welcome to this christian site

ernest kitchenJuly 26th – 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

“There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For he who has entered into his rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from his” _ Hebrews 4: 9, 10

One thing that marks the orphan world system that we live in is the absence of the ability to rest. Busy, busy, busy. There is so much to do in too little time to do it. Rushing from work to home, rushing from home to work. Rushing to do the groceries, driving the kids to sports, going to church, etc. Throw in the thousands of media messages that we all get bombarded with every day. Busy, busy, busy.

It is exhausting just thinking about it. God is calling each one of us into a deep Sabbath rest in the very core of our being. While on the outside this might appear like pure inactivity and therefore unproductive, I believe the very opposite is true. When we allow ourselves to come into a place in our hearts where we cease from our own works, we are demonstrating in a very practical way that we are relying on God to work on our behalf.

This very real form of trust moves the heart of our heavenly Dad in a way that nothing else can. As long as we try to do all the work ourselves, carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders, we will be trying to do the work in our own strength. When we come to a place where we can slow down in our hearts and quiet the busyness that resides in the depths of our soul, we will find the Prince of Peace waiting for us to join Him.

Sure work needs to get done, groceries need to get bought, kids need to be driven to their various activities. But I believe it is our Papa’s heart that we enter into a deep Sabbath rest in our hearts where we cease from all our own striving and join Him in His rest. May God give each one of us wisdom today to show us how we can labour to enter into that place of rest.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

UNHEEDED WORDS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Sometimes mere words are not enough – discipline is needed. For ‘the words may not be heeded. There is more hope for a fool than for a man of quick temper.

Read: Proverbs 29: 19~20

As soon as l read this proverb I heard my mother’s voice ringing in my brain, “If i have to tell you one more time to stop playing about and get ready for school, you will get a good hiding”. It didn‘t take me long to learn by experience when the time had come for action, otherwise I was going to find myself in serious trouble.

As we get older we don’t change much and for one reason or another we devise all kinds of strategies to delay taking action on the words we don’t want to hear. We become adept at avoiding requests from our wives or husbands to do something for them. “I’ll do it in a minute”, we say, when in reality we don’t have the slightest intention of complying.

We can get away with this approach for a while but it won’t be long before crunch time comes, and the last word will be spoken, and we pay the price for our reluctant attitudes.

We can even be like this when God speaks to us again and again about some issue in our lives and imagine foolishly that we can treat him in the same way. Is it any wonder Jesus said on more than one occasion, “He who has ears to hear let him hear” and having heard acts accordingly! (See Matt 11 :15/ 13:9)

QUOTES TO NOTE – Jim Elliot

Wherever you are – be all there.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

GREAT SPIRITUAL COUNSEL – Psalm 37: 1-20

Within the context of this psalm is some vital advice that needs to be taken on board. A great deal of inspired guidance is given that if taken heed to will introduce tremendous blessing on all fronts. The directives of vv1, 3, 4, 5, 7, must surely be pondered on and possessed because they are sure to make a major difference to life in every way. There will be confidence, peace, fulfillment and satisfaction as they becomes the consistency of application.

One of the choice pieces of counsel is that found in v4 and can be considered as a divine promise: “Delight yourself in the LORD; and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” This is to be a pleasurable occupation. It is true to say that the believer is not always able to rejoice and delight in his circumstances and conditions, but he can always be full of wholesome inspiration in relation to the Lord. He is ever present and gives His continual input into life on a daily basis. In no way is He likely to fail even when pressures are being applied that would seek to destroy and debilitate.

Today, maximize on this spiritual procedure. Learn to exploit this text to the full in the program of your life. Let the Lord fill your mind and heart and set in motion the joy of praise and thanksgiving to Him for all the blessings He has already heaped upon you in days gone by. Remember, you are setting up the platform for the revelation of His great goodness in many more ways, and besides this, you will not give Satan any room to operate.

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