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The Light Above My Head.

                                         

I will put My Spirit in you and you will come to life, and I will place you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and fulfilled it,” says the Lord.’” Ezekiel 37:14 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

One night while sleeping in the back yard in a tent I was awoken by a blue flame above my head. Thinking the house was on fire I frantically attempted to open the zipper on the tent to get mom out of the house. I was so upset I, at first, did not realize I was vainly attempting to find the zipper on the wrong side of the tent. When I did manage to finally open the tent door and rush outside, there was no flames at all. Confused I crawled back into the tent and promptly fell asleep.

When I woke up the next morning all of my finger tips were tingling, my heart felt as if it was going to burst and my head felt electrified. No, it was not a physical ailment that caused this, I am as strong as a horse.

During morning Bible reading this verse burned into my eyes.

There is concern about what will happen to me when mom passes on to the other side (I am an unpaid caregiver with no savings). Every morning I thank the Lord that even though I do not know what is going to happen, one thing for certain is that He will always take care of me.

In the four years of being a caregiver I have worked tirelessly fixing this place up by myself. The only help the rest of the family is, is when they help themselves to moms money every month. They never come down to help and only call when they want money.

One day after crying out to the Lord about the unfairness of it all, He directed me to go sit out on a trail with my Bible. He spent three hours with verse after verse educating me that the wicked shall lose their inheritance and the righteous shall inherit theirs. I kept on replying that I know my inheritance is in Heaven and that is all I want but it would be nice to have some help from the rest of the family in caring for mom. Finally I have taken the attitude that I get what can be done done and not stress out or work myself into exhaustion attempting to do all the work myself.

This verse seems to be His word pounding into my thick skull that all the work I have done is not for someone else (the wicked family) to profit from (because of the beautification of the property the house has increased in value, which I do not care about but they do because it means they get more money from the inheritance). I shall dwell upon this land in peace, love, joy and security because Jehovah says so and He never lies.

Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’Isaiah 41:10 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives all fear is gone. Because I know, I KNOW, He holds the future, And life is worth the living just because He lives.” Bill & Gloria Gaither

For I have taken all this to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (those in right standing with God) and the wise and their deeds are in the hands of God. Ecclesiastes 9: 1 Holy Bible Amplified Version

If you are serving the Lord and are concerned about anything I pray this article has blessed you with strength, confidence, peace and joy.

Prayer : Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for blessing me with Your Divine provision through out all of my life. Thank you for promising me a wonderful retirement plan which surpasses anything the world can offer. I exalt Thee in the name of He who will greet me in Your greatest retirement Home every conceived Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Blessed is Any Weight

                                                  

Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail). Psalm 55:22
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“Blessed is any weight, however overwhelming, which God has been so good as to fasten with His own hand upon our shoulders.” — F. W.Faber

Now why in the world wold any weight be considered a blessing?

How many folks forget all about Jehovah during the good times but go a running to Him during the bad ones?

I believe the weight that endures over a sustained amount of time is the best.

The reason?

Those who are shallow in their relationship with Christ will quickly fall away when they do not receive instant relief. They will go to worldly councilors which is little if any use to them. They will cry out to their government to save them and the government shall be unable to assist them.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, But we will remember and trust in the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen, But we have risen and stood upright. Psalm 20: 7-8 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

Those whose hearts are open to Jehovah will experience the blessing of His hand in their experience and their faith (which means trust) will grow. So too, will their respect, love and admiration towards our loving Father in Heaven.

It is in our hard times that we grow the most and come the closest unto Jehovah. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Uzam (The Lord is our Strength in Trouble) for blessing me with the strength to continue on through the trial and tribulations, sorrows and snares that come my way. Thank you that You walk through them with me. I praise You in the name of the greatest source of strength of all Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Going First To.

                                                       

 All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]. 2 Timothy 3:16 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

“To be subjected to God’s will is not only to give Him priority in our lives, it is but to give Him complete control.|” — Avery D. Miller

In the early days of my walk with Christ I was very independent. It was not that I was proud but felt it a shame to ask for help and felt like a failure. It took the Holy Spirit many decades to finally eradicate that from my disposition. Now, I try not to attempt anything without going first to Jehovah in council.

Many times I do not understand what He is doing but I have complete trust in Him. He has never let me down so why should’t I.

Going my way is a gamble, going Jehovahs way is a sure fire success. Joseph a son of Jehovah.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi ( Jesus is our Divine Shepherd ) for blessing me with Your omniscient guidance through out my life as I walk Your predestined path to Your Heavenly Home. I extol Thee in the name of the supreme Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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We are Most Content When.

 But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. 1 Timothy 6:6 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

Godliness means that we emulate our treasured Heavenly King. This brings great contentment because we are not bothered by earthly desires nor caught up in worldly cares. We rest in the bosom of He who loves us, cares for us and cares about us. That is all one needs in life to be content.

To be content is described as feeling that one’s needs or desires have been met.

When we walk in harmony with Jehovah it pleases Him to fulfill His cherished childrens desires as long as they are righteous and not greedy.

I am most content when I am in communion with my Heavenly Beloved. Earthly pleasures hold no place in my heart. Therefore my Beloved causes my cup to over run.

As well there is contentment in knowing my cherished one always supplies the daily needs. For this I am immensely grateful and both express it verbally and physically every day.

“We are most content when we are satisfied with what He has given us, grateful for what Jehovah blesses with and generous to those in need.” Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (The Lord blesses with Peace) for blessing me with peace, contentment and joy through out my life as I walk in harmony with Your sacred choices in my life. I praise Thee in the name of He who guided His disciples unto You Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Sees the Invisible

Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].For by this [kind of] faith the men of old gained [divine] approval. By faith [that is, with an inherent trust and enduring confidence in the power, wisdom and goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:1-3 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

Another word for faith is trust.

When Jehovah makes a promise to us we may not see its fruition for years or indeed even decades. We trust our Lord at His word.

I cannot count the number of times Jehovah has accomplished incredible things in my life and through my life. Many times I would stand back in awe and wonder at how some of these things were accomplished.

Now there is no wonder but there is still incredible awe at just what my Heavenly Father accomplishes in my life and through my life. It never ceases to amaze me.

There have been many times when the Lord made a promise to me only for me to inform Him that that is not possible. It has taken numerous years to accept the fact that nothing is impossible for Him. Now I wait in anticipation not that He will do it but I want to see the magnificent manner in which He will do it. Our God is truly an amazing God.

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible.” — Corrie ten Boom

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Roi (You are the God who sees) for Your omniscient, council in every aspect of my life as You instill in me a stronger and stronger faith in You my loving Tutor. I extol Thee in the name of the best teacher of all Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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It Lays Hold of Me.

                                         

 For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. Hebrews 4:12 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

The more I read the Bible the more it comes alive to me. I see in its pages my life in the past, see it as it pertains to me now and encourages and strengthens me and it gives me confidence in the future.

Many times when I am walking astray it lays its strong hands on me and convicts me unto repentance and guides me back to the Divine path I am to walk upon.

The Bible truly is the most important book ever blessed upon mankind and we need to digest it daily more so than we do bodily food.

“The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.” Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) for blessing me countless times with speaking with me through Your incredible word, the Holy Bible. You have comforted me, encouraged me, strengthen me, corrected me, guided me, healed me and taught me so much through its pages. The amazing thing, my Love, is that there is so much more awaiting me in its pages after all these decades of feasting upon it. I exalt The in the name of the Word of Truth Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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God Assist Us.

                                            

 All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]. 2 Timothy 3:16 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

You can be the best singer in the world but without the Holy Spirits guidance you might just as well be singing in an empty room.

When I was a teacher I would make up lesson plans without consulting Him and foolishly believe that they would be the best ever. I always fell flat on my face. I would then humbly go before Jehovah and ask Him to bless me with the Holy Spirits guidance. I would walk back into class with no lesson plans and rock off the class with it being one of the best classes ever. So too it has been in all of my life.

Every time I tried going solo I fell flat on my face. Every time I worked in harmony with the Holy Spirit it was a great success. Joseph a son of Jehovah

“We are nothing with all our gifts be they ever so great, except God assist us.” Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for faithfully constantly providing for me in my endeavors to serve You my wonderful Father. I praise You in the name of the best provision You have blessed me with for an eternal home with You Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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One of the Most Wonderful Things

                                             

 Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the [height of the] heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You, [who is Your equal]? Psalm 71:19 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

He always makes me laugh.

There have been so many times when strange things happened for no apparent reason. Then while meditating Jehovah would reveal His hand in the events and I would burst out laughing.

Many times He did them just to joke around with me ( yes, Jehovah has a marvelous sense of humour).

Many times He did it to teach me a lesson, many times He did it to protect me from danger.

Many times He did it just to say: “I love you.”

Many times it did it to encourage me.

Through it all it always amazed me how awesome He truly is and how there is always so much more we can and do learn about Him.

 “One of the most wonderful things about knowing God is that there’s always so much more to know, so much more to discover. Just when we least expect it, He intrudes into our neat and tidy notions about who He is and how He works.” — Joni Eareckson Tada

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kabodhi (The Lord is my Glory) for the incredible privilege of knowing more and more about Your magnificent awesomeness which continually amazes me. I praise You for this honour in the name of the truly most amazing gift which I have the privilege of knowing Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Than to Die A

                                      

The blessing of the Lord brings [true] riches, And He adds no sorrow to it [for it comes as a blessing from God]. Proverbs 10:22 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

I see so many, not just in professional sports, TV, movies and music but in every day life that are full of themselves. Yes they do good works but they do them for the praise of others. When you get to know them they are as shallow as an empty peanut shell. They are truly getting their reward now.

I have seen so many unsung servants of Christ quietly serving Him with little or no recognition from the world. That is okay because they will receive their eternal reward in Heaven which is by far superior to anything the world has to offer.

I have seen many who are so poor they live off of a bowl of rice and beans a day, yet will gladly share with you even if it means they go without. They are very content in their world surrounded by Christ, their families and their community of saints. They live in shacks that you would not even allow chickens to live in yet they have a mansion in their hearts.

I have met many who are wealthy by the worlds standards but are in poverty to love. They do not own anything, their possessions own them. They are as phony as a three dollar bill ,lonely, unloved and deeply depressed.

I have met many who have taken risks in serving Christ and failed (although they did not really fail because they learned so much in their failure and it has brought them so much closer to Jehovah).

I have met many who have the golden touch. Everything they attempt in their lives is a glorious success but because they have never known failure they do not enjoy their successes.

“Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it.” — Erwin W. Lutzer

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for Your Divine favour of presenting me with numerous opportunities both great and small of serving such a grandiose Emperor as Yourself and that You take not of every aspect of my life and are well pleased with my humbleness. I extol Thee in Your treasured name. Amen.

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


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The Most Sensitive.

                                                    

And when the Chief Shepherd (Christ) appears, you will receive the [conqueror’s] unfading crown of glory. 1 Peter 5:4 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

Jehovah has the most sensitive, tender, loving heart, of all. No matter how big or small an act of kindness or of service to Him does not go unnoticed by Him. He cherishes every one of them and holds them close to His heart with deep endearment.

It says in the Book of Revelation that when we get to Heaven Jehovah will place a crown of many jewels upon our heads with jewels encrusted in them. Some will be big while some will be small. Each of those jewels is an act of kindness and service unto Him.

“God’s heart is the most sensitive and tender of all. No act goes unnoticed, no matter how insignificant or small.” — Richard J. Foster

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for blessing me with the cherished honor of serving such an awesome King as Yourself. It is a great privilege to receive a crown placed upon my head by my most Beloved King on entry into Your Divine Kingdom. I exalt You in Your most wonderful name. Amen.

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