty years in Cambridge Newton labored for thousands of hours with his furnace as he pored over alchemical books. He communicated virtually nothing about his private passion to others. The extent of Newton’s interest in alchemy, long an embarrassment to his admirers, became generally known only in 1936 when his alchemical writings of about 650,000 words became public.
In April 1686 Newton officially presented to the Royal Society his magnificent three-part Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Written in Latin and known as the Principia, it was comprehensible mainly to mathematicians. Here the scientist demonstrated his greatest discovery, the law of universal gravitation: Every particle in the universe is attracted to every other particle by a force proportional to a product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them; F=(G m1 m2)/r2. Also presented were his three laws of motion. Among scientific writings, Newton’s Principiais unexcelled. It firmly established the new scientific approach to explaining natural forces and was soon taught at Cambridge. Nevertheless, Newton’s views were opposed on the Continent for several decades.
In 1693 the scientist suffered a nervous depression that lasted two years. It is likely that decades of overwork were taking their toll, possibly augmented by mercury poisoning from years of alchemy experiments.
Powerful Public Figure
During the last thirty years of Newton’s life the brilliant, retiring scholar became an influential public figure, attaining and ruthlessly wielding power.
In 1696 the king appointed Newton Warden of the Mint, and Newton took charge of the recoinage needed to stabilize a monetary crisis. He became an efficient administrator and shrewd political operator. He was responsible for prosecuting “coiners” who debased the silver coins by clipping their edges—an offense punishable by hanging. Newton took to the task with grim diligence. In 1699 he was appointed Master of the Mint. Two years later he resigned his professorship at Cambridge and moved to London where his niece Catherine Barton kept house for him.
In 1703 Newton was elected president of the Royal Society, which for two decades he ruled with an iron hand, taking offense at all who opposed his views. In 1705 he was knighted by Queen Anne. Newtonian science gradually swept the field as Newton secured for his bright young disciples positions where they could teach and write the science textbooks. Over the years he engaged in two long, bitter feuds with other scientists, one with the German mathematician Leibniz over who invented the calculus.
His Scientific Legacy
Isaac Newton died on March 20, 1727, at the age of 85, after several years of enforced rest. His death was regarded as a national loss. A vast industry grew up dedicated to his memory—medals, poems, statues. (Submerged in the torrent of adulation were criticisms of internal contradictions in his writings, his atomistic theory of matter, and his mechanistic world-view.) Newton had became a national hero as well as the model scientist. While Copernicus and Kepler had died in obscurity, and Galileo under house arrest, Newton enjoyed success—largely because his discovery of one simple kind of attractive force (universal gravitation) could explain the motions of the planets, moon, and tides.
In the twentieth century, Einstein’s expanding universe and Heisenberg’s indeterminacy have undermined Newton’s clocklike model of nature. Nevertheless, mathematical physicist Stephen Hawking, a current Lucasian professor at Cambridge, writes that “Newton’s theory will never be outmoded. Designed to predict the motions of the heavenly bodies, it does its job with unbelievable accuracy … it remains in daily use to predict the orbits of moons and planets, comets and spacecraft.… Newton is a colossus without parallel in the history of science.”
Theology and Science
Newton’s historical learning, including a knowledge of Jewish customs, was extensive. He also mastered the writings of the church Fathers. (Newton’s interest in the doctrine of the Trinity led him to study the fourth-century conflict between Athanasius and Arius, who denied the status of Christ in the Godhead. Convinced that a massive fraud had perverted certain Scriptures, Newton adopted the Arian position.)
Despite his intense biblical study and belief in a creating God, Newton observed the distinction between religion and science made by Galileo: “The Bible tells us how to go to Heaven, not how the heavens go.” During his presidency of the Royal Society, Newton banned any subject touching religion, even apologetics. He wrote, “We are not to introduce divine revelations into philosophy [science], nor philosophical [scientific] opinions into religion.”
Yet for Newton this distinction was not a divorce, much less a conflict. Although the books of God’s Word and his Works were not to provide the content of each other’s teachings, they were bound together. Newton did not consider one to be sacred and the other secular, nor did Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, or Pascal—all practicing Christians. Only later Enlightenment philosophy produced a model of “warfare” between science and theology.
Newton’s theology profoundly influenced his scientific method, which rejected pure speculation in favor of observations and experiments. His God was not merely a philosopher’s impersonal First Cause; he was the God in the Bible who freely creates and rules the world, who speaks and acts in history. The biblical doctrine of creation undergirded Newton’s science. Newton believed in a God of “actions [in nature and history], creating, preserving, and governing … all things according to his good will and pleasure.”
Copyright © 1991 by the author or Christianity Today/Christian History magazine.
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Tonight I Pray that you come to the realization that our Lord Jesus will never leave us. When He ascended into heaven His parting words to us were; I am with you always… I proclaim this promise to all that will listen! Stand on your faith in Him through His Word. Respond to His Presence in your daily life and come to the realization that when you center your life around HIS glorious promise, you will be blessed beyond all your expectations!!! When HIS Presence is the focal point of your consciousness, all of the pieces of your life will fall into place. As you gaze at HIM through the eyes of your heart, you will begin to see the world through His perspective. Just knowing that He is with you even until the end of time makes every moment of your life meaningful and one worth living. Stand on your faith in Him and hold tightly to His hand as He leads you through the twists and turns of life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen… I love you all!!! God bless you!!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6Jl8cL
I Pray TONIGHT for your business and financial success to be established in the name of Jesus. Let all enemies turn back because God is for you. No devourer will destroy the fruit of your labor. All wasters and of blessing and provision must depart your life in the name of Jesus. The God of the impossible is with you. He delights in doing that which seems impossible to man. You who are facing an impossible situation, don’t turn to the ways of the world for there is no answer for you there. Has FEAR overtaken your mind, will and emotions? He has not given you a spirit of fear, but of POWER, LOVE, and a SOUND MIND! He makes a way where there seems to be no way. And He makes ALL grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, you have all that you need! HE IS the Way! He Is The Truth He Is The Life… He is the answer! In every battle you must be joyful, patient and faithful knowing without a doubt that HE WILL NOT fail you! You are not alone, His Power that resides in you through the power of the Holy Spirit is GREATER than the trial you are facing! I break every curse of failure and speak success over all that you put your hand to for the glory of God! Let the ministering spirits (God’s Angels) go forth and bring in blessings to you… You are provided for all your needs are supplied to fulfill your destiny. You are never without HIS strength! Be strong in HIM and in the POWER of HIS MIGHT! Cling to HIM and HE will bring you through! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!! God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6JB2hl
Tonight I pray that you learn how to rest in your Savior. Take the time to lie down in green pastures so that He can restore your soul. This computerized world that we belong to can get us all wired and sometimes we need to just tune out and turn everything off and simply rest in Jesus. I pray that each one of you pull yourself away from the computer, cell phones, and TV each day so that you can find your way back to Jesus Christ. He is right there waiting to spend time with you and fill you with His Peace. He wants each of us to walk down the paths of our lives with Him and allow Him to teach each one of us how to blaze the trail for others to find Jesus as their Lord. So that they can also be restored and rest in the warm light of His Peace and Love. I pray that you realize that He has chosen each one of us and the more we rely on Him the more He will shower us with His perfect Peace along all of our paths in life. Stand on this faith and rest in His Great Light!!! In Jesus name I pray, Amen and Amen. I Love You All!!! God Bless You!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6GPr8L
TONIGHT I Pray that as you spend time in His Word that your faith is increased. I pray that you would have a Word from the Lord as you meditate on His Scripture. I pray that you will be blessed as you commune with the King of the universe. Listen to Him and act upon His voice! I pray for heightened sensitivity to the Holy Spirit so that you can be desensitized to every evil and wrong voice. I pray that you will be responsive to the voice of God and will follow where He leads you. Wait patiently upon the Lord for His timing is perfect. He will help you and guide you so that you can rise above the negative thoughts, images and memories, surpassing the sorrow and sadness of past circumstances. So that you can move on to the better things that He has for you! I pray that as you put the past behind you - you will be able to press on to the mark of the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus!! In His Holy Name we pray, Amen and Amen!! I Love you all… God bless you!!! ♥♥♥ http://dlvr.it/6Cdpk0
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