welcome to this christian website

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June 16th – 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 something to Focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful

A PROPHETIC WORD FOR YOU

There are things that you must learn to reject in life even seemingly legitimate things. There are factors that will call for your attention and commitment that will sidetrack from your true mission and ministry, so be careful to distinguish and leave alone anything that would deter from a great life and service for your LORD. Keep your mind and heart towards the LORD and open to His Holy Spirit and there will clearly come a disclosure of all that has been perfectly planned and that holds your progress, security and heavenly approbation. Know that there will be no opportunity of a re-run where you can face the same thing again, so it is imperative that you go and do what is best and choice revealed now to you. No one can improve on what has been ordained and this you will discover in your love, faith and obedience to the LORD.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great things, and difficult, which you don’t know” – Jeremiah 33:3

Little children are the most inquisitive people on the planet. They are filled with awe about their surroundings and continually asking their parents questions about what, where, when, why, how, etc. I love to see the interaction between these little ones and their loving parents. Daddy, why is the sky blue? Mommy, how come I have five toes?

It is wonderful to see the patience that loving parents have for all of these questions. Though most of the time their children cannot comprehend even the most simple of answers, it isn’t the answers that are what’s important. It is the fact that parents have made themselves available to their wee ones and have all the time in the world to answer their questions.

When I think of this promise and how God has invited us to ask Him all the questions we want, I am reminded of the loving interaction between a parent and a small child. To think that the God of the universe has all the time in the world to answer my questions is amazing! If you have had parents that weren’t available to answer your questions when you were younger, you might think that God will respond the same way to you.

The truth is that God is the perfect Father and He invites us to ask Him questions and His promise to us is that He will answer us and show us wonderful things that we do not know!

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
THE FORWARD LOOK

Soren Kierkegaard, patron saint of existentialism, said: “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”

Looking ahead. History is behind us, mystery is before us, but reality is with us. While memory is an aid to guide us and vision a hope to spur us, yet we are “now-people”. But, if we had nowhere to go, no good or goal to anticipate, life would be a dreary drag, a dour and deadly plod. We look ahead to live. Though “now we see through a glass darkly”, it is balanced by the “then” of future glory. At least, so affirms the apostle Paul (1 Cor 13:12)

Looking back. Even in this life we look back and see how God has graciously led us. We are where we are because we have been where we have been. The past has helped to create our present, and like Samson who drew honey from the remnants of a former conquest – a dead lion – so we taste sweetness from trials overcome. This will be our rich experience when we meet our Lord “face to face”. So until then we travel in hope, when: “I’ll bless the hand that guided, I’ll bless the heart that planned, when throned where glory dwelleth in Emmanuel’s Land.”

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“Blessed is the man who can enjoy the small things, the common beauties, the little day-by-day events; sunshine on the fields, birds on the bough, breakfast, dinner, supper, the daily paper on the porch, a friend passing by. So many people who go a-field for enjoyment leave it behind them at home” – Grayson

“Those who want much, are always much in need; happy the man to whom God gives with a sparing hand what is sufficient for his wants”- Horace

“It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are” – Mackintosh

“You say, “If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.” You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” – Spurgeon

“A man’s contentment is in his mind, not in the extent of his possessions” -Spurgeon

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
COMING TO GRIPS WITH AUTHORITY – Thomas Addington

“Who is like the wise man? Who knows the explanation of things? Wisdom brightens a mans face and changes its hard appearance. Obey the kings command, I say because you took an oath before God. Do not be in a hurry to leave the king’s presence. Do not stand up for a bad cause, or he will do whatever he pleases. Since a king word is supreme, who can say to him, “What are you doing?” Ecclesiastes 8:11-4

It should come as no surprise that King Solomon recommends that we pay attention to rulers and other forms of authority. As always, however, his recommendations come with a practical edge: Don’t offend the person in authority unnecessarily. Be careful to disagree only when you feel it is absolutely essential. Be strategic in the way you call your boss to account.

Current best-practice business philosophy calls for us to participate in decision-making and to engage fully in discussions that affect the course of our companies or our businesses. Long gone are the times when employees simply did what they were told even if they knew that what they were doing would result in catastrophe. The wisdom of the day tells us that our jobs are to make our voices known.

Solomon might applaud that business philosophy, but he still asks us to be careful. Despite current best practices, the same general principles apply. When working with someone in authority over us, it is still best to be careful, to be strategic, and to be diplomatic-—always in the context of being honest.

How well are you doing with this? Are you quick to offend or to disagree with your superiors, or have you learned to hold your tongue? Our boss might invite our input, but after all is said and done, he is still the boss.

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