About 843 Acres

843 ACRES is the devotional blog affiliated with The Park Forum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that seeks to promote Bible engagement in the urban church. In 400 words or less, 843 ACRES provides a devotional reflection on daily Bible readings. It follows a modified version of the reading plan created by Scottish minister Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-1843), which has been recommended by Ravi Zacharias, Charles Spurgeon and John Stott. Our version cuts his plan in half so that busy city folks can keep up! We will read two chapters per day and cover the entire NT and the Psalms as well as the latter half of the OT. On weekdays only, 843 ACRES provides a devotional reflection on weekdays only. Therefore, on Fridays, we list the full weekend readings in the devotional post.

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276 Responses to “About 843 Acres”

  1. nevermind on my question, Bethany–my answer is above!
    blessings
    Doug

  2. Hi
    Came across you today simply because, for some God-ordained reason, you started following ME in twitter!! (@mae_doc)

    27th Jan blog content coincided with more than one topic which had cropped up in our worship just TODAY, so I knew there was a significance.

    I’m a God-loving, God-longing, family doc here in UK – about 20 miles north of London. Married, 2 grown up daughters, one of whom is married with a new baby, We’re a part of Christian International Europe, and joined to a new wineskin church called Thumbprint, the mission of which is to coach and launch individuals to fulfil their unique God-given destiny, taking their unique authority in whichever sphere God has placed them in – for me, that’s family and medicine and healthy innequality, for instance – and also to promote and build up FAMILY as God’s template for life-giving units – and to explore what it means to be a corporate expression of the nature and grace of God, and to press into Him in worship, prayer, declaration and the prophetic to lay hold in the heavenly realms of that which releases His Will and Purpose on earth,

    So that’s me! I don’t often tweet, and what I do is a mixture of health and social care stuff and Kingdom stuff, because I believe both are a part of my portion and my passion. I long to see the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of out God. and believe that in these austere times Christians have a unique opportunity to be a demonstration and manifestation of God’s resource, strength and solutions where man runs dry and destitute. Rise up, Esther, this is your day!!

    Thanks for following me: now you have some idea who I am, if there’s anything I can help you with, shout. I’ll keep you on my tool bar and peak in from time to time.

    Every blessing. Keep empowering people to be hopelessly abandonned to Jesus wherever He has planted them.

    Marie Anne

    • Hi Mary Anne!
      This is a mesage from India!
      I was encouraged with your remark about building FAMILY as God’s template for life-giving units – to explore what it means to be a corporate expression of the nature and grace of God, and to press into Him in worship, prayer, declaration and the prophetic to lay hold in the heavenly realms of that which releases His Will and Purpose on earth … that you long to see the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of God… and that you believe that in these austere times Christians have a unique opportunity to be a demostration and manifestation of God’s resource, strength and solutions….
      I wanted to respond to your message and to thank you for sharing your belief. I wanted to endorse what you stated as my belief too.
      I agree that it is time for many ESTHERs to arise and prophetically claim the ways of God and His provisions for His earth and His creation.
      Suzie

      • Sir Namaste From Devsingh Gurung, Farnborough UK. It is not best time to comment. I know it is too late. Anyway thank you. It is awalys nice to hear from such a respected known person. As a Ghandruke I feel shame that you(Respected Sir) represent the voice of Ghandruk instead of genuine Ghandruke person. I offer many thanks behalf of all oversea’s Ghandruke. At last extent our warm regards to Dharmashila madam and all family. Devsingh Gurung( Gahira Gaun,8) Farnborough(U.K)

      • Your answer was just what I needed. It’s made my day!

      • First of all I have to say that Kristy, you are absolutely pohmenenal at what you do! For years I have wanted to try something different and having you come to our house was the best! Every picture is beautiful! I have no idea how I’m ever going to pick my favorites because there isn’t one I don’t love! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to do it again!

      • Thanks for introducing a little rationality into this debate.

      • Susan, this is Ninan Christie’s classmate at New College when you were at Millers road. Am at Abu Dhabi since 1976. Please contact me at ntharakan1@gmail.com or 00971 55 3406497

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  4. Just read about you in the July 13th issue of “World Magazine.” May GOD continue to bless this calling in your life. Your format inspired me to make some adjustments on my own blog, so I gave you a pingback :)

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  6. Hi,

    From an appreciative, non-urban, very rural reader, who finds your succinct statement and analysis of scripture in 843 acres air without pollen, mold or other irritants.

    Thanks.

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  8. I have been using the devotional for about a year and enjoy it every day. A great way to start the day. Yesterday we studied James 1, and I used the quote from 1908. Nothing much has changed for human nature! This is why the bible is still so relevant today.

    I think the message about wealth and it’s use is right on target. Everything we have is from God, so we are just returning to God from our bounty. However equity is another issue. In the US we are given equal opportunity, which leads to unequal distribution of effort, which leads to unequal distribution of output. Not unlike the agrarian times of the bible.

    Output is neutral, it comes from The Lord. We should return to The Lord a portion of what is provided to us. Not with a goal of equity, it’s an unachievable goal in a fallen world. We will only achieve equity when The Lord returns. We return because we are instructed to return so that neighbors who are less fortunate can be helped. Not to achieve equity. The poor will always be with us and we are called to help them. Not to achieve equity. Equity is a political goal not supported biblically.

    Lord help me to understand!

  9. I would like to have posts emailed to me. Thank you!

  10. Send me new posts

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