welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchen
Feb 21st – 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

We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him” – 1 John 4:16

There have been many times in my own life where I have struggled with circumstances and have not had any pat answers or quick solutions to my problems. In the midst of these seasons in my life, 1 John 4:16 has become really meaningful to me.

When all else fails, love will never fail. As the Apostle John tells us in today’s promise… And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. (NIV)

Whatever challenge you are facing in your life today, you can know and depend on the love that God has for you. His love will comfort you, His love will sustain you, His love will carry you through any situation. May each one of us run into the arms of our God and Father today knowing that we can depend on His love to be enough for us no matter how difficult our journey.

God is love. He not only loves, but the very core of His being is unconditional, everlasting love for you and I. May the reality of this promise go deep into our hearts today so that we would learn to make our home living in the love that God has for us.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
MINDS MADE UP – Rev. Bob. Stevenson

”What a shame – yes how stupid! – to decide before knowing the facts”. Read: Proverbs 18: 13

I know it was the Scottish poet Robbie Burns who observed the futility of trying o reason with somebody who already have their minds made up. He is credited with the following saying, “To convince a man against his will, takes much more wisdom than I can tell!” When spoken with Scottish accent it sounds much more authentic! How hard it is to discuss anything in an objective way when there is a rigidity of opinion irrespective of the facts! There are so many factors that come into play in the business of making a right decision, or a measured judgment about something, and unfortunately, the facts of the matter are sometimes the last things to be considered.

We all have a personal bias about a whole host of scenarios that we would rather believe to be the facts than the facts themselves. Then there are our personal likes and dislikes, which have the capacity to cloud our judgment. Then what about our fear of the opinions that others might have of us if we do come down on the side of the facts?

Whatever may be the reasoning behind our unwillingness to budge, if we choose to ignore the reality of fact, it will eventually turn to our shame, not to mention put a dent in our credibility.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
TIME

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late – William Shakespeare

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right – Nelson Mandela

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present – Bill Keane

Tough times never last, but tough people do – Robert H. Schuller

DAILY MEDITATIONS
A CHALLENGING ENCOUNTER – Joshua 5: 13-15; Acts 9: 1-6

The Lord does have some surprises up His sleeve and this is one in point. Joshua goes out to have a strategic look over Jericho to see how this stronghold could truly be conquered. He must have thought in his mind as he beheld it that this well fortified place could not be taken without some extraordinary strategy and help. He must have felt powerless in one sense at the very sight of it. Into this set of circumstances he has a dramatic experience – a meeting with the Lord and sees Him in a new light – v13 “behold there stood a man over against him with a drawn sword.”

He was quick on the uptake and wanted to immediately know his identity and credentials. He was to discover straight away that it was the Lord and that he was on holy ground. There was the quick submission of this godly man and leader to Him and a readiness to hand over the whole project of possession into His hands. The sight of Him with drawn sword indicated that He was ready to lead and to battle and Joshua had no problems with that. He would be conscious of the fact that whatever was ahead, no matter how difficult, would be answered by Him.

How essential it is to live in the revelation of the Lord in these days! Great stress is to be made in the Christian community that Jesus is the resurrected Christ and is alive for evermore to be in charge and control of His Church. He leads every Christian and local church community into battle and victory. He possesses all the answers for conquest. Submission to Him and His authority is sure to produce domination and triumph. Let us make sure we have encountered Him and live in the knowledge of His command.
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