welcome to this christian website

 

ernest kitchenJuly 23rd – 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

“But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice, Let them always shout for joy, because you defend them.  Let them also who love your name be joyful in you” _ Psalm 5;11

In the NLT & NIV Bible versions of this verse, the psalmist asks God to ‘spread His protection over them’. The Amplified Bible says ‘make a covering over them’. When I think of this promise, I imagine that Papa God spreads a huge canopy, a nice warm comforting blanket over us that provides warmth, protection and shelter all the days of our life.

The knowledge of a loving God that is brooding over us and protecting us will cause us to trust Him even more and fill us to overflowing with unspeakable joy. I chose this particular photo of cloud cover to remind me that just as the clouds can shield us from the heat of the sun’s rays, so God’s love covers us and shields us from the harshness that life can bring our way.

May each one of us snuggle under the blanket of God’s protecting love today and may our hearts be filled with joy knowing that we are safe and secure today and for the rest of our lives.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

THE GREAT LEVELER – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”A wicked ruler will have wicked aides on his staff. Rich and poor are alike in this: each depends on God for light. A king who is fair to the poor will have a long reign”.

Read: Proverbs 29: 12- 14

When it comes down to basic human existence, light is the great leveller! Rich or poor, we depend on the rays of the sun to not only give us health and comfort but also illumination. The ability to see where we are going and be able in do the things we do, would be impossible, if we were in constant total darkness.

Whoever we are and whatever advantages life may have apportioned us, we cannot exist without light. Light brings life and in this respect it is the great leveller. Whether animal or vegetable, light is essential to existence and as

such becomes the common denominator for the propagation of every living thing.

John the Apostle said these words of Jesus, ‘In Him was life and the life was the light of men’. (John 1:4) That means without the light of God in your life you are actually walking in darkness and darkness can only result in death. The light of truth in Jesus is available to all who want to receive it, whether rich or poor. The Bible says, ‘God has given to every man a measure of faith’ – (Romans 12:3). That faith is freely available to all who have the desire to walk in the light as He is in the light. This is why whether rich or poor, light puts us all on the same level. SO make the most of it while you can!

QUOTES TO NOTE – Henri Nouwen

To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

BLESSING OF FORGIVENESS – Psalm 32

It is truly affirmed in vv1, 2 that divine blessing is afforded to those who have been forgiven by God. The Living Bible really puts it in language to be understood and reveals what a boon it is to know this choice experience. It records, “What happiness for those whose guilt has been forgiven! What joys when sins are covered over! What relief for those who have covered their sins and God has cleared their record!” He makes it obviously clear that when the matter of human sin and guilt has been rightly dealt with before God, it brings freedom, relief, joy and untold happiness.

After all, he was writing from personal experience. He knew what it was to sin greatly and sense untold conviction that made life unbearable. Over a long period he carried a load of guilt and shame and was miserable in it all – vv3, 4. It was when he admitted and confessed to God his wrong doing and evil in genuine repentance, he received divine forgiveness that brought a covering and cleansing and a renewed relationship with God. What a blessing it was!

It maybe that you have slipped up and failed and sin has taken over. The worst sin is to remain in an unrepentant state. Do not wallow in your messed up state, rather turn to God, get right with Him through genuine sorrow and confession. Remember 1 John 1: 9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  Be restored today in your relationship and joy!

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