welcome to this christian website

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Feb 25th – 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

“Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him” – Hebrews 11: 6

The very foundation of our relationship to God is our faith in Him. If we don’t believe that He exists, it will be difficult for us to cultivate a living, loving relationship with Him. Our very salvation comes through our faith as Paul wrote in Ephesians 2:8-9… 8 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, that no one would boast. (WEB)

God loves it when we choose to have faith in Him despite what our outward circumstances might be saying. In Hebrews 11, we read many accounts of the heros of faith who believed God against all odds. My encouragement to you today is to declare God’s goodness and His love over your life whether you feel like it or not. Our feelings are not always accurate. They can deceive us at times.

So stand firm today my friend. Choose to believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. Your faith and trust will move the heart of our God and Father like nothing else.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
PASS IT ON – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”Ability to give good advice satisfies like a good meal. Those who love to talk will suffer the consequences. Men have died‘ for saying the wrong thing”. Read: Proverbs: 18:20-21

If you have already got to this point in reading your daily portion of God’s wisdom you have already covered a multitude of issues, about which you will have formed an opinion one way or another.

Then there is all your own personal experience from which you have learned the many lessons of life. So you are more than qualified to share that wisdom and insight and pass on such good advice to those who may come across your path.

You see the wisdom that resides within you has been as much caught as well as taught. You can be sure that those you rub shoulders with day by day, are going to catch for themselves some of the advice you have caught and will be able to pass it on to others.

I have a young man in his early twenties who regularly meets up with me and inevitably will come out with the comment at some time in our conversation, “Now then Pastor Bob. Do you have any words of advice for a young buck like me today?” Of course l always try to have something for him to take away and think about and also try to be relevant to his present circumstances.

I must admit to getting a real buzz out of passing on my words of advice. Our proverb is right, it’s like enjoying a good meal; you get an appetite for more.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
WOMEN

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness – Oprah Winfrey

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water – Eleanor Roosevelt

Women are made to be loved, not understood – Oscar Wilde

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman –
Margaret Thatcher

DAILY MEDITATIONS
ASSUMPTION – Joshua 9

It is rather remarkable to read of Joshua and the leadership making a mistake of this nature after the recent event at Ai. One would have thought they would have been on their guard after such a disastrous experience. Surely the lesson should have been driven home that they needed to be wide awake to every fresh development and to find out what the Lord had to say in given situations. The arrival of these men from Gibeon with such a story ought to have made them suspicious and sagacious, that is wise in the circumstances.

There is a telling phrase in v14 – “And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel of the Lord.” They swallowed the story immediately and failed to resort to the One who would have unveiled the truth. He was the One amongst them that would have safeguarded and saved them from embarrassment. It must have been a very hard lesson for Joshua to learn as well as the leaders. It was imperative in the days ahead that they assumed nothing but submitted everything to the Lord for His judgement.

We can also gather from this incident in the outworking of our lives that we must take nothing for granted on the surface. Appearances can be very deceitful. When things look right they can be utterly wrong once the truth is known. There is the demand that we learn to submit all to the Lord for the input of His wisdom and direction.

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