welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchen

Nov 5th – 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, you have searched me, and you know me. You know my sitting down and my rising up. You perceive my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways” – Psalm 139: 1-3

Have you ever walked into a room full of people yet felt completely alone? I believe that we can be surrounded by many people in our day to day lives yet still carry a sense of loneliness in the depths of our soul. The reason we feel this way is because we are all looking for a deeper, more profound interaction with people than just surface conversation. We want to truly know people and have them know us.

A professional counsellor can get to ‘know’ a lot of people in their practice, yet still not be known by anyone themselves. I believe the cry of the human heart is that someone would know us through and through yet still accept us the way we are. In today’s promise from Psalm 139:1-3, King David makes the declaration that God knows everything about him and is familiar with all his ways.

The same holds true for you. God knows everything about you. He has even numbered each hair on your head. He understands what makes you tick and as a loving father is filled with compassion towards his children… so His heart is moved with compassion toward you! (Psalm 103:13-14) You are never alone because God is with you. He is close to you and understands you more than you understand yourself.

May this revelation go deep into our hearts today so that we will never, ever feel alone again. He knows everything about us and yet He still loves us with all His heart!

WISDOM THAT WORKS
CHEATS NEVER PROSPER – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”The Lord hates cheating and delights in honesty. Proud men end in shame, but the meek become wise. A good man is guided by his honesty: the evil man is destroyed by his dishonesty”.

Read: Proverbs 1 1: 1-3

As I was growing up as a small boy there were the occasions, either personally initiated e arising out of some current event, when mother would say, “Always remember Robert cheats never prosper”.

Those words left a mark on me to this day an life has taught me that although some short-term advantage may come to those who cheats in the long run they are going to be the losers. I don’t only mean that they will be the loser when they stand before God, for that will most certainly be the case, but losers in this life as well. It doesn’t take long to find out who are the cheats, and who are the ones you can trust. Eventually a reputation can be developed which actually destroys any hope of an ongoing trusting relationship with anyone even those close to you. So those who are only out for some short term gain by cheating eventually only cheat themselves.

Our proverb’s for today are spot on the mark when they affirm that the Lord hates cheating and delights in honesty. The point needs to be well taken for those who embrace this truth – they can be assured of guidance that will only lead to lasting benefits.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
MARRIAGE

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife – Franz Schubert

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person – Mignon McLaughlin

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave – Martin Luther

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret – Henny Youngman

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY – Genesis14;

What a gracious and impressive individual Abram was! No wonder the Lord was taken up with him. In this narrative he shows his deep care and concern over his nephew Lot, in spite of the way that he had acted towards him. He hears the news that his relative has been captured along with his family, and the folks from Sodom and Gomorrah, and they were being transported away to become slaves amongst their enemies. The older man could have left him to stew in his own juice and felt, it serves him right because of the choice he had made. But he was not of that mind set or spirit. He could not live with his conscience or heart with such a detrimental situation prevailing.

He rises in faith to face a seeming impossible challenge to rescue his near of kin. It meant doing something he had never done before, to become an assailant and to put his life on the line to bring deliverance. The opposition was quite formidable and were in a victorious mind and mood, so it was not going to be easy. But it was his family responsibility and he did not shirk or run away from it. Most would have excused him from becoming a combatant in these circumstances, but it was not to be.

There are times when we need to face up to our family duties and not shelve them as if they were no part of us, especially if we have not been treated too well by certain ones. When they are in crisis and difficulty it is very easy to be hard and unconcerned and not bother about helping in any way. It is on such occasions that we need to manifest a different attitude and show the nature of God in a personal and practical manner. There is a need to move in and demonstrate the grace of kindness and prove a genuine interest in their natural welfare. Abram discovered that the Lord was with him to assist in an extraordinary way and leave a witness of a tremendous order. See in what ways the Lord would enable you today to act in a positive measure to relieve things amongst your near of kin that will let them know your sincere and pure affection for them. Who knows, it may switch them on to the Lord and cause a greater bond of love between you!

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