welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenMay 26th – 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

”Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled” – Matthew 5:6

When a person is hungry or thirsty in the natural, they are aware that they have an emptiness that needs to be filled and they will look for opportunities to meet that need. For example…Nothing tastes better than a tall glass of chilled water when you are thirsty, or a roasted turkey dinner when you are famished. However, if you try to offer a person an all-you-can-eat buffet after they have just finished eating, then they probably politely decline. will pr

I think it works the same way in our spiritual life. When we are thirsty for the things of God, all our spiritual senses are open to pursue the things that will quench our thirst. I know in our ministry travels, my wife and I meet a lot of spiritually hungry people. I believe that this hunger stirs up people’s expectations which creates at atmosphere of faith in the room. I enjoy speaking in these types of meetings the best!

However, being hungry can feel frustrating at times. Instead of feeling the satisfaction of being full, a person is left in a place where they are still longing for more. The longer a person is in that place, the more frustrated they can feel. After all, no one likes to be hungry for long periods of time.

If you can relate to being hungry and thirsty for God, be of good cheer! In today’s promise, Jesus deals with this issue of spiritual hunger and promises that our Heavenly Father will fill every hungry and thirsty heart. If you are hungry for more of God, that is a good indication that you are in a good place!

I believe it is God that has created this hunger for more of Him and He promises to fill you to overflowing. Blessed and happy are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (right standing with God), for they shall be filled!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

SLEEPHEADS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“l walked in the field of a certain lazy fellow. . . .. then I looked and learned this lesson: A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest. . .”

Read: Proverbs 24:30-34

My mother used to say, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” and to this I heartily concur. Too much sleep is not good for you because it develops into a kind of metabolism of lethargy in the body. Eight hours sleep is the most we should need for the replenishing of the energy needed to take us through a normal working day. After an average of eight to ten hours required for us to earn our living, we are left with around six hours for recreational and discretionary activities. It is as important for us to fill these hours with wholesome pastimes as it is for us to give our energies to the acquisition of our wealth.

To spend our leisure time just moping around like a couch potato will breed a disposition of sluggishness. This in turn, will rob us of the motivational impetus we all need, to attend to the normal tasks and responsibilities we all have to attend to.

I take an interest in observing the state of peoples gardens at the front of their homes. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to conclude who the sleepyheads are and where a couch potato mentality has already struck! Whilst there may be legitimate reasons for having an unkept garden the sleepy head reason is usually the most common.

 A QUOTE TO NOTE – A. A. Milne

You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes

DAILY MEDITATIONS

DUAL AVAILABILITY – 1 Samuel 3: 1-10

God broke through in this young boy’s life at a very early stage. He had rather a unique birth and an unusual entrance into service for the Lord. It is apparent that he was diligent from the outset of his life and work. He was always eager and willing to give devoted service to Eli the priest. This is obvious from the fact that when he heard a voice he assumed it was the priest and immediately hearkened.  He did not hang around but promptly responded. Thus he expressed his instant availability to his spiritual mentor.

In the discovery of the fact that it was the Lord’s voice that was summoning him, he likewise reflects this same disposition. He said: “Speak; for your servant heareth” – v10. His first words to the Lord make known the inward condition of his being. There was the instant readiness to submit and make self available to the One that would be the real and lasting Master in his life and ministry. This was to become the basic exemplary attitude for the rest of his life and service.

This is a principal objective of what the Lord would create and cultivate in us, the disposition to be always available for Him. Our wills must become totally surrendered to Him so that He can create and produce His perfect plans in relation to His purposes and at the same time enable us to achieve our divine destinies. The time had to come in Isaiah’s life when he had to affirm his position. He could truly say – “Here am I; send me” Isaiah 6:8. Make yourself available to God today.

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