welcome to this christian website

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Feb 23rd – 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

God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners with singing, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land” – Psalm 68: 6

God is a family man. His whole life is about family. In Ephesians 3:14-15 Paul the Apostle says… 14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, (ESV). God understands that we were created to be in families, so in today’s promise, we read how God puts people who are lonely in families.

I believe His heart is that we would experience family life on earth through brothers and sisters in the kingdom of God as well as family life in heaven. In John 8:35, Jesus tells us… Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. (NIV) Whether we have had a good family system on earth or not, we have a permanent place in the family of God where we will belong forever.

If you are struggling fitting into your natural family, be encouraged to know that you belong to an amazing supernatural family where we can call each other brothers and sisters because we have the same Heavenly Father. God places the lonely in families. That is good news for each and every one of us!

WISDOM THAT WORKS
TWO SIDES OF A COIN – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”A gift does wonders; it will bring you before men of importance. Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight. A coin toss ends arguments and settles disputes between powerful opponents. Read; Proverbs 18:16-18

I long ago realised there are always two sides to every story. In fact there are probably three sides. One side is seen from one persons angle, the other side from the others perspective and the third side is somewhere in the middle where the truth probably lies. How often I have heard a heart wrenching account of some inter-personal problem shared by one of the parties in a conflict. Even before the details have been spelled out for me, I have been certain who is the one at fault, only to find after interviewing the other half of the problem, that things were not as clear cut as I have imagined.

I have come to the conclusion that there are certain situations only God has the capacity to resolve. After all, He is the only One who has the true and balanced view of all that may have taken place. Even as l have been writing these words I have had to acknowledge that very seldom is anything ever really as black and white as it might appear.

The whole business of relationships is intertwined with a host of impressions and feelings that paint a picture for one person in a totally different light to that of another. Alas! There will always be a heads and tails to every story, so make sure you hear both sides!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
TRUTH

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom – Thomas Jefferson

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything – Mark Twain

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar – Jerome K. Jerome

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts – Abraham Lincoln

DAILY MEDITATIONS
FAILURE – Joshua 7

No one would have thought that there would have been a miserable defeat after such a victory. They were on a real high after the devastation of Jericho but sunk to a real low at the defeat at Ai. To be humiliated in such a way brought about depression in the ranks and Joshua could not understand why such should occur. Why should there be failure after such a resounding victory? There must be some reason for this turn of events and so Joshua turns to God in prayer – v6. He had to humble himself before God in order to get to know how to rectify the situation and bring things back into line for further advancement. It was necessary to find out quickly the cause of this sudden disaster.

The Lord was not to leave him in the dark as to the abject defeat. There had been a failure to honour a previous command with regard to Jericho. Just one man had failed and was responsible for the situation, Achan. It had to be sorted out before they could make headway and the sin be removed from the camp. The price paid was enormous for this man and his family but as it was atoned for things were put right ready for further conquest.

At times we do not make the sort of spiritual progress we should be making at a personal and collective level. Instead of seeking to rush ahead, we need to take real spiritual stock to make sure that nothing is hindering or halting success. Wisdom calls us to stop. Pray, seek God’s mind and remove everything that will cause failure. Nothing should be taken for granted at anytime because of the possibility of things going wrong. It is imperative to apply the rule of faith and conduct that leads to triumph. God wants us to be successful.

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