welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchen

Jan 15th – 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

“He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters” – Psalm 23; 2

Psalm 23 is one of my most favorite psalms. In this one chapter, King David draws from his experience of being a shepherd boy to build an analogy of the Lord’s shepherding heart towards us. In John 10:11, Jesus clearly makes the connection to Psalm 23 by telling us that He is the Great Shepherd who wholeheartedly gives His life for His sheep… I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (WEB)

Everything that a shepherd does is for the benefit of the sheep. In today’s promise, we read how David writes that the Lord makes him lie down in green pastures and He leads him beside still waters. In the hustle and bustle of life, we all need to find rest in green pastures. It is interesting to note that David says that the Lord makes him lie down in green pastures. Maybe there are times in our lives where the Lord will make us rest even if we don’t think we need it?

May the Great Shepherd of the sheep give you the rest you need today in His rich green pastures and may He lead you to still waters to find refreshment so that you can continue your journey under His watchful care.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
RIGHT OR WRONG – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“We can make our plans but the final outcome is in Gods hands. We can always prove that we are right, but is the Lord convinced? Commit your work to the Lord, then it will succeed”. Read: Proverbs 16: 1-3

I have always had a great respect for the exhortation of Psalm 37 which says “Commit your ways to the Lord. Trust also in him, and he will bring it to pass”. Aligned with this principle of guidance is Proverbs 3:5-6 which says, ”Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths”.

The fact of the matter is that we do not always get it right, and as our proverbs for today point out, that whether we are making plans for our future, trying to get our point across in some discussion or being over confident in our ability to make things happen, we have to learn the final word is always with God.

Whilst it is true that if we fail to plan, we plan to fail, even those plans we make need to be spread before the Lord for his approval and blessing..

Personally I like to plan and strategise and love to have a vision for the future with goals I want to achieve. However in all of my strategising I am always careful to say, “Lord it any of this is not part ft your plan then please bring it to nothing”. In doing this I am secure in the knowledge that I can leave my destiny in His safe hands, whilst at the same time doing my part in seeing those plans realised.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
GOD

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’ –
William Arthur Ward

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world -Paul Dirac

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls – Mother Teresa

God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive – Edwin Louis Cole

DAILY MEDITATIONS – A COURSE THROUGH THE BIBLE
A LEADERSHIP TEAM – Exodus 18

The danger that confronts those involved in God’s work is in trying to do everything oneself. This can happen unwittingly as in the case of Moses. He had been called to lead and deliver Israel from Egypt and all the people were looking to him for counsel and guidance especially when problems of a varied order cropped up in their lives. He willingly engaged himself on their behalf seeking answers that would help them in their difficulties. It was a worthy pursuit but not altogether a wise procedure.

When his father-in-law arrived on the scene, he was most discerning and helpful. He could see what a wonderful thing God had wrought for the people through Moses and rejoiced. But then he espied his son-in-law endeavouring to cope with the vast assembly of people with their particular problems and crises. He advised that he gather a wise and trusty team of men to help in this matter and in leadership. Moses saw the sense and responded – v24 “So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.” No time was lost in appointing the godly personnel.

We do well to harness a team so the work load is shared so that there is no burn out and so that all can contribute to the well being and progress of all. If we try to do it all ourselves we will finish up a loner and washed up. Pray that your church fellowship gets its act together here so that everyone may benefit and develop their divine potential.

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