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Breakdown of Society.

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 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 Holy Bible, New King James Version

I believe that when you break down the family, you break down society. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Now that does not mean you are to remain in an abusive relationship.

“Train your child in the way in which you know you should have gone yourself.” Charles H. Spurgeon

How many times have we reflected on our past and wish we could change it?

When you are a parent you can pass these mistakes as well as your triumphs onto your children to help guide them through life.

“The tasks connected with the home are the fundamental tasks of humanity.” Theodore Roosevelt

For those of us that are old enough to remember do you remember those that in my opinion are destroyer of the family the  (womens lib) spewing on how they were on a biological clock and wanted to get pregnant ? Because they relegated men to the trash can they wanted to get pregnant by artificial insemination because they said they did not need a father in the family. Look at the results. Could it be boys raised by feminists are confused as how to be a man because there were none in their family life? Could that be why so many males today are so feminine?

In many Asian countries the mother raises the children and could that by why there is so much homosexuality there and the men are so feminine there?

“There is only one way to bring up a child in the way he should go and that is to travel that way yourself.” Abraham Lincoln

We need to walk with our children through life not shove them off to babysitters like sports teams or other extra curricular activities. We need to spend time with them not just having fun but teaching them life lessons. Other wise, when they leave the nest they will be completely unprepared for the world out there.

The most important duty of every parent and grandparent is to teach them about Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. To help them become adopted members of a Holy Family.

Prayer: Oh Jehovah Abba (God our Father) please bless those who were raised fatherless to be introduced unto You so that will be blessed to know what a father is. This blessing they will in turn teach their children and may it restore Godly families to our society which so desperately needs it. I humbly request this in the name of my adored bib brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

 


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That isn’t the end of it.

RESTLESS HEART

Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in
you …Philippians 2:12-13 King James Bible


Once we have accepted Jesus that isn’t the end of it. Going to church once a week isn’t the end of it.
No, brothers and sisters salvation is not a one off encounter.

It is a weekly, a daily, an hourly and indeed a moment by moment event.

We must surrender all aspects of our lives to Christ in order to maintain our salvation. If we do not it may happen as slow as molasses or it may be as fast and powerful as an avalanche. One thing is certain though, we WILL, lose our salvation when it is not directed and controlled by Christ.

Fear and trembling is referring to awe and respect. We should be in awe of Gods love for us and respect His decisions on what is right for us. Let His thoughts direct every aspect of our lives.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17, New International Version                                
   

They are not only jewels of wisdom, but daily guidance references as well.

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in  the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
    — Ephesians 3:20-21 the new international version  

Prayer: Jehovah Yahew (God of His people) thank you for your gracious gift of salvation. Please help me to surrender every aspect to your intelligent guidance in my life. In the name of the consummate councilor Jesus Christ. Amen                                                            

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


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Do Not Stop Because It Begins

And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees,  and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain.1 Kings 18:42-45 New King James Version

There was a drought in the land and Elijah prayed.

Soon there was a tiny cloud. He continued to pray even though he saw the cloud. That is what we are to do.

When we pray and we see the beginning of our prayers take fruitation we are not to stop praying but to pray all the more fervently.

THE THREE PARTS OF PRAYER

For me it was praying for the blessing to hone my skills as a dutiful Christian writer when beginning to write

After two years I started getting numerous accolades from other writers and even received awards on the web site I was writing on.

I still have not ceased to pray for Jehovah to bless me to improve even more. I am still learning by Gods grace.

So be patient. Do not forget that Jehovah works in His time and not ours. It may take weeks months or years but if it is in Jeovahs will it will come to pass.

This does not happen all the time.

We are all given free choice so if there is someone you desire to have reconciliation with and they have no desire for it is will sadly never happen.

As well Jehovah may not give you your desires because He sees far into the future and know it may not be in your best interest. I know I prayed for a woman to marry me and she refused. Many years later I saw what type of wife she was and very generously thanked Jehovah He did not grant my desire.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God of grace) for all the amazing blessing You have so abundantly blessed me with. Please my beloved never allow me to be complacent and lazy in either my prayers or Your following to improve myself in my walk with You. I humbly ask this in the name of He who spent the beginning of every day praying for Your will to be done in and through His life Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Be a Story Teller.

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 New King James Version

This is not a suggestion or request but a command for our King, Jesus. So how are we to obey His royal command?

One of the best ways to share is networking.                                                      

So say there is a site is where we share information with others that will help them save money. That is called networking.                                           

How much do you network about Jesus?                                                       

Then He taught them many things by parables, and said to them in His teaching Mark 4:2 New King James Version

Another word for parable is story telling.                                                       

The best way to communicate Christ with others is to share stories about Him.  Be a story teller.                                                                                                        

You can share stories of how He came to you (Jesus knocks at the door of our hearts which means He comes to us first.).                                       

Share with them the experience of when you accepted Him as king. Now if you are a new comer to our Heavenly family your story is just as important as a weathered seasoned servant of Christ.

                                                             SHARE THE WORD                              

Another good way to share the experience of Jesus is to use your hobbies and expertise to explain Jesus and your walk with Him to others. So say you like to fly model planes. Why not say that the joy you have in Jesus is like the wings on the plane that lifts you so high.                                 

If your vocation is say an nurse why not give the anomaly of a high fever being a sing of illness in the body with a guilty conscience being the conviction of the Holy Spirit.                                                                 

Sharing Jesus using your hobbies and vocation with other makes it easier for others to grasp what you are trying to say.                                   

Of course we really do not know the appropriate manner to share Jesus and our walk with Him to others because we do not know how they think.                                                                                                                   

So how are we going to succeed?                                                                             

It is always best to go to Jehovah in prayer and request the Holly Spirit to inspire in us the most appropriate manner to share Jesus and our walk with Him with others because only He knows their hearts and minds the best.                                                                                                                                                                            

Prayer: Please KalEl (voice of God) bless me with wisdom to share stories about what You have done in my life and through my life in a way that those who are ignorant of You will understand Your awesome love, wisdom and provision. May others be blessed through these stories to have a deep desire to have You in their lives and hearts as well. I humbly request this in the name of the greatest story teller of all time Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ beautiful 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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It is Sweet but Bitter.

Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. Ezekiel 3:3 New International Version

Many times when we are hurt, afraid and or lonely Gods soothing comforting words are like sweet honey that heals, encourages and strengthens our spirit.

Many times it has done this for me at just the right time. Just remember that everything you are going through, Jesus went through it before you have so He understands exactly what you are going through. Pour your heart out to Him. He is waiting to hear from you.

God is so loving, caring and wise. He longs for His children to come unto Him with all of their problems.

GOD LOVES YOU

Jesus loves you, Jesus cares. Always go to Him with all your cares. Joseph- Anthony: Green

I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. Revelation 10:10 New International Version

Many times when we have sinned the words of the Bible can turn our stomachs like a bad meal. It convicts us.
The smart thing then to do is to repent and get in fellowship with God.

When we have sinned God removes His presence from us and will not return until we have repented.

Jehovahs word it there for our own good. Obey it and you will prosper, disobey it and you will be cursed. Joseph- Anthony: Green

He did it to David and He has done it to me. He does it to all Christians when they stray. During the course of our walk to Heaven this process will need be repeated numerous times.

Oh what sweet joy it is after I have repented to have the huge hole in my spirit again filled with the Holy Spirits priceless presence returned.

Repentance is good for our soul, it blesses us with peace and communion with Jehovah again. Joseph- Anthony: Green

The Bible truly is the most amazing bitter, sweet spiritual meal we must digest every day.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) for the most marvelous words of wisdom You have blessed us with to guide us in our walk with You. I thank you in the name of the Word Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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What are You going to Do?

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33 New King James Version                                                                                                        

 Worry is a thin stream of fear that trickles through the mind, which, if encouraged, will cut a channel so wide that all other thoughts will be drained out. Author Unknown

Are you in a financial pickle? What are you going to do? Are you going to go to a financial advisor (some have given me some very bad advice and I wonder if they have your best interest at heart or the financial institution they work for as well as their bonuses?) Do they not offer so much advice that many times it is confusing to know the right course to take? Does this not cause fear, worry and physical health problems?                                                                                 

Why not go to the financial advisor which is the smartest of all and truly has you best interests at heart?                                                                            

His name is Jehovah. He loves you, cares about you and will never lead you wrong. It has worked for me and has brought about a lot of peace into my life as a consequence. The same holds true for every aspect of your life.                

                                                 GTTING CLOSE WITH GOD                                                                                          

There are two catches however.                                                                      

One is obedience.                                                                                                  

When Jehovah speaks to you, you are to be obedient unto His voice. Many times what He has advised me to do seemed crazy but at the other end of it I saw His infinite wisdom and was overjoyed that I obeyed Him. He can and will speak to you through Bible reading, talking with Godly councilors, listening to Christian sermons and through other means as well.                                                                                                                 

There is no sense asking for Jehovahs advice of you are not willing to listen to it or obey it. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                        

The second part is just as hard and that is to have faith in His leading. Many times He leads you into unfamiliar territory and it is pretty scary. Even us seasoned vets face the challenges of faith in our walks.                  

There are times when all of our faith shall be challenged no matter how long we have walked with the Master and there is not just one challenge but many on our walk to Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green                             

Prayer:   Thank you Jehovah-Jireh  (God is our Provider) for always blessing me with the correct path to take in all aspects of life. The added blessing of this is an amazing peace that envelopes my life. I praise you in the name of He who always provided for His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                           

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet 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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God has Prepared.

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 New King James Version                                                     

 There was a TV ad that talked about the life we prepare for ourselves when we are young, through our adult years and our happily ever after retirement.                                                                                                        

It brought about a huge chuckle from me.                                                       

Everything I dreamed of in my life when I was young never came true. On the flip of the coin there were so many things I swore I would never do that I have done in my life.

Most times it took traumatic events to force me where Jehovah wanted me to go and my mantra was: “Lord why are you doing this to me, I do not want to go there?”                                                                          

Once there He guided me to what He the service prepared for me to do for Him and the remolding of this lumpy clay.                                                                                    

In retrospect when looking back it is possible to see Jehovah wanted me to go there and do those things so not only would I serve Him there but He was molding me and getting me prepared for the next step He has prepared for me to serve Him and for Him to continue His molding of me. (which I always whined about and fought because I did not want to go there).

After thirty years of this it amazes me what my Beloved has done in my life and through my life.

He is still molding me and although I do not know the next service unto Him that He has prepared for me is I am confident in His guidance. During this process I know it will bring me ever closer unto Him in love, respect and admiration.             

                                                                      WE MUST LET GO                                                                                           

A Christian does not make plans for their lives but follows where Christ leads them. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It does not matter if you are young or old, strong or handicapped, rich or poor there is a wonderful destiny Jehovah has prepared for you when you surrender your will to His.

It does not matter if you are young or old, you can always be of service unto Jehovah. Joseph- Anthony: Green

The service He has prepared for you may be big or small but it is all important unto Him and He has a special job waiting just for you.

 

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”  Helen Keller

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for blessing me with a Devine career that You have made for this humble child to serve You with loving devotion. I praise You in the name of He who served you all the way to a horribly excruciatingly painful death on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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We Are to Pray, Wait and then Act.

PRAY AND WAIT

 

And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father Acts 1:4 New King James Version These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. Acts 1:14 New King James Version NOTE there were women there included in the group.

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them. Acts 1:14 New King James Version

 

The best formula I have found in my Christian life is to pray for Jehovah’s blessing to send the Holy Spirit to guide me in any and all decisions in my life.

Jacob did not pray to Jehovah’s guidance and look at the trouble it got him into.

Then we are to continue to pray when waiting for His guidance.

I recently heard a preacher comment on how he would take action after praying.  Is that not like asking for directions and then driving off without waiting for the directions?

Is that not what happened to Saul in battle?  He did not wait until the prophet arrived and was defeated in battle.

When the course of action to take is given we in faith take action.

Again is it not foolish to ask for driving directions and when given to continue to sit there and ask for directions?

 

Going ahead of Christ or waiting behind Him is a sure fire recipe for disaster.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

Look what happened to the Israelites were told to cross over the Jordan and refused, they all died wandering in the desert for forty years.

Prayer: Oh my beloved Jehovah Yahweh (God of His people) it is so difficult on both sides of the coin

On the one side I do not desire to wait for Your time in Your way in my life. Instead I charge ahead like a stupid bull and get into all kinds of trouble and difficulty because of my stubbornness and stupidity. Please forgive me for this and bless me with the strength and faith to wait for Your time and Your way.

On the opposite side of the coin there has been so many times when You have told me to go and in weak faith I stubbornly refused to move like a mule. Please forgive this stupidity and put dynamite under my feet at these times. I earnestly request these two vital blessings in my moment by moment life in the name of Your son who always completed all Hus duties to You in Your way in Your time, my beloved Jesus Christ Amen.

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