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My Daily Spiritual Feast

To know [skillful and godly] wisdom and instruction; To discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight. To receive instruction in wise behavior and the discipline of wise thoughtfulness, Righteousness, justice, and integrity. Proverbs 1:1-3 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Every day I enjoy a nutritional feast that prepares me for what ever encounters may come my way during the course of the day.

For breakfast I listen to thirty minutes of inspirational and instructional scriptures and Christian quotes. For an additional part of the meal there is twenty minutes of reading Christian literature.

For lunch there is fifteen minutes reading from the Book of Psalms.

For supper I listen to or watch online sermons and for a bed time snack I again listen to thirty minutes of inspirational and instructional scriptures and Christian quotes.

Instead of watching the rubbish on TV and the lies that are mockingly passed of as news broadcasts why not try these meals instead.

Instead of listening to the filth that is disgustingly passed of as music why not try listening to positive Christian music, especially the old hymns instead.

See the change that evolves in your disposition with in one month.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for creating in my mind, heart and spirit a child that pleases You. For educating me in the proper manner in which to live so as to be wise and avoid the many pitfalls and traps that come my way. This results in a life filled with wisdom, strength and peace no matter what the evil ones through at me. I exalt You in the name of the wisest there ever was, is and will be Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day

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Duty or Obligation?

But if a widow has children or grandchildren [who are adults], see to it that these first learn to show great respect to their own family [as their religious duty and natural obligation], and to compensate their parents or grandparents [for their upbringing]; for this is acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God. 1 Timothy 5:4 Holy Bible Amplified Version

I am a live in caregiver for my elderly mother.

Every month she extravagantly gives money to her elder son and grand daughter, even though they do not life a finger to help with the yard work, house work or care of mom.

I do all the work with no help but she gives miserly to me.

One day we had a big fight where I told her to tell them to get their lazy butts down here and help out. I was fed up and ready to leave. I prayed in my tent (the only place where I can get peace) for guidance on where to go.

The Lord gave a one word reply: STAY.

I decided  to stay but that I was going to go on strike until there was a change around here and that mom starts paying me for my work so that I can build a nest egg for when she passes on I will not be left empty handed.

Jehovah asked me a three word question: Duty or obligation?

Duty is an act of love while obligation is an exchange of goods. I chose duty unto my Jehovah and my mother. Jehovah questioned me if I trusted Him to always provide for me or if I chose to trust in a bank account?

Obviously I chose Him.

In the course of the next three days He kept on reassuring me through Bible verses and daily Christian devotionals sent to my email that not only will He always provide for me but that I shall be abundantly rewarded for my service unto Him.

Now I could care less about the inequality in the blood family because I know that my Heavenly family shall always stand beside me and richly reward me.

Prayer: Please Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) bless me to always keep my mind and heart concentrated upon fulfilling my duty to my Heavenly King no matter how foolish it looks to the world. I know in my heart of heart that just doing so brings joy to You and that is the most important wealth in my life . I am also assured of Your Divine care for my in my service to you and that is the best investment of all. I thank You in Your awesome name. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day


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Why Did You Say It?

 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life and his words of wisdom are a source of blessing, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence and evil. Proverbs 10:11 Holy Bible Amplified Version

It may be the truth but why did you say it?

I have heard many spiteful folks say mean and cruel things to someone out of a sadistic pleasure to intentionally hurt them. In their defence to prevent retribution they say: “ Well it is the truth you know.” These pitiful creatures are not so mature as to take criticism whether lovingly or hatefully aimed at them.

Before you say something critical towards anyone remember: Why am I saying it?

Is it out of spite or is it to correct an error in their lives.

Is this the right place and time? I find a quiet place one on one is the best place for this discussion.

Am I qualified to speak on the subject? For example how can a single soul give council to a married one?

And finally, the most important aspect: will it bring glory to Christ? Will your Christian behavior drive people to Christ or away from Him?

“Truth is not a virtue unless it is given with love!” — Pete Welsh

Prayer: Please Jehovah Heseh (God is love) always guide my words to be those of love and virtue not hate and mean spiritedness so that they may bring healing, wisdom and strength to those that hear them. May my words emulate You my love. I humbly request this in the name of He who always spoke words of love Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day


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Do You Notice What Jesus Said?

 And he fell to the ground and heard a voice [from heaven] saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting and oppressing Me?” Acts 9:4 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Do you notice what Jesus said?

He did not say why are you persecuting Christians.

He did not say why are you persecuting my servants. He did not say why are you persecuting my friends.

He specifically asked Saul why Saul was persecuting Him.

When anyone persecutes a Christian for their walk with Christ take assurance that Jesus takes it very personally.

When you read about Jehovahs curses He always curses seven time worse. So when anyone persecutes, mistreats or oppresses a Christian it is guaranteed by Jehovah promise that His vengeance shall return upon their heads seven times worse.

That should make us rejoice that justice is done on our behalf right?

Wrong.

Reading our Bibles we discover Jehovahs justice is a terrible thing to be subjected to. Therefore, if we have love for others in our hearts, as we should, we should be weeping at what is coming our perpetrators way and pray that the Holy Spirit guides them unto repentance so as to avoid Jehovahs horrible justice.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Hashopet (The Lord is the supreme Judge) that You will deliver true justice to my antagonists and those who abuse me. There is no plea bargaining nor parole in Your supreme court. I do pray though, that through this justice it brings them unto repentance. I give thanks for this blessing and pray for this blessing in the name of the Supreme Judge on Judgement Day Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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You are Not To.

 You will be like God, knowing [the difference between] good and evil.” Genesis 3:5 Holy Bible Amplified Version

You are not to behave like Jehovah and believe that you have the power to influence anybody to do your will.

Rather you are to exhibit (by Jehovahs grace) a Christ like character unto everyone (especially your family) and allow the Holy Spirit to transform them.

Now He may transform them into something you disagree with but you must be obedient unto His choice.

So say you desire for your child to grow up to be a teacher and Jehovah desires them to be a horticulturist, you must not hinder the Holy Spirit but must encourage your child to follow the path Jehovah has chosen for them to live.

Believe me, when I was a child and a teen everybody in my family had their own ideas of what profession they wanted me to follow. This only left me feeling confused and frustrated, especially since nobody listened to me).

Nobody in the family imagined in their wildest dreams what paths Jehovah has led me down (after I surrendered my will to His Divine will and guidance).

In following His predestined path for me we (the Holy Spirit and me working together as a team) have done amazing things which were beyond everybody’s imagination.

We are to live the example of a Christ centered life unto others and step back and allow the Holy Spirit to do the rest. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jesus Christ Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) bless me with a humble heart that follows Your example to be humble and meek so as to encourage others to come unto You and prevent me from being arrogant and rude so as to drive others away from You. I meekly request this in Your loving name. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day


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Neither Should We.

 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 Holy Bible Amplified Version

In this situation Samuel saw big strong young men but Jehovah saw what was in their hearts. Samuel would never have chosen the runt of the litter (David).

Later on when a loud mouth (Goliath) challenged them and mocked their God (Jehovah) those big strong boys cowered for forty days.

When the runt of the litter (David) saw and heard it, he immediately took action , slew the big mouth and brought glory to Jehovah. He had no sword nor shield but an intense belief in Jehovahs providence.

All the while his wimpy (You know, the big strong brothers) tried to dissuade him and even mocked him.

That is, until David triumphed over the other big mouth ( Goliath ).

Read it for yourself in 1 Samuel 17: 1-50

Jehovah does not look at the candy bar wrapper (the outside or our bodies) and neither should we. Rather He looks at the inside (our spirits) and so should we. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Do not be pressured by the outward appearance of anyone whether it be physical beauty, material wealth or intellect but rather be drawn to those whose hearts are joined together with Jehovah.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Roi. You are the God who sees for blessing me with revealing what truly lies within the hearts of folks so as to not be deceived by the scammers but to see the beauty of the lovely ones. Please continue this blessing so as I may be rewarded with loving relationships and protected from vile ones. I sincerely request this in the name of He who saw what was in His disciples hearts even when everyone else just saw them as smelling ignorant fishermen Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day


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A Posture of Defiance.

But the God who holds in His hand your breath of life and your ways you have not honored and glorified [but have dishonored and defied]. Daniel 5:23 Holy Bible Amplified Version

It is the old: “You do not tell me what I can do or what I cannot do.” That is what intentional sin is. That is arrogant and proud. It is also stupid.

Jehovah only lays out the groundwork for life for us. He is not some dictator in the sky but a loving Father that only wants the best for us.

So, just as a good parent tells their children they must not eat too much candy or they will get sick so too does Jehovah guide us on what not to do.

Just as a good parent tells their children to eat their vegetables because it is good for their health so too does Jehovah tell us what is the right thing to do for our own good.

When you refuse to do as Jehovah directs you to do there will be consequences, not by His hand but by your own arrogance and stupidity.

He will only tolerate such behaviour for so long and then He will walk away from you. When that happens look out because nothing but trouble and hard times are coming your way with the ultimate consequence being eternal damnation in Hell.

“Sin is not an unfortunate slip or a regrettable act; it is a posture of defiance against a holy God.” — Max Lucado

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me to always be attentive unto Your wise voice so that I am a loving obedient child unto You. I know that Your instruction is for my own good. I humbly request this in the name of Your Holy Son whom was always attentive and obedient unto Your voice Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.