welcome to this christian website

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August 21st – 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

Your best, true and eternal Friend is the LORD. He every will be with to minister His friendship at all times. It is imperative that you cultivate this throughout your life and that the relationship comes more pleasurable and profitable in the passing of time. However, He does desire that you know how to enter into real accord with others around so that you experience and enjoy the input of their words and deeds. Be that kind of individual that understands and appreciate others so that you can bless them and in return they can return the compliment. There is no reason why you should not go out of your way today to meet some fresh individual and contribute something of worth that will be both remarkable and memorable and tie a bond of friendship. Don’t waste God-given opportunities of building wholesome relationships that will prove to be most productive to all

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects. Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty. For he wounds, and binds up. He injures, and his hands make whole” – Job 5:17, 18

You may be reading today’s promise and wonder why I would have ever chosen a Bible passage about discipline and wounding to be part of 365 Promises. We don’t hear too many sermons preached about the discipline of the Lord and if we do, they may be skewed from the perspective of the punishment from an angry God.

When many of us think of the word ‘discipline’, we think of our own life experiences with our parents, teachers, authority figures, etc. This does not usually bring up warm feelings of love and tenderness, but rather feelings of guilt, shame and pain. In Hebrews 12:4-11, the writer encourages us not to despise the Lord’s discipline for God is treating us like His sons, because our heavenly Father does not discipline us in anger but in absolute unconditional love.

Every son (or daughter) receives discipline. Receiving discipline is part of the evidence that we do indeed belong to God. The root word of discipline is disciple, which at its heart, is training. God is training us to become like Jesus and walk in His ways. In Hebrews 12:4-11, the writer does acknowledge that no discipline is pleasant at the time, but it eventually results in a harvest of righteousness.

In today’s promise, we have an assurance that though we may be enduring hardship now, there is a promise of healing for all our wounds. My prayer is that we would not see God’s discipline through the lens of how we were disciplined by authority figures in our lives. I pray that we would actually value the loving discipline from God and gladly submit to the Father of our spirits so that we can live a full life. (Hebrews 12:9)

JUST A THOUGHT by Aaron Linford
PSYCHOANALYSIS

Many have been helped by the services of psychoanalysts, but their ministrations are often limited, and their conclusions fall short. You see, with all their knowledge, they are still human, therefore fallible. They cannot divest themselves of their own nature. I’ve often wondered, “who analyses the analysts?” its like arguing in a circle: no finality.

In fact human judgement, even when well-informed, can be flawed and feeble. Someone put the work of the analyst thus:

“He takes the saints to pieces And labels all their parts, He tabulates the secrets Of loyal loving hearts. He probes their selfless passion, And shows exactly why ‘ The martyr goes out singing, To suffer and to die His reasoning is perfect, His proofs as plain as paint, He has but one small weakness, He cannot make a saint.”

But God can. As we put our case in His hands we can “become partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4). And, as the conversion of Saul of Tarsus proves, it can happen in a moment (Acts 9:2-6). To become a saint we do not need long sessions on the psychoanalyst’s couch, all we need is faith in a living Saviour (Acts 16:31).

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

“We anticipate a time when the love of truth shall have come up to our love of liberty, and men shall be cordially tolerant and earnest both at once” -Brooks

“To bear injuries, or annoying and vexatious events, meekly, patiently, prayerfully, and with self-control, is more than taking a city” – Simmons

“It is a noble and great thing to cover the blemishes and excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain before his stains, and to display his perfection; to bury his weaknesses in silence, but to proclaim his virtues on the housetop” – Smith

“Cultivate forbearance till your heart yields a fine crop of it. Pray for a short memory as to all unkindness.” – Spurgeon

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