welcome to this christian website

ernest (2)July 22nd – 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

“Put on the whole armour of God,  that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” – Ephesians 6;11

In Ephesians 6, Paul the Apostle exhorts the church at Ephesus to put on the full armour of God in order to be able to stand against the tricks of the enemy. It is interesting to note that the armour does not belong to us, but it belongs to God. It is His armour.

He has given us His helmet of salvation to guard our mind and give us peace. He has given us His breastplate of righteousness to protect our heart. He has given us His belt of truth so that we would know the truth and the truth would set us free. He has prepared our feet with shoes of peace so we can proclaim the good news wherever we go. He has given us His shield of faith so that when we lift it up, we quench all of the firey arrows from the enemy.

And last but not least, He has given us an offensive weapon, the sword of the Spirit, the very Word of God so we can advance the kingdom. Our God and Father has given us everything we need to live a godly life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We stand in His armour, His power, His protection… not our own. So having done all to stand in the power of God’s might, continue to stand today.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

UNBRIDLED  EMOTION – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“There’s no use arguing with a fool. He only rages and scoffs, and tempers flare . . . . A rebel shouts his anger; a wise man holds his temper  and cools it”.

Read: Proverbs 28:9-11

Temper, as we know, is the unleashing of an unbridled emotion. lt could be unbridled anger, frustration, or disappointment and the like.

Whatever emotion we allow to get out of control it is usually manifesting itself by some verbal or physical outburst which, more often than not, ends up with disastrous repercussions. Things are said and done in fits of temper or rage that are afterward regretted and can be impossible to rectify. So what is the remedy for avoiding such destructive scenarios? Well, fortunately for most of us, such tendencies of uncontrolled behaviour were quickly nipped in the bud by our perceptive parents, when we were just not allowed to get away with such tantrums and we soon learned the value of self control. However there are some poor individuals who never had these outbursts put in check. This allowed their rogue temperament a free hand.

Our proverb calls these benighted souls fools, so don’t even think of getting into heated dialogue with them. There is only one way to deal with any rising heat of temper — cool it before it gets out of control.

Happy are the people who can detect the early warning signs of an uncontrollable emotion and take the necessary steps to diffuse potential explosions!

QUOTES TO NOTE – Henri Nouwen

For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A PRIORITY PURSUIT – Psalm 27

There is an evident spiritual longing in David that is a singular and a dynamic directive in his being. He has the right and best sort of craving inspiring and directing his whole inward life and he formulates it in v4 – “One thing have I desired of the Lord . . ..” This does not mean to say that he had no other personal and spiritual yearnings but that this was the one that was primary and ascendant. It reveals that he was desperately seeking a close and continuous relationship with the Lord. He wanted to get to know the Lord in all of His beauty, greatness and to discover His mind and purpose for his life. He somehow could crystallize in a clear way what was regulating his soul.

He knew that as this was fulfilled he would be infinitely better off.  In placing the Lord first he sensed he would be a priority in the Lord’s mind and agenda.  There were some very positive spin offs that was his as he applied this principle. For example, the Lord would be His light and salvation always, delivering from fear and untoward evil circumstances and foes. He would be taught the way of the Lord and receive courage and many other essentials for effective living. The Lord would afford all as he maintained his faith consistently in Him.

Is the Lord in primary place in your life? Is He your daily pursuit? Are you making honest and earnest inquiry of Him? He knows the place you give Him in your affections and pursuits and you must not leave Him in any doubt that He holds first spot in everything. The consequence of this will be seen in His obvious presence, grace and blessing on and in and through our lives in all things. As He is placed in the position of priority you will discover that He will have you always in mind and work out all things for your advantage and good.path

 

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