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You Must Walk Away

Christ, WILL LEAD

Walk away from old habits and associations.

When you accept Christ’s invitation to join His Holy family, you must walk away from old habits and associations.

No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:62 New International Version

This will mean walking away from your drinking buddies and your shopping sisters. It may even include walking away from family (from my experience most Christians receive far more opposition, mockery and contempt from their family than they do from outside). You must forgo destructive habits. This will mean crucifying desire for revenge when some one has wronged you. It means to crucify love of money and material things. They are dead and incapable of loving you back anyways. Why do you want to worship a dead thing is beyond me.

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16

It means to stop being self centered and become instead Christ centered. You must crucify self to Jesus. That means you must put away everything and surrender your all to Jesus. I do not say crucify lightly. For many Christians it is the most painful experience of their lives. It certainly was for me. Unlike Christ’s suffering for six hours on His cross, our cross may last days, weeks or even months. My initial crucifixion lasted three months.

Once through on the other side though I experienced joy and peace such as never before. Every day Christ’s family and Christ Himself draws nearer and nearer to me.

Some things may last years. For example, I am very independent. I believe in taking care of myself. That must daily be crucified. Now there is nothing wrong with having a good work ethic. It is indeed to be respected. The problem is, when you depend upon your work ethic instead of Jesus, you look to self rather than Jesus. THAT is what must be crucified. For something’s they must be crucified daily. They are not as severe as the initial crucifixion, but are just as important to be crucified.

“Strengthen yourselves so that you will live here on earth doing what God wants, not evil things people want.” (1 Peter 4:2 New Century Version).

Do you strengthen yourself by crucifying self every day?

Prayer: Please Jehovah Sabaoth, God who goes out in front of us, help me stay focused on moving forward down the road You have wisely chosen for me. Please help me to look forward and not backwards. In the name of Him to who I look forward to being with in Heaven , Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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

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so Busy Serving

COMMUNION WITH CHRIST

Which are you?

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37 New International Version

When Jesus went to Mary, Martha and Lazarus’ house for a meal Mary was very content to sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to Him after she had completed her chores. Martha on the other hand was busy trying to make everything perfect for the master before sitting down to listen to Him. The meal that they shared is probably forgotten the next day, but the words Jesus spoke to Mary lasted her a lifetime.

How many Christians are so busy serving Jesus at youth groups, prayer meetings, Sunday school and in Bible groups they have no time to just sit and pray and read the Bible to have a conversation with Him?

Yes, serving Jesus is important, but He wants to have a relationship with Him as well.

If I go through a day without reading the Bible and praying first thing in the morning it is like trying to go to the gym for a morning workout without having a decent breakfast first.

When we learn to pray and praise God every day, it becomes the best part of our day. Joseph- Anthony: Green

How is your quiet time with Jesus doing these days?

Prayer: Please Jehovah Shammah (the Lord is present) help me to develop a quiet time to be between just You and me. A time where I can drink in the living waters of Your precious Word, a time where I can talk with You, a time when I can sing songs of praise, joy and thanks for the marvelous privilege of having someone so special as You to share such a wonderful loving relationship with. I ask this in the name of my best friend who I enjoy spending time with every day Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Pig Versues the Cat

SINFUL DESIRE

When do you think they are their happiest?

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:7-8 New International Version

The pig of course is its happiest when it is wallowing in the mud.

When do you think the cat is the happiest?

When it is laying contentedly in the warm sunlight of course.

So too it is with people. There are those who are quite content to wallow in sin. When they see a Christian living a godly life they snort and laugh at us. If you try to coax a pig into the sunlight it will viciously fight you. . There are some that after you share Jesus with them and they refuse you have to walk away. No matter what you do they refuse to come into the light.

Christians are the most contented when they are basking in the warmth of Christ’s love.

Just as mud is disgusting to a cat, so too is a sinful life to a Christian A Christian must avoid fellowship with those in the filth of sin less they be drawn into it. That does not mean we are to refuse to talk with them. It does mean when they want to live the sinful lifestyle like using drugs we are to run away.

Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more.’ José Mujica Uruguayan president gives his wages to the poor.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Rohi (God our Sheppard) please guide me to those living in the filth of sin and provide the opportunity to guide them into Your beautiful sunlight of love. If they enjoy the filth, give me the strength and wisdom to walk away knowing there is nothing I can say or do to change their ways. Thank you my beloved for Your wonderful warm sunshine of love that has blessed me so much. I ask this in the name of He who is the light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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A Fools Crown

SCAMMERS PAY

They give you nothing.

“Tell the truth the first time, then you won’t have to remember what you said.” Sam Rayburn

I live in a culture where they promise you anything to get you to do what they want you to do but have no intention of fulfilling their end of the bargain. They will make great promises to do great things for you if you do this or that for them. After you have done as they requested they suddenly get amnesia and don’t remember making those promises, even when they are written down.

I like to let them be blow hards in front of other people while a recorder is taping it. It puffs up their ego. Then I inform them I will gladly do as they want me to for them once they have delivered on their promises. I say things like you are a man or woman of respect and honour. I want to give you the privilege of showing everybody just how great of a respectable and honorable man or woman you are and refuse to budge. They lose a lot of face and anytime they try that con again I just remind them of their previous promises and eagerly await the day they are going to do all those wonderful things for me.

A little lie only lead to a bigger lie which leads to a bigger lie which ends up crowning you with a fools crown before all. Joseph- Antony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shammah (the Lord is present) for being there and opening my eyes when the filthy snakes come with their smooth talk to reveal to me it is smooth with dung. Please always walk with me and convict me before I speak any lies. I ask in the great name of He who is the Truth Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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I Never Had

Think of it.

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 New International Version

I am glad I never had and certainly now do not have everything I want. Because of this I have everything I need.

Think of it.

If I had a mansion for a home, no aches or pains, money coming out of my ears, a gorgeous babe that was a sex mink, a fancy sports car I wouldn’t need Jesus.

If I do not have Jesus I do not have what I need the most in my life. I do not have the most fantastic love life there is, a loving relationship with Jesus.

Whenever I have a need I come humbly to my King and ask. What He has taught me in many years of following Him is that He always supplies generously. He is abundantly generous with His spiritual gifts and opportunities to serve Him.

And you know what the end product of this is?

The most peace and joy you can experience nowhere else with no one else.

Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle, and always want more and more.’ José Mujica Uruguayan president gives his wages to the poor.

Prayer:Thank you Jehovah El Shaddai (God who is sufficient for the needs of His people) for all the marvelous abundance You so generously give to me day by day to meet all my needs. Thank you for revealing to me that the material things of this world are like comparing a starving man eating a piece of bread (material things) to a feast You have prepared for us (Gods blessings). I give thanks in the name of the most awesome gift You have given us Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Two Kings.

FOLLOW THE RIVER OF LIFE

The two kings.

But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Joshua 22:25 New International Version

Saul began his kingship being blessed by God. As time progressed however he was more concerned about pleasing himself than pleasing God. Over time he became angry, bitter and paranoid. He ended his life being cursed by God. The same is true with people. I see people that are very self centered or people pleasers. They are the most miserable, saddest and angriest people I have ever met.

David on the other hand was solely devoted to God and he was blessed including the most marvelous blessing of all, knowing that the king of kings would come from his linage. The people I have met that walk with God life lives full of love, peace and joy. One of which is myself.

Christians are called to take action in their life, not be spectators. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Which one are you living?

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) for developing a close loving relationship with You. It is the most special blessing. Whenever I begin to stray my beloved gently guide me back into Your holy flock. I give thanks and ask for this wonderful blessing in the name of Immanuel (God amongst us) Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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All in the People.

WRONG WALK

It’s all in the people.

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today Hebrews 3:13 NewInternational Version

People will either bring you up or bring you down.

Are you having problems with your marriage or relationships? Then why do you hang out with people that go through marriages like a turnstile? They will bring down your marriage like an elevator that has its cables broke and you are on the thirtieth floor. Why not learn from people who have been through the tough times? Talk with them, listen to them and emulate them.

Are you working your fingers to the bone and in debt up to your eyeballs? Then why are you hanging out with the “in crowd” that has to have all the toys and gadgets? They are going down so slow they don’t even know it.

Why not make friends with people who are content with little and learn their secrets (which aren’t really secret but you need to learn from them)?

Oh sure these men and women may seem geeky and old fashioned sometimes but they have something you don’t have but want: peace.

Then you will be someone who people will want to get on your elevator because it is going up.

“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” C. S. Lewis

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our Provider) allocate me with the opportunities and wisdom to be one who opens the door and welcomes in others on the elevator that is going all the way up to Heaven. I ask this in the name of He who was lifted in the sky before His beloved disciples eyes Jesus Christ. Amen.

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