welcome to this christian website

ernestanderson

July 9th – 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 times when you are not as strong as you would like to be. Engagement in honest spiritual pursuits does have drainage on your life, being and energy. However, even in this condition, be like the ones in Judges 8: 4 ‘Faint yet pursuing’. There was to be no giving in until the objective was realised. They received strength in their weakness and weariness and so went on to success. So you, as you look to the LORD amidst your present tiredness and exhaustion will know that enabling to accomplish in spite of the fatigue. The LORD is with you and by your side and he will lend an omnipotent hand and you will discover that in your absolute weakness He will achieve great things through you today.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” – Matt 7: 11

In this part of The Sermon On The Mount, Jesus is encouraging His listeners to not be afraid to ask God for what they need. In the preceding verses, Jesus encourages people to keep on asking, keep on seeking and keep on knocking. The promise that He makes is that those who ask will receive, those who seek will find, and those who knock will have the door opened to them.

In this particular promise, Jesus relates the hearts of earthly fathers to the heart of His heavenly Father. Even though they are sinful, earthly fathers still know how to give good gifts to their kids. If that is the case, HOW MUCH MORE will the perfect Father (Matthew 5:48) in heaven give good gifts to those who ask?

I remember a time back in January 2001, when I felt the Lord encourage me to ask Him for His blessing on my life and the work of my hands. At the time, I was working on our fathersloveletter.com website which had a steady flow of 3,000 visits per day. After hearing His encouragement to ask Him to bless us, I felt bold enough to ask God to increase the daily visits from 3,000 visits per day to 10,000 visits!

I thought that was a pretty big step of faith considering that it represented more than a 300% increase. Within one week, our web traffic increased to 10,000 visits per day. Within another week, it had skyrocketed to 30,000 visits per day which was three times what I could even dare to ask for!

I am learning more and more every day that God wants to really be a Father to me (2 Corinthians 6:18) in every area of my life. More than anything else, He wants my heart and He wants me to know that I am His child. A child who has complete unrestricted access to my Dad night and day. I know it pleases His heart most when I seek His face and not just His hand. I know that He loves it when I love Him for Him and not for what He gives me.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
CHILDREN ARE PERSONS

The Book of Jonah ends with a remarkable statement: “More than 120,000 persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand” (Jonah 4:11).

These are evidently young children as yet lacking the basics of knowledge. But (and this surprised me) they are called “persons”, that is, individuals, descendants of Adam – for so is the Hebrew word used. So then, children have distinctive personality. Girls are not “Little Women”, as Louisa M Allcott affirmed, they are girls, and can only be understood as such. Boys and girls may be adults in the making, but they are adolescent, both physically and mentally, before then (and perhaps spiritually also). We should respect their dignity as “persons”. Children also have hidden potentialities. The aim of education should not be to fit them into a preconceived uniformity, though basic learning (such as the four ‘Rs’ – reading, (w)riting, (a)rithmetic and religion) are important for all, but to discover their possibilities and make room for their genetic energies to be released.

They also have their real perplexities. It is not easy growing up. Although the adult world is life’s object, yet the steps to attain it are often puzzling and difficult. Parents, teachers and friends may help by applying essential disciplines, setting worthy examples and imparting needed encouragement, advice, opportunities and trust. Let children be children while they can.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“We are but tenants and . . . shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired” – Jefferson

“We picture death as coming to destroy; let us rather picture Christ as coming to save. We think of death as ending; let us rather think of life as beginning and that more abundantly. We think of losing; let us think of gaining. We think of parting, let us think of meeting. We think of going away; let us think of arriving. And as the voice of death whispers “You must go from earth,” let us hear the voice of Christ saying, “You are but coming to Me!” -Macleod

“He who would teach men to die would teach them to live” – Montaigne

“We cannot decide whether or not we will live or die; we can only decide what we will die for” — Bob Pierce

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
G0D‘WH0 IS ABLE, GOD WHO IS WILLING – Thomas Addington

We often think our problems are too big or too complex for God. At other times we think that our problems are too trivial for the God of the universe to be concerned about. No matter how enormous or how tiny a problem is, though, God is able to help.

Likewise, God is willing. Often in our minds and hearts, we want to ask God for help, but then we stop ourselves. Self-condemning questions and thoughts scroll across our minds: Why should God help me? Why should He bail me out? After all, I’ve messed up so many times before. I don’t deserve any help from God.
But God doesn’t keep a ledger. When our prayers come into His presence, God does not pull up the fact sheet on us to see if we are worth helping. We would do well to remember Jesus’ words: “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:9—l 1).
In The Pikgrims Progress, John Bunyan introduced a character named Mr. Two-tongues, a man of doubt and double-mindedness. But as followers of Jesus, we can’t have it both ways. Once and for all, we need to clear up any confusion and erase any doubt.

The simple truth is this: God is able, and God is willing. He doesn’t play games with us; His motives are good and pure. God is able to help us when we are desperately short of solutions, and God is willing to help us whenever we need help . . .again and He is a God Who is able, and He is a God Who is willing.

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