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Do Not be a Windbag.

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 Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:2 New King James Version Holy Bible

Have you ever met a wind bag?

They are the type of folks that just never shut up. They are usually arrogant and very opinionated as well. They are also the type to offer an opinion on a matter with very little knowledge of the topic. As a consequence they suffer a lot of foot in mouth disease. They are always putting their foot in their big mouth. Then when they look like fools and they become indignant when proven wrong.

Do not be a wind bag.

Those who talk much say little, those who talk little say much. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Have you ever met the quiet type? They hardly ever speak but when they do they are very wise in their opinion.

You enjoy listening to them and learn a lot from them. They are the type to listen and ask questions before offering their wise opinion.

Have big ears and a little mouth. It will keep you out of a lot of trouble. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Have you ever met the type who nonchalantly say:”So help me God.” They foolishly fail to realize they are taking an oath before Jehovah and He will hold them to account.

 I just inform those in the conversation that what I am saying is true to the best of my knowledge and am will to listen to opposing point of view based upon facts not feelings.

Prayer: Please bless me Jehovah KalEl ( voice of God ) to constantly guide me thought, words and actions to reflect Your Holy manner of conversation and to take seriously my oaths. I humbly ask this in the name of he whose speech was always true and respectful Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Only if You Let It.

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Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. Holy Bible , American Standard Version

I am a caregiver for my elderly mother. She is extremely stubborn and independent. Because of health reasons she has lost a lot of her independence. This causes a lot of friction between us. Many times I feel like I am going to explode and I have to get away from her. The only thing to calm me down is a cigarette. As well she is stubborn and refuses to listen to listen to anyone. She is right and the whole world is wrong (even though she does not know what she is talking about). Then when things go south she always blames everyone but herself. I go almost a month without smoking and then she gets into one of her moods and look out. Then I need a cigarette and we do not talk with each other for a few days. This has been going on for three years. Each time I prayed for wisdom on how to handle her and then read an article on how a man was stressed out and was told that the reason for his stress was because only if you let it stress you out it will. Now that sounds reasonable but then how do you handle the situation? Later while reading the Bible this verse suck out to me: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. Holy Bible , American Standard Version

It makes perfect sense.

When stress comes I remove myself from the situation and allow it to drive me to my knees where I belong in prayer. And Jehovah answers my prayer with peace and strength.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Machsi – Lord my Refuge for blessing me with the privilege of entering into Your holy sanctuary where You bless me with peace, healing, comfort and fortitude to carry on in my duties (duty is an act of love) to You and my mother. I praise You in the name of the Prince of Peace Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

 

Cleavet: It has taken a year and a half but mom has finally settled down and there is a lot less problems now. She has even begun going back to church regularly for the first time in forty years. I have almost kicked the nicotine habit and know by Gods grace one day it shall be permanently conquered.


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He Chased Me Out.

 

 

HONESTY

 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge. Exodus 31:3 New King James Version

They began doing construction work in the apartment above where I live in with jackhammers and sledge hammers going all day. This of course means it is impossible to do any writing. I researched on the internet where there is a library nearby. The one found is modern and quiet (for China, these are the noisiest people I have ever met) and there outlets to plug in your computer to work in an air conditioned building. Considering that it gets to a hundred and ten in the apartment with no air conditioning during most of the year this was a blessing

On the first day there while taking a break I felt the Lord moving me to go for a walk on the library grounds. During this walk I was led to a walkway from the library to close to the apartment. This was a blessing because it meant that I did not have to suffer the cattle car experience of the subway every morning nor have to spend money on subway fare. As well, as it takes about an hour to walk there from the apartment it is good exercise and being outside.

When Chinese see a foreigner they always want to trick them into giving them free English lessons. While meditating on this problem the Lord reminded me of a sermon I heard some time in the past. It was how the early Christians were known as the people of The Way. The Way of course being that Jesus is the way.

So if the Chinese try their conniving, I merely instruct them that I am a teacher of The Way” and ask them if they are interested in learning about Christ. If they say no then I ask them why they are bothering me (You have to be blunt otherwise they will not leave you alone until they get what they want). If they say they are (many Chinese will lie and pretend to be interested just to get free English lessons) then they will pay for the class before the class begins (Chinese will say that they will pay and then at the end of the class not pay. I have ten years experience with these creatures and have learned my lessons the hard way. ) to prove their sincerity and yes it does say in the Bible that teachers are to be paid.

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me with a heart, mind and body that is always totally obedient to You in every aspect of my life. I sincerely request this in the name of He who showed us by example what true obedience is Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

Editors note- this was written in my final days of living in China.

 


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Joy to the Heart.

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalm 19:8 New International Version

Precepts: a rule that says how people should behave Merriam Webster Dictionary

Radiant: having or showing an attractive quality of happiness, love, health, etc.  Merriam Webster Dictionary

The laws of Jehovah are right and they bring joy to our hearts when we are obedient unto them. This is because there is no doubt or guilt about our actions. He guides us in our interactions with others. This is all encompassing including our families, classmates, co-workers and everybody else in society. When we ask for Divine action in every aspect of our community He guides us in the proper etiquette to be taken.

The benefits of this are that there is a lot of peace in our lives instead of hate, resentment, bitterness anger and self pity. There is a lot less depression in our lives because we have the gentle strong love of Christ saturating our hearts blessing us with Divine peace. There is a lot less confusion in our lives because He guides us with Holy inspiration which is the ultimate in Holy Guidance.

As well, they bring us into closer communion with Him.

When we begin to obey Jehovahs commands in every aspect of our lives with our relationship with Him He opens our eyes to the right path to take in every aspect of our lives that is pleasing unto Him. He guides us in how to obey him, how to worship Him and how to love Him.

Radiant: having or showing an attractive quality of happiness, love, health, etc.  Merriam Webster Dictionary

The end result in this is a life filled with love, joy, mental and physical health (yes we suffer health problems just like those in the world but we have the rock solid foundation of His love, joy and wisdom in or hearts which emulates unto others) gracefulness, meekness and humbleness. This quality is rewarded with bringing in others who are receptive to desiring such a Heavenly relationship in their lives.

BEAUTY

When we have the glow of Jehovahs love in our hearts we emit a glowing love for the dark world to see. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for Your amazing wisdom that creates a heart that blossoms with peace, love and joy in my life and in our eternal loving relationship. I exalt You in the name of my most Beloved big brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the love, joy and peace of Jesus bless you today and every day.


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Why is it His Fault?

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”

Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.

When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.  Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.” Genesis 16:1-5 New International Version

When Sari nagged Abram to have sex with her slave to have a child and when the slave became pregnant she lorded it over Sari. Then Sari blamed Abram.

Why was it his fault?

Was she not the one that did not have faith in Jehovah and decided to take matters into her own hands?  Was it not her that constantly nagged Abram to impregnate the slave even though she was told that the blessed child would come from her womb?

When she paid the consequences she blamed someone else.

How many times do we do that?

We do not have faith in Jehovah or patience with Him and take matters into our own hands. When things go wrong we always find someone else to blame.

KEEP YOUR HEART

The mantra of every narcissist is : “This is not my fault, it is your fault!”  Joseph- Anthony: Green

It could be in looking for a marriage partner, looking for employment or a place to live but we always need to take it to Jehovah in prayer first, wait for His reply second and finally to be obedient to His guidance when He answers.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Shalom (God of peace) grant me the wisdom to always be willing to accept reasonability for my reckless actions and to have the wisdom to take the necessary action needed to rectify my mistake so that there is peace with You, my nieghbour and in my spirit. I meekly request this in the name of He who helped Peter become right with the Master on the seashore Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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What Kind of Fruit are You Producing?

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.Proverbs 18:21 New International Version

What kind of fruit are you producing?

Are you a tongue wager (a gossiper)? Do you enjoy spreading vicious gossip about others?

Beware!

A time will come when someone is going to spread bad rumors about you that is going to cut you deep and you shall be forced to eat the vile poison you to generously have given to others.

Are you producing fruit of pompous self righteousness?

Are you quick to judge others and put them on trial in public (point out loudly in front of others a mistake they have made or a bad habit they do)?

A good point is smoking.

How many people are quick to judge smokers as filthy people and try to shame them in public?

When any of these self righteous twits try that with me I merely inform them that my habit is no where near as disgusting as their pompous attitude. Those that are quick to judge others are hiding shame in their own lives far greater. What is the shame you are trying to hide?

They look at me stunned, shut up and walk away.

Beware!

The time is coming when you shall harvest the same treatment as you have so abundantly given to others and it is going to shame you greatly.

Are you the type to encourage others when they are experiencing a difficult time.

Take comfort in knowing when your tribulations arrive, a comforter will come to you.

Do you encourage others when they are having a difficult time (say they are trying to learn something and are frustrated, do you go over to them and offer them an encouraging word and maybe show them an easy way to do what they are attempting to do)?

Rejoice because not only have you helped another and in so doing brought gladness to Jesus’ heart but the time will come when it is reciprocated back to you.

I have been on the giving and receiving end of these blessing and it is difficult to tell which one was more rewarding.
A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may destroy a life. A timely word may lessen strife. A loving word may heal and bless. Anomalous

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) guide my words to be soothing, healing balm to those that are hurting and afraid. Please guide my words to be encouraging strengthening and providing wise guidance. I request this in the name of the greatest voice of God Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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There is Nothing Concealed.

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So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. Matthew 10:26 New International Version

Since becoming close with Christ I have noticed a familiar pattern pattern emerge in my social contacts in every aspect of my life.    There have been so many times wicked individuals have, unbeknownst to me, laid traps for me, sometimes by themselves, others in groups.

Being naive and gullible as I am I was  always an easy mark for the wicked schemers and con artists.

However, the result was always the same.

 

The trap they laid for me I escaped from and they always fell into their own wicked traps. They were stunned and enraged at me. Many times they pretentiously fake innocence. They slowly learned not to attempt such foolish endeavors again. As well, they avoid me like the plague because they cannot get away with their scams. They are so dishonest they cannot function in any other way in their lives but to lie, connive, deceive and or manipulate others.

When you hear of the wicked and powerful thinking up ways to ensnare you, do not be afraid of them but have faith in the wisest most powerful protector of them all , Jehovah God. He continually will arrange circumstances so that you walk away looking righteous while others laugh at the wicked fools as they end up covered with protectorthier own dung heaped upon their faces.

 

I have experienced this at school, work, with family and in relationships. It covers all aspects of our social life, school life and work life.

 

The wicked think they are so smart as they lay traps for the righteous but God in Heaven laughs at them as He guide the righteous around the traps and the wicked fall into their own traps. Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

When you have a respectful, loving relationship with Christ He will protect you from such scam artists if you are obedient unto His heeding. This has been oh so true in my walk with Him.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Hoshe’ah (The Lord Saves) for rescuing me from the evil plots the wicked arrogantly lay before me to trap me. I joyfully thank you in the name of He who outwitted the Pharisee’s when they tried to outwit Him Jesus Christ. Amen.

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