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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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Why Say It?

A gathering of sunshine flowers in Canton

For a pretense make long prayers. Mark 12:40 New King James Version                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Do you think because you say a lot of words or use big words you are impressing Jehovah?       

                                                                                                                            

Have you ever met anyone that likes to use big words to impress you?                       

They always look like idiots to me. I met many people in China that always wanted to use big words to impress but did not understand their meaning.                              

As well it is a irritant when in church or at a meeting or before a meal they just say a prayer but it is just lip service.                                                                                            

If you want to impress Jehovah speak from the heart not the mind. Otherwise, just shut up because you are just wasting your time, God is not listening.                           

Speak from the heart or do not speak to Jehovah.  He is not interested in your words; He is interested in your heart. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (Jesus our friend) bestow upon me the wonderful privilege to enjoy walking with You, talking with You with a sincere heart, listening to You as an admiring friend and obey You as Your humble servant every moment of every day.  In Your gracious name I beseech You. Amen.                                                                       

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.  

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Who Are You Trying To Impress?

WAIT UPON GOD

 

Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites. Mark 12:42 New King James Version      

                                                                                                                        

In Jesus’ day they had a place to put your offerings for the temple that looked like a trumpet. It was built out of tin, so that when your offering was put in it made a sound. Each type of money was a different weight so that one worth a lot of money had a lot of weight to it while one that was of little value was small and little weight. Therefore when the rich put in the heavy coins it made a lot of sound and made them look important.                                                                                                 

So what Jesus is saying is do not give to any cause just to look good to others. You may look good to others but Jehovah is not impressed if you are doing it for your ego. On the other hand any act done for Christ, no matter how small it looks to others impresses Jesus.    

                                                                                                  

So the question is: who are you trying to impress?                                                        

Prayer: Please Jehovah Yahweh (God of His people) please grant me the grace to be an grateful child that desires to impress You with me worship and dedication to You.  I beseech You in the name of he who dedicated His entire earthly life to being Your holy obedient son Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                              

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.  


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Do You Know That is Satanic?

DEPARTING DEVILS

When you are filled with doubt or worry do you know that is satanic?                      

When you have doubts about having a job or enough money or anything in your life, especially concerning something you believe Jehovah is leading you to do, that is Satan whispering in your ear that God is a liar.                                                      

Jehovah has promised in His word, the Bible, that he will always provide for you but Satan puts doubt into your mind.                                                                                  

Didn’t he do that to Eve in the Garden of Eden? Eve listened to him and look what happened?        

                                                                                                                        

Put in Bible verse about Satan tempting Eve          

                                                                                                                  

Didn’t he do that to Jesus in the wilderness? Jesus countered with the word of God and look what happened?                                                                                             

Put in bible verse about Jesus’ temptation                                                                                           

What I do when that happens is to tell Satan to take a hike. I am a child of Gods and He promises to always take care of me. Looking in the Bible and reflecting back on my life, I see he has never broken a promise yet so I know he will not break one now.                                                                                                                              

Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.” Philippians 4:6-7 Living Bible.      

                                                                                                                           

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for so abundantly providing for me daily needs. Please bless me with more spiritual strength to grow in faith in Your loving graciousness for my daily needs.  I sincerely ask this in the name of He who taught us to depend upon You for our daily needs Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                         

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.    


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Before the Rain Comes.

God is already there.

One day I was lying by a big generator by a river enjoying peace and quiet.            

Living in a city in China it is very noisy so it is a treasured time to enjoy the quiet steady drum of the generator drowning out the noise around me.                                          

I felt the Holy Spirit directing to get up a go home, a storm was coming.                      

There was only one tiny black cloud in the sky and I laughed about it.                              

The feeling kept getting stronger until I finally got up and started back to the apartment.                                                                                                                         

Just as I reached toilet facilities in the park, a monsoon downpour came thundering in with lightning exploding all around.                                                                                           

If you have ever experienced a monsoon rain you will believe that in ten minutes it rains so much the streets are so flooded you can take a canoe down them like in rapids.                                                                                                                                    

After ten minutes the rain passed.                                                                                         

How many times have we experienced a warning from the Holy Spirit, looked around, saw no danger and ignored the warning. Then, in the blink of an eye, disaster strikes.                                                                                                             

Afterwards we cry out to God and asked why He did not warn us?                                            

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bestow me with the wisdom to be receptive and obedient to Your divine word.   I sincerely ask this in the name of He who always was an obedient son Jesus Christ. Amen                                                                                                                               

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.  


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What Is in Your Harvest?

GODS LOVE

“Today I am giving you a choice between good and evil, between life and death.” Deuteronomy 30:15 Good News Testament                                                                                        

There is an old saying that says we reap what we sow.                                                      

So what is in your harvest?                                                                                                       

Are you only concerned about yourself?                                                                                   

Is your motto: What’s in it for me?”                                                                                     

When I was in China that was my experience with the Chinese.                                                            

From my experience  Chinaman will give you a nickel but expect a dollars worth of services in exchange.                                                                                            

A good point in case is a Chinaman will take me to restaurant and buy me a meal that costs ten dollars and expect me to sit there and teach them English for two hours. If they paid me an hourly rate it would cost them two hundred dollars. When I explain that they get what they pay for. That means if they want two hours classes they will pay BEFORE the class begins. The reason for paying before the class begins is because they will try to drag the class out for three hours or four hours and only pay for two or they will say they do not have the money this week but will pay next week and of course will keep this up as long as they can. Needless to say they look at you like you are dog dung on the sidewalk and walk away angry swearing at you in Chinese. Another thing they are famous for is being my friend as long as they can get something for free from me. When they cannot get it anymore or do not need it anymore I cease to exist to them.                                                                                 

As a consequence they reap what they sow.                                                                    

From what I saw, their lives are very sad and empty. They have no real friends, do not know what real friendship or love is and are very depressed.                                       

So how about you, does that describe your friendships and your life?                                                                                                                                                                        

Why do you think there is so much suicide?                                                                        

Is it because people are lonely?                                                                                               

Why are they lonely?                                                                                                             

Could it be because they only care about themselves and so have no real friends or anyone to love them?                                                                                                                          

Is that not evil and self centered?                                                                                        

If you only care about yourself, you will only have yourself. Joseph- Anthony: Green  

                                                                                                                                                                                          

“In due season God will judge everything man does, both good and bad” Ecclesiastes 3:17 (Living Bible).

Prayer: Please Jehovah El Shaddai (God who is sufficient for the needs of His people) bless me with a grateful heart for the many blessing You so generously give me every day. Bless me with a heart that puts You first, others second and myself last. I sincerely ask in the name of he who did this when he walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.  


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The Big Little Word.

Christ, WILL LEAD

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15 New King James Version                                                                                                                                

Do you notice the important key word in this passage?                                                   

It is IF.                                                                                                                                            

In other words we are to pray for Gods will to be done in any situation we are asking help in instead of our will.                                                                                           

Too many people in the Christian community mistakenly pray for our will to be done in a situation instead of Gods will.  Sometimes it will not be the answer you want, however God see’s the big picture while we see only the little one.                                                                                         

For example I prayed the Lord bless me with getting a contract and he did not give it to me when I really needed the money.                                                                              

I was very disappointed.                                                                                               

However, a couple of months later I found out the employer cheated all his employees out of their wages.   Boy was I ever glad I did not get that contract.

That is why we must trust the Lord is doing what is right for us even when it does not look like it to us.                                                                                       

  I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.   Psalms 34:4  New International Version 

                                                                                                                   

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me to be open and obedient to Your wise word even if it is not what the answer is not the one I desire.  I humbly request this in the name of He who was obedient to You even to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                              

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.   


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A Few Will Hear.

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But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them. Acts 2:13 New King James Version                                                                                                              

When I was a teacher we would always get into discussions about why I live different from other foreign teachers the Chinese students have met. It would be explained to them that I was a Christian. Then we would get into debates about Christianity. After about six months there would only be about four students out of a class of fifty that would be open to accepting Christ.     

                                             

That was because just as there were many that heard but not all accepted with Peter.       

                                                                                                                                  

So too it was with me and so too it will be with you.                                                        

It is only those whose heart is open to hearing the Word that will be receptive to the Word. So give the message, if people’s hearts are open they will come to you, if their hearts are closed it does not matter what you say or do, they will refuse to listen and you are therefore wasting both their time and yours.                                     

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me to be your voice to the people. Please give me the wisdom to be open to those who are receptive to Your life giving word.                                               Please give me the wisdom and grace to be hospitipal to those who reject Your wise word.                  I humbly request this in the name of he who taught us the proper manner in behaving towards others Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                            

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.