welcome to this christian website

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Jan 4th – 2016
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

“Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness” – Psalm 103:8

We live only a few miles from Niagara Falls. I am always overwhelmed by the sheer power and volume of the water that cascades over the brink of this natural wonder every second. When I think of the unending stream of God’s love that He shows to us every day, I think of this natural wonder.

As we continue our daily journey of reflecting on some of the promises of God in 2016, may we always be reminded of how He sees us. The Lord is full of mercy and grace and He overflows with love towards us. Everything that He does is motivated by His eternal, unending kindness.

May the Holy Spirit give us a deeper revelation of the character and nature of God this new year and may He dismantle any misconceptions of our Heavenly Dad that cause us to see Him as distant and angry.

Our God and Father is good. He is full of mercy and grace and just like Niagara Falls, He continually showers His love upon us. And His love will never ever end. May the revelation of the love of God continue to rush like a mighty river into your heart today.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
TREASURE OR TROUBLE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Only a fool despises his father’s advice; a wise son considers each suggestion. There is treasure in being good, but trouble dogs the wicked. Only the good can give good advice. Rebels can’t”. Read: Proverbs 15:5-7

A treasure is a benefit or an abundance which comes our way that gives us an ability, beyond our normal means, to get what would otherwise be outside our financial reach. We talk of finding hidden treasure or having a treasure chest or in governmental terms there is a national treasury out of which comes the funding to advance the well-being of it’s citizens.

In other words treasure is an over-abundance beyond normal every day proportions. Such is the description of anyone’s bounty who is prepared to take good advice and act on it. Such are the treasure trove proportions that will come to the person who takes the trouble to weigh up every suggestion that may be put forward, and then make the necessary applications or adjustments as the case may be.

No wonder then that the apostle Peter in his letters to those early believers, refers to the followers of Jesus as a special treasure. (see 1 Peter 2:9-10) A special treasure because available to us in God’s word is an abundance of such good advice able to give us wisdom and safety beyond our natural means. The rebellious and wicked on the other hand, are constantly dogged by trouble!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
FORGIVENESS

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong – Mahatma Gandhi

It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody -Maya Angelou

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life – Joan Lunden

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
WHO IS THE LORD? – Exodus 5

Here is another question – v2. It comes from the pagan monarch of Egypt, Pharoah. He is confronted by two men that represented the Lord and speak on His behalf: “Thus saith the Lord . .” -v1 ,and his reply was, “Who is the Lord?” As far as he was concerned the Lord was a non-entity and not a real issue at that time. He was far from being impressed by these men and who they stood for. There was no way, at that moment; he was going to recognize either. He was dismissive of the Sovereign Lord and believed he would easily cope with anything that would come up in the immediate future. At that juncture he was in a state of assumption, and because of the seeming strength of his position, felt he could handle anyone and anything. He was yet to make a great discovery!

His re-action to their seeming impertinence was to make things more difficult for God’s servants and people. He issued the directive to make things much harder for Israel and the people were in a worse state. Pharoah felt he was the lord and that he would dictate the situation. The two men were disappointed at this and made their complaint to the Lord – vv22, 23. They were in negativity but they ought not to have been because the Lord indicated earlier that this would be the pagan monarch’s reaction – Exodus 3: 19 “And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.” He was going to prove difficult!

When the Lord calls to an impossible task there will be major problems to be encountered and overcome. It is not all plain sailing and He would have you aware of it from the start. The obstacles and oppositions will appear in the way but He is Lord and will prove more than adequate to deal with them. Learn to rest in the knowledge that He will answer them in His way and on time. He has already foreseen the every difficulty and in His wisdom has planned to deal with them in an omnipotent manner so that you may rejoice in His grace and power.

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