welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)April  27th – 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

 “But seek God’s Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you” – Luke 12: 31

Today’s Bible verse is an excerpt from a larger text found in Luke 12:22-34 where Jesus is talking about some of the major things we worry about… Food, clothing, shelter. He encourages us not to worry about these things because we have a loving Father who has promised to provide for us. Jesus uses illustrations of the birds of the air and the lilies in the field to get His point across, that God provides for all that He created.

The premise of today’s promise is this… Your Father in heaven knows what you need and He will be faithful to provide because that is what good fathers do for their kids. Since we do not have to carry the burden of looking after ourselves, we can be free to focus on our Heavenly Father’s kingdom and be about His business.

Personally I have found this text of Scripture to be very challenging at times in my life. Jesus actually says that we do not need to give any thought for our life. I don’t know about you, but I find that difficult to comprehend. Yet, Jesus told us that it is possible to live such a care-free life that we can actually live without worry.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

HEARTS RULING HEADS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Unless you have the extra cash on hand, don’t countersign a note. Why risk everything you own? They’ll even take your bed.

Read: Proverbs 22: 26-27

It is sometimes a challenge to know when you should let your heart rule over what your heart is telling you. This is especially difficult when someone you know very well comes to you for some financial assistance, and because of that relationship, you find it more difficult to decline the request.

Your heart wants to help but your head is advising caution because once you put your name to somebody else’s debt problem, your relationship now shifts in its responsibility, from the one you want to help, to the one who is providing the financial service.

It follows then, that from that point on, because you now countersigned the note, that any default on the part of your friend in the payment of that debt, will leave you liable to pay it in full The key phrase in our proverb today is, “Unless have extra cash”, never let your heart rule your head.

Whenever there is a circumstance like this, settle it beforehand that you will only embark on such a venture if you have the surplus funds at hand to do it. And secondly if push  comes to shove, you are quite prepared to lose completely that surplus in the event, for whatever reason, the note you have countersigned is not honoured.

When its hearts verses heads which one do you trust?

A QUOTE TO NOTE – E Anderson

As you have been arrested by Christ you will immediately experience and enter into His REST.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

FAILURE TO ASSIST – Judges 8: 1-21

It would be quite a disappointing moment for Gideon to find the people at Succoth Penuel unwilling to go to battle with them against an awful foe that had done so much damage. They confronted their common foe. Having disposed of two of the kings and evidencing tokens of victory over a common enemy one would have thought they would have been ready to give support and supply vital victuals. They had got the enemy on the run but they were ‘faint, yet pursuing’ – v4. They were not going to give up at that stage. It was imperative to press home the advantage but here people of their own kith and kin obstinate in spirit and attitude.

There was a price to be paid for this later, and events show that Gideon carried through his intentions. He dealt with the enemy and made the offenders see that failure to assist as required was a punishable offence. The folly of these people was duly recompensed as Gideon returned and they were made to see that he was no misguided fool or leader. Their wickedness returns on their own heads. To remain indifferent to the call to fight brought its judgment.

We must never stand idly by when it is in our power to draw alongside and give whatever assistance is needed. An apathetic attitude and cynical spirit is foul and we must avoid it all costs. Let us be wide awake to every God-given opportunity to lend a hand so as to see the enemy completely routed. Seize the moment of standing with others to gain the supreme spiritual mastery. Much more can be accomplished for God together rather than fighting alone. Encouragement is an essential ministry at such times.

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