welcome to this christian website

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Feb 9th – 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

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. I will counsel you with my eye on you” – Psalm 32:8

God doesn’t leave us alone to try to figure out life all by ourselves. The Bible says that He is closer to us than we could possibly imagine. In Psalm 139, King David tells us that God knows everything about us and is familiar with all our ways (Psalm 139:1-3). In today’s promise, we read that God has committed Himself to teach us in the way we should go and guide us into what is best.

The New Living Translation says Psalm 32:8 this way… The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. (NLT) May the promise of our Father’s tender guidance bring a sense of rest and security to our hearts today. May we know that we are not alone in this life. Each step that we take is carefully guided by a loving Father who has only our best interests at heart.

God is everything that we need when we need him. He is our Father, our Brother, our Saviour, our Friend, our Healer, our Redeemer and our Teacher. Time and space would fail to speak of the many ways that the Triune God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit) watches over us every moment of our lives.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“A cheerful heart does good like e medicine, but a broken spirit makes one sick”. Read: Proverbs 17:22

It is an established medical fact that the human spirit plays a significant part in the physical recovery from sickness. Likewise, the impact of the human spirit when broken and dejected, can have serious adverse effects on the wellbeing of the human frame.

I once read an account of a man who was diagnosed with cancer who decided to play as many videos as he could that would make him laugh and cheer him up. He literally laughed himself back to full health and strength. In the same way that worry and stress can release harmful toxins into our system, so a happy and cheerful disposition releases health- giving endorphins that have the capacity to fight disease and give us a genuine sense of wellbeing.

How amazing that western medical science confirms the observation made by the writer of this proverb centuries ago, that a cheerful spirit does good like a medicine.

How important it is for those of us who may be hail and hearty to do all in our power to bring good cheer and encouragement to those having to battle sickness, or maybe the sadness which comes from an emotionally broken spirit. Alter all, laughter, in the right setting, is the best medicine.

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

Positive anything is better than negative nothing – Elbert Hubbard

DAILY MEDITATIONS
BECAUSE OF HIS GRACE – Deuteronomy 9

The Lord has many important lessons to teach and they need to be learned by God’s people. In this chapter He makes known the fact and truth that their possession of the Promised Land was not linked to any goodness or grace on their part but it was all because of His fidelity to His word of promise that He had given to their spiritual forefathers. He would not be a liar nor would He prove to be
inadequate in power to achieve the tremendous plans for this people. There was no way that He would fail to live up to what He had guaranteed in sacred assurance. They may fail but He will never fall short of His promises. He loved this people and they ought to realise that He willed to favour them in every way.

The testimony of the passage focuses attention on the failures of God’s people. Their history was one of disobedience and unbelief yet amidst it was the remarkable and outstanding attitude of God in His readiness to lead, provide and intervene in all circumstances. They had made it by reason of His input and blessing. His faithfulness despite their failures is the highlight of the deliverance and the journey. It would be further manifested as they moved into the Promised Land, the next stage in the development of a people in relation with their God.

We can equally state that we have been saved and have arrived at our present destination by the same means. Above all, He has been the One that has stood by us when we have not always stood by Him. His nature is unchanging and we need to recognise always that it is by His grace and faithfulness that we are still on track. Heed the encouragement of Hebrews 10: 23 “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for He is faithful that promised.” There is really nothing to go back to and everything to look forward to and with God. This next stage is the most important one in progress of your faith, growth and blessedness.

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