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Where is Yours?

sunlight dancing off white podium by calm pool

“Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from every tribe,  and command them, saying, ‘Take for yourselves twelve stones from here, out of the midst of the Jordan, from the place where the priests’ feet stood firm. You shall carry them over with you and leave them in the lodging place where you lodge tonight.’” Then Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the children of Israel, one man from every tribe; and Joshua said to them: “Cross over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of the Jordan, and each one of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, that this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you? Then you shall answer them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it crossed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. And these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever. And the children of Israel did so, just as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones from the midst of the Jordan, as the Lord had spoken to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them to the place where they lodged, and laid them down there. Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant stood; and they are there to this day. Joshua 4:2-9 New King James Version

The Lord commanded that each elder of each tribe to pick up a rock from the Jordan and place it on dry land as a memorial for what Jehovah had done for them.

What about you?

Do you have a memorial to show your children and grandchildren what specific thing He has blessed you with?  As well it is a reminder for you.

To guide the youth to the future we must teach them about our past.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

For me it is a picture of when I planted my one millionth tree and how far he brought me from when I first began especially spiritually and in my walk with Him. Although He has guided me much deeper into a loving relationship with Him treeplanting represents dedication and just what He can, will and does accomplish in our lives when we are obedient to Him. It was the hardest thing I had ever done in my life and drew me so close to Him and taught me lessons that by Gods grace I shall never forget. I constantly use them to teach students and they are appreciative for it.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi (God is my Sheppard) for the amazing things You have accomplished in and through my life. I carry that photo with me and gladly explain to those willing to listen just what You are capable of doing in and through their lives. I joyously exalt You in the name of He who accomplished the greatest feat of all (our salvation) Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

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He Took Me Where I Did Not Want To Go.

WE MUST LET GO

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9    New King James Version

 

When I completed my TESOL course the intention was to teach in Central America. The Lord however was directing me to China. I thought He was crazy and there was no way that destination was even on the radar.

As I love Jesus I obediently ventured to China even though there was dread in my heart because it was a communist country and I am a Christian.

It has been a difficult ten years travelling and teaching all along the coast from the north to the south. Through His wise guidance He has lead me to people who were open to listening about Him and accepting Him.

Sometimes the Lord will lead you where you do not want to go because you are afraid. Trust Him, obey Him and follow Him. He will be with you every step of the way.

Reflecting back on the experience the understanding came to me that His way was, is and always will be the best way.

A bonus is how much that in my difficult times and learning to trust in Him we have grown oh so very close.

 

What a marvelous blessing that is as well as the fact that I have helped guide others into Christ’s wonderful family.

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Rohi (Holy Spirit our Sheppard) for being such a patient, wise and strong guide in my life to take me to the places You have prepared for me to do the work You have prepared for me. I praise You in the name of the greatest Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Only Answers When Asked.

TRUST IN HIM

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fearsPsalm 34:4 King James Version

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27

When we are in trouble we need to seek Jehovah’s guidance, have faith in Him and obey Him in order for it to work.

When we approach Jehovah with a sincere heart in times of trouble with complete confidence He hears and answers our prayers he will answer.

I know there was one time when I was in a dangerous situation and saw no way out. I prayed to my beloved with fear but trust. He delivered me in an amazing way. As I felt His hand moving in the situation, a feeling of calm and confidence overwhelmed me. He delivered me in an unusual way but I had trust in Him.

 

It was when I was hiking along the coast during low tide on a trail that went for a long distance.

 

I did not understand about how high tides rose and fell.

I was trapped on a small island and felt the ocean was going to wash me away.

There was no civilization either way for about forty kilometers.

I felt moved to climb to the top and there was a little hole just big enough for me to climb through.

 

Even though there was a fierce storm with raging waves I was secure in my little cubby hole.

 

I was enveloped in a sense of peace and serenity and enjoyed the best nights sleep of the entire hiking trip.

 

He has done this numerous times in my walk with Him and He will with you as well.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shammah (The Lord is present) for blessing me with walking with me through my numerous trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares.  I give thanks for this wonderful blessing in the name of He who was with His disciples through the storm Jesus Christ. Amen.

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