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To do Anything Else Is 

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 And Abram believed the Lord , and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis 15:6 New Living Translation

I believe we all have it in us to have faith like Abraham. It does not come overnight but through a lot of trial and error. Look at Abraham,he failed in his faith when he went to Egypt, He failed in his faith in having sex with his wives slave to get an heir. Yet, through it all he slowly learned to increase his faith.

So too is it with us.

Although we fail (and we all do) in our walk with Christ, we push on and grow stronger every day. Many of the things Jehovah asks us to do will be illogical to the world and to us but we are obedient and sometimes we will see the fruit of our faith in this life, sometimes we will have to wait until we are in our Heavenly home before we understand and see the fruition of our faith. But, as our walk continues we expand on our faith, love and trust in our loving, wise Heavenly Father. To do anything else is the most illogical thing we could ever do.

Being a Christian is illogical. Many times Jesus asks us to do or to not do things that sound absurd. But, that is where the seeds of faith take the deepest root, when we listen and obey. His ways are truly larger than ours. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ELOHIM YAKOL (God, the Most Able) for blessing me with constantly enlarging my faith in You as You continuously exhibit Your ability to be able to do things which are beyond my limited comprehension. I am in never ending awe of You. I revere You in the name of He who did astounding things when He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen

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

Author: ropheka

I am an unpaid live in care giver for my aged mother. As well I regularly do volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and with a local church group helping working poor establish themselves independently. . I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

8 thoughts on “To do Anything Else Is 

  1. A timely post, Joseph. How are things going with you these days? How are the crops?

    • Thank you.

      The crops are coming along nicely.

      The neighbours from Hell are behaving as is mom.

      How are things with you?

      Have you recovered from your car accident?

      How is the job search going?

      • What a wonderful report! Are the other farmers’ crops doing any better? And I am relieved to hear that things with your neighbor and your mother are holding steady. Has she had her surgery yet?

        And yes, I am recovered from my car accident — than you. Things are good, although I am still in job search mode. Things are taking longer than I had hoped, but fretting about it will not help. I am in the middle of two job searches now (three interviews for one, and two for another). We shall see what door the Lord chooses to open.

        How are your e-books coming along?

      • Glad to hear about the improvement of your health. Faith is trust. We must always trust our Father for the right place at the right time. I know how difficult that is.

        Some farmers are harvesting their crops right now while others have lost the year. Those with a lot of clay still cannot get on the land due to all the rain.

        Moms surgery was successful thank you.

        The neighbour has to behave himself or he will be in a lot of trouble with both the county government and the police. Mom is still a hemorrhoid (a pain in the butt).

        Right now I am far too busy with the garden and working for a volunteer group to be working on ebooks.

        It is a group of churches whose members get together once or twice a week to collect furniture that someone wants to give away. We collect it from their homes and give it freely to the working poor.

        We went to one welfare bums place and asked them to carry in some blankets we were giving them with their beds. They cried they could not do it because of bad backs. They sat there smoking and drinking beer while they watched us. That is normal behavior we have experienced with others on welfare.

        That is why now we only give the working poor. They appreciate it a lot more and are willing to help with the delivery.

        May Jehovah Jireh (God will supply) provide you with a suitable employment.

      • It sounds like a lot is going on in your life, Joseph, but I do not sense that you are anxious in any way. As you say, “faith is trust,” and your trust in the Lord and His provision is quite deep, indeed.

        What sad news about some of your neighbors! I suppose that is a metaphor for life — sometimes our harvest comes in, and other times it doesn’t. We still must trust the Lord all the same (in times of plenty and in times of want).

        Your mother is still being difficult?? I was praying for her just the other day. Oh Lord, may You give her the Damascus Road moment that she needs.

        And what you say is sadly true about those who are lazy and are not willing to put in any effort in order to advance themselves. The book of Proverbs has much to say about such people (calling them “sluggards”) and what it says is not good!

        I will continue to pray for you, your health, and for continued favor in all of the ways that the Lord has called you to serve Him.

        Also — and forgive me if you already answered this question, but I am not remembering for some reason — is your ear better? You were asking for prayer about it late last year, I believe, and I wanted to know if I should scratch this prayer request off of my list.

      • That is an interesting proverb about harvest.
        I say if you refuse to get along with me then I will get along just fine without you. It is difficult but if that is the way it must be with the neighbour than that is the way it will be.

        It is interesting that you use the Damascus Road moment because I tell her when she is being abusive to me, she is being abusive towards Jesus like Saul on the Damascus Road. She just laughs but it hits home and she behaves for a while.

        We had an interesting debate about it being a sin to support the lazy in a church last weekend. A few men from this church tried to debate it with me but both Old and New Testament verses were used as well as personal experience to prove my point. Even though they still disagreed with me they shut up. There were some welfare bums in the room at the time and they quickly left with their tails between their legs.

        Thank you for your prayers. And thank you for your update. Now I will not have to pray for you healing from the car accident.

        Interesting that you mention the ear problem. There are many around here that are suffering from the same problem. Doctors do not know what causes it nor the treatment to take. I just gently pull the ear lobe down for a few minutes and it clears up until the next day.

      • About the ear: I wonder if the issue has something to do with the build-up of pressure in the sinuses. Are you in a place of high elevation? Alternatively, the cold weather you alluded to may be a contributing factor, too.

        It sounds like the folks you were chatting with at church did not know how to counter your position when anchored with Scripture. God’s Word does what it does — stands on its own, and convicts people of attitudes and actions that may be out of alignment with His will.

        The way I see it, the issue is one of habit. We all go through hard times — such is life. However, if we lack neither the desire nor the ambition to better our circumstances, i believe that therein lies the sin. It’s not so much that we want things to improve materially as much as we want to be able to be in a position where the Lord can use us to bless others in much the same way that He has blessed us.

        It sounds like the situation with your mother continues to be stressful. I think your use of the Damascus Road story was a wise one. Hopefully, your mother knows how the story ends, and will heed your counsel before the Lord intervenes in a dramatic way. Sometimes it is only when the Lord allows that which we depend upon the most (our senses, our family, our income, etc.) to be compromised or snatched away that we realize how wayward we our hearts and minds have become.

        I will continue to pray for you (including your ears and lungs), your family, your fellow farmers, and ongoing conviction for the rowdy neighbors. If you have any other requests, kindly let me know (or feel free to email me at dailyhopefulblog at gmail dot com). I am grateful for you, Joseph!

      • That is interesting about the sinuses. Thank you for the tip. We are not at a high elevation but it is very humid here.
        It always surprises me how many Christians go by societies norms rather than the Word. Perhaps that is because they spend more time in society than the Word. Joseph a son of Jehovah
        Society today encourages the motto of you owe me, which encourages laziness.
        That is the wonderful thing about hard times. Not only does it bring us closer to Christ but He uses those experiences to use us to help others. It is truly wonderful.
        Yes mom continues to be a stress upon me. That is why the sanctuary (my tent) is si important. The good thing though is that the stress brings me ever closer to Jesus.
        I am grateful for your fellowship, words of wisdom and encouragement and love. May I be such a blessing to you in return.

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