welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)July 6th – 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 135,000 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

“For Yahweh won’t reject his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance” – Psalm 94:14

My natural children are my children for life. No matter what they do, they are still my kids. While parents aren’t always happy with the decisions their children make, that does not change the fact that they are still part of the family. Today’s promise is a good reminder that the Lord will never reject us because He has made us His own inheritance. The NLT Bible calls us His ‘special possession’.

Sometimes when we relate to God, it is as if we are picking the petals off of a flower, all the while saying “He loves me, He loves me not”. Many times our reasoning behind such a concept is that our acceptance to Him is based on what we do and not who we are.

I praise God that His love for me is not based on my performance but on the once and for all finished work of Jesus Christ. When I received Christ into my life, I became part of the Father’s amazing family! I am part of a family that My heavenly Dad has promised to never abandon.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

CHEATS NEVER PROSPER – Rev. Bob Syteveneson

“Better to be poor and honest than rich and a cheater. Young men who are wise obey the law; a son who is a member of a lawless gang is a shame to his father.

Read: Proverbs 28:6-7

I remember in my youthful years entertainment was self made as  to today‘s electronic wizardry of pre-programmed to provide scores are beyond question. In days gone games were open to the possibility of a underhanded cheating, simply made ourselves our own umpires. There were the occasions when such were uncovered and we would shame by pointing our fingers at them and ‘cheats never prosper‘.

Unfortunately life experience teaches cheats do seem to prosper and are take advantage of the unsuspecting a vulnerable in our society. If we only measured their prosperity by the temporary material that such individuals may benefit by, this might be the case. However, the problem with cheating is that you are not only trying to gain an advantage by deception at someone else’s expense, but one you are actually robbing yourself of the opportunity to act with integrity and thus reap the rewards that only playing by the rules can bring. Australians particularly espouse the principle of giving everyone a ‘Fair go’. It seems James the Apostle in his letter had this in mind when he lambasts the practices of the cheats day. Read James 5:1 -6 in the New Living Translation of the Bible for his feelings matter of cheating.

QUOTES TO NOTEAlbert Schweitzer

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. Albert Schweitzer

DAILY MEDITATIONS

RECOVERING ALL – 1 Samuel 30

This is a wonderful revelation of God’s goodness and providence at work in the life of David. What a mercy it was that the Philistines sent David away back home! He would have been too late if he had been involved with the battle to provide deliverance for his loved ones and those belonging to his men. On arriving back at Ziklag he discovers the awful thing that had happened. The place had been, devastated and the people had been taken captive. At least they had not been slain! It was a moment when David is really up against it.

In the dilemma and difficulty he has the good sense to turn to the Lord. The word has it: “But David encouraged or strengthened himself in the Lord his God” – v6. He sought God as to what he should do and was guaranteed that he would “recover all’ – v8. In a beautiful manner God brought this to pass and he finished up with more than he initially lost. The Lord worked in the crisis and proved that out of tragedy He could produce triumph.

When it appears that all has turned to a negative state in our experience, we ought not to despair. Into this condition the Lord desires that we shall prove that He is up to such. Although we may not find any encouragement in the circumstances, we can and should find our strength and hope in Him. He still possesses the ability to give us His guaranteed word of assurance and turn defeat into glorious victory. We, too, will be able to taste the sweets of victory in possessing more than we had at the beginning. The Lord’s purpose is that you will regain all that has been lost and more beside.

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