welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenMay 7th – 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

“Yahweh make his face to shine on you, and be gracious to you” – Numbers 6:25

We live in an area in Canada where it is very cloudy in the winter months. Sometimes we can go weeks without ever seeing the sun. When the sun does eventually come out, the feeling of exhilaration is almost indescribable. The gloomy feeling of gray skies day after day can really take its toll on a person’s emotional wellbeing.

Today’s promise is taken from the priestly blessing in Numbers 6 that the Lord told Moses to pray over Israel on a daily basis. In this blessing from the Lord, Moses tells the people that the face of the Lord will shine upon them all the days of their life.  Can you imagine living every day of your life being aware of the brightness and warmth of our God and Father’s countenance?

Even though clouds do come our way, we can rise above the clouds (just like we can in an airplane) and still see His face shining on us. My prayer today is that each and every one of us would feel the warmth of His love and the brightness of His face shining upon us. We are not called to walk this life alone. Our Father is watching over us every step of the way.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

WAKEY – WAKEY – RISE AND SHINE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“O my son be wise and stay in God’s path, don’t carouse with drunkards and gluttons, for they are on their way to poverty. and remember that too much sleep clothes a man with rags”.

Read: Proverbs 23; 19-21

I have never had a problem with rising early in the morning. This is because my body clock was oriented to function in this mode from quite an early age. At thirteen years of age my mother took me to the Education Health Dept for a medical check up. They pronounced me fit to handle the daily routine of a newspaper delivery boy. Every morning l would rise before dawn, go and collect my bag of newspapers and get them delivered from house to house before I went off to school.

This was a great advantage to me when I was conscripted into the Royal Air Force at eighteen years of age. Inevitably I was well ahead on my ablutions before the Duty Corporal would burst into our barracks as a self appointed alarm clock and shout out at the top of his voice, “Wakey, wakey, rise and shine!”

There is of course no virtue in early rising for its own sake. It is what you do with your hours that are important! It is also important to make sure you get enough rest to recharge your energy bank Burning the candle at both ends will keep you in bed longer than the required 6-8 hours and will  eventually leave you the poorer for it, in more ways than one!

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Charles Dickens

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A START TO VICTORY – Judges14

It was necessary for Samson to begin his work for God in delivering God’s people from the hand of the Philistines. It appears to have been a strange way for things to work out, but the providence of God is in evidence despite Manoah’s concern for Samson’s choices – vv3, 4. Behind this love affair and intended marriage was the means through which Samson would get going on his real job of being the nation’s deliverer. There was the extraordinary slaying of the lion, the production of honey in its carcass, the telling of the riddle and betrayal, then finally, the slaying of the Philistines.

God’s servant, from this incident and experience, should have learned that the Philistines in no way could be trusted and the alarm bells should have rung very early in his conscience. His parents had told him and events proved the correctness of their advice.  Having discovered the Lord’s strength and help in an awkward moment, he should have proceeded more soundly and listened to God’s Word and not allowed the dictates of the flesh to assume control later on. Great care should have been adopted in the knowledge of his unique calling and gifting.

When God gives an anointing and we experience some victories, it is wise not to permit ourselves from giving way to any carnal and natural inclination. It is imperative to keep our lives perfectly attuned to God so that no seeds are sown that will lead to our personal undoing. Nobody can be too careful here because it is tragic to finish up a ‘has been’ when so much more could have been achieved. The triumphs known are to be a platform for even greater victories and these will be all the more so as a humble state of mind and attitude is evidenced.

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