welcome to this christian website

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July 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 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

In the course of life you have made many mistakes which to you are regrettable. Be sure of this, the LORD that you love and serve freely and fully forgives such, and your sins, so that you can move on and not in the memory of failure. By His wisdom and enabling you can greatly learn from these factors and move on to being someone bigger and better and do something bigger and better. Do not become hamstrung to anyone or anything that has beset you of a negative order. Be one with the people around you and with your LORD and live ever learning and discovering you can expand in your gift and calling and be taught even in those negative things that have happened. Forgive yourself and others, seek the forgiveness and good-will of others and life will open to you in a blessed manner.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

”For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as Yahweh our God is whenever we call on him?” – Deut 4: 7

In this particular Bible verse, the nation of Israel is marvelling that there is no other nation on the earth that has a God that is so close to them that He is near whenever they cry out. What an advantage over every other nation of the day! They worshipped a God who was near and attentive to the cries of His people.
And that was the Old Covenant relationship with God. In the New Covenant, God is even closer! He lives within those who have accepted the free gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. We are the very temple of the living God! He is closer to each one of us than we could possibly imagine.

My prayer today is that each one of us would be aware of the tangible presence that dwells within us and that we would know that our God is really close to us when we cry out to Him.

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
LET THE MASTER TAKE OVER

Beethoven, out walking one day, heard his “Moonlight Sonata” being pounded out on an old piano. He looked through the open door of the cottage and saw a blind girl trying to finger this wonderful melody. He tapped the door, walked in – “Move up“, he said, “let me have a go”; and played as only he could His own composition.
“Marvellous!” said the enraptured maiden. “The master himself could not have done better!” “I am the master’, said Beethoven, and quietly slid away.

We sometimes fumble our way in our endeavour to live the Christian life. But often it doesn’t sound right. What should be melody seems tuneless. What shall we do? St. Paul found a better way. He said, “l live, yet not l, but Christ liveth in me” (Gal 2:20). What human nature could not produce, the life of Christ could. As he yielded himself by faith to a living Lord, the harmonies of spiritual life became possible.
Even so we may find melody and harmony. The “score” of holy living may seem difficult to interpret in the music of godly experience, but if we let the Master take over it can be done.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“The cautious seldom err.” – Confucius

“All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it” – Locke

“Nature does not require that we be perfect; it requires only that we grow, and we can do this as well from a mistake as from a success” -May

“To err is human, to forgive divine” – Pope

“From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own” – Syrus

FOCUS – SOMETHING TO REALLY THINK ABOUT
TAMING THE WILDEST OF BEASTS – Thomas Addington

“All kinds of animals . . . have been tamed by man, but no man can tame the tongue” – James 3:7-8

So many things in God’s creation lead us to curiosity, fascination, even awe. For example, have you ever been to Sea World, the circus, or a zoo? It is amazing to observe a huge whale escorting a trainer across the pool, a Siberian tiger jumping through hoops, or an enormous elephant walking on its back legs.
Our ability to tame and train wild animals is amazing. But there is one beast that none of us can train alone, no matter how hard we try. That beast is the tongue. “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness,” James writes. “Gut of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be” flames 3:9—l0).

The tongue is the great betrayer. It relentlessly tells others what is going on inside of us. In Matthew 12:34, Jesus says, “Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” In some ways, to tame the tongue is to tame the heart. A change of heart promises the possibility of a change of speech.

A friend once said, “Whatever is in us comes out when we are squeezed.” If envy, anger, deception, or arrogance is in our hearts, it will come out when we are squeezed. On the other hand, if our hearts are full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control, those, too, will come out when we’re under pressure.

All real speech therapy must start with heart training. And heart training is best achieved under the guidance of the Master heart surgeon, Jesus. Concentrate on this prayer today: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).
What comes out when you are squeezed by the trials and pressures you face at work?

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