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Love Bears a Heavy Burden.

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 Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy]. Romans 12:9 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Being a volunteer in a seniors home I see many spouses, both men and women daily come in to care for their loved ones. I see the same thing with adult children come in and care for their elderly parent or parents. It is extremely difficult for them but of no consequence to them. They gladly serve out of love.

“Love bears a heavy burden and does not feel it.”Thomas à Kempis

As well the same can be said for those that care for disabled children or parents at home. It is a heavy burden on them which they gladly bear because of love. Sometimes it costs them a marriage or separation. They lose everything. Many times they serve with no help from the other family members.

I believe that those that love the deepest are those that serve the best during difficult times in anothers life. Joseph- Anthony: Green

For me I am blessed with strength, encouragement, patience, wisdom and peace in the gentle, strong, loving arms of Jehovah while caring for my disabled elderly mother. When the burden feels to heavy I go to Him and He blesses me with unending strength, peace, love, joy and wisdom to carry on.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) for blessing me with a loving, patient, caring heart to encourage, strengthen and comfort those that are enduring trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares just as You have helped me through my numerous ones in my life. I thank You in the name of He who I always try to emulate in helping others Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

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You Do Not Think It Is Important?

So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived. Genesis 19:29 New International Version

You do not think your prayers are important?

It was because of Abram that Lot and his family were led to safety before the destruction.

Is there anyone you are praying for, a believer or unbeliever, and you are wondering if it does any good?

Remember this verse.

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I have experienced the power of prayer personally. There was a lady who explained that even though she read the Bible she did not feel God speaking with her. After one week of praying, God spoke to her three different times in three different ways.

Now sometimes it may take years and sometimes it may not happen because of the person whom you are praying for has a hard heart. I can think of a few circumstances like that as well but that does not absolve You of your Christian duty.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God the creator) create in me a consistent habit of praying for others even when it seems as if there is no change in the circumstances. I sincerely request this in the name of He who always began and ended His day in prayer for both Himself and for others Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Tell It and Then Walk Away

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 7:24-27 New International Version.

The interesting thing about this story is that Jesus told a simple and easy to understand parable so everybody could understand what He was saying. At the end of it He just got up and walked away. I believe He did this to give the people time to digest what He was saying.

Now that was not the end of it though.

After His resurrection when His disciples came sharing His story the people were more receptive to accepting it.

SHARE THE WORD

So too it is with us

When we share the story with people of Jesus why not make it as simple as possible for them to understand the message and then just leave them alone to think about it?

Do not try to get them to accept Jesus right then and there. That is a huge mistake too many Christians make. Do not use pressure tactics. Jesus never did, why should you?

If they are receptive, the Holy Spirit will guide them to where they can learn more. Maybe it will be you, maybe someone else.

If they are not receptive to Jesus’ story they will not listen anyway and it is a waste of both your time and usually ends up with nothing but frustration on both parties’ behalf.

I have met too many people that just at the mention of Jesus’ name it is an instant turn off because of the pressure tactics that was tried on them previously.

Not only that but maybe they are not ready to accept Jesus just then.

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) guide me on how to share you with others and the best time to just walk away. I sincerely ask this in Your loving name. Amen

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


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To Get Riches.

 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous.1 Peter 3:8 New King James Version

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.—Sherry Anderson

How would you like the idea of enjoying astonishing riches. 

The best way is to volunteer. The unlimited supply of delightful joy this brings is immeasurable.

I spent ten years of volunteering in Hospitals in Ontario. Those truly were the best years of my life. Yes there was the gratitude of the nurses and doctors. There was a wonderful feeling of the fact that I made the world a better place for those less fortunate than me. But there was also a wonderful sense of the joy that can only be gained by helping someone. 

For those of you who are just graduating from school or the unemployed it is also a great place to make contacts to get a job.

For seniors it is a great place to use the skills you have honed over the years to pass on to the younger generation .

In both cases it also prevent depression from slowly eating away the joy in your life.

SHARING

Come on, there is an unlimited supply of opportunities to serve. Why not volunteer at a food bank or soup kitchen to help you realize how blessed you are. Why not be a reading buddy with a child in a local school. Why not visit seniors or volunteer with meals on wheels. Why not volunteer at your local Salvation Army Thrift store. 

When you begin volunteering it may be difficult at first, but hang in there. If it doesn’t work out try someplace else.
I believe it should be mandatory for all middle and high school students to participate in some form of volunteer work as part of their curriculum.

I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward. Mark 9:41

Prayer: Oh Jehovah our God of love, please guide me to where my skills can best meet the needs to serve others, there by serve You. After all didn’t Jesus say;” Do not think the Son of man came to BE served, but rather the son of man came TO serve. In His kindhearted name I pray. Amen.

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


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Do You Chase After the Empty Box.

“It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good.” Galatians 4:18 New International Version?

Do you chase after phantom pleasure or do you relish the real thing with zest?

Which one do your pursue in your life: the material things of the world, you know, the latest toys like the newest mobile phone or the newest fashion or the newest diet to get a fourteen year old body into a forty year old man or woman? At the end of the day you have an empty feeling deep in your soul like there is something more.

Or do you seek the treasures of heaven. The chest that contains the most valuable treasure there is, a close relationship with Jesus? That is where you will find fulfillment in life. That is where you will find contentment and joy.

Now where is your zeal for Christ?

How much time do you spend reading His divine love letter to you (the Holy Bible)? How much time do you spend talking with Him? No, not being a selfish oaf and only talking with Him when you want something. Would you want a friend like that? They only call you when they want something, the rest of the time you are invisible in their live? Of course not. I have had many relationships like that and speak from experience to say it is degrading and insulting to you to have those types of friends. So too it is with Jesus. Spend time just talking with Him as you would your best friend, because that is what Jesus wants, to be your best friend as well as your king and savior.

CHRIST'S LOVE BLOSSOM IN YOUR HEART

“My zeal for God and his work burns hot within me” Psalm 69:9 Living Bible.

When you find a great restaurant or a great film do you keep it to yourself or do you share it with others?

Well, how much time do you obey the command of Christ to go unto the ends of the earth to share the Gospel? Now you don’t have to go to the ends of the earth. How about your neighbor or classmate? How about your co-workers or anywhere Christ opens the door of opportunity for you?

 

“Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.” Matthew 28:19-20 New International Version

“Your message burns in my heart and bones, and I cannot keep silent” Jeremiah 20:9 Contemporary English Version.

Prayer: I treasure the precious time we spend together every day Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) and humbly ask You to provide the opportunities to share You with others. I give thanks and ask in Your beautiful loving name. Amen.

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


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They Knew It to be Wicked.

 

FALL AWAY JOSEPHS QUOTES

Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.

So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly! See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”

And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here, and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door.   Genesis 19: 4- 9 New King James Version                                                                                                                                                                  

Do you notice that the men of Sodom were so wicked they wanted to rape the two angels even though they knew it to be wicked?                                                                                                                              

 So too it is with so many today.                                                                                                                    

The politically correct, the homosexuals, the womens libbers, the so called educators (from what  see I do not know what they are teaching but it is not anything useful in my opinion ), the doctors that insist on trying to force people to take poison they call immunization shots ( have you wondered why they say we must get the flu shot and then they come out and say it is a different strain or why the people I know that get the flu shots get sicker than us that do not (at least that has been my experience) , why there are so many diseases in our children now a days) know their lifestyle is wicked but they do not want to admit it.                                                                                                                                                         

When the righteous try to stand up to them to protect our rights and our families rights, the wicked become enraged because they are denied their “right” to do what they want and force us to adhere to their  version of what is right or wrong and try to destroy the righteous. Who are you to tell me what is right or wrong is their motto?  The Bible is just a book of fairy tales. You are intolerant and prejudiced they cry.  The satanic liberal media just gobble it up and make the righteous appear to be intolerant and stupid of our rights. They try to create fear mongering. They just write what they are told.                                                                                                                                                                        

We must not be intimidated by them and continue to speak the truth with wisdom, gracefulness and meekness.                                                                                                                                                            

It is not possible to be Christ correct and politically correct. .Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                                  

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me with the wisdom, grace, meekness, humbleness and strength to always speak Your truth into the ever powerful wicked world that is becoming more and more like Sodom every day. Please use me witness to be a light from darkness into Your Heavenly light of truth and life. I ask this in the name of He who was never politically correct Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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No It Is Not.

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So too it is with Christianity.

Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. Exodus 18:20 New International Version.

Too many times I have seen Christians attempt to lead nonbelievers to Jesus. I have seen it when people invite others to church, to Christian music concerts and other methods. This is all fine and dandy but then what?

If the unbelievers decide to give their life to Jesus there is a praise Hallelujah and then my job is done.

No it is not.

That is like telling someone how great hockey is and convince them to go with you to watch a game. After the game they decide they like it and want to play. You slap them on the back and congratulate them and walk away. How are they going to learn the game if you do not teach them?

So too it is with Christianity.

If you want to lead someone to Christ you had better be prepared to guide them not only to Christ but to teach them about Him, how to have a relationship with Him and how to live according to His standards. Otherwise, the people will not only lose interest in Christ but will mock Christians. It will take commitment on your behalf and may take years.

You can begin by being an example of what a Christian looks like.

From my experience it took six months of patient guidance before they would even accept Christ.

Now sometimes you are the sower and sometimes you are the reaper.

My experience has been that I am the one who sows the Word and then another teacher comes along and takes over from there. That is the way God has planned it not me.

So, just as John’s disciples left him to follow Jesus, if God has chosen another to be their teacher after you guide them to Christ, be humble, step back and with grace surrender your students to the other.

Prayer: Please bless me Jesus Rabbi (Jesus our teacher) with the wisdom, patience and skill like you had to teach others the marvelous things You have done in my life. In Your brilliant name I humbly ask. Amen

May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.