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24/06/18

THOUGHTS TO QUICKEN AND INSPIRE

Pastor Ernest Anderson

RESPECT: One of the things that appears to be missing from our generation is respect. It is that honest and humble regard for people in all walks of life. It begins in the home, is to be apparent in school and college from infancy to being a university student, for those who are your employees, for government, monarchy etc. Everyone is personally responsible for the manifestation and development of this gracious and winsome quality. If others do not regard you as they should, make sure that you possess and reveal such as a habit and attitude. Paying deference and esteem for others expresses the right kind of breeding and ultimately gains advantage. It truly does with God. As He is respected, loved and listened to, He has a quiet, unassuming manner of honouring those who do so. So, today, be at your best in having high regard for all the folks around you and discover its blessing!

WISDOM’S WAYS

Persistence in the path of divine wisdom and godliness has a great pay out that is eternally rewarding. You are encouraged – ‘My son, let them not escape from your sight, but keep sound and godly Wisdom and discretion’ – Prov 3: 21. As you are constantly inspired and controlled by heavenly sense and knowledge you will soon make this discovery – ‘life to your inner self, a gracious ornament around your neck . . you will walk in your way securely and in confident trust . . . your sleep will be sweet’ – vv21-2. What could be better for you and a good bill of health in God! Such does not drift into life but there has to be the insistence of quality factors if you are to experience the delights of the same. Know that the LORD does observe whether you attend to these matters and He is the great, ultimate Rewarder!

 

 

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23/06/18

THOUGHTS TO QUICKEN AND INSPIRE

Pastor Ernest Anderson

GAIN FROM YOUR MENTORS – The LORD has placed by our side and in our lives lots of people who are able to add to our lives for good. There are no substitutes for being instructed and taught by choice parents who have our well-being and progress at heart. For our teachers at school, college and university, who have given of their time and talent to educate to profit. I shall never forget my head teachers and teachers who showed due concern over my advancement in early life. For our bosses, friends, pastors and leaders who seek our spiritual growth and usefulness. I cherish the memory of so many who gave themselves to my development and usefulness. Having gained a healthy state and gift, become a mentor. Seek to develop the mentoring ability so that you can ably assist others to become somebody of worth. Facebook has served me well in able to exploit what I have to others and such has been welcomed. May we all be greatly educated for God and His kingdom!

WISE COUNSEL

The perfect and abiding example of the possession and use of wisdom and knowledge is God Himself. One needs to know and learn from Him so that we are best instructed. It affirms ‘The LORD by skilful and godly Wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens. By His knowledge the deeps were broken up and the skies distil the dew’ – Proverbs 3: 19, 20. All that we behold above, around and beneath is due to His infinite knowledge and you are given the opportunity to note the wonder of all and learn from all. All around are to be a teaching character, revealing the Almighty in the expression of His perfect knowledge. His best work, however, is not the universe or this world, but you. Each of us have been ‘fearfully and wonderfully made by Him’ – Psalm 139. What were you made for? – To demonstrate His wisdom and knowledge at a very quality level in this world. Get the point and learn all you can of and from Him!

 

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22/06/18

THOUGHTS TO QUICKEN AND INSPIRE

Pastor Ernest Anderson

GOOD WORKS – This is where the Christian faith has to be known in the right spirit, reason and attitude, doing good. The LORD performed a good work for you when He died in your stead on the Cross thus restoring you into fellowship with God. It also secured you from the judgment of hell and purchased a place in God’s family and a future home in heaven. There can be nothing better and greater than such. This good work should serve as a motivator to your own life and doings. You can now pour out your life daily in performing acts of kindness to all around. Tell them about the good work Christ has done in and for you and then reveal in kindness how radical the renewal has been in you. Being made good is in order that you will emulate your LORD in doing good. A high-quality work is a quiet but powerful sermon!

WISE COUNSEL

BE SURE TO POSSESS: Five things it appears of a glorious quality are afforded to those who know and embrace wisdom as revealed in Proverbs 3: 15-18. Each one on its own is worth going for and possessing. True knowledge is invaluable exceeding precious rubies or anything else. She gives length of days and adds years to one’s life. One is safeguarded from those things that precipitate one’s decease. She leads to a wonderful experience of life described in the word ‘pleasantness.’ There is nothing sombre or sad in her pursuit and possession. There is the absence of conflict in being, only a state of real peace which enables absolute control. She stands as a tree of life full of choice fruit which creates rich understanding and behaviour. The crowning admission: ‘to be envied is everyone who holds her fast.’ What a prize possession and position to be in! Make sure you are one of the people who become wise!

 

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21/06/18

THOUGHTS TO QUICKEN AND INSPIRE

Pastor Ernest Anderson

STEPPING OUT IN FAITH – If you are really going to accomplish something worthwhile and significant then you have to learn to step out in faith. Know that it not suddenly plunging yourself into mid-air with no sense of purpose or power. Faith is a confidence born of someone and something of quality that has been tried and found true and worthwhile. The best kind is the faith that is to be found in God and in what He has communicated to you both in precept and promise as revealed in the inspired Book, the Bible. He wills that you know how to trust Him and in what He has uttered. He ever stands by what He has spoken. Begin to step and walk with God and there will be a forward movement of your life into a very choice and blessed existence. He will keep you company and impart the strength to make upward progress that will be gloriously rewarding.

WISE COUNSEL

If you really want to make it and be very successful you could do no better than being aware of the following from Proverbs 3: 13, 14 – ‘Happy (blessed, fortunate, and envious) is the man who finds skilful and godly Wisdom, and the man who gets understanding (drawing it forth from God’s Word and life’s experiences. For the gaining of it is better that the gaining of silver and the profit of it than fine gold’. As you live in the Scriptures of Truth and allow such to live in you, the end result you will become wise and a helpful instructor to others. You will discover what you really ought to know, believe and practise and enjoy the results. In no way will you have to parade your wisdom or your life. There will be the pronounced evidence of a person well groomed, attractive and winsome on all occasions and in all situations. Aim to be wise with the wisdom that comes from God!

 

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20/06/18

THOUGHTS TO QUICKEN AND INSPIRE

Pastor Ernest Anderson

SURRENDER AND SURRENDERED. In order to be truly successful, as far as God is concerned, this is where it commences, the act of surrendering to Him with your all and ever being in that condition. Thankfully you have the primary example set out to emulate in seeing what Jesus Christ did for you. Although seated in a glorified form at the Father’s side as a co-equal, He was ready at a given moment ready to make surrender of such and become surrendered to do something special for mankind. He left heaven, came to earth and took on the form of man and a servant to do something wonderful for the human race, for you. It would cost Him everything but He heartily did so. So the summons goes out to you today to respond and not only make an initial surrender but be ever completely surrendered to Him. There is no half-way house!

WISE COUNSEL

One of the things to be known if you are in God’s family and one of His sons, it is His chastening hand and word. He takes time in disciplining all who come into a spiritual relationship with Him. He bides His time and He wants you to be at your best and to be both pleased and proud of you. Hearken to these choice words: ‘My son, do not despise or shrink from the chastening of the LORD, neither be wearied or impatient about or loath His reproof. For whom the LORD loves He corrects . . . .’ – Proverbs 5: 11, 12. Know and note that He has more than the present in mind for you. He thinks and works with regard to how you will be in an eternal situation. He is preparing you for promotion, to experience the best and so nothing can be unattended to that must be disposed of! Take your correction in the way you should and you will turn out as one of His blessed offspring!

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THOUGHTS TO QUICKEN AND INSPIRE

Pastor Ernest Anderson

BEING WHAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE – you can never have a low estimate of yourself if you humbly see yourself through God’s eyes and be conscious of His calling and gifting in your life. Now that you are in His Family and He is your Father, He has a special and personal interest and commitment to you. Life can never be the same. It has got to be different. Know that He has both your temporal welfare at heart on earth and your eternal situation when you arrive in heaven. Spend the next hours rejoicing that your expectation levels are the best and highest and cannot be improved upon. Everything is available through Him so that whatever the current demand may be He is up to and will supply the demand. Live within His calling and you will such wrought that will bless you and others and glorify Him!

WISE COUNSEL

‘Be not wise in your own eyes: reverently fear the LORD and worship the LORD and turn entirely away from evil. It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bodies’ – Proverbs 3: 7, 8. Here is the way to keep very healthy in mind and body. Do not be ‘a know it all’ which tends to pride but look to the One who can and will give you all the good sense to do what is right and best and come out in a wholesome state, an envy to others. You will not lose out be taking your guidance from God but be sound, strong and sensible to cope with everyone and everything. Keep Him central in your reverence and worship and He will keep you central in His grace and goodness!

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THOUGHTS TO QUICKEN AND INSPIRE

Pastor E. Anderson

17/06/18

The format is to change from today on. There will be at the beginning of each new day a spiritual thought that I trust will quicken and inspire. It will be something for you to mediate on and hopefully motivate in a positive manner. Later in the day I will seek to give a little helpful counsel from the book of Proverbs.

JUST THE SAME – In an ever-changing world and scene you need to be reminded that as far as the LORD is concerned, HE NEVER CHANGES – In Malachi 3: 6. He states this eternal truth so that you may rely on Him completely and see the consequences of your confidence in Him. Be a true son of Abraham and believe Him to bring about His choice designs for your life. He cannot fail to live up the expectations He has given. The old chorus is true: ‘He cannot fail for He is God. He cannot fail He’s pledged His Word. He cannot fail He’ll see you through. He cannot fail He’ll answer you.’ Note and know, you are always on a winner in siding with Him!

WISE COUNSEL

“In all your ways know, recognise, and acknowledge Him and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths’ – Proverbs 3:6. You have to learn to prioritise and put an emphasis on which is vital and strategic. The first consideration at all times must be to and for the LORD. Your relationship, estimation and commitment must be giving Him the leading position in your life always. One translator puts it: ‘Put God first in everything and he will crown your efforts with success.’ When He is behind you backing, you are sure to be blessed. He has a marvellous way of making all things bend and bow to the well-being of them who own Him. So you know what to do today! He, above everyone else, knows what place He has in your life and affairs.

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DAILY MEDITATIONS – Rev. E. Anderson

16/06/18

DAY BY DAY

Day by Day be committed to the well-being and blessedness of others. Note and know those around who could do with a helping hand, a soothing word, a ministry of some kind that will be uplift to them. Do not live blind to the call of the evident less fortunate but have the sense; strength to supply that which will make all the difference to them and their situations. Elijah really required someone who would bless and bolster him to fulfil his calling and so the LORD sent Elisha in a very supportive role. He got alongside this able messenger of Jehovah and enabled him to a formidable task. Four men saw a desperate cripple in need and assumed the job of getting him to Christ and were not to be disappointed. Who knows what your good deed will achieve!

WISE COUNSEL

‘Let not mercy and kindness (shutting out all hatred and selfishness) and truth (shutting out all deliberate hypocrisy or falsehood) forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart’ – Proverbs 3: 3, 4. Two things mentioned that make for a quality person that lead on to some lovely results: mercy and truth. Kindness is a beautiful factor that reveals itself in a gentle and humble manner. Like David who wanted to express such to any that were left of the household of Saul. Crippled Mephibosheth was to become a choice beneficiary and was grateful! Truth is that inward integrity that does permit any lying on any front to anyone. To live and speak the truth is a glorious attribute! The promise to such is: ‘So shall you find favour, good understanding, and high esteem in the sight of God and man’. Perfect example, Christ – Luke 2: 52.

GOSPEL MESSAGES

REAL HAPPINESS

This generally is the great quest of society! People from all nations and walks of life seek for that which introduces a sense of pure, true and lasting delight minus regrets. Unfortunately there are those who have given themselves to such and have been somewhat disappointed and so cut life short. One Christian composer wrote these simple but sure words of faith and enlightenment – ‘Happiness is to know the Saviour; Living a life. within his favour. Having a change in my behavior, Happiness is the Lord. Happiness is a new creation. Jesus and me a close relation. . . .’ Unquestionably, Jesus Christ is the fount of incredible pleasure that imparts exhilarating joy. He introduces to those who believe and receive Him to the Fatherhood of God and unveils that He has choice plans now as well as eternally for those who respond. He gives His own presence and the guarantee that He is the Friend for life at all times. He can cause all things on a daily basis to work for good and give the added blessing of the Holy Spirit as the early Christian discovered. Do not delay but find out that real happiness can be yours through Christ!

A TIME TO LAUGH

A CHILD FUNNY

Little Johnny was eating breakfast one morning and got to wondering about things. ‘Mommy, why has Daddy got so few hairs on his head?’ he asked.

‘He thinks a lot,’ replied his mother, pleased with herself for coming up with a good answer to her husband’s baldness.

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DAILY MEDITATIONS – Rev. E. Anderson

15/06/18

DAY BY DAY

Day by Day, in a quiet but determined manner look at and tighten up on matters that require attention to increase performance. Do not become smug and content at where you have arrived. Yes, be grateful for all progress made but never lose the will to improve so that you may accomplish more for the LORD and incite others to do the same. Christ chose in the first instance some raw men from differing backgrounds to be His future leaders and founders of the Christian community. He worked not only with but on them to create and cultivate some outstanding changes in character and charisma. He still operates and has called you so that you will aspire to and reach the maximum. So press on until all is revealed and wholly developed!

WISE COUNSEL

MADE TO LAST

The clear instruction and assurance is given that those who are listening to wise counsel and carry such through in faith and delight will reap some outstanding advantages – Proverbs 3:2 Amp Ver. ‘For length of days and years of life (worth living) and tranquillity (inward and outward continuing through old age and death), these shall they add to you.’ In other words, in seeking and becoming the best you will enjoy the best and it will not be of short duration. It will be more extensive with the passing days and years and so much will be added to life and experience. You will be an encouragement and inspiration to many. Your life and testimony will be sown in others and they too will branch out and discover the worth of your long life, well lived!

GOSPEL MESSAGES

IT IS LATER THAN YOU THINK

Life has a way of rapidly speeding by. As you consider your earthly existence and your involvement with many people, engagements tasks and the like, one has a job at times to catch one’s breath. But in the light of the creature you are and of what is ahead on the eternal front following death, you must give time and thought to such. Jesus Christ came to bring a sense of reality to all men. How you live here and the decisions made has significance at the ultimate conclusion. Note, Christ came to die for your sins, took your place on the Cross that you may be pardoned from your sinful nature and deeds. He then rose again in order to come into your heart and life, to bring you into the kingdom of God so that you have a place reserved in heaven. It is later than you think because you never know when the chapter of your life is to close on earth and you must make your peace with God. Do it now by an act of repentance and settle the most important issue of your life!

A TIME TO LAUGH

GOOD SAMARITAN

One little boy, who was asked why he thought the priest in the story of the Good Samaritan passed by on the others side said, ‘Because the man lying by the roadside had already been robbed.’

 

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DAILY MEDITATIONS – Rev. E. Anderson
14/06/18

DAY BY DAY
Day by Day know what should hold priority and command your attention and devotion throughout. It is very easy to be slack and slothful and not give due attention to what should grab your minds and labour. Remember always, you will never be able to have a repeat performance where you can have another mind and heart set and another go at changing things. A well known minister once stayed in our home for a couple of nights. Immediately after supper he excused himself explaining the reason. He said he liked to review his day before the LORD as he liked to think he had accomplished His designs. He is still alive today in his nineties and ministering, too! So add to your day those things that will advance the testimony of Christ, improve your spiritual condition.

WISE COUNSEL
Proverbs 3:1 – Amp Ver. ‘Hear, my son, the instruction of a father, and pay attention in order to gain and to know intelligent discernment, comprehension and interpretation (of spiritual matters).’ There is no substitute for the advantage of having a loving, good father as a vital instructor. Two reasons to note: He is the one person that genuinely wants to see you make good. In seeing you he observes the latent potential and he is motivated with a wholesome desire to contribute the best to your future. Further, having seen and experienced so much, learning from both success and failure, out of hindsight and insight he can impart the kind of knowledge that will enhance you in character and gift. You need to build and know a sweet accord with him so that you may draw upon his advice and advance at a better and greater rate.

GOSPEL MESSAGES
DO NOT BE FOBBED OFF
There are people, and you may be one of them, who see the behaviour of some professing Christians and religious folk and are not impressed. There is no genuine evidence of reality about them so you shun getting involved on such an issue. Christ had to confront these sort of people in His life-time. They were known as Scribes and Pharisees! Really they were off-putting to say the least. But you cannot afford to allow such to dictate your eternal future and destiny! Jesus Christ calls you in truth to hear, believe and follow Him and make the glorious discovery that He is to be trusted as your Saviour from sin and to be the LORD of your life. One thing is sure: you will find Him to be what He says He is and discover all that He has done for you now, and beyond into eternity. Press through and enter His kingdom!

A TIME TO LAUGH
BABIES
An army sergeant tells how among the numerous forms she had to complete when signing in on the army, was one containing the question: ’Number of children (by sex)’ one answer was ‘Two and one by adoption.’

The distinguished Spanish singer Teresa Berganza once sang in the Milan Opera House when she was pregnant. She later said of the performance ‘I had much less stage fright with the baby in me, because I thought of him and not the audience. He was quiet when I was singing, but as soon as I stopped, he started to applaud with his feet.’

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