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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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Then It is an Idol. 

                                            

Little children (believers, dear ones), guard yourselves from idols—[false teachings, moral compromises, and anything that would take God’s place in your heart] 1 John 5:21 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

You spend time with that which you love.

Now, ask yourself this question: do I spend as much time with Jehovah as I do watching sports and playing them? If not, that is an idol in your life. There is nothing wrong with sports, it is good for your physical body but it is imperative that you nurture your spiritual body more because it lasts for an eternity.

Are you just as concerned with looking spiritually beautiful to the our Heavenly Beloved as much as you are looking appealing to the world? Jehovah desires you to look spiritually beautiful which continuously grows as you mature in Him while fleshly beauty fades. Besides, do you seriously enjoy someone looking at you like a appealing piece of meat?

Do you take as much care of your spiritual health as you do your car? The car only lasts a few short years and you have to get a new one. Your spirit lasts for an eternity.

If anything becomes more fundamental than God to your happiness, meaning in life, and identity, then it is an idol. Tim Keller

Prayer: Oh Jehovah Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) I pray that You warn me when my heart begins to place any thing or one above You. I love You too much to ever want to insult You and hurt You with these foolish actions. I humbly request this in the name of He who loved me so much He went to the cross for me Jesus Christ. Amen

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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You Thought Nobody was Noticing.

 “So whenever you give to the poor and do acts of kindness, do not blow a trumpet before you [to advertise it], as the hypocrites do [like actors acting out a role] in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored and recognized and praised by men. I assure you and most solemnly say to you, they[already] have their reward in full.  But when you give to the poor and do acts of kindness, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing [give in complete secrecy], so that your charitable acts will be done in secret; and your Father who sees[what is done] in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:1-4 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

We see it on TV all the time. There is an activity to support a local charity and the TV crew gets there, there is a swarm of folks wanting to get on TV to pump up their ego. How many times do folks go around bragging about their “ good deeds”?

I tell you true, as a matter of fact it is not I but Jehovah that tells you, that they recieve their rewards here and now.

It means nothing to Jehovah.

So, when you get to Heavens Gate and are bragging about all of your “good deeds” you have done, Christ will ask you one question: “Did you do them for your glory or for mine?” If it is for your glory they are worthless to Jesus.

“A spiritual man delights not to see himself honored, but to see his Lord promoted.” A. W. Tozer

Actually I hate being in the spotlight.

It is more appealing to just go along and help out where I can, when I can with no fan fare. There have been times when I was asked to go to reward dinners and refused. Everyone was shocked because I refused to receive any public recognition. If they only knew why.

I believe it is that way with all who serve Christ because we are humble . Because we are secure in who we are in Christ we tend to shy away from the spot light.

Don’t be discouraged when your work seem unnoticed. Man applauds for what’s in the spotlight, but God applauds the faithfulness that people often overlook. Heaven’s highlight reels will be full of those selfless acts of faith and service you thought nobody was noticing. Dave Willis

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Roi. You are the God who sees. For blessing me with numerous opportunities to exhibit Your love to others with my actions. It makes my heart dance for joy to know I have given pleasure to the one I love the most. I exalt You through He who showed His love for me by His sacrifice on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen

May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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You do so at Your Own Risk.

                                    

He who turns his ear away from listening to the law [of God and man], Even his prayer is repulsive [to God]. Proverbs 28:9 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Have you ever felt Jehovah was speaking to you about something in your life and then you ignore Him?

You do so at your own risk.

When Jehovah speaks with us about something that requires attention it is for our own good.

If you ignore His advice you with eventually suffer the consequences for it. Then when you go cry babying unto Him, He will ignore your prayers. They smell like a bad fart to Him. He is disgusted with you because you refuse to listen to Him.

Now when you finally smarten up and obey Him, He forgives you.

It is always difficult to obey Him especially when it is something deep seated in our minds.

Many times it will take good Christian counselling to even get to admit we have the problem.

Once we accept the problem then it is up to us to try to resolve it. We can get all the counselling in the world but if we do nothing to try to resolve it, the counselling is useless.

Sometimes the problem is too big for us to handle.

That is when we go unto the Holy Spirit and sincerely, respectfully ask for His help. Then and only then will the issue be resolved.

I have gone through both sides of it and can tell you it is very difficult but rewarding.

One of them for example was independence, which most of us suffer from. It took many years before that was finally destroyed and expelled from my mind and heart. Sometimes it took my own effort, sometimes it took the assistance from the Holy Spirit. I rejoice over that every day.

“When God turns away from us because of selfishness, it is not rejection. Rather, it is an invitation to follow Him to a place we would rather not go.” — Brennan Manning

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emet (God of truth) for gracefully educating me about the ruinous dispositions with in my soul. Thank you for the assistance You overwhelmingly provide me with to conquer these weaknesses. I exalt Thee in the name of He who has overcome the world Jesus Christ. Amen

May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Then I am Strong.

                                       

So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength]. 2 Corinthians 12:10 Holy Bible Amplified Version

The world says: depend upon self, just try hard enough and you will succeed. That is a foolish fantasy. Sometimes you will succeed in the task but lose out on the reward of doing it in harmony with Jehovah. The other problem is you are doing what you want and not what Jehovah has made you to do. The fruition of this is unfulfillment in your endevour.

Christians, although we do not enjoy them, should be grateful for our weaknesses. Because, it is in our weaknesses that Christ is strong. The benefit of this is an ever closer relationship with Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Depend upon self, wait for the fall. Depend upon Christ, be assured of the victory. Joseph a son of Jehovah.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chatsahi (The Lord is my Strength) for supporting me in Your strong yet gentle arms when I am weak, when distress envelopes me, when I am wrongly persecuted and when sorrow and pain encompass my every being. I appreciate, love and adore You for these amazing attributes in the name of my strongest best friend Jesus Christ. Amen

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Do Not Love The.

                                                      

Do not love the world [of sin that opposes God and His precepts], nor the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15 Holy Bible Amplified Version

In reality loving the world is just another word for loving self. That is such a waste of life. You will never find meaning, satisfaction, nor true love in this absurd endevour.

Being blessed with a loving relationship with Jehovah is an experience that is so delightful, satisfying, rewarding and Heavenly that there truly is no words to describe it. The more you ingrain Jehovah in every precept of your life, the closer you get to Him. This exhilarating relationship is preparing you for an eternal love affair with Him. There is nothing in the world that is equal to the amazing relationship.

Things of the world cannot love back. Christ’s love is the most satisfying and fulfilling love there is. Choose wisely. Joseph a son of Jehovah.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Abba (God our Father) for sanctifying me with the supreme privilege of being Your loved child. Please continue to nurture our mutually loving relationship as it is the most priceless treasure of all. I exalt Thee in the name of my Beloved big brother Jesus Christ. Amen

Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing


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Center Your Mind on Them.

 

Finally,believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. Philippians 4:8 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Let us take a test okay?

Where do you spend more time: A watching trash on the TV or B watching Christian movies on the internet?

Listening to that rubbish they call music on the radio or listening to and singing along with Christian joyful praise music on the radio?

Which do you spend more time doing: serving self :playing sports, going shopping, or any other activity(there is nothing wrong with these activities unless they are thieves which rob time away from serving Christ) or serving Christ?

Do not sit there and shake your head in agreement and then do nothing about it, make a concerted effort to change your habits.

Of course it is a necessary requirement to go to a make over artist. And, as we all know, The Holy Spirit is the best make over artist. Ask Him for direction in your life to change your habits and then obey His guidance.

This takes time. You are not only be molded into a new creation but you also have to have the filth of the world purged from your mind and from your spirit.

Do not just think about making changes in your life, pray to Jehovah on how to make those changes and then do it. Joseph a son of Jehovah.

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. Romans 12:2 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Prayer: Thank you El Deah (God of knowledge) for sanctifying me with Your word in every aspect of my life. Thank You Holy Spirit for grace in assisting me to conquer the destructive mentality in me so that I may continue to grow into the cherished child my Beloved Father in Heaven desires me to be. I give all glory unto You in the name of He who is the best remodeler of the soul Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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What kind of a Runner are You?

                                              

Run away from youthful lusts—pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those [believers] who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22 Holy Bible Amplified Version

What kind of a runner are you?

Do you run as fast to your Bible as you do to porno sites on line?

Would you drink from a septic tank?

Why not?

Well just as the feces in the septic tank will make your body sick, so too will porno sites pollute your mind (and before you women go pointing fingers at us men like we are pigs, there is a large majority of women that watch that filth as well).

When we are youths we are inexperienced and easy prey for the alluring lies of satan.

That is why we need mature Christians to guide us away from the destruction fantasies (once you fall for satan you will quickly find out it is no fun but many times pure living Hell, just ask any junkie).

Now notice I said mature and not older. Someone can be older in years but very immature in their walk with Christ. Their advice is useless and indeed many times very disastrous.

It is the duty of us older Christians to warn those who are young in their walk with Christ when they are fallowing the wrong path. Be patient with them as Christ is patient with you. Be firm with them as Christ is firm with you. Be respectful with them just as Christ is with you (that includes allowing them to fall into the temptation if that is their choice but to welcome them back if they repent).

Satans temptations always lead to destruction. That is why we need mature Christians to guide us away from them. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ganan (The Lord is Our Defense) for Your Divine intercession when satan temps me with destructive lusts. Thank you for Your providence in bringing mature Christians to counsel me when I foolishly begin to stray. I praise You in the name of He who resisted satans temptations in the wilderness Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah