welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenNov 27th – 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

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” – Matthew 5:3

We live in an upside down Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 says that God has chosen the poor of this world to shame the rich, the weak to shame the strong, the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. I am thankful that God has chosen the poor, the weak and the foolish!

In today’s promise, we read that the Kingdom of God actually belongs to the poor in spirit. I believe that being poor in spirit is just acknowledging that we need God to do for us what we can’t do for ourselves. Being poor in spirit is to live a life of simple dependence on God’s love and His life. If we were rich (spiritually, not materially) we would not think that we had any needs at all!

Being poor in spirit keeps us dependent on the one and only true life source. Jesus speaks about such things in the book of Revelation in chapter 3:14-22 to the Laodicean church. When we think we are rich and in need of nothing, we tend to live independent, isolated and separated. God doesn’t want us separate, but very close to His heart.

So if you are feeling hungry today for His presence, dependent for God to be your very life source, you are in the best place that you could possibly be! For blessed are the poor in spirit, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these!

WISDOM THAT WORKS
THE WORK ETHIC – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Hard work means prosperity; only a fool idles away his time”.

Read: Proverbs 12: 1

I was interested last night to hear a debate between Private School youngsters and public (Government funded) School students, questioning the fairness of Government Funds being provided to the private education sector on a greater percentage basis than that of Public Schools.

The comment which really grabbed my attention was to hear the private school student declare that his father, who was a doctor, worked hard to provide the finance for him to get the best education possible, inferring that the public school girl whose father was a brick layer, didn’t work hard.

Understandably this caused the hackles to rise even on my neck not to mention those of the Public School Team. No! Hard work, in whatever field or branch of employment, whether of a manual or mental nature, will always bring its own measure of prosperity.

The fact is, that if you embrace the ethic that all effort gets rewarded in one way or another, you are bound to prosper. Any commitment that is made to look for an opportunity to effort, be it intellectual or physical, will stand you in good stead, not only in financial but in terms of your own personal development and attitudes to life.

Be sure to encourage all you can the pursuit of a positive work ethic, most of all in yourself!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
Thomas Carlyle

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, which in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.

Every noble work is at first impossible.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
A FULL LIFE – Genesis 25: 1-10; Psalm 92

The final words with respect to this godly patriarch could not be better as he comes to the conclusion of his life. The Lord not only gave him a long life, it was a full one, blessed in every possible way. The Newberry Bible aptly describes the phrase, ‘full of years’, in a word, ‘satisfied.’ What a beautiful expression on a life lived by faith in and unto God! To sum up life in this way reveals that life had attained its goals and reached a state of absolute fulfilment.

In what ways was he satisfied? It is a good question to ask. He was satisfied in the experience of coming to know God and of developing a dynamic accord with Him through faith. Further, he had been blessed by God in so many aspects. God had made promises to him and brought them about, answered his prayers, met all his needs and protected at various times etc., etc. Going with God had turned out to be adventurous, exciting and truly satisfying.

The God that gave this man such a rich time of it can do the same for you. Your days, and that means everyday, can be filled with God and His goodness so that life is possessed with a divine satisfaction. If you live each day fulfilled, you will die satisfied. Enjoy the best on the way to the best.

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