welcome to this christian website

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Dec 12th – 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

“Behold, how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn’t know us, because it didn’t know him” – 1 John 3:1

The greatest display of our Father’s love is that He would call us His children. There is no higher honour or more wonderful experience than to be known throughout the universe as a child of the living God. The NIV Bible ends this verse with an exclamation mark (!) just to emphasize the point.
We are God’s kids!!!!! How great is the love that He has poured out on us that He would call us His children! If this thought doesn’t cause us to want to jump up and shout ‘Hallelujah!’, then I think we should ask for a greater revelation of this promise. I believe that the more that this foundational truth becomes part of our everyday life, the less influence fear will have because perfect love casts out fear! (1 John 4:18).

God wants us to be rooted and grounded in this revelation. We belong to God. He is our Dad. This is the very reason why Jesus came to earth, so that His Father could become our Father (John 20:17). I want to end today’s devotional thought with part of the prayer that the Apostle Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:17 so that you and I would have a power encounter with the Spirit of God so that we might know this promise in the deepest core of our being…

Ephesians 1:15-21
15 For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you, and the love which you have toward all the saints,16 don’t cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him;18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might20 which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,21 far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
COMMON SENSE – Rev.Bob Stevenson

“A man with good sense is appreciated. A treacherous man must walk a. rocky road. A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t and even brags about it”.

Read: Proverbs 73: 15- 76

As someone has so aptly pointed out that “Common Sense” is not all that common after all.
During my years in pastoral ministry I never cease to marvel at the fact that whatever IQ (Intelligence Quota) a person may have, it bears no relation to the possessing of common sense.

The ability to sit down and come up with sensible pragmatic solutions to life’s eventualities is not always resident in those with the higher levels of learning. Some folk seem to have a gift for complicating even the most basic situations and end up getting themselves into all kinds of strife.

It is amazing to see how many people who work in the finance industry for instance, don’t know how to run a family budget. This could be illustrated with many other professions where common sense seems to be strangely absent. I remember reading years ago how the world renowned International Evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, was reported to have read a chapter of the Book of Proverbs every day of his life.

So for all who want to be appreciated by their peers for having some not so common sense, then follow the example of Dr. Graham and make this book your daily source of wisdom.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
Charles Dickens

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused – in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened – by the recurrence of Christmas.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
IN GREAT STRAITS – Genesis 37: 12-36

Little did Joseph realize what that errand and day would bring forth as he was sent to find out the welfare of His brothers? With good will he went under his father’s instructions to discover where and how his older brothers were faring, only to be suddenly thrust into a testing period. It would be quite a thing for Joseph to handle such trauma at this point in his life, having been brought up in a comfort zone.

He was confronted immediately with the evil attitude and intention of his brothers who wanted to dispose of him and, in the first instance, desired to murder him. There was no good will in their being and he was in great straits. But for Reuben’s intervention it could have been up for him. One sees the providence of God even in this. At least he is spared. The passing of the Ishmaelite traders also turned out to be an indirect action on God’s part as it was to lead on to other things for this prospective governor. At that time he did not know that this was a progressive move to the fulfilment of his dreams!

There are incidents and events in our lives at times that appear not to make any real sense. They look far removed from the inward expectations that God has sown in us with regard to our future, especially when they are of a painful character. We have to discover later on that “all things do work together for good” but at the time, such does not seem so. Perhaps you are wrestling with apparent unfortunate happenings; this is the moment you must trust Him to bring it all together. You can be sure that God will not let you down.

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