welcome to this christian website

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Dec 13th – 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

“and I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from following them, to do them good; and I will put my fear in their hearts, that they may not depart from me” – Jer 32: 40

The NLT Bible translation of Jeremiah 32:40 says it this way…And I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good for them. I will put a desire in their hearts to worship me, and they will never leave me. (NLT)

God has made an iron-clad, rock solid covenant with us that cannot be broken. He has made a commitment to only do good things for us …forever! If you have ever seen the paintings of God depicted as an angry old man in the sky, then this promise might come as a surprise to you. The enemy of our souls would want you to think that God is not good and that He doesn’t want good things for His kids.

However, in James 1:17 the NIV Bible says… Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (NIV) God is good and every good gift comes directly from His hand. Throughout the Bible, many of its writers have declared the statement that ‘God is good and His mercy endures forever!’

If you struggle to believe that God has made an everlasting covenant to only do good things for you, then ask Him for a deeper revelation of this promise as it concerns you. He is a good Father and He gives good gifts to His kids (Matthew 7:6-8).

WISDOM THAT WORKS
MISCOMMUNICATION – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“An unreliable messenger can cause a lot of trouble. Reliable communication permits progress”. Read: Proverbs: 13:17-19 How many times have I sat in some committee or group meeting when what I thought was decided upon didn’t prove to be the case after all. When afterward I compared notes with fellow members of the group, my understanding of what I thought was said, made me realise that not everyone “hears” the same thing even though everyone may hear the same words..

How true it is that we all filter the information we receive through our own personal ideas and perspectives and consequently receive a quite different message from that which was intended.
This is how misunderstandings can arise that have the potential to cause a lot of trouble. Not only trouble regarding the actual issues being deliberated upon, but the potential to cause division or distrust, in whatever a person may ever say to us again.

Always remember, communication is as much about hearing as it is about speaking. In either instance, we do well to do all we can to get tuned in to the right wave length of the one who is trying to communicate with us. A wavelength that is as free from preconceived notions as is humanly possible for imperfect folk!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
A.A. Milne

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
RESPONDING TO NEW SURROUNDINGS – Genesis 39: 1-6

It must have been quite a traumatic thing for this young man to now find himself in a complete change of conditions. There was the journey with the caravan of people, the time in the slave market and then the fresh placement in the home of one of Pharaoh’s officers. The sudden movements could have overwhelmed him and left him disillusioned, disappointed and despairing. But we do not read of him in that sort of mind or mood. He does not fall victim amidst the vast change.

As soon as he is in this fresh household he sets his stall out to act in a decisive manner. He commences as a slave but he toils with industry and integrity. He began to make his mark and impression in so many ways. His relationship with the Lord became the inspiration of his life and service and the immediate effect was to be noted in the household, prospering on every front. The Lord had rightly placed him. Joseph’s master could see the impact of his belief and behaviour and so promoted him to a notable position of overseer. He found that best way to deal with his untoward circumstances was to make them serve him by God’s grace and help.

Often the Lord, in the training of His servants, allows them to be taken out of a comfort zone and placed in an opposite situation. This may be occurring in your life at this time or may take place in the future. Do not rebel and react violently, but discover the best way you can tackle where you are. It is not by chance but by divine choice that you are so placed. As you seek to do a good job He will be with you and lead you on to the greater thing that is to be brought to pass. The point to be made here, is, that “the Lord was with him” – v3, and this in an unchanging truth and reality. He is with you.

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