welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchen

Oct 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 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

“Yahweh will give strength to his people. Yahweh will bless his people with peace” – Psalm 29:1

Two things that we all need in our lives every day are strength and peace. There are so many challenges that life presents that will ‘zap’ our strength and steal our peace. The world is looking for these blessings in many vain pursuits but our God and Father has promised to give them to us simply because He is a good Dad.

So when you are feeling weak and are in need of strength, remember this promise so that you can be strong in the Lord and the power of His might (Ephesians 6:10) And when you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, remember that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and He has promised to give His peace to you (John 14:27) just because He loves you!

The Lord is faithful and will strengthen you when you need it, and He promises to bless you with His peace. You can take this promise to the bank! Be encouraged by the words of Paul the Apostle in Philippians 4:7…And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NIV)

WISDOM THAT WORKS

HOLD YOUR TONGUE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Men with common sense are admired as counsellors, those without it are beaten as servants. A wise man holds his tongue. Only a fool blurts out everything he knows; that only leads to sorrow and trouble”. Read: Proverbs: 10: 13-14 How well l remember the times when having been chastised by my mother about some issue, l was tempted to retaliate with my own brand of verbal justification. Feeling peeved at my mother’s rebuke l would try to express my resentment but would only be silenced by her well remembered admonition, “Now hold your tongue young man or you’ll get more than you bargained for”.

I didn’t realize it at the time but it taught me a valuable lesson that has helped me on many occasions to avoid digging a big hole for myself with my mouth.

We have often heard it said, “I’ love to give them a piece of y mind”, meaning that we would get great pleasure out if telling somebody exactly what we think of them. The Bible cautions us against such action even though it might give us an intense sense of personal satisfaction and more especially when we feel we have truth on our side.
The wise man, we are told in this proverb, holds his tongue, because even speaking the truth that we know to be right can prove to be hurtful and counter-productive if it is not spoken in love, and could cause more sorrow and trouble than it’s worth.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS

HOPE

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning – Albert Einstein

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us – Samuel Smile

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them – Desmond Tutu

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness – Desmond Tutu

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE

DIVINE CORRECTION – Genesis 4: 1-16; Hebrews 12: 5-11

We should never feel hurt or harmed when God pulls us up in our tracks and reprimands us. There are occasions when He needs to step in to challenge and chasten us, especially when we are adopting a wrong mind and attitude that can lead to our great undoing and possible ruin. It has to be realised that He does it because He loves us and that He is seeking our welfare and good both temporally and eternally. There is no way that He wants to see us messed up.

His treatment of Cain reveals this particular factor. Although He had favoured Abel, He wanted to be and do the same for him. God has no favourites but all must do what is right and good if they are to know His approval and favour. Cain failed to get the message and learn the lesson. He should have reflected on where he had gone wrong and certainly reviewed what the Lord had said to him. The foul spirit and mood must be gotten rid of and quickly. The Lord assured all would be to his benefit as he rightly reacted. Unfortunately he turned a deaf ear to God and hardened his attitude.

Is the Lord correcting you on some point and issue? Be wise enough to sense it and take the remedial course of action that will secure your spiritual advantage and progress. Instead of ‘sin lying at the door to destroy’ let His abounding love and grace be demonstrated. Don’t be jealous; be victorious today!

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