welcome to this christian website

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June 23rd – 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

He who sustains the universe and this planet is the very same that sustains you. If can He continuously and safely uphold the former, great as they are, recognise that you present no problem to Him in watching over and looking after you and your daily demands. Not only is His eye on the sparrow, they are lovingly resting ever upon you making sure that all you need will be met. You need really to meditate more oft on the thoughtfulness and mindfulness of your LORD for such is to serve as an inspiration and continual benediction. From eternity past to eternity future you will be ever in His thoughts, plans and workings so you have every reason to be glad, grateful and to make Him the object of your worship and praise today.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God” – Matt 5:9
How do you think a father feels when he sees his children are fighting with each other in his home? As a father myself, I know how grieved I have felt when I have seen my children not getting along. A father’s heart is for peace and harmony for his kids.

When I think of this promise, I am encouraged that there is a blessing for us when we love peace and we do everything within our power to live at peace with all those around us. Sometimes it is simply not possible, but as far as it is within our control, may we be a people that love peace. In today’s promise, we read that the children of God will be peacemakers.

Since we have been made one with Jesus and one of His names is the Prince of Peace, may we love to bring peace wherever we go. May we be dispensers of peace in places of turmoil. May the peace that passes our understanding guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. My heart’s cry is that all of us within the Body of Christ would look to nurture peace wherever we go.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
GOSPEL OF THE SECOND CHANCE

The story is told of Roy Riggles, an American athlete, who an a New Year’s Day football match in 1929, collected the ball, ran 65 yards in the wrong direction and scored for the wrong team. He was devastated – nay more, positively humiliated.
But, to his amazement, the coach put him on for the second half. “Roy,” he said, “Get up and go back. The game is only half over.” He went and played a magnificent game. So says the record.

Jonah the prophet must have felt humiliated when the Lord thwarted his plans to escape an onerous task. He, from patriotic bias, felt he could not preach to Nineveh, potential enemy to Israel, lest they repent and escape judgement. He ran away, but God ran faster and caught him up. Jonah was deposited into the foaming deep, and, delivered by a monstrous fish. That’ll teach you, Jonah, to disobey God!

A disobedient prophet! A pitiful wreck of a man! But did God cast him off‘? No! “And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time” (Jonah 3:1).
This is the Gospel of the Second Chance. Have you fallen short of your expectations or failed to fulfil your obligations? Don’t give up, trust in God and have another go. The game is not over yet!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“How calmly may we commit ourselves to the hands of Him who bears up the world” – Richter

“Look at that beautiful butterfly and learn from it to trust in God. One might wonder where it could live in tempestuous nights, in the whirlwind, or in the stormy day; but I have noticed it is safe and dry under the broad leaf while rivers have been flooded and the mountain oaks torn up from their roots” – J. Taylor

“Our confidence in Christ does not make us lazy, negligent or careless, but on the contrary it awakens us, urges us on, and makes us active in living righteous lives and doing good. There is no self- confidence to compare with this” – Ulrich Zwingli

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
WORK WITH YOUR HEAD, NOT JUST YOUR STRENGTH -Thomas Addington

“I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me: There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siege-works against it. Now there lived in that city a man poor hut wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. . . . The quiet words of the wise are more to he heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools” -Ecclesiastes 9:13-15, 17

In the business world, it used to be that the big ate the small. Now, the fast eat the slow.

Here, Solomon suggests yet another scenario: the wise eat the fools. Once upon time, he says, there was a great king with real strength who decided to conquer a small city with few people. Nobody seriously questioned the outcome; after all, who could go up against this king and his mighty army? But hold on! One resident of the city was very poor yet very wise. He came up with a solution for conquering the great king and his strong army. His suggestion worked, and the king had to find another city to conquer.

The moral of the story is this: Wisdom is always in style, even when we don’t have very much power or authority. People generally feel as if they have less authority or power than they need to push a solution through to completion. That applies to CEOs as well as to people lower in ‘the organizational hierarchy. Yet Solomon suggests that working with our heads just might be more effective than tapping into the power grid.

In his story, an unlikely individual came up with a solution that saved the town. He certainly didn’t have positional authority, and we’re not even sure anybody asked his opinion. He simply offered what turned out to be very wise advice, and everybody was pleased with the result (except for the king who had to find another town to conquer).

So Solomon concludes, “The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.” Sometimes it’s better to sit back, close our eyes, and think than it is to rush.

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