welcome to this christian website

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Jan 14th – 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 it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure” – Phil 2:13

I like how the Amplified Bible translates Philippians 2:13… [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. (AMP)

The Christian life is a life of learning how to live from our heart, not from our head. If Christ lives in us, then we have the Spirit of the living God living in us too. If Christ lives in us, we have a new heart and we can trust our new heart to guide us in all that we do. In today’s promise, the Apostle Paul says that it is God Himself who is at work in us, giving us both the desire and the power to accomplish all that He has purposed for our lives.

It is amazing to think that God actually directs us by the godly heart’s desires that He has already placed in our hearts. I believe the Christian life is a life where we learn to live from our hearts. May we all learn to trust the still small voice that resides within us. For it is God who is already at work in you and it gives Him great delight to see His kids living from their hearts.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
THE YIELDED HEART – Rev. E. Anderson

“Humility and reverence for the Lord will make you both wise and honoured”- Read: Proverbs 15:33

There is something about humility and reverence for God that makes the human personality attractive.

To have the capacity to yield to a higher authority without feeling subordinated or subdued gives an impression to others of a certain trustworthiness and wholesomeness in one manifesting such yieldedness. The very absence of any self importance that is evident in somebody who is truly yielded and submissive, creates a comfortableness amongst associates. Such yieldedness is another evidence of accountability and therefore there is no fear of getting ripped off or taken advantage of by those being sen/ed.

Humility and reverence will not only bring honour and respect from your peers, but it will of itself, tend to establish a wisdom beyond that of a mere worldly nature and will, consequently, bring you credibility and confidence.

A wisdom that comes from above is able to discern and gain an insight far beyond that which the unyielded heart can never know.

“They who honour me l will honour”, says God, and none more so than those of a yielded and humble spirit. (1 Samuel 2:30)

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
FAILURE

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure – Bill Gates

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war. – Donald Trump

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying – Michael Jordan

far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat – Theodore Roosevelt

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
UPHOLDING GOD’S SERVANTS – Exodus 17:8-16

God’s people were called upon to encounter and contend with an enemy, the Amalekites. It must have felt like a daunting prospect to this new nation that had to find its feet and its way through difficult surroundings. There was one person, Joshua that appeared to have a stomach for conflict and was courageous enough to take on the leadership role in leading those ready to fight the foe. But it was not a natural conflict that is involved here: it was a spiritual contest too. This can be seen in the fact that Moses had to ascend the mount and intercede for Israel’s combatants.

The amazing thing was that as Moses hands were lifted up in prayer Israel prevailed – v11 “And it came to pass, when Moses held up His hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.” Aaron and Hur discerned what was occurring and so began to act in a supportive role to Moses by sustaining his hands. The end result was an overwhelming victory through the combined effort of prayer and action. They were ready and willing to give themselves to this responsible task of standing with God’s servant at a crucial hour.

The lesson is plain for us: we have a role to fulfil with regard to our spiritual leaders. If we are to succeed in conflict with the powers of evil that seek our downfall and ruination, we must take note that we must support our spiritual leadership in prayer as they give the lead. A lot more victories will ensue if we engage ourselves in this way. Spend some time today in private prayer for your leaders that God will strengthen them.

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