welcome to this christian website

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May 26th – 2015
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 128,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of a Prophetic Word for Today, A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Just a Thought by Aaron Linford. Choice Quotations and a miniature message from the Psalms that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

There may be many things ahead of you that will cause a sense of disappointment and seek to bring a spirit of depression in your being. The wind sometimes ceases to blow and there is no movement of inspiration for the better. Learn to do what David did when he was really up against it. Even his people were none too pleased and were thinking of stoning him. Things looked bad! What did he do amidst it? He encouraged himself in the LORD and looked to Him for an answer to the major crisis. He was not let down because the LORD provided the absolute solution that saved and solved the situation. He will surely do the same for you, so do not lose faith or face but know the answer is already on its way. That which seeks to bring you down will become the grounds for a testimony to the LORD’S answer and intervention.

A GOLDEN PROMISE
2 Peter 2:9 (WEB)
”The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation
and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment”.

There are plenty of troubles that come in the package of fallen humanity. This is not how our God and Father first intended it to be. Our Heavenly Dad’s intent was that Adam and Eve would not have sinned and would have lived forever in the safety and security of the garden of Eden.

Living in a place of unconditional love and protection, they wouldn’t have even had a frame of reference for the word ‘trouble’. And of course, that would have meant that every generation since them would have enjoyed the same benefits.

We do not have the time or space to unpack the consequences of their decision back in the garden, but it is important for each one of us to know that God’s intent for us has never changed. His heart has always been that we would all live with Him in a place of safety and security (Psalm 91), living in the secret place of the Most High.

Just before Jesus went to the cross, He spoke these words to His disciples in John 16:33… “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)

Troubles do come whether we like it or not. Be comforted in knowing that our Elder Brother and Saviour has overcome the world and our Heavenly Father has promised to rescue us from all our troubles. May the reality of this promise go deep into each one of our hearts today.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE

“The old is better” quoted Jesus (Luke 5:39); and in many cases this is true. The peaks of perfection in Ancient Greece in sculpture, philosophy and politics are still held in admiration. And what modern sounds can equal the music of Beethoven, or art the paintings of the medieval masters?

But change must come, for life can never be static. But how to keep balance between old and new is a challenge to all of us. The older generation usually resists change; the younger generally insist on change – but who is right?
A well-known saying offers help. lt is an appeal to God, who alone can solve this dilemma: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference”, is the usual form. But item two is a misquotation. It should read, “courage to change the things that can and should be changed”.
This makes all the difference. Not all things call for change. Tradition and custom are not all bad. The angry young man would abolish well-tried ways. He often ends up with Elijah’s complaint: “I am no better than my fathers”. Let us maintain what is best of old and new. Why should we squander our treasured culture or refuse newer ideals?

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise” – Seneca

“Not education but character is man’s greatest need and man’s greatest safeguard” – Spencer

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
T.Addington
GOING SOLO Taken from Focus

“There was a man all alone; . . . ‘For whom am I toiling.’” he asked, ‘and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment? ” Ecclesiastes 4:8

Some people work alone because they just don’t have anyone to work with. Others work by themselves because they have a “leave-me-alone” orientation to their work. But whether by circumstance or choice, Solomon offers three possible consequences of doing life solo.

The first consequence is that you might become ‘a workaholic. Why? Because no one else is around to share the load. You have to do it all yourself. It’s tough to take a vacation. You can’t seem to take Sundays completely olf You travel more than you should. Basically, you work too hard.

The second possible consequence is that you might fall into the trap of always wanting more. One of the upsides of working for yourself is the connection between effort and income. If you just get another contract, if you only work an extra day, if you are able to secure that one last meeting, then you will have that extra bump of income that will get you what you want. But the benefit being able to earn extra cash can quickly become a liability if what you are craving always costs just a little bit more than what you have. Or if you become fixed on what your work will buy instead of what your work is accomplishing. Or if you live in a state of perpetual discontent because you want too much.

The third consequence is that you might become bitter. Someday you might Wake up only to realize that you have spent a lifetime working hard and accumulating possessions only to amass a fortune that will be handed off to someone else. In fact, you have worked so hard that you have never taken time to enjoy the result of all your efforts. What’s wrong with that picture? Solomon’s conclusion, which comes repeatedly in Ecclesiastes, is to reconsider the priorities of life so that you can enjoy both your work and the result of your work. What a concept!

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