welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenMay 3rd– 016

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

“Where could I go from your Spirit? Or where could I flee from your presence?  If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there! If I take the wings of the dawn, and settle in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there your hand will lead me, and your right hand will hold me” – Psalm 139:A GOLDEN PROMISE 7-10

Psalm 139 is one of my favourite psalms. In today’s Scripture passage, King David is declaring that there is absolutely no place he could go to escape the presence of God. If he goes to heaven, God is there. If he even descended into the earth, God is there. David goes on to say that wherever he goes, the hand of the Lord will lead him and hold him.

What an amazing promise! Wherever you go, God goes with you. The universe does not contain the Lord. The Lord contains the universe! In Acts 17:28, the Apostle Paul declares to the Greek philosophers that ‘in him (God), we live and move and have our being.’ The Godhead is closer to us than we could possibly imagine. For those of us who have received Christ, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. God dwells within us and has established His kingdom there.
If you feel that you are alone in this world, if you struggle to sense God’s presence, be encouraged in today’s promise. God is with you. He is always with you, for there is no place that you can go to escape His loving presence!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

HEARING AIDS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Don’t refuse to accept criticism; get all the help you can”.

Read: Proverbs 23:12

We are blessed to live in a society where those with impaired hearing can enjoy a full life, able to experience virtually all the sounds of a healthy eardrum. Having a hearing impediment myself, I am more than aware of the frustrations which can occur when the person you are talking to doesn’t get what you are saying, or even worse, just not responding to your conversation. Fortunately, hearing aids help to overcome this embarrassment for both hearer and speaker alike.

It can be very much like this when it comes to taking advice from somebody. If, for whatever reason, there is a continual reluctance to receive the advice being offered, it won’t be long before the advisor will just stop even trying to get you to hear. In the same way, a hearing aid has to be adjusted to obtain the correct frequency and volume, so we need to attune our ears if we are going to benefit from the advice being offered. Here are some things that aid the hearing ear: A willingness to accept any valid criticism. Being eager to apply the advice given. A commitment to adopt a student disposition, along with a positive attitude toward the

It was Jesus who said, “He who has an ear to hear, let him hear”, so get all the help you can! (See Revelation 2:7 & 17)

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

RASHNESS OF SPEECH – Judges 11: 30, 34-40; Ecclesiastes 5: 2, 4-7

Oe of the most important organs of our bodies is our mouth. It is not only used for the intake of food and fluid essential to our physical strength and growth but also possesses the power to utter words that can be used for good or ill. How vital that it is properly and perfectly connected to the mind so that there precedes the wise and rightful use of speech. It can be engaged very dangerously at times and the slip of the tongue mouthing words, especially in the form of vows, can prove to be foolish as seen in the case of Jephthah.

Looking at what he said here, with all good intent, at a time of great challenge, was not sound or sensible as events turned out. Meaningful as may have been his intentions, it would have been better to have kept a bridle on his tongue. The important thing was to have simply been devoted to the Lord and of obtaining victory without this addition. The Lord was not interested in this kind of expression but in his love and devotion. It seems apparent that he did carry this thing through but it was not a wholesome procedure.

It is sound advice that is offered in Ecclesiastes 5: 6 “Suffer not your mouth to cause your flesh to sin.”  Keep a guard on your thoughts and tongue so that they are not allowed to run away with some extreme statement or promise that in the end will produce untold grief. This does not mean we should not make any vows but they should always be perfectly weighed and considered before they are uttered.

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