welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenDec 23rd – 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

“Cast your burden on Yahweh, and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved” – Psalm 55:22

There are many places in the Bible where we are encouraged to cast all our cares on God. In today’s promise, King David invites us in Psalm 55:22 to cast all our burdens on the Lord and He will look after us. The New Living Translation Bible says Psalm 55:22 this way… Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. (NLT)

When I think about this promise, I envision someone carrying a backpack full of rocks with each rock representing a care or concern. God invites us to take all of our rocks out of the backpack we are carrying and throw each one of them onto His big, strong shoulders. The reality is that we were not created to carry such burdens.

Medical studies tell us that up to 80% of all illnesses are stress-related in some way. This statistic further demonstrates that the human body was never created to carry such stress in our backpack. So what can we do in response to today’s promise? Empty your backpack of all your cares and cast each one of them upon God and He will look after you.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
PRUDENCE – Rev. Bob. Stevenson

“Only a simpleton believes everything he is told! A prudent man understands the need for reproof. A wise man is cautious and avoids danger; a fool plunges ahead with great confidence”Read: Proverbs 14: 15,16

I had to look in the dictionary for the meaning of this word prudence. It is a word which is not in common use in today’s vocabulary, which could be due to the fact that the very opposite of this word’s meaning seems to be the order of the day in today’s society.

To be prudent is to exercise caution, to be careful. Prudence is the act of not being rash or reckless. So you can see how such a word would lose its edge in today’s world of extreme everything.

Today’s wisdom portrays two dispositions. One describes the benefits of prudence, the other the pitfalls of reckless abandon. The Bible says that the simpleton believes everything he is told—that is reckless ignorance for which there is no excuse. The fool plunges ahead with great confidence —That is adventurism that takes no account of the consequence of such actions either on themselves or others who may be damaged by their foolhardiness.

On the other hand there are common sense approaches to life where prudence is the better part of valour.

Being prudent will help you to be guided by caution and where necessary, accept reproof when at times our own judgement might be suspect!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
Christmas

Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace – Pope Francis

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas – Dale Evans

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree – Roy L. Smith

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value. – Charles Dudley Warner

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
RECONCILITION – Genesis 45

It is always encouraging to hear of things ending well. It certainly happened here. Joseph was discerning enough to realise that God was in all this and He had been working out His procedures in spite of all the crises and problems and it was time to sort everything out. Reconciliation had to take place. He could not afford to take revenge although he had all these within his power. God had brought him to this place so that he could demonstrate his grace and kindness in an outstanding manner.

It happened with his brothers first of all when he disclosed his identity vv1-15. It states that “he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.” What a moment that must have been – reconciled! They knew that they would have to spell the truth out to the father but at least the load of guilt had gone and that God had worked majestically in spite of their evil. Joseph and his divine dreams were now completely justified.

There was yet to be a greater recognition by Jacob. He became reconciled to the fact that God had ably and amply took care of Joseph and had brought him forth to serve His day and the household of God. All of his worry had been needless in the evidence of God’s supernatural protection, guidance and interventions. The Lord had kept this wonderful surprise to the last but it was one that would bless Jacob for the rest of his days. He would rejoice in the fact that the Lord had been in control all the way.

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