welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenApril 28th – 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

“I have yet many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now. However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming” – John 16:12-13

I had an experience a few years ago where I had to speak at two churches in the same Sunday morning. They were a 15 minute drive apart and I only had 15 minutes to get from one church to the other. Both churches were in the country so my car’s GPS didn’t work. I had no idea how to get to the second church from the first church’s location.

Needless to say, I felt a little stressed about how I was going to get there without instructions. One of the leaders of the first church saw my discomfort and volunteered to drive her car in front of mine so that she could lead me to the second church. I was so relieved that I didn’t have to try and negotiate the varying speed limits, tricky turns, etc. all by myself.

It was a beautiful autumn morning and I can remember just enjoying the drive as we drove by corn fields being warmed by the bright sun. In the midst of this experience, I felt the Lord speak to my heart and say… “This is what it feels like to be led”. Immediately I was aware of what the Lord was saying to me.

Because I was simply following the car in front of me, I did not have to take the responsibility of navigating to my destination. All I had to do was simply follow. When we allow ourselves to be led by the Spirit of God, we can relax and simply follow where He leads. Romans 8:14 says… For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God (NIV).

Today’s promise says that we don’t have to chart our own course in life. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit will lead us and guide us in all truth and all we have to do is simply follow Him. Hallelujah! That is wonderful news!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

BOUNDARIES – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Do not move the ancient boundary marks. That is stealing. Do you know a hard-working man? He shall be successful and stand before kings”.

Read: Proverbs 22:28-29

Although our proverb today is speaking of literal boundaries put in place at the dividing of the Land of Promise to the nation of Israel the injunction stands good for the many of boundaries God has put in place.

Boundaries delineate ownership and therefore the responsibility that comes with that ownership. Marriage for instance is a God ordained bound

intended to clearly display to all around that the intimacies of such a relationship are off limits to everyone outside of that union. To cross the boundary and invade that intimacy makes you thief of something that is not rightfully yours.

You can be sure that any society which tampers with that boundary is heading for trouble. God has put in place so many boundaries to safeguards any individual or community who are willing embrace them.

There are boundaries of authority, boundaries of respect and boundaries of morality. All these are designed to provide the framework for a safe secure and happy environment for life, to be enjoyed by everyone to the full.

Boundaries like fences can keep bad things out and good things in. To allow those fences to be broken down and removed can only result in the chaos and vulnerability that will follow. The boundaries are all there — let’s keep it that way.

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Rev. E. Anderson

Faith is not simply having assurance but being animated, activated by it until it brings the extraordinary things into being and experience in your life – E. Anderson

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A NOBLE DETERMINATION – Judges 8: 22, 23; Psalm 2

It would have been very easy to have fallen in with the desire of the men of Israel and accepted the ruler-ship of this nation; after all, he had known a remarkable and outstanding success in triumph over their foes that had been such a problem. The logical thing to do was to put him as the head and let him govern, so it seemed. One could have rightly argued, hadn’t the Lord vindicated him as the leader and so it would appear automatic he should be appointed to this distinct role.

Gideon would have none of it either for himself or offspring. He had the wisdom to perceive that this was not the role that the Lord desired him to fulfil. The trouble they had gotten into before was the sheer neglect of the Lord and it was right and proper to see Him in His true place, heading the nation. There was no way that He would seek great things for himself or family. The reason why they had been able to overthrow their enemies was because of Him. He had initiated it and been with them to achieve the supreme conquest.

We do well to follow suit. Let us make sure that we are not rebels as in Psalm 2 but that we desire the Lord as the King of our lives and affairs. There is no doubt about it, accepting and living under His rule we are assured of the best as we lovingly and faithfully obey Him. The challenges will always come up under His inspired leadership and we must not be afraid to respond to whatever he requires. The opportunity may only come once so seize it and make obvious to Him your love, faith and loyalty.

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