welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenMay 14th – 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 will keep them, Yahweh. You will preserve them from this generation forever! – Psalm 12:7

In Psalm 12, King David talks about the wickedness that existed in his generation and how the poor were being abused by the ungodly of the day. In the midst of this seemingly depressing situation David declares that even though ungodliness and pain surrounded him, the Lord would be faithful to watch over all His loved ones.

The NIV Bible says the Lord will keep the needy safe and protect us forever. The NLT Bible says that the Lord will protect the oppressed. Which ever translation you prefer, the point in today’s promise is that the Lord has promised to watch over us and even in the midst of an ungodly generation.

We all know that we are called to be in the world but not of the world. My prayer today is that each one of us would feel completely safe in our Father’s hands, knowing that He has promised to watch over us and guard us forever…even in the midst of very trying circumstances.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

ENTERPRISE BARGAIN – Rev. Bob Stevenon

“Any enterprise is built wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts”.

Read: Proverbs 24:3-4

I have often wondered how on earth the Living Bible translators came up with this paraphrase and note that in the New Living Translation rendering they have attempted a more literal approach. However the sentiment and spirit of today’s Proverb stands true anyway. In fact, from the first  time I read this Living Bible rendering of these verses, I have had no question with the wisdom. So impressive was it to my mind I committed it to memory and to this day have a laminated poster of these very words on thee wall of my office.

Here you have an enterprise bargain agreement that is guaranteed to produce a successful outcome every time

Whatever enterprise you undertake, start giving some planning time to the how, where and why of the matter. The more thorough planning the greater chance of accomplishment. Remember, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Next, always adopt a common sense approach irrespective of the advice of so called ‘professionals’. In other words, take advice yes! But only operate within boundaries of your own understanding and don’t let folk blind you with science. Lastly stick with the facts as you perceive them to be.

If you have to decide between emotional feelings and facts, stick with the facts every time and profit wonderfully by keeping abreast of them as much as you can.

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Robert Schuller

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

COPING WITH DIFFICULTIES – Ruth 1: 1-5

These introductory verses reveal how things do go wrong in life and how problems and trials occur to the best of people. Naomi and her husband, with her two sons, are seemingly driven from Bethlehem (the house of bread) because of famine and go to live in the land of Moab. It must have been a very hard decision to make, to move from one’s homeland and take residence in a foreign country.  They would have rather stayed but circumstances seemed to have forced them out.

It appears that things got from bad to worse when she is bereaved of her husband. What a tremendous blow to this woman now an exile in Moab! Her sons had grown up and married girls from Moab and this must have been some temporary relief having two daughter-in-laws in a supportive role. Tragedy struck again with the death of her two sons. This must have meant real heartache and did cause some inner resentment.  The woman truly felt bereft and did not was cope very well under the burden of these circumstances.

It has to be said that traumatic things can and do happen and have to be faced with love and understanding. Thankfully, Naomi had one daughter-in-law that was filled with the right sort of feelings and attitudes. She turned out to be tops in these conditions. We do well to look around and see where we can help others cope with the baffling experiences and tragedies of life. The Lord can use you today to bring relief and hope to some desolate soul.

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