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It Isn’t by Accident.

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If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously.  Romans 12:8 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation                                                         

We all have the gift of giving. We just need the Holy Spirits discretion in where, who and how much to give. Joseph a son of Jehovah                                           

 As we travel through our days, opportunities will present themselves to us to do good deeds. These are not haphazard. They are pre-ordained gifts from God.

Gifts’ to the man, woman or child on the receiving end of the gift. It may be a word or action you give to them that makes their day.

Perhaps they are having a really bad day and your simple act of kindness and compassion brightens a dark and trying day. It is a gift to you.

Whenever I do a good deed it always makes my heart dance with joy, no matter how simple the act is.

We must offer ourselves to God like a clean, smooth canvas and not worry ourselves about what God may choose to paint on it, but at each moment, feel only the stroke of His brush. Jean Pierre de Caussade
It is a gift to God.

Hopefully the person on the receiving end takes a moment to thank God for the act of kindness.

If they do not know God but know you are a Christian, you act may be the catalyst that nudges them towards God.

Of course we should also praise God both for the opportunity to do good and for the blessings of joy we feel when we perform the act of kindness.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose imagination is stayed on Thee.
Isaiah 26:3 The Holy Bible, The King James Version

Prayer: I gladly offer You Jehovah my life to use to enrich the lives of others I meet today and every day. I thank you when these opportunities present themselves to me as they enrichen my life when I help others. In the name of our best example of giving of oneself Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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May You be Blessed with Plentiful Opportunities To

 Thank you Jehovah Yotsero (God our maker Psalm 139:13-16) that just as the rising sun signifies a new day so too does it bring about new opportunities to share with You and new opportunities to serve You.

May I be as faithful unto You this day my love as You are to me.

I do not know what is going to happen today but I know who controls the events of today. Therefore, I do not plan anything but submit completely unto Your desires for me this day.

Thank you that no matter how empty I feel, The Holy Spirit fills me with high octane Divine energy with gusto to do the bidding of my Heavenly King.

I thank you my Father for reminiscing with me the glorious deeds You have done in my life and through my life. This fills me with wonder and awe at just what we are going to do today.

Sometimes my mind is going in ten different directions at the same time. Thank you Holy Spirit for sifting them out so that only the plans of my Father are the ones allowed to remain. Thank you for helping me to concentrate at accomplishing them one at a time.

I trust You today to lead me to succeed at the Divine tasks my Lord has prepared for me.

I humbly offer my mind, body and spirit to You oh wise Councillor to do with this sincere servant of the most High as He has designed for me to do in Holy service unto Him.

I pray Holy Spirit that You guide me to live this day in a manner in which will bring great joy to my Heavenly Father, Holy King and You my amazing Teacher.

I sincerely ask of this in the name of the King of Kings for which I am hnored to serve Jesus Christ. Amen

The gift of love, the gift of joy, the gift of peace, these are the greatest gifts that can be given. They are given in abundance to all those in Christs family by our Heavenly loving  Father. May you be blessed with plentiful opportunities to share these with those around you today. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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What is Your Problem?

 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10
The Holy Bible New Living Translation

What is your problem?

Is it fear?

Believe me, I have been there more times than I can count. The majority of times it was for nothing.

Fear is a lack of trust in Jehovah. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Being mere mortals we will always have moments of fear. The difference is that those of us who have walked with Christ long enough know enough to conquer that fear by immediately praying unto Jesus and having the confidence He will take care of it for us. That does not mean that we will just sit back on out buts and wait for Him to do all the work.

Faith means that sometimes we sit back and allow Jehovah to work His will through the problem with the belief that He will take care of it.

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It also means that we are willing to follow His commands, even though, many times we do not see nor understand what He is doing. At first this was a terrifying experience for me. Now, I just laugh a wait to see just how unusual a way He will resolve the issue (and in my life it is always in unusual ways).

Are you discouraged?

Boy have I traveled down that road with that heavy load on my back. Again at first it is difficult to have faith that Jehovah will lift us up. Sometimes He allows us to endure through the experience to build our character up.

“Talents are best nurtured in solitude: character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.” — Goethe

Sometimes, He lovingly comforts, encourages and strengthens us to continue on. Jehovah is always there to help us in the best manner for victory over the challenges of life. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Immeka (Judges 6:12 The LORD Is with You) for always being there. Thank you my love for always caring. Thank you my cherished Father Jehovah), best friend (Jesus Christ) and amazing Teacher The Holy Spirit) for all the help You have blessed me with through out my life. I my awesome best friends name Jesus Christ I exalt You. Amen

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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I Feel Uncomfortable

We must remember what the Lord Jesus said, ‘We are more happy when we give than when we receive.’ ” Acts 20:35 The Holy Bible The New Life Version

CHRIST FIRST, OTHERS SECOND

Speaking personally, I feel uncomfortable when folks give me things.

On the flip side, I love to give to those who are needy and worthy. I know it gives glory to Christ and brings great joy to the receivers and sometimes brings them into Jehovahs Holy family.

Then, there is the ripple effect.

I have found it is one in ten. One man or woman out of ten that is helped it effects them to the point where they now have a giving heart as well. It is small for sure but over a lifetime those small ripples add up to tsunamis waves of giving.

The difference is that earths tsunamis bring destruction, tsunamis of love bring great love, joy and relief.

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” — Scott Adams

Now, I have said it numerous times before and it will be said again.

Giving to those who need is different from those who are leeches.

Giving to those in need is giving to someone who through no fault of their own is experiencing difficulties. These folks appreciate the help while trying to help themselves.

The leeches are the lazy, ungrateful ones that demand more, more, more while giving nothing in return. 

Give, but give wisely. Joseph a son of Jehovah

This brings us to another important aspect of giving.

We are not to randomly give (although there is nothing wrong with that, like helping a handicapped man or woman with their groceries to their vehicle or giving up your seat on the bus) our fiances or time.

We are to take it to Jehovah in prayer. He will send the Holy Spirit to guide us where the resources will be used effectively.

If you want the Masters help you must be willing to obey His direction in your life.  Joseph a son of Jehovah

Using this method has brought me to places I would never have gone and done things I would never have done. But the results were incredible beyond my imagination.

Doing these things adds jewels to your crown which Christ will place upon your head when you are in Heavens home.

Another pay off is when you are in desperate time Jehovah gives pay back seven times more than you gave.

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Ha Melech Psalms 98:6 The LORD the King) for blessing me with the most incredible adventure in life that was beyond the wildest imagination. Thank you that we have accomplished so much in this life You have blessed me with. In You fantastic name I praise You. Amen The gift of love, the gift of joy, the gift of peace, these are the greatest gifts that can be given. They are given in abundance to all those in Christs family by our Heavenly loving  Father.

May you be blessed with plentiful opportunities to share these with those around you today. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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Why We Need To.

 All the Holy Writings are God-given and are made alive by Him. Man is helped when he is taught God’s Word. It shows what is wrong. It changes the way of a man’s life. It shows him how to be right with God. It gives the man who belongs to God everything he needs to work well for Him. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 The Holy Bible, The New Life Version

GODS GUIDEBOOK

This is why we need to remember the Bible: The Bible is Jehovahs word. It is how He speaks to us.

It is like poppa directing every aspect of our lives to be children worthy to be called His treasured children.

Remember the things of long ago. For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is no one like Me. Isaiah 46:9 The Holy Bible, The New Life Version

Reading the Bible every day reminds us of how Jehovah was faithful to those who belong to Him in the past. With this knowledge we are confident He will always be faithful to us.

Now for those of us that walked with Him for a while we need to recollect how He has been faithful in the past in our lives and share these encouraging events with those who are weak and new to the Walk.

When He had given thanks, He broke it and said,“Take this bread and eat it. This is My body which is broken for you. Do this to remember Me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24 The Holy Bible, The New Life Version

Reading of Christ’s crucifixion should bring tears to our eyes. Tears of gratitude for such an amazing sacrifice on our behalf. We should be thanking Him every single day. We also need to thank Him that because of His resurrection, we have been resurrected from the physical to the Heavenly Spiritual. We have been changed from suffering in the world which only leads to death to the glorious eternal communion with the Heavenly trinity which has prepared an awesome home for us.

“Can a woman forget her nursing child? Can she have no pity on the son to whom she gave birth? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. See, I have marked your names on My hands. Your walls are always before Me. Isaiah 49:15-16 The Holy Bible, The New Life Version

Reading the Bible helps us remember that no matter how terrifying the storms or dark the day, He has not forgotten us. Indeed, He is walking with us through it all. Reading the Bible every day helps us to have confidence that Jehovah is using these experiences to mould us to be the holy children He created us to be.

The Helper is the Holy Spirit. The Father will send Him in My place. He will teach you everything and help you remember everything I have told you. John 14:26 The Holy Bible, The New Life Version

Reading the Bible helps us remember that we have a Divine Helper who loves us and only wants what is best for us, we need only be attentive and obedient unto His voice.

Again, as we mature in the Walk, we become metamorphosed with the Holy Spirit. He is as much a part of us as our heart or lungs. We need to use these experiences to comfort and encourage those that are not as mature as us.

Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 The Holy Bible, The New Life Version

We live in a very dark world, how else are we to follow the light to our Heavenly home without reading the words that come from the Light to Heaven every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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Prayer: I thank You Jehovah El Emeth (Psalms 31:5 LORD GOD of Truth) for blessing me with the most nutritious breakfast, snack through out the day and bed time snack before laying down to sleep, Your Holy Word, the Bible. It nourishes my mental, physical and spiritual well being as well as helps me continue to grow into the beautiful child You intend for me to be. I praise You in the name of He who always provided the best feast for His disciples, Jesus Christ. Amen

Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you joy, may you be blessed with an abundance of it this every day this year. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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Do Have Powerful Effects on Others.

 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

I thought this, He has that planned.

One day I felt a strong desire to go to a photo shop and have a lot of positive affirmation cards made out using my photo’s and Bible verses added into them. It was assumed that they would be read every morning to get me off to a positive start to the day.

A few weeks after they had been printed the corona virus hit. At the same time some members of moms church began going through some very difficult times as well as facing the loneliness of isolation.

I convinced mom to drive me to their dwelling place (I have never had a drivers licence) and I would place the card in their mail boxes. Mom added a little gift like a box of chocolates.

After reading the card and the accompanying poem I wrote they called up mom just bawling uncontrollably. Thanking her. The cards gave them a lot of comfort and encouragement.

We did the same for shut in seniors that could not get out shopping (there are huge line ups at all the grocery stores so I would go do their shopping for them while mom sat in the vehicle (her health will not allow her to stand for a hour in the line up).

Now is the time for brothers and sisters in Christs holy family to come together and help each other.

I have gotten mom to make a list and call members of her church every day and just talk with them. Now other members are calling each other and encouraging each other following moms lead. It has a incredible effect on bother the callers and the receivers. This makes us stronger and more united. Those shut ins (especially those in seniors homes where visitors are not allowed and they are confined to their rooms) really appreciate it.

TAKING IT TO OTHERS

Even the simplest acts of love can and do have powerful effects on others. Especially in these difficult frightening times. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you El Marom (Micah 6:6 GOD Most High ) for blessing me with Your guiding hand using Your wisdom which constantly amazes me. I am honoured my Love that You have used me in such a wonderful manner.                                                                                                                                           May many reading this be blessed to follow suit.                                                                                           I give thank and ask in the name of He who constantly confused the wise in His walk on this planet, Jesus Christ. Amen

The gift of love, the gift of joy, the gift of peace, these are the greatest gifts that can be given. They are given in abundance to all those in Christs family by our Heavenly loving  Father to be shared with others. May you be blessed with plentiful opportunities to share these with those around you today. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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We are Still Stewards

 The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. Genesis 2:15 Holy Bible, New Living Translation

Now, even though we are not in the Garden of Eden we are still stewards of Jehovahs creation.

One day early this spring while riding my bicycle down a country road the Lord guided my attention to how filthy the side of the road was and reminded me that as a Christian I am a caretaker of Jehovahs creation. He inspired me to go midweek with some garbage bags and start to clean up all the rubbish on the side of the road. It was incredible the amount that was collected in a short distance. I made a commitment to return one day a week and continue down the road until it was all cleaned up.

You must not defile the land where you live, for I live there myself. I am the Lord, who lives among the people of Israel.” Numbers 35:34 Holy Bible, New Living Translation

After about a month, it rained out on the scheduled clean up day. A couple of days later when riding down the road to get some supplies for our garden the Lord directed my attention to the side of the road. It was spotless. That means someone or group noticed the work done, how it looked good and how bad the uncleaned part looked. They took the initiative and cleaned it up.

Many times we can lead by example in life with out even realizing it. Joseph a son of Jehovah

LEADERSHIP

You yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Titus 2:7 Holy Bible, New Living Translation

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bore (Isaiah 40:28) The LORD Creator for blessing me with helpers to restore some of Your creation to the beauty You created to be. I exalt You in the name of He who will restore all of creation to its original beauty upon His victorious return Jesus Christ. Amen

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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The Best Peace Treaty

  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Holy Bible New Living Translation

The best peace treaty there can ever be is the one between you and Jehovah.    

The only way to accomplish this is to surrender your will to His. We are to do as He suggests. Jehovah is too honorable to demand, He is respectful and asks. We refuse to obey at our own peril.  When we surrender our all to Him, He will bless us with peace, comfort, security and assurance.               

OBEY GODS WORD                                        

 Going our own way or going with the crowd only condemns you to a life of confusion, depression, worry, anger and fear.             

 “Being at peace with yourself is a direct result of finding peace with God.”  Olin Miller

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (the God of Peace) for blessing me with Your Heavenly Divine peace which no other can compare. I exalt You in the highest in the name of the Prince of Peace Jesus Christ. Amen

May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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I Have Seen It.

I have seen it, seen the demons dragging away the dammed.

One evening while watching a segment about the Hong Kong riots on TV, the police were dragging away a young woman protester. The look in her eyes was one of pure terror. She knew, being a woman, what to expect yet there was no escape for her poor dammed soul. This is not to cast the police as demons but rather a metaphor for what will happen upon the day of judgment to the wicked.

So too will it be on the day of judgment. The look of helpless terror in the dammed eyes. There will be no escaping the clutches of the angels that are casting them into a place of eternal agony, torment and hopelessness. Woe be unto them.

FURNACE OF HELL

The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night Revelation 14:11 The Holy Bible New Living Translation

That image of the young woman haunted me for a few days and I wept over her. If we weep for those that are unknown to us how much more studious must we be to do everything in our power to prevent those we love from being cast into this horrid place of eternal damnation.

To say those we know around us are going to Hell without doing anything to prevent it is perhaps the worst sin a Christian can commit. Joseph a son of Jehovah

What must you do to prevent such a dastardly calamity you ask?

To begin with, live the Christian life with joy that come with communion with Christ, Christian compassion, strong Christian morals and quiet peace that can only be attained with the presence of the Holy Spirit.

NOT SEGREGATED

Then, when the curious ask what blesses us with such admirable disposition, we can gladly share our own testimony of our walk with Christ.

A Christian should be a walking, talking testimonial beam of Heavenly light of Christ that is sweet and appealing to those stumbling about in the darkness on their way to Hell. Joseph a son of Jehovah

CHRIST FIRST, OTHERS SECOND

PRAYER: Oh my loving Jehovah Hashopet (Judges 11:2 The LORD the Judge) seeing the terror and knowing the eternal horror that awaits the dammed please bless me with every opportunity and every skill to guide the lost from the trail of the dammed and onto the road to Heaven. I humbly request this in the name of He whose heart shall be pierced like a hot knife going through it as He condemns the dammed Jesus Christ. Amen

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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I am a Son of God.

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 “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1.The Holy Bible, The New International Version

Did I get you?

Do you think I said “I am THE son of God?

No I am not THE son of God, but rather A son of God.

When I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and agree to live according to Gods divine rules for membership in this Holy Family (Gods Law) I became a full fledged member of a divine family.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27 The Holy Bible, The New International Version

When you are willing to do this, you are granted entrance into the best family. A loving Father who will always take care of you. A fantastic big brother who gave His all for you and the best Guidance Councillor, The Holy Spirit. When you join this family you are never alone, you are always loved.

What more could you ask for?

So here is the secret entrance key: “Jesus, I know I am a sinner and have messed up. I need Your love and guidance in my life. I know You died for me because You believe I am so special. Thank you. I accept You as my king, as my savior and as my best friend. I ask You to come into my life and teach me to be a good child of God. In Your loving name I pray. Amen.”

Did you do it?

Good for you.

Congratulations, now you are a royal member of the most special family. Now if you want a deeper relationship with the big three, and who doesn’t (The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) may I suggest you listen to radio stations like Praise 1065,Joyfm, go to crosswalk.com and once you join for free, click on audio and listen to the music. Go to Oneplace.com, listen to the wonderful sermons there (I like going to seromonaudio.com and listening to Alistair Begg, Charles Spurgon Vance Havener and A.W. Tozer ), subscribe to newsletters like Our Daily Bread, Daily for a few. Why not go to Praize and join a pen pal club?

When you listen to and read these every day and incorporate them into your life, your life will change for the better.

No I don’t promise it, Jesus does and He NEVER breaks His promises.

When you become a Christian, you become royalty. This means you also have royal duties unto the King of Kings. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Abba (our loving Father in Heaven) for blessing me with adopting me into Your loving royal family. Thank you Jesus for Your supreme sacrifice that made it all possible. May I be blessed with opportunities to bring more into this most amazing family. I exalt You both and sincerely request this in the name of my big brother with whom I adore Jesus Christ. Amen

Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing

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