welcome to this christian website

ernest (2) July 3rd – 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

“Know therefore that Yahweh your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with them who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations” – Deut 27:9

How long is a generation? Some say 40 years, others say 100 years. Whatever the number, multiply it by one thousand! Our God and Father promises to be faithful to His kids to a thousand generations! This promise encourages us to know that our God is faithful and that He will always keep his covenant of love and mercy…always!

Often the root of my struggles and anxieties are based on my difficulty to really believe this promise. Of course I know that God is faithful and that He is kind and merciful. But I believe that the understanding that I have of this promise has not fully possessed all my senses yet.  If it did, I would never be anxious and I would never worry.

If you can identify with my own struggles, I want to encourage you. I believe that we are all on a journey of trust where God is convincing us more and more each day that He truly is trustworthy. I have heard this statement before, though I do not know its source… ‘The longest journey that a person can make is the 18″ journey from their head to their heart’.

I believe that we are being convinced more and more that God is faithful and merciful and kind, and that He keeps His covenant of kindness to a thousand generations. The more we believe this promise to be true, the more we will yield to His love in our hearts and rest in His goodness.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

IMAGINARY ENEMIES – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“The wicked flee when no one is chasing them! But the godly are as bold as lions!

Read: Proverbs 28:1

Wicked intentions or motivations bring their own curses. Not the least, the paranoia of a guilty conscience.

When you get caught up in deceit and intrigue you have to always make sure you have your back covered, because there might well be someone all too ready to stab you there as pay back.

Some people get into such a quagmire of wickedness they are always looking over their shoulder for an enemy who only exists in their imagination. These individuals are so occupied with their nefarious ways that any possibility of having normal open hearted relationships is nigh on impossible for them.

What an opposite picture is given of the righteous or those with a disposition of being upright in heart. They don’t have any ghosts drawing them down dark alleys, imaginary or real! They don’t have to spend endless hours of rumination as to what their next move is going to be. No! They just live life in the total expectation of Roman 8:28 being fulfilled. After all if God is for you then you can afford to be lionhearted and enjoy all the security and status afforded to the animal we call ‘King of the jungle’. “Be bold, be strong, for the Lord thy God is with thee” is more than a song, it is a lifestyle! Enjoy it!

QUOTES TO NOTE – Albert Schweitzer

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

REQUEST GRANTED – 1 Samuel 27

David was somewhat in a dilemma because of the persistence of Saul to pursue his life. His natural reasoning got to work and came to the conclusion that if things continued as they did with his opponent, he would finish up dead at his hands. He thought the best idea was to cross over into the land of the Philistines and thus stop Saul in his reckless and mad pursuit. It would appear that he had some kind of friendship with Achish king of Gath – vvl-3. It does not say that he consulted the Lord over the matter, but the Lord kept a watchful eye on him amidst this strained situation.

The Lord was evidently with David as he requested of the king a place for him and his men to permanently reside in – v5: “If I have now found favour in your eyes…” He could gain the good will and consent of this heathen king even though he was out of the good graces of Saul that he had helped in a number of ways. This prompts the thought that the Lord can cause even the outside world to be amenable to the requests of His servants when it is essential.

There are occasions when things are not altogether clear-cut to us, when things are in a traumatic state and it is not always easy to decide. Sometimes there is a call to use our common sense until we receive a direct word from the Lord with regard to our movements. As we wisely and humbly submit ourselves to the Lord He is able to work on our behalf in the interim periods until the time when things have fully outworked for the next great move in our experience. The Lord will help in handling this phase.

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