welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)July 10th – 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

Psalm 103:8 (WEB)

“Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness

We live only a few miles from Niagara Falls. I am always overwhelmed by the sheer power and volume of the water that cascades over the brink of this natural wonder every second. When I think of the unending stream of God’s love that He shows to us every day, I think of this natural wonder.

As we continue our daily journey of reflecting on some of the promises of God in 2015, may we always be reminded of how He sees us. The Lord is full of mercy and grace and He overflows with love towards us. Everything that He does is motivated by His eternal, unending kindness.

May the Holy Spirit give us a deeper revelation of the character and nature of God this new year and may He dismantle any misconceptions of our heavenly Dad that cause us to see Him as distant and angry.

Our God and Father is good. He is full of mercy and grace and just like Niagara Falls, He continually showers His love upon us. And His love will never ever end. May the revelation of the love of God continue to rush like a mighty river into your heart today.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

ADMITTING YOUR MISTAKES – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“When the godly are successful, everyone is glad. When the wicked succeed, everyone is sad. A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance”.

Read: Proverbs 28:12-13

Having made so many mistakes in my own lifetime I am always glad to quote the saying that gives me great comfort. Here it is, “The man who never made a mistake never made anything”.

The truth is, that most of the skills we acquire from babyhood onwards is by trial and error. Probably more by trial than error! Our learning curve is so steep between our arrival on the earth and our first birthday. We have learned to do so much in this short space of time but not without an abundance of falling down and getting up again. Our problems begin in later life when either through pride or embarrassment we become more and more reluctant to admit when we have made a blunder. People wrongly imagine that if you don’t get it right first time you are some kind of dumb-bell. Admitting your mistakes is the first step to getting things right for the future and failure to do so will leave you in a state of useless denial. Owning up

It reality is not always easy for the unregenerate nature to acknowledge shortcomings. Even when we are enlightened by God, it can be difficult to own up to the truth about ourselves.

To qualify for another chance to succeed, open confession is the best policy. We live and learn — some folk only live!

QUOTES TO NOTEHelen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

SEEMINGLY FORGOTTEN – Psalm 13

This is how the psalmist felt especially in relation to the Lord. It is one thing to be seemingly forgotten by family, friends and others, (and that It is a sad sensation and experience), but rather a greater feeling of loss and sorrow when it is in relation to the Lord. From his opening remarks the impression is that it was over a protracted period of time because in here he says four times “How long” – (NKJ). He is praying with regard to a difficult circumstance, for the Lord to show His face and put in an appearance to help or answer prayer. The idea was that he was not in the Lord’s mind or program of assistance.

The good thing about it, the psalmist David does not let it rest there. A spirit of persistence prevails and he goes on talking to the Lord over matters. He makes a genuine appeal to gain His attention and action by asking Him to consider and listen to his plea. There is the specific request – “Enlighten my eyes” v3. The Spirit Filled Bible puts it – ‘restore the sparkle in my eye.’  Because he had seemingly lost his sense of the Lord’s presence, something else was missing: that spiritual vim and verve that made a difference to everything. However, there is no way that he is going to give up trusting , rejoicing and singing – vv5, 6 because he knows this state will not last. He will discover again that he is in thoughts of God.

Possibly you are passing through a similar experience and encountering the sense of a seeming absent and uncaring Lord. Your faith is being put on trial at this moment. Take the measures David adopted and you will find that He has not failed to remember you but has been waiting for further developments  so that He  can manifest His goodness in greater ways in your life. How can an all-knowing Lord forget? Never! You are always in His mind, heart and program of life.

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