welcome to this christian website

 ernest kitchenApril 20th– 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

You have also given me the shield of your salvation.Your gentleness has made me great” – 2 Samuel 22:36

In today’s Scripture verse, King David is making a declaration that God’s gentleness has made him great. The Hebrew word for ‘great’ is pronounced ‘rabah’ and means to increase, excel, abundance, enlarge, etc. David acknowledged that it was the kindness and gentleness of God that was the reason for the expansion in his life which led to his greatness.

It is God’s love for us that makes us great. Not our own ability to manage life. A friend of mine says that we can never be worthy enough for love, but it is love that makes us worthy. David knew that this was the secret to his own success. It wasn’t his own ability that made him great, but the kindness of a God who loved to show him mercy.

The gentleness of our God makes us great too. Jesus told us that we would do greater things than He did because He was going to the Father (John 14:12). My prayer today is that faith would rise up in our hearts because of the kindness of our God and Father. It is the love that He has for us that will make us great.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

EXCUSES- EXCUSES-EXCUSES – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”The lazy man is full of excuses. “I cant go to work!” he says. “If I gooutside I might meet a lion in the street and be killed off”.

Read: Proverbs 22:13

We are all at some time or another faced with the duty or responsibility of having to do something that deep down we really do not want to do. At best we procrastinate so as to put oh‘ the evil day for as long as possible. At worst we cop out completely and then try to think of some excuse” that will get us off the hook!

Excuses are reasons we try to find for not doing something when we know we should. Excuses are reasons that have no real reasons at all. They are concoctions of the mind which we devise to try to cover over what we know in our heart of hearts is the thing we ought to do.

I think it was the philosopher Paschal who said, “The heart has reasons which reason knows nothing about”. So it is with excuses. They are ever mostly void of any reason whatsoever and can in fact be seen for what they are by anyone else except the one making the excuse.

I think excuse must be the opposite of ‘accuse’. Accuse means to be apportioned blame for something you don’t accept the blame for your lack of responsibility to get on with doing what you know you have to do.

Like our proverb today, most excuses are so lame they leave us without a leg to stand on!

QUOTES TO NOTE – Jane Austin

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE DIVINE COMMAND AND ASSURANCE – Judges 6: 13-21

Gideon was not afraid of asking some very vital questions in response to what had been said to him by the angel. In fact, there were three and they reveal a man who was genuinely disturbed and concerned about the state of affairs – v13. He was burdened over the evil state his people were in and about God’s presence and the miraculous in the light of their great history. There is an obvious deep burden in his mind and heart over matters that needed an answer. Instead of answering the question the Lord made it clear he was to be the answer – v14.

The command and assurance is: “Go in this your might, and YOU shall save Israel from the hand of Midianites: have not I sent YOU?” The Lord does not debate his queries but makes it clear he, that is Gideon, is the one to deal with the immediate problem through His commissioning and working. It must have been quite an eye-opener to him! This was not the moment for argument but action and for the enemy to be taken out and for God’s people to deal with their foes. The assurance was given from the Lord that victory would be his and Israel’s.

The Lord calls His leaders and people to action today. The word for the now is that we are to be the answer to the challenging days and circumstances in which we find ourselves placed. Thank God for the divine interventions of the past as witnessed by the miraculous, but the Lord has not changed. All the powers of evil can be devastated through anointed and equipped men and women who are ready to do things God’s way. Rise in the strength and strategy of the Lord and let your life and work count for Him and Christendom.

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