welcome to this christian website

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Oct 20th – 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 130,000 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 Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Wisdom that Works by Bob Stevenson, Choice Quotations and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible. 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 GOLDEN PROMISE

“He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart” – Psalm 91: 4

Psalm 91 is one of my favorite psalms that speaks of Almighty God’s protection and covering. I love the imagery of this verse in particular. Just imagine for a minute what the psalmist is portraying in this verse… The Most High God covers us with His feathers and protects us with His wings.

When I think about this promise, I imagine God as a majestic eagle and we are His little chickadees who live in the shelter and safety of His magnificent wings. Nothing can harm us there. We are completely safe and secure.

Another picture that comes to my mind when I think of this verse is that of a little child who seeks refuge under their dad’s raincoat in the midst of a storm, hanging tightly onto his leg, completely sheltered from the storm.

Both pictures bring me a sense of peace and safety and security knowing that God is my refuge and my safe place. This promise does not only paint a nice picture for us, but it declares a spiritual reality that we can live in all the days of our lives.

The truth is that we are safe and secure under the protection of our heavenly Dad’s wings… no matter how scary it is outside of His care! May the reality of this promise become more and more real to each and every one of us!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

SELF-SUFFICIENCY – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“The wise man is glad to be instructed, but a self- sufficient fool falls flat on his face. A good man has a firm footing, but a crook will slip and fall”.

Read: Proverbs: 10:8-9

Whenever I see the word ‘self’ as a prefix to another word a little caution flag pops up in my mind. Self sufficiency, like its close relatives, self confident, self assured, self possessed and self made all sound pretty good characteristics to have, but in reality they are dangerous attributes if they are not kept in check. Yes, we do need to have a sense of assurance about our worth as an individual, having been uniquely put together with our special combination of temperament and personality, and it surely was never God’s intention for us to feel inferior or subdued.

The problem arises when we credit ourselves with the development or the obtaining of these attributes. Sure enough, we have all had something to do with our personal development in the sense of personal motivation and application of effort on our part. But the fact remains that none of us could have achieved what we have, solely by human ingenuity and initiative.

There is that subtle arrogance, which suggests that sufficiency of any kind can be gained without the help of others and it is this subtlety that needs to be recognised before it gets out of hand.

The Apostle Paul has it right when he said. “Our sufficiency is of God”. And may God help us to acknowledge the same!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
BEST

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi

A problem is a chance for you to do your best – Duke Ellington

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing – Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it –
Al Lopez

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE

Read, study and take notes for further thought. Make your own commentary and hear the LORD speak to you.

GOD’S DISAPPOINTMENT – Genesis 3: 8-13; 1 Samuel 16

One can somehow sense the feeling of disappointment when the Lord came down for divine fellowship with this couple only to discover that they had failed and fallen into sin. He had come for His daily chat and communion, the high point of the day, – v8, but things had decidedly changed. Instead of Adam and Eve waiting for Him with a loving welcome, they are in hiding. They were now missing out on what was the highlight of the day – the input of God!

The Lord comes to seek us out on a regular basis and He wants the lines of communion and communication clear. Let there be no break whatsoever in your relationship with Him through any transgression but make sure He has free access into your spiritual life so that He can make a valid contribution to your well being. Give Him cause for gladness and not grief because He finds it well with your spirit and soul.

Do not allow anyone or anything especially in the nature of evil to rob you of your heavenly accord with Him now. Instead of giving Him distress you can give Him delight because you are awaiting His advent to make Himself known and His will. Today, walk in faith and obedience to His Word and know His presence. Do not listen to the tempter but the Creator- Saviour and Master of your life and affairs.

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