welcome to this christian website

Aug 7th -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

“I have relied on you from the womb. You are he who took me out of my mother’s womb. I will always praise you” – Psalm 71:6

In this Psalm, David makes a declaration that it was actually God that took him out of his mother’s womb. In The Message Bible, this verse says ‘I’ve hung on you from the day of my birth, the day you took me from the cradle;’.  The NIV Bible says ‘From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.’

What an amazing promise! Our God and Father was there on the day you were born! Many people carry around the feeling that their parents didn’t plan their birth, so they feel like their life was an accident. This Bible promise says the exact opposite! Not one person who has ever been born has been a mistake! God planned each birth and was in the delivery room to welcome all of us into the world.

If you struggle to feel that you belong in this world, I pray that this promise will go deep into your heart. God knit you together in your mother’s womb and He has cared for you from the moment you were born until today. And He will never stop caring for you because you are the apple of His eye!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“There are four things that are small but unusually wise: Ants: they are not strong, but store up food for the winter. Cliff Badgers: delicate little animals who protect themselves by living among the rocks. The locusts. . . ..they stay together in their swarms. The lizards…..are found even in king’s palaces”.

Read: Proverbs 30:24-28

The common denominator of these four creatures is their size or lack of it. Because you are small, vulnerable and seemingly easy to dispose of, does not mean you can’t be effective and victorious even in a hostile environment. These insects, animals and reptiles may be disadvantaged by size but God has provided each of them with what this proverb calls — unusual wisdom. That is, the capacity to not only to think outside the box, but to capitalize, either by instinct or design, on the very factor that puts them at a disadvantage — their size!

Here we have our four little creatures illustrating for us, that contrary to the philosophers of our day, size does not matter, when it comes to having more than an adequate supply for all of our needs.

If God in His creative genius puts creatures upon our earth which, in spite of their size can have more than enough to survive on in hard times, the ability to protect themselves from any predator, irrespective of its size, the capacity to overrun any obstacle by the power of collective action and the ingenuity to access the corridors of power at will.

If all this is true, and it is, then how much more can He help us to overcome our obstacles in life, small or not.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Nelson Mandela

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A PLEA FOR MERCY – Psalm 51

 

The psalm commences with a plea for divine mercy – v1. “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to you’re your lovingkindness . . .” The reason for this request was due to the fact that he had committed the grave sin of adultery, and from there it had proceeded to murder.  He had known an awful time of guilt and conviction and been out of relationship with God that he had loved and served so much. In point of fact, he deserved to be judged and thrown out of office and to be completely rejected by God. It would take an act of divine mercy to treat him with grace and kindness. What is revealed shows that God was big enough to answer his petition.

There were many mercies to be shown within this supreme act of mercy. There was to be a washing and cleansing from the sin – vv2-7; the restoration of divine joy – v8, 12; the creation of a clean heart and disposition of being – v11; the ability to be an example and teacher to and of others – v13; the inspiration of praise and worship to flow once again – v15. He needed to see everything restored and back in operation again. David missed out enormously because of the evils that he had done but God showed how extremely kind He could be in forgiveness and restoration.

Maybe you require this at this time: the Lord’s mercy. Paul tells us that ‘God is rich in mercy’ – Ephesians 2: 4, and this has been revealed to us in and through Christ Jesus. He is willing to forgive, cleanse and completely renew as long as we genuinely repent and turn away from sin. There is still mercy as long as we are ready to forsake the path of evil and perverseness

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