welcome to this christian website

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Dec 29th – 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

“So you are no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ2 – Galatians 4:7

When God looks at you, He doesn’t see a servant… He sees a son or daughter. When Jesus Christ exchanged His life for our life, something miraculous happened in the heavens. He opened up the way for us to be born into His amazing family. As today’s promise says, we are not servants, but children of God and co-heirs with Jesus.

When the prodigal son came home to his father’s house (Luke 15) he no longer felt worthy to be a son because of all the feelings of shame that he struggled with. When he met his father, he said “I am no longer worthy to be a son, so let me serve…”

Because of his feelings of inadequacy and shame, he felt that the only way he could justify his place in his father’s house was through serving. Many people do the same thing today. And like the father in the prodigal son story, God does not see His kids as servants, but as sons and daughters…no matter what they have done.

My prayer today is that each one of us would know that God has not given us a spirit that makes us afraid, but He has given us the Spirit of Sonship where we can cry out Abba, Father (Romans 8:15). May the Holy Spirit give each one of us more revelation on what it means to be an heir of God and a joint heir with our elder brother, Jesus!
heavens. He opened up the way for us to be born into His amazing family. As today’s promise says, we are not servants, but children of God and co-heirs with Jesus.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
TEMPER-TEMPER – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“A growing population is a kings glory; a dwindling nation is his doom. A wise man controls his temper. He knows W that anger causes mistakes” – Read: Proverbs 14:28-29

How easy it is to lose your cool, when a certain set of circumstances arise and you get swept along in the downward spiral of lost control. Then, when control of our own spirit is abrogated, we find ourselves open to all kinds of influences, spiritual as well as emotional. That then leads us into a maelstrom of mistaken choices which then eventuate into unwanted and possibly hurtful repercussions.

We use the actual word temper in a negative connotation as if temper in itself is the problem. It’s not the temper that is the issue, it’s the loss of it. In the same way that steel, if it is overheated loses its strength, so our human spirit , if it gets overheated will also lose its strength. We lose the strength to control natural reactions and impetuous responses. We also become blind to the warning signs which always precede the loss of control.
If we allow ourselves to be subject to any form of emotional over heating by not being able to extract ourselves from such overheating, our character, like the steel, will lose its tension. A wise man therefore avoids overheating and thereby stays sharp and keeps his edge.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
POSITIVE

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose – Lyndon B. Johnson

in order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision -Dalai Lama

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow – Helen Keller

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results – Willie Nelson

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
FACING A HARD TIME – Exodus 1

It isn’t easy to accept sudden change for the worse, especially when it is least expected. Israel had settled down in Egypt to become quite a considerable unit of people and power. They had multiplied greatly – v7 and seemingly presented a problem to the king of Egypt. Instead of making a treaty with them and forming a healthy alliance he decided to make things extremely difficult for God’s household. A forgetfulness and hardness appears and the consequence was that God’s people were to be put through the mill over a long passage of time.

It needs to be understood that God’s people needed to be unsettled so that they would not become too comfortable in Egypt. The Lord had something better in mind for them but they would have to confront and negotiate an extreme period of rigour and brutality before such would come to realisation. It would be a real testing time that would require grace and perseverance. One of the products of this difficult phase would be that God’s people would become toughened up. It would have to be a era where awful things would have to encountered and negotiated but they would survive and come through ready for the fulfilment of the divine plan.

Nobody likes it when a new, evil regime comes in and alters the procedure of life. There has to come a sorting and sifting out of our faith, values and future. No longer can things be taken for granted instead there has to be a fresh assessment made with regard to life and destiny. Traumatic periods of life may lead to the undoing of some. However it needs to be understood, as far as God is concerned, that these experiences can become the basis of re-shaping us into something finer and bigger. Maybe there are changes happening that are threatening, which cause you to feel vulnerable and exposed. Be assured, the Lord is with you to see you through to a worthy and noble prophetic destiny.

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