welcome to this christian website

Aug 3rd -2016

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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

“God is not a man, that he should lie, nor the son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good?” – Numbers 23:19

In today’s promise, Numbers 23:19 clearly tells us that God is not a man, that he should lie. One of the problems that we have relating to God is the ability to trust Him completely. The reason why we struggle to trust him is that we have learned from life’s experiences that people do not always keep their promises.

While I don’t think we intentionally make the same assumptions about God, there is something in the human heart that can sometimes project onto God the same disappointments that we have experienced with people close to us.  Many times we can assume that God will treat us just like our earthly fathers did.  If we struggled to trust our parents, then we may struggle to trust God.

But this promise clearly says that God is not like any person on earth. He does not lie or change His mind. Every promise that He makes is completely and absolutely true! The work that God has called us to is to simply believe that He is who He says He is. May faith rise up in our hearts today and cry out ‘Yes and Amen!’ to every promise that God makes! He is true! He is faithful! … And He always keeps His promises.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

ENOUGHS ENOUGH – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”O God, I beg for two favours before I die; First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches. Give me just enough to satisfy my needs; For if I grow rich. I may become content without God. And if I am poor, 1 may steal and thus insult Gods holy name”.

Read: Proverbs 36: 7-9

There is something about human nature that always seems to crave for more than sufficient. I have observed my own propensity to overindulge when I dine at one of those you can eat at buffet restaurants. I never just take a normal portion because I know I can get more for exactly the same price. I live in a notion of super-abundance in almost every sphere of my existence and yet society is always lifting the bar of my expectations to what it considers to be adequate. Materialism can be the killer of spiritual reality and happy is the individual who knows when enough is enough.

Either end of the rich-poor scale carries its own pitfalls, each for a totally a different reason. Having witnessed poverty firsthand has left its own mark on my mind and brought me to the conclusion that poverty does not glorify God one bit. But then I have seen materialistic madness that nauseates the senses, so how much more must it nauseate God.

Prosperity is a blessing but how we utilize that prosperity is the key to striking the right balance in our lives. Australia has an abundance far in excess of that required to service the needs of its 23 million inhabitants and growing! — May God help us all to know when enough is enough.

QUOTES TO NOTE – John Maxwell

Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

SAFETY FOR ALL – Psalm 46

There is made known the fact at the outset, God is a sufficient refuge for all who place their trust in Him. It commences – “God is OUR refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” This was not something just singular and peculiar to the psalmist, but is to and for all that would make the Lord their confidence and hope. He would prove to be the One who would secure at all times, in all untoward circumstances and pressures. Under His covering adequate provision would be there to preserve from all danger and harm.

When there is a taking up of an abode under the canopy of the Lord, fear no longer has any say or sway – v2 “Therefore will not we fear.” All trauma and upset is put to rest even though everything around would besiege and cause restlessness. No anxiety is manifest because there is a sense that the Lord is in control, even though everything else appears to be out of control. Martin Luther found great anchorage in this psalm in his life and composed the hymn – “A safe stronghold our God is still.” Although he was assailed on every side, he was confident in God.

You may be in an embattled situation and beset by all kind of negative thoughts and emotions right now; remember, the Lord is unmoved and wants you to be unmoved, too. Make Him the sole grounds of your faith and trust and begin to sense His presence and assurance so that the outward forces have no way of disturbing or distressing you. Know the reality of v10 – “Be still, and know that I am God.” There is no way that He is going to desert and leave you to the evils that surround.

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