welcome to this christian website

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Dec 6th – 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

“I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well” – Psalm 139:14

In yesterday’s promise, we talked about how God uniquely created each one of us with His own hands. I ended my devotional with the Scripture that inspired today’s promise. This is a declaration from King David that he was the handiwork of the living God and that he was fearfully and wonderfully made.

Can you say the same thing about your life? Can you look in the mirror and with a joy-filled heart declare to God … “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made!!!!!” When most people look in a mirror, they only see their imperfections. Even the most popular celebrities and professional models obsess over the smallest of flaws.

In the Great Commandment, Jesus tells us that we are to love God with all our heart, all our mind and all our strength… and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Loving ourselves from God’s perspective is not narcissism but rather just agreeing with how God sees us… We are fearfully and wonderfully made!

WISDOM THAT WORKS
HANDLING CRITICISM – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“A wise youth accepts his fathers rebuke; a young mocker doesn’t”.

Read: Proverbs 13:1

Not everyone has learned the secret of handling criticism effectively. They either ‘spit the dummy’, throw a tantrum or maybe even respond violently at any suggestion of shortcomings on their part. The classic reaction is to turn it into some kind of joke or mockery. In each of these cases the criticism or rebuke can never be received so as to benefit us to its fullest potential, especially in the development of our personality, temperament or character.

The fact of the matter is that there are those who see themselves above criticism or rebuke, especially in their youth. The very essence of this period in our overall growth pattern is to experiment and test out new boundaries in order to see how far they can go with impunity.

This is why God has given us mothers and fathers who in their wisdom can guide us through these youthful years and pass on to their offspring the benefit of their experience.

Happy are the children, and blessed are the parents, who have enough of a positive relationship to communicate, even to the point of a rebuke, such wisdom and experience, and for that advice to be received with appreciation and gratitude.

The secret of handling criticism is to receive it, examine it, and most of all consider who the person is who it comes from.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
T.D. Jakes

it is your passion that empowers you to be able to do that thing you were created to do.

We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive

Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes.

But I think my mistakes became the chemistry for my miracles. I think that my tests became my testimonies.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
DISTURBING THE NEST – Genesis 31

The Lord has a number of ways of causing us to move on to achieve His plans for our lives. The patriarch, Jacob, was to discover that he would not be able to forever reside with his in-laws and that there would have to be a going forth to fulfil God’s will in a greater way. There came some evident unrest on the family front, especially when they saw Jacob prospering to their disadvantage. The thing served to get God’s servant to consider another option, to leave to ease the problem and at the same time bring other factors into being with regard to His eternal purpose. In this unsettled situation the Lord speaks and gives both direction and assurance – v3 “Return to the land of your fathers, and to your kindred; and I will be with you.” The message was brief but it was enough to stir him to action.

In responding positively to the Lord it had to be in faith and obedience. There would be a number of consequences entailed in the operation and He would have to look to the Lord for His providence in every way. He now had a larger responsibility but was sure the Lord would not fail. Events proved that the Lord could be wholly trusted. It was better to leave the nest with God rather than stay and try manage his own affairs as best he could.

It may well be at this time you are finding the Lord allowing your comfort zone to be ruffled and disturbed. One has to say, it is not an easy period to negotiate, but as He affords His word and presence a new door of opportunity will open up that will be most rewarding. There are certain factors that have to be left behind at times, though painful, in order to make spiritual headway. As the decision is taken and acted upon, the end result is always more satisfying. Don’t hesitate in responding to His design on your life and future.

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