welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)Mar 29th – 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

 “Don’t you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win. Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible” – 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

We are all called to run our own unique race. In Hebrews 12:1-2, the writer encourages us to fix our eyes on Jesus as we run the unique race set out for us. We are called to throw off everything that hinders us and the sin that can so easily trip us up and run our race with perseverance.

It is interesting to note that your race is different from my race. I can’t run your race and you can’t run mine. We can only be ourselves and fulfill the destiny that God has for each one of us. The encouragement for today is knowing that an eternal crown awaits each one of us at our finish line. There is not a solitary crown given to the fastest runner, or the runner with the most endurance, but for everyone who finishes!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

HIDDEN MOTIVES – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”Just as water is turned into irrigation ditches, so the Lord directs the kingsthoughts. He turns them wherever He wants to. We can justify our every deed, but God looks at our motives”.

Read: Proverbs 21:1-2

God sees our motives! The journey of life is as important as the destination that it will bring us to. In other words, how we get there is as important as getting there. God is as much interested in how we get to heaven as he is in our arrival there. So it is regarding our actions and especially our motives for doing the things we do.

You probably remember the story Jesus told about the two men who went into the temple to pray. One was full of all the things he had done in order to win the approval of his God. He fasted twice a week, he was charitable and paid his tithes, all wonderful things to do if you do them with the right motive. The other man had done nothing to commend himself before God and was grieved that his lifestyle had been such an offence to his Maker. He was so upset by his actions that he just cast himself on the mercy of God and trusted he could be forgiven.

One of these men went home justified whilst the other who thought he was justified by all his good deeds he had done went home with the same self-righteousness he came with. (See Luke 18:10-14)

We all have a great capacity to justify our actions, righteous or otherwise, but in the end

QUOTES TO NOTE

HUMOUR

A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle

A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road. Henry Ward Beecher

If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide. Mahatma Gandhi

DAILY MEDITATIONS

GOD’S ESTIMATION – Proverbs 3: 31, 32; Psalm 37

Wisdom does lead us to the knowledge of God’s evaluation of people and helps us to choose those we are going to associate with and what we are going to be in terms of character. The sound advice is not to ‘envy the oppressor or opt to copy his example.’ An oppressor is an evil, violent and brutal person that seeks to extract from and damage other people. This generation is not lacking in this type of person! They seem to get what they want at the expense of others and for a while appear to come off best. The clear mind of God comes out in a clear statement: “For the froward – perverse is an abomination to the Lord” – v32. He hates this kind of evil and those who proceed down this line will suffer the consequences.

In contrast there is an assuring affirmation of whom God esteems highly – “His secret is with the righteous.” This means He has all the time in the world for those who reject and object to the way of evil especially in tyranny and oppression. The Living Bible says that, “He gives His friendship to the godly.” The best thing that could happen to a person in life, above all, is to discover a dynamic and personal friendship with God. He is prepared to share His confidences and counsel with those who embrace His spirit and standard of living.

The choice is left with us as to how we are going to live. We can become hard, harsh and brutal by reason of evil and seek to make life difficult for others or we can be humble and holy to sweeten and enrich others today. The great factor is that as we apply the wise way, God is pleased to become one with us and share His presence and direction in our lives

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