welcome to this christian website

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Jan 13th – 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

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future”.

When you think of your own future, how do you feel? Are you excited to think of what is ahead or does the thought of the future cause you to be anxious? With an uncertain economy, wars and rumors of wars, etc., it is easy to feel anxious and uncertain about what lies ahead. Yet in today’s promise, God says that your future is filled with hope.

My favourite Bible translation of this verse comes from the NIV Bible… For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)

I find it very reassuring to know that God has a plan for my future that is filled with hope. I don’t have to dread what’s coming because my Heavenly Dad already has a plan for me. And of course we know that the ultimate hope is living in the light of God’s love forever!

May the reality of today’s promise fill you with peace. May you know that while the future may be uncertain to you, it is not to God. He has a father’s heart toward you and has determined to fill your future with hope. Does this mean that there will be no bumps in the road? Certainly not!

But we do know that all things will ultimately work together for our good as Paul declared in Romans 8:28… We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. (WEB)

WISDOM THAT WORKS
THE HALL OF FAME – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”If you profit from constructive criticism, you will be elected to the wise men’s hall of fame. But to reject criticism is to harm yourself and your own best interests”. Read: Proverbs 15: 31,32

Society has devised many ways to honour and appreciate high achievers in various fields of endeavour. There are cups, medals, trophies and prizes which are all designed to recognise outstanding achievements.

The Living Bible paraphrase of our proverbs for today puts the ability to profit from constructive criticism in the same league as that of the high achievers Hall of Fame.

The fact is, that criticism, constructive or otherwise, is not always appreciated as a mentor which could get us inducted into a Hall of Fame. However, if we can but see it, criticism can help us stretch beyond the bounds of our own standards of self appreciation.

Criticism of what might seem quite an outstanding effort on our part, may help us to lift our game to something worthy of an0ther’s appreciation. This capacity to profit from constructive criticism is not better illustrated than by observing the effect a good coach can have on an elite athlete’s performance. The ability to master untried techniques alter having their style ruthlessly criticised, is the thing that separates the men from the boys and gets them inducted to their halls of fame.

How do you respond to your criticism? Do we profit from it or reject what could be in our best interest?

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
EXPERIENCE

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser – John W. Gardner

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards – Soren Kierkegaard

The only source of knowledge is experience – Albert Einstein

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves -Andre Gide

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
GOD’S DAILY PROVISION – Exodus 16

It was to be quite a thing to feed this large multitude of people on a daily basis in and through a desert. They not only required water, food was needed on a regular front in order to nourish and strengthen their bodies for the journey. God was supremely aware of this and was to act on their behalf in a wonderful fashion. He did not want them to be anxious en-route and so ordered a unique food known as manna that came down during the night season and was seen on the ground the next morning. The day before the Sabbath He afforded a double amount so that they would have sufficient for the day of rest.

For forty years the Lord kept to this arrangement thus proving His faithfulness and ability. It was only intended as a temporary measure until they reached the Promised Land but it had to be extended because of the long stay in the wilderness due to their transgressions. But the Lord was up to living to His Name – Jehovah Jireh, the Lord that Provides.

It is encouraging to know that there is never any let down with God with regard to our constant need and requirement. If he could look after a great concourse of people over such a stretch of time then He will surely see to it that your needs are met. It is good to look dependently to Him in prayer and say: “Give us this day our daily bread.” There will be no short supply!

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