We need a stout heart to serve the Lord and only He can bless us with it.
If you listen obediently to the Voice of God, your God, and heartily obey all his commandments that I command you today, God, your God, will place you on high, high above all the nations of the world. All these blessings will come down on you and spread out beyond you because you have responded to the Voice of God, your God: God’s blessing inside the city,
God’s blessing in the country;
God’s blessing on your children,
the crops of your land,
the young of your livestock,
the calves of your herds,
the lambs of your flocks.
God’s blessing on your basket and bread bowl;
God’s blessing in your coming in,
God’s blessing in your going out. God will defeat your enemies who attack you. They’ll come at you on one road and run away on seven roads. God will order a blessing on your barns and workplaces; he’ll bless you in the land that God, your God, is giving you. God will form you as a people holy to him, just as he promised you, if you keep the commandments of God, your God, and live the way he has shown you. All the peoples on Earth will see you living under the Name of God and hold you in respectful awe. God will lavish you with good things: children from your womb, offspring from your animals, and crops from your land, the land that God promised your ancestors that he would give you. God will throw open the doors of his sky vaults and pour rain on your land on schedule and bless the work you take in hand. You will lend to many nations but you yourself won’t have to take out a loan. God will make you the head, not the tail; you’ll always be the top dog, never the bottom dog, as you obediently listen to and diligently keep the commands of God, your God, that I am commanding you today. Don’t swerve an inch to the right or left from the words that I command you today by going off following and worshiping other gods.Deuteronomy 28: 1-14 The Message (MSG)
Normally I keep politics out of my blog but because this is, in my opinion, a very important election in Canada as a Christian I feel it my duty to educate all Christians in this country to the alternative to the main political parties.
Have lived through numerous parties in power I have seen that, in my opinion, they do not represent Christian values.
Therefore in this election I have voted for the Christian Heritage party. Their platform represents what I believe needs to be done in this country to improve our economic, educational, environmental, judicial and security.
If you live in Canada please look them up at: http://www.CHP.ca
Vote wise, vote Christian Joseph a son of Jehovah
But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. Psalm 66:19 New King James Version
I have been praying to my Beloved for over a year to bless me with the opportunity to photograph some wild deer and wild turkeys.
Recently I suffered from an episode of burn out.
Every day for the past five months I had been involved in strenuous work to improve my aged disabled moms (I am her primary care giver)place.
As well, there was three days a week performing volunteer work which involved continuously moving for three hours each session.
One day I hit the wall.
I bicycled out to Gods Cathedral (nature) dropped to my knees and cried like a baby while shaking like a leaf in a wind storm.
I cried out to my Beloved to explain what was happening as I did not understand.
His reply came in two words:” Go camping.”
I replied: “My Lord, I just suffered a melt down and You want me to go out camping?”
Then He explained that I was suffering burn out because I had violated His Law. Six days we shall work and then rest on the seventh. Because I did not do this both my mind and body were exhausted.
You can choose to commit the sin, you cannot choose the punishment. Joseph- Anthony: Green
I needed rest and where better to get rest than Gods Cathedral (nature)? So I informed mom I was going camping for three days (mom needs care but it is time for the rest of the family to step forward and help out for once).
Jehovah guided me to a nice place on the side of a forested hill.
The next morning while saying prayer the Lord interrupted and told me to go say the prayers on the edge of the forest by the farmers field. I thought this a good idea as it is better to say my prayers in Gods Cathedral (nature) than the inside of a tent. While saying the prayers I noticed a flash of white and took no notice as I thought it was a grouse. As I was continuing to say the prayers the Lord urged me to look to my right. There was a white tailed deer that almost walked into me. I quickly took a photo even thought it was foggy out.
The last day out as I was leaving the Lord urged me to go down a little trail. As it had been cold and rainy all weekend I just wanted a hot bath and warm meal (I fasted on home made fruit juice all weekend) but obeyed. Then He directed me to take a photo of a hill covered in beautiful fall foliage. I did not want to at first because many photos were taken the previous day but am glad I obeyed.
When I got home there was something in that photo so it was enlarged. There on the bottom of the hill were seven wild turkeys (do you know that God promises to bless us seven times in the Bible). The photo looks great.
Not only did my Beloved heal, refresh and renew me that weekend He blessed me with the photo’s I was praying for, for over a year.
Jehovah constantly amazes me at the incredible (and even humourous) ways He answers my prayers. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emunah(Jehovah is faithful ) for promising to answer my prayers in Your time and Your amazing ways. You inform us to pray without ceasing, believing You will answer our prayers and You are always faithful to answer them in Your Divine way and Your Divine time. I exalt You in the name of He who came to earth to pay for my sins in Your time and in Your way Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.
“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a Sabbath to the Lord. For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of Sabbath rest, a Sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. Lev. 25:2-5 New International Version
Do you believe just because it is old it is worthless?
The Word of God is older than the hills. It is to be trusted and obeyed because it is the wisest.
Because they did not obey Gods commandment in the United States and give the land a rest, is it not a historical fact that that is what caused the “dust bowl” of the nineteen thirties?
Now concerning the farmland in the world, how many farmers give their crops a years rest?
Indeed, how much farmland in the world is owned by big companies like Monsanto? Do they care about obeying Gods word or about profit?
You see, it used to be that farmers rotated their crops. That meant that one year they would grow say vegetables and the next use it for cows to graze on. It allowed the ground to regain the nutrients it gave up to the vegetable the year before.
Now, because they do not give the land a rest it is growing weaker and weaker every year. This means they have to put stronger and stronger fertilizer on it. This means there are less and less nutrients in our food.
It is true that fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. The main culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion: Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss
Eventually it is going to collapse.
When that happens, and it could happen any time now, there is going to be a world wide famine like never before in history.
When that happens, do not say:” God, how can you do this to us?”
It is not Gods fault, it is mans for refusing to obey Gods wise command.
What are you doing to take care of the land around you?
The natural world that God has made Must not be used at whim; We serve as stewards of His earth, Responsible to Him. —D. DeHaan
Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) move people to more sustainable and organic farming and move their hearts to obey Your discerning Word. I ask this in the name of He who feeds us spiritually Jesus Christ. Amen.
May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.
One thing I have noticed is that dogs are mirrors of their owners.
So if you meet a friendly dog the chances are the owner is friendly.
If the dog is a mean dog chances are the owner is a mean man or woman.
If the dog is a nervous dog chances are the owner is a nervous person.
It is the same thing with the way a dog reacts to people.
If a normally friendly dog is nervous or becomes aggressive towards someone look out. Those people are bad news.
This should be especially true if they are prospective boyfriends or girlfriends.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for the wonderful blessing of such wise and loyal four legged friends. I pray we can learn from them love, appreciation, loyalty and bravery. I humbly ask this in the name of He who was born in a stable amongst Your creatures Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.