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Why Ask if You Don’t Believe?

 

FALL COLOURS ALONG COUNTRY TRAIL

 

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6 New King James Version

Have you ever asked Jehovah for wisdom?

For me it was going into service for Him.

I wanted to go to Central America because I did missionary work in Mexico and loved it.

Jehovah however had other ideas. He wanted me to go to China. When I first put my resume on the internet after completing a T.E.S.O.L. Course to teach English I fully expected a contract in Central America. The only offers received however were from China. One in particular stood out. I really didn’t want to go to China being afraid of what would happen to a Christian in a communist country. The feeling however was very strong and off I went having faith that this was Jesus’ answer to where He
wanted me to serve Him. I have been all over China for eight years now faithfully serving the Lord. Although it has been difficult I am exceedingly glad that huge leap of faith has been taken. Not many have come to Jesus through my sharing of the Gospel, but even one is important to Jesus.

Believing in the future takes faith. … We cannot function effectively without a belief in that which does not exist. … You believe in tomorrow; you believe in progress Erwin Raphael McManus

Prayer: Thank You Jehovah Rohi (God is our Sheppard) for guiding me to where you know I can be of the best service to You. In the name of the greatest path finder Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

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

 


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You Healed Me.

LOOKING TO HEAVEN

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O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. Psalm 30:2 New King James Version

It was in my hard times that Jehovah accomplished His greatest work in my life. Joseph- Anthony: Green

At one time there were undesirable traits in me that Jehovah needed to expel from my being before He could use me. They were the most agonizing and difficult times in my life yet I praise Him for them. That may sound crazy but it is true.

Take spitefulness for example. If you crossed me I could be the most evil and cruel soul you have ever encountered. Folks would literally get on their knees and beg me to stop. These needed to be burned away from me before Jehovah could use me which He did. He arranged for some agitators to continuously torment me. I wanted revenge but He told me to stand there and take it. It was more than I could handle so I cried out to Him to bless me with the strength to with stand these attacks which He abundantly did. Through these awful times He taught me to depend upon Him for strength.

The flip side of the coin was when Jehovah extracted His vengeance upon my tormentors which He arranged for me to witness. When His justice was preformed in my site a small quiet voice said to me:” Seek not revenge but leave vengeance in the hands of the Lord for He knows how to perform true justice.” When I saw the Lords vengeance I was terrified of it. Through this process I learned to depend upon Jehovah for strength and for His divine justice to be executed (yes it is okay for Christians to call upon the Lord for justice to be done unto those who have wronged us).

This is but one example of how He burned off the dross of stubbornness, independence, and spitefulness in my life. Burning off the dross is what they do to metal to make it pure. It is put through a furnace and the useless stuff is melted away to leave a pure metal.

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy

Jehovah puts us all through the furnace of afflictions to burn off our undesirable qualities to make us pure in His eyes. That does not mean we are perfect. It means our hearts bodies and minds belong to Him and Him alone. Through this process He healed me of a lot deep hurt and anger that was in my life.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Anonymous

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-M’Kaddesh (The Lord is my Sanctifier) for blessing me with crucifying anything that was worshiped above You in my life and for the blessing of burning off of the dross of all things that impeded my growth into the holy child You have intended for me to be. I exalt You in the name of Your most holy son Jesus Christ. Amen.

May you be blessed in abundance with Jehovahs Devine love, peace and joy today and every day.

 


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That I May Not Cause Pain!

Christ, WILL LEAD

“That Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10 New King James Version                                                      

Think of a loving father that guides his child in how to have mature respectful relationships. That is a good father.

 

How much more supreme is Jehovah our Heavenly Father?

When we submit to His divine wisdom He guides our thoughts away from evil and towards love and good.

 

When someone does us wrong our first instinct is revenge. This is a never ending circle of destruction of I get you back, then you get me back even worse. Each time it escalates.

 

When, instead we pray to our loving Father to take our hand and guide us in the righteous way to handle the matter not only does it prevent a lot of hardship and trouble but it also glorifies Him.

Then there is the unknown.

Perhaps someone did us wrong unintentionally but we take it personally and want revenge. An innocent individual gets hurt. As well, we as ambassadors of Christ blacken His holy name.

 

This has happened to me on a few occasions and I felt like a fool towards the one I offended and all those present. As well I was deeply ashamed towards my loving Father in Heaven. When the truth came to light I humbly approached them and deeply, sincerely apologized.

We are ambassadors for Christ unto the world. Let our words and actions be done accordingly to bring Him glory not shame. Joseph- Anthony: Green

If we pray for Jehovahs hand to guide us through the situation and are obedient unto His guidance we not only prevent unnecessary harm but bring glory unto Him. Because of this we may be the catalyst to brining lost souls into Jehovahs holy family by our actions.

When we pray for revenge Jehovah is silent. When we pray for wisdom to deal with the situation righteously He abundantly blesses us with holy wisdom. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah-‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) daily take my hand and guide me words and actions that they bring praise and glory unto You and bring the little lost sheep unto You. I humbly request this in the name of he who led His disciples into becoming wise, meek, humble and gracious unto all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Cure for Foot in Mouth Disease.

WORSHIP CONSCIENCE

Whoever guards his mouth and tongue. Keeps his soul from troubles.Proverbs 21:23 New King James Version                                            

We have all done it haven’t we?                                                                          

Put our foots in our mouths.                                                                            

That is where we speak thinking we have insight only to be shamed by another when we are proven wrong.                                                            

 The best way to cure foot in mouth disease is to watch your mouth. Personally many times someone has tried to argue with me and it looks like they have won. Later upon reflecting on what was said I believe the Holy Spirit guides me into knowledge on the subject and the next day I challenge the agitator and they are shamed. I do not intend to shame them but to correct erroneous thought.                                                   

The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. Proverbs 15:28 New King James Version                                                     

At the same time there are many wolves out there that like nothing more than to be agitators and laugh at watching someone go off. They try to get under your skin to cause a fight. On the internet they are known as trolls. They troll like a fisherman.                                                               

Many times a fish will bite the lure just because the fisherman keeps on casting in their face.                                                                                            

 Trolls do the same thing. They troll for the weak to pick fights with.             

I just ask them if they have personal problems and if they would like me to offer information on how to deal with their issues. As well I let them know I am praying for them. They quickly leave me alone.                        

Before you speak ask yourself these questions: Is it necessary? If not then shut up.                                                                                                         

Is this the right place?                                                                                 

 I prefer to speak with someone one on one instead of in a crowd. If they are in a crowd their pride can be hurt which will back them into a wall and they become defensive.                                                                                 

Is it the right time?                                                                                                 

If it is at work and it is personal choose a quiet place like a café to talk with them instead of causing an incident at work. 

Is it being said in love?

Remember Christ is love, satan is war. If you are looking to pick a fight guess which one you are serving?    Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                         

 Am I qualified to talk about the subject?                                                            

I have met many who thought they were Mr. Know It Alls only to be made to look foolish because they did not know anything about the subject (myself included on occasion).                                                       

Prayer: Please KalEl (voice of God) bless me with the wisdom to know when to speak and how to speak to help others and there by bring glory to Your Holy name as I am a representative of You. I humbly request this in the name of the most eloquent speaker of all Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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H.O.M.E.

I am looking forward to being here.

What do you look forward to experiencing when you go home? What do you think Heaven will be like? I look forward to going home.

H=Home is Heaven. It is where we will be with our beloved family and friends and with our most beloved, Jesus, forever. There we will meet new friends and everybody will share joyous meals together. It will not matter your race, if you are tall or short, fat or skinny, boy or girl. There will be no rich or poor there. We will all be in joyful harmony together. No family fights there.

O= Overjoyed to be where we will face no more sorrow or pain. We shall be constantly over filled with joy every moment for eternity. There will be joy being with Jesus. There will be joy being with old and new friends. There will be joy in a truly fulfilling career Jesus has planned just for us.

M=Meditation, where we can truly sit at the feet of Jesus and share in His marvelous wisdom. It will be a never ending education where we will run to class in eager anticipation of drinking in the wisdom of the greatest teacher. Imagine sitting at the feet of Noah and Moses sharing incredible stories with us. There will be no tests we will be graded on because what we eagerly learn will become a part of us.

E=Employment, this where we will all be employed with a specific career that will be fulfilling and we will look forward to going to forever more. No getting laid off there. No retirement there. Everyone will have a special job suited just for you waiting for you.

Oh how I look forward to going home.

How about you?

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 New International Version

This is what I believe our home will be like. I can’t even imagine what our mansion Jesus has prepared for us looks like. Just think no mortgage or foreclosure there. No burglars or fires or storms to destroy that home. We will always be safe and secure there.

I have not even got into all the fun we will have playing with all the animals there.

Although we look forward to going to Heaven to be with Jesus when we die, we should work hard to bring as many with us as we can. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Oh sweet Jesus Pryyand (Jesus our best friend) I do ever so much look forward to that special time spent with You and the rest of Your holy family in Heaven.

I long to sit at your feet and listen to Your delicious words of wisdom.

I can’t wait to see what wonderful career You have planned for me in this fantastic kingdom to serve You.

What a privilege it will be to share a meal with all the saints of Your incredible family.

I wait in eager anticipation in the name of our great, mighty and loving king Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Two Go Together

COMPLETE DEDITACATION

The two go together.

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27

When we become baptized the Holy Spirit comes and lives within us.

Now to clothe ourselves with Christ is to emulate Him. That means we are to behave in a Christ like manner.

You see kids today tattooing themselves, swearing and being rebellious because they are emulating the filthy anti Christ’s in rap music. That is destructive and stupid, both for society and for themselves.

We Christians however are to be more like Christ in our behaviour and attitudes. Do you look down on somebody because they are a different colour, nationality or because they are poor? Jesus reached out to the Samaritan woman, the poor blind beggar and a hated Roman Centurion.

Are you impatient with someone who is not the brightest light bulb in the chandelier? Jesus was patient with His disciples for three years. Are you impatient with someone who is slow in the check out? It took God forty years of patience before the Israelites were ready to cross the Jordon River.

Are you too stingy to help the needy? Jesus suffered enormously on the cross to pay the cost for you to gain entry into a loving relationship with Jehovah.

If you are a Christian, prove it by your daily living. Like the old saying goes:Put up or shut up. You do not deserve the privilege of the name of Christian if you are not living the Christian lifestyle.

Although we look forward to going to Heaven to be with Jesus when we die, we should work hard to bring as many with us as we can. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jesus Immanuel (God amongst us) mold daily me to emultate You in all my thoughts, words and deeds. I humbly ask this in Your gracious name. Amen.

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


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The Same Since Eve

SATANS TRAP

It’s in every generation.

“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:25 New International Version).

I just read an article where today’s younger generation feels entitled. They are very self centered and spoiled.

News flash: That has been the same since Eve took the first bite out of the fruit so she could be a God unto herself.

I have found the most miserable people to be the stingiest and self centered people. I have also found the happiest people are also those who are the ones who are the most generous. It does not matter if they are young or old, man or woman or child, what nationality they are.

One thing I have noticed though is that people in many poor countries and communities are more generous than those in rich countries. That is because community is important to them and they need each other to survive.

How about you?

How generous are you?

Are you generous with your money? Do you give even the smallest amount to help the needy? Be wise not foolish though. Why not help the working poor or those who are going to school to improve their skills?

Are you generous with your time? There are many lonely seniors that would love someone to visit them, many hiking trails that depend upon volunteers for upkeep, children that need mentors.

How about your prayer life? Do you go on Christian prayer web sites and write down say even four people needing prayer and sincerely pray for them every morning? You can go on the site weekly or monthly. Then write them and inform them you are praying for them and offer them love and encouragement.

“God has given us two hands:- one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for giving.” Billy Graham

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for al the wonderful blessing You have so graciously abundantly given me. Please always open my heart and mind to emulate my beloved Jesus and always have just as generous a heart with others. I ask this in His extravagant name. Amen

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