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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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When I Sing Your Praises

  Our ancestors trusted in you,and you rescued them. They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you and were never disgraced. Psalm 22:4-5 The Holy Bible New Living Translation

One time during a particular tribulation I began to meditate upon on the goodness our Heavenly Beloved has bestowed upon me and oh so many times He was walked with me through the hard times. My heart transformed from one of desperation, and weeping to explosive joy.

Now I understand where it says to sing joyfully during difficult experiences. I understand now how we can rejoice and sing praises in our suffering.

As we suffer we call out to our Beloved. He reminds us of all the times He has rescued us before and it gladdens our heart. We cannot help but sing out in praise and joy songs of adulation. Then we reflect on how He will deliver us from what ever trails and troubles, sorrows and snares we are experiencing now. This leads us to sing ever more exuberantly of joy and love for such an amazing Heavenly Father. Remembering Jehovahs past deliverance blesses us with confidence in His deliverance in the present trouble. Joseph a son of Jehovah

“Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence.” St. Augustine of Hippo

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) for reminding me of Your faithfulness to me in my times of difficulty. I praise You in the name of He who saved His disciples during storms at sea, 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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Even When He is Silent.

 Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm.2 Chronicles 20:20 Holy Bible, New Living Translation

There has been so many times in my life when Jehovah was silent.

Yes in every one of the occurrences He was testing me. Testing my faith in Him.

He made me a promise, would I hold true faith in Him that the promise would come true even when it seemed as if everything was going the opposite way in which He promised?

Testing my patience. He promised that certain events would occur yet for what seemed like the longest time (a couple of years) there was no action and the opposite of what was promised was happening and I was suffering because of it.

In each instance I cried and cried out to Him yet He was silent.

I thought He was angry with me yet He remained silent. I stood firm in my Beloved even when it seemed He was either silent or indeed working against me. In the end in every situation He held true to His word.

So, if Jehovah is silent, take heart. He is not angry with you and will never desert you. Have faith child, have faith. Victory is your in Jehovahs time, in Jehovahs way.

  “I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent.” — Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) for blessing me with teaching that even though there are times when You are silent, You have not deserted me and are working a wondrous victory for me and are maturing this child of Yours. I exalt You in the name of He who worked amazing deeds even when others though He was silent Jesus Christ. Amen

Christ blesses us with love, peace and joy. May you be blessed with many opportunities to share these with others today.   


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The Best Guidance Councillor

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 There Is One Who considers and understands all that they do. Psalms 33: 14-15 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

Why go with the crowd when they do not know where they are going?

Why not submit to Jehovah and allow Him to nurture and grow you the way He made you to be unique, there is no one like you?

When you have problems, the first one you should go to is the one who understands you. Who understands you better that He who created you or some quack the needs some good counselling themselves?

When you need guidance in your life who better to go to some quack on TV or Jehovah, the wisest of them all?

What kind of guidance does the world give? Just put your mind to it and you can do anything you desire. Try flapping your arms and see if you can fly like a bird.

Jehovah says when you submit to Him He will guide you on the course He has set for your purpose in life.

Which one would you trust?

Jehovah is the best guidance Councillor there is bar none. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jehovah El Deah (the God of knowledge) bless me with Your supreme knowledge so as to live a righteous life that is pleasing to You. I sincerely request this in the name of the wisest teacher of all 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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Jehovahs Emotional Guidebook.

GODS GUIDEBOOK

 This is Jehovahs emotional guidebook.

I have changed the words to first person so it sounds as if Jehovah is talking with me. See how it sounds when it is read like He is talking with you personally.

When I am lonely, I meditate upon Hebrews 13:5 “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

When fear envelopes me, I meditate upon Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.”

Whenever I feel weak, I meditate upon Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Every time I am torn between following the ways of the world or the ways of the Lord, I meditate upon Proverbs 3:5-6 “I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding; in all my ways acknowledge him, and he will make my paths straight.”

Whenever I feel lost, I meditate upon Matthew 7:7 “When I ask it will be given to me; when I seek and I will find; when I knock and the door will be opened to me. For, everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Any time when I am confused in knowing God’s will for my life, I meditate upon Psalm 86:11 “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart.”

When I the flesh tempts me, I meditate upon 1 Peter 5:8 “Be self controlled and alert. My enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because I know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

Following these guidelines every day helps me to defeat the devil and his minions and brings a lot of peace to my day.  I listen to them on an mp4 every morning and evening to ingrain them in my mind.

Prayer: I thank you Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) for the numerous ways in which You speak to me. It always amazes me that You always know the proper words to say in the proper manner and in the proper time. I praise You in the name of He who spoke the most amazing words ever spoken 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 Not a Thief.

Well, it is that time of year again.

The early spring flowers are coming up. An of course that means our flower gardens are jam packed with tulip bulbs and daffodils. If we did not plant them (and we did not) then you like the neighbors may wonder how all those bulbs got there.

ASIAN AMONGST THE BLOOMS

The villains of course are those wicked little rodents called squirrels. I swear they go all around the neighborhood and dig up everyone’s bulbs and bury them in our flower garden and some in our yard.

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Now, there is barely any room for any other flowers.

BIRD BATH IN FLOWERS

The strange thing is though that they dig up the flowers from the neighbors that feed them and plant them in our garden while I am constantly shooing them away.

ANGEL AND CHILD IN FLOWERS

So, I am not a thief, it truly is the neighborhood squirrels that are doing it. I do not care how strange the look I get in the neighborhood when I explain that to them.

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God supplies) supply these crazy rodents with some place else to stash their ill gotten loot instead of our garden. I humbly beseech You in the name of He who plants the flowers of love in our hearts Jesus Christ. Amen

P.S. The neighbors believe me due to the fact that one of them stood there talking with me and we watched one of these tiny thieves dig up one of his bulbs and dash over and bury it in our garden.


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He is Instantly Free.

HIS INSTRUCTION

 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God], who walk (order their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God‘s revealed will). Psalm 119:1 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

When I was a teenager I was driven crazy by my peers. One would be telling me to do this with my life, another would be telling me to do that with my life. There was so many voices I did not know what to do.

It was years later that Jehovah slowly began to reveal His intentions in my life. He did not reveal the whole plan to me, I think that is because I would not have believed it anyway. He took it one step at a time. When the first step was matured then the next was taken. Sometimes the steps were quick, sometimes they were slow.

Over the course of forty years it has been awesome what He has accomplished in me using this method.

I am sure He still has intentions for furthering my maturity and service unto Him.

Now I am free from the confusing and demanding direction given to me by others because of the knowledge that I am guided by the best Guidance Councillor there is.

“Let a man set his heart only on doing the will of God and he is instantly free. No one can hinder him.” — A. W. Tozer

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El-Deah (God of knowledge) for blessing me that when I set my mind, body and spirit on doing Your will, I am not tossed about like a ship in a raging storm not knowing where to go or what to do to please those in the world. Thank you for blessing me with Your bright light to shine the path of life to take. I exalt You in the name of the light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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At the Grocery Store.

DANCE FOR JOY

On my morning walk today I went to the grocery store. I did not want to go because it is usually very busy but there was a prodding feeling to go. I was blessed that there was a nice roast on mark down and no line ups at the grocery store. Usually there is at least a twenty minute wait and I hate being in crowds.

From there I felt a prodding to go to the Farmers Market and was blessed that the lady that sells me organic honey had just two jars left which is exactly what I wanted to get. I forgot that I was out of honey until putting the jars away at home.

After that I walked to a discount store at the other end of town and was prodded into going in. I looked at some stores in the mall where the grocery store for a watch and could not find anything less than twenty dollars and refused to pay that much. At the discount store there was a really good one for two dollars in the sports section. While there there was a small but powerful light that can be used in the Tabernacle when it is dark to read and write, again for just two dollars.

Finally, during the last stretch of the five mile walk I stopped for a rest in the park. While resting on a bench these swans came and preformed a beautiful ballet for me while song birds were serenading them. Wow, that was so beautiful of a blessing.

Prayer; Thank you Jehovah (El Deah God of knowledge) for blessing me with the knowledge to go where You were prodding me to go. Being obedient unto You brought such wonderful blessings to me today.

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