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Good Shall Come to Thee.

FULLFILLED DESIRES

I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken. Psalm37:25 New King James Version

To be a servant of Jesus means we give up a lot of the worlds luxuries and most times just survive, all be it comfortably but frugally.

This is good because we learn to depend upon Jehovah for our daily needs. Because He generously supplies them we grow deeper and deeper in love with Him and develop a deeper respect for Him.

 

As we age and are no longer able to serve Him as we did when young we have no government pension to fall back on and most times no savings in the bank.

Through His love and grace Jehovah always supplies for us in our old age just as He did in our younger days.

 

Three times I worked hard, lived frugally and saved.

Three times I was wiped out. Since living for Christ, He has always supplied my every need (not necessarily my every want but definitely my every need).

Now I am getting old and my chance of getting a good work contract is nil.

In fear of my future I prayed to Him about my future with no money and no job.

Each time I did, there was a dream where I was led into an apartment. It was comfortable and spacious but the one thing there always hit me was the cupboards were always full and the lady that led there would look at me and smile and say:” This is yours.” She said it like I was not renting or purchasing the place but rather that is was given for me to live in all the rest of my days. Then I would wake up.

That day while doing Bible reading a verse like the one in this article would jump out at me.

I like Jehovahs retirement plan.

“Live to please God, and He will breathe on thee His peace. Seek His glory, and He will make thy heart His home. Do His will, and thereby good shall come to thee.”  F. B. Meyer

Prayer: Thank You Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for always providing for Your child in his service to his loving King. Thank you for promising and keeping Your promise to always take care of Your children whom You cherish so deeply. I give thanks for this blessing in the name of He who taught about the birds in the sky Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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They are not Christlike.

AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1Peter 3:15 New King James Version

These Christians that go to funerals at homosexuals at military burials and scream that they are going to burn in hell, they are not Christlike.

They are not behaving in a gentle nor respectful manner.

 

They are dishonouring Christ and the Christian family.  Indeed, I believe they will be judged more harshly than the sinners they are condemning.

I have met many who are quick to condemn others while hiding worse filth in their own closets, even experiencing a taste of their venom directed my way. Perhaps they need to remember that as you have judges others so too will you be judged.

It is the same thing with abortion.

As Christians we are to be graceful which means being polite and kind.

When you are a loud mouth and condemning of others you set a bad representation of Christ and drive others away from Him not to Him.

If when you share your witness of Christ others are loud mouthed and condemning do not go down to their level.

 

Your duty is to give the message. If others reject it, politely end the conversation and walk away. Your job is not to judge, that is Christs. Your job is to share the message.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) instill in me a gracious attitude and language that is full of grace so as to bring You honour and to bring the lost ones into Your holy family. I humbly request this blessing in the name of the most graceful one to walk amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Strive Together With Me

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Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me Romans 15:30 New King James Version

Whenever I am facing difficult times I like to go on prayer request sites and find someone enduring the same trail and tribulations as myself. I like to email them explaining the situation and explain to them that I am praying for them and ask them to pray for me I believe this encourages sincere deep felt prayers.

Only those who suffer like you can pray like you. Joseph- Anthony: Green.

As well it is good when I placed a certain difficult time on this web page. The brothers and sisters that not only promised to pray for me but gave loving words of encouragement blessed me a lot of strength and comfort.

I have a prayer list of about six groups that I pray for every morning.

Because I am a part of that prayer I pray all the more earnestly.

Why not give it a try.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me with names of other brothers and sisters who are enduring the same strial and tribulations as I so that we can gain strength and comfort in each others prayers. I humbly request this in the name of He who prayed for His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Abound With Blessings.

COMPLETE DEDITACATION

A faithful man will abound with blessings. Proverbs 28:20 New King James Version   

In the precious article I discussed The Gentle Persuasive Approach course I took. Today I will give examples of how it helped me interact with seniors that I visit at a local seniors home.  

                                                                                       

Yesterday I prayed for the Lord to bless me in my service to Him while doing volunteer work at a seniors home. We share an hour together singing Christian hymns on Sunday.                                                                                      

A resident was irritated and confused and I gently got him back to his room. He could have gotten violent.                                                                                                               

I shared a video of traditional Korean songs I downloaded with an activity lady that works with her. She does not speak English and nobody speaks Korean.                                                                                                                    

There is a re resident who never talks that I got to sing hymns with me during the service.                     

I comforted an ailing woman who was a little depressed (tis the season) and bed ridden. 

                                                                                                

I brought out two residents in the final stages of Alzheimer’s Disease to listen to the hymns which they really enjoyed. Most times they refuse to leave their room.                                                                                              

The ice storm that threatened our area held off until I got home.  

                                                                                           

I did not lose my temper with mom watching TV (I hate the idiot box) while I had to break into the washroom. Mom closed the door behind her and for the first time in forty years it locked. I tried unsuccessfully to climb through the window to open the door but because of the type of window it would not open wide enough. I had to get a chisel and break the door knob without breaking the door it get it open.                                                                       

I do not for one moment believe any of this was neither by chance nor by just my skills but were all a blessing from our Father in Heaven.               

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emanah (God is faithful) for so richly blessing me this day in order to bring glory and honour to Your most beautiful name. I extol You in the name of He who empowered His faithful disciples to be a blessing to others Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                        

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


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It Helped Me to Understand.

HE GIVES ABUNDANTLY

You need someone to teach you  Hebrews 5:12 New King James Version     

                                                                                 

Last night I prayed that the course I was to take would be very educational for me and enjoyable. 

                                                                                                                                

The course and the instructors were very educating to us and especially to me with volunteering in a seniors home and caring for my aged disabled mother for myself and for preparing the other students for their chosen fields in their careers. The material was easy to understand and the presentation very educational and easy to understand.                                                                          

It helped me to understand mentally challenged seniors behaviour and therefore help with interaction with them. 

                                                                                                                     

It also helped show me how to prevent problems and how to deal with them if they occur.

The other classmates were great as was the instructors. The atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable.   

                                                                                                                     

I would strongly urge anyone caring for the elderly or mentally challenged and for teachers to learn Gentle Persuasive Approach if possible. It will help you out a great deal. 

Although some it is not possible to implement because of staff shortage at the seniors home I volunteer at it is still well worth the time.                                                                          

As you will see in a later post this training held me in good steed.                                                    

I think it is only available in Ontario Canada now but if it is available in your area I would defiantly recommend it.                                                                                                                                                                       

Believe me you are never too old to learn or too educated.   Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                                                                

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Rabbi (Jesus my wise teacher) for blessing me with such gentle, wise encouraging and caring teachers. Please bless me to put into practice what they taught Your humble servant as I serve You by serving others. I thank you in Your insightful name. Amen                                                                                                                                         

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


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With Him is Full Redemption.

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Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. Psalm 130:7 New International Version

Redemption: the act of saving people from sin and evil : the fact of being saved from sin or evil Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Do you foolishly waste your money buying lottery tickets hoping to win. Those who do win do not have their lives changed for the better. Their problems are still there and most of the time their problems get worse with people trying to con them out of their money.

Do you hope getting married will change your life for the better? Doing that only leads to more problems and most times divorce.

Do you hope if you get that promotion or a better job it will end your money problems? If you cannot handle what you have now, what makes you believe you can handle more money (now in our sick society where the rich do indeed unjustly get richer while the rest of us suffer by getting poorer we can use more money)?

Do you hope getting that house will make your life better? Then you become a house slave making the mortgage payments, making repairs, cannot go on vacations because you cannot leave the house unattended.

 

Now when you put your hope in Jehovah that is the surest thing you can do with your life. When you completely surrender whatever slave to sin you are chained to, to Jehovah He will smash those chains and you will be eternally grateful to Him.

I know,

He smashed the chains of an addiction that were making my life a living hell while dragging me into the eternal one.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yeshua (God our rescuer) for rescuing me from the chains that were making my life a living Hell while dragging me down into a permanent one. I praise You the name of He who rescued that man from legions Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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The Korean and the Japanese.

GENTLE STREAM WINDING THROUGH FOREST

Prayers Answered.

These articles are dedicated to the wonderful and amazing way Jehovah Jireh (the Lord our provider) answers prayers. It is a simple journal that I would like to use as an example for others to list their sincere prayer requests and then how our Beloved answers them.

It will amaze you and create a heart of gratitude and respect for our gracious Jehovah Heseh (Our God of love).

The older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things. Titus 2:3New King James Version                                                                                      

I prayed for my precious little Japanese sister to be blessed with a good mentor to help her through her difficult times of being recently unemployed.                                                 

When she attended her friends church the pastor invited her to her apartment for a meal (in Asia being asked to share a meal is very important and is only for close family and friends so this was unexpected). During the meal my Japanese little sister and the pastor talked for hours and the Korean pastor gave her wise advice and great encouragement.                                                          

It is our Christian duty to be mentors to those who are not as mature in the walk with Christ. We are to lead by example and to help those struggling overcome their difficulties.

Who are you mentoring?                                                                                                             

Editors note: In Asia when there is a large age difference the older is called grandfather or grandmother. If the age difference is not large they are called uncle or auntie. If the age difference is close it is big brother or big sister.   

                                                    

My precious little Christian sister is close to my age but younger so I address her as little sister while she addresses me as big brother.                                                                     

Wouldn’t it be nice if that is the way we in the west addressed each other?                        

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi (God is our Sheppard) for guiding a younger sheep to an older,  sheep in Your precious flock to guide her, encourage her and strengthen her. I extol You in the name of the most admirable Sheppard of all Jesus Christ. Amen.        

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


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Who is Able To?

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Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20 New King James Version

Who is able to heal your fractured relationships?

Sometimes counseling will work but when you put your faith in Jehovah He will either heal them or remove you from them because they are toxic and then heal you.

Most times this will entail going to Christian councilors that he leads you to. It will be painful and take years but the healing will occur.

For me it took two years but most Christian brothers and sisters I have talked with said it took them between four to five years. If it is worth it to you the sacrifice of that time is nothing and your life is so much better because of it.

 

Who can free you from your addictions?

Certainly not the poison they call drugs. From what I have seen they only get you more addicted to the medication and you still have your addiction.

It was only when I completely surrendered mine to Jehovah that he completely freed me from them and they have never returned. When He frees you, you are freed for life.

Now the power that works in us is not from our willpower but rather the power of the Holy Spirit which no demon can stand against.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) for blessing me with Your divine healing which rescued me from the chains that were dragging me into Hell. I exalt You in the name of He whose blood freed us captives Jesus Christ. Amen,

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


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I Would Like to Thank you.

PAPPAS CHILDREN

 

I would like to thank all you brothers and sisters for your kind, supportive annd wise encouragement you have so graciously abundantly given me.

 

It has strengthened me.

 

Jehovah bless you a hundred times more than you have blessed me.


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She is so Stubborn

THE THREE PARTS OF PRAYER

 

I need a pick me up today.

I am taking care of an elderly mother who is very difficult because she is extremly stubborn. She insists on doing things she knows she shouldn’t do (or els she gets hurt) and refuses to do things she knows she should be doing.

Would you please pray for me.

I am ready to leave this place and if I do she will have to go inot a seniors home.

I have given up me career to come home to care for her. I do not care that I have no money because I know Jesus will provide.

 

Thank you