welcome to this christian website

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Dec 7th – 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

“Know that Yahweh, he is God. It is he who has made us, and we are his. We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture” – Psalm 100:3

In today’s promise, we are reminded that we are God’s people, the sheep of His pasture. There are many references to us being sheep in the Bible. Jesus said in John 10:27 that His sheep hear His voice and will not follow a stranger. In Psalm 23 we read one of the most celebrated passages that tells us that the Lord is our shepherd.

I am not an expert on sheep, but from what I do know about these animals, they are pretty dependent upon their shepherd to lead them and to protect them. All they have to do is to listen for his voice and follow wherever he goes. They are not required to make decisions for themselves or manage their life. They simply live under the watchful care of a shepherd that they know would lay down his life for them if it came to that.

In a world system that celebrates independence and self-sufficiency at every turn, this might be a thought that offends our mind. We don’t want to be led …we want to lead! Yet in Romans 8:14, we read that those who are led by the Spirit of God are the very sons of God.

We were never created to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. We have a Great Shepherd and Lord and Savior who has already done that for us. All we have to do is listen for His voice and follow Him wherever He goes.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
SELF CONTROL – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“The good man wins his case by careful argument; the evil minded only wants a fight. Self control

Read: Proverbs 13:2-3

Probably the most difficult areas of the human anatomy to control is the tongue. How easy it is: to blurt out some verbal response that on later reflection we would have been better to have either kept our mouth shut, or at least more effectively rephrased our outburst. Argument for its own sake can so easily degenerate into a slanging match when emotions run high and in‘ many instances even the point of the discussion gets lost in offensive verbiage.

How much more effective you are when you can win your case by careful argument.

How easy it is to remember those hasty words spoken in these days of an open parliamentary debate, when every word that is exchanged is open to public scrutiny. How demeaning it becomes when rational debate is reduced to a mêlée of political point scoring and personal attack. Such scenarios as this can blind us to the resolution of the matter in hand and bring down the purpose of the debate to a farcical low.

Self control means controlling the tongue, and a quick retort we are told, can ruin everything.

The book of James has it right when it tells us that the tongue is an unruly member – (James 3:8) So let’s try harder!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
Robert Schuller

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
UNNECESSARY DISTRESS AND ACTION – Genesis 28: 1-21

There are times when people get strung up unnecessarily with fear and torment and as a consequence take a course of action that is not essential. Such was the case with Jacob. He had heard that his twin brother was coming to meet him with 200 men! That scared the daylights out of him and he felt he must take some form of appeasement to assuage the bad feelings and attitudes that had been formerly created. The simple fact of the matter, he was trying to buy off the anger of his brother.

There was no need to be unduly alarmed because the Lord had told him to return and he had recently experienced a real protection from his uncle. If the Lord could take care of that one, He could and would deal with the other. It was now time for his faith to increase and trust God rather than scheme his way out of this one! Eventually when his brother arrives on the scene he is full of good will, so Jacob need not have been anxious and he could have saved his goods because his brother did not desire them.

Let us learn the lesson of trust at all times. If we are simply doing God’s will then there is no need to be up tight about anyone or anything. We must live with a real sense of being under his care and providence and resist the temptation to make escape routes in awkward situations.

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