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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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This Verse Says It All.

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 And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God Titus 2:11-12 The Holy Bible New Living Translation

This verse says it all.

There are those that foolishly believe that once they are saved by grace alone they can go out and do whatever their flesh desires and it is okay because Jesus died for their sins.

You cannot have it both ways.

Either you will be a slave to fleshly desires or you will obediently serve Christ of your own free will.

The first one is a cruel slave master which kills the spirit and slowly painfully destroys the soul.

The second one brings life to the body and brings joyous eternity to the spirit. Christ blesses us with love, peace and joy, the world curses us with anger, fear, depression, worry and unfulfillment. I choose Christ. Which one do you choose? Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) Ps10:16 for blessing me with the honour of being Your humble obedient servant. I thank You in Your majestic name. 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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You Have Given So Much to Me.

GRADITUDE AND CREDIT

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.” Exodus 20:17  New King James Version

covet: to desire (what belongs to another) inordinately Mirriam Webster Dictionary

How much unhappiness is in our world today because everybody is trying to keep up with the Jones?

 

How much anger is there in the world because of jealousy?

Why not look at all the blessings Jesus has abundantly blessed you with?

If you are not grateful for all the little blessing Jehovah abundantly gives you every day, why should He give you big blessings?

In the western world so many people think they are hard done by. Go and live in a third world and you will be jealous of how content they are with the smallest of blessings.

 

I know, I have lived in both worlds.

I love to begin and end every day with thanking my Beloved for all the wonderful gives He generously blesses me with every day.

Lord Jesus, You have given so much to me. . . . Give me one thing more—a grateful heart. Amen.” George Herbert

Prayer:  Thank you Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) for faithfully blessing me every day for that days needs. I exalt You in the name of He who provided food for the two thousand Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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


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Strive Together With Me

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Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me Romans 15:30 New King James Version

Whenever I am facing difficult times I like to go on prayer request sites and find someone enduring the same trail and tribulations as myself. I like to email them explaining the situation and explain to them that I am praying for them and ask them to pray for me I believe this encourages sincere deep felt prayers.

Only those who suffer like you can pray like you. Joseph- Anthony: Green.

As well it is good when I placed a certain difficult time on this web page. The brothers and sisters that not only promised to pray for me but gave loving words of encouragement blessed me a lot of strength and comfort.

I have a prayer list of about six groups that I pray for every morning.

Because I am a part of that prayer I pray all the more earnestly.

Why not give it a try.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me with names of other brothers and sisters who are enduring the same strial and tribulations as I so that we can gain strength and comfort in each others prayers. I humbly request this in the name of He who prayed for His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Who Does Not Change?

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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 New International Version

Jehovah does not change like a politician looking for votes.

How many of them change once in office?                                                               .

Jehovah does not change like peoples loyalty that can change with the wind.

How many slap you on the back today and put a knife in your back tomorrow?.

Jehovah does not change just to be popular or politically correct like politicians, movie stars, TV stars or music stars.

How many of them take their stands because they believe in what they are doing is right for society compared to how many of them are doing it to be seen on a pedestal?

He is the same as he was yesterday, as He is today and as He will be tomorrow. He gives His gifts because He loves us.

Now that is solid ground that I want to stand on and depend upon.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God of love) for Your unending, unchanging love that blesses me each and every day. It is my most cherished treasure. It is with deepest gratitude that I thank You in the name whose love for me took Him all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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They Are New Every Morning.

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Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, Therefore I hope in Him!” Lamentations 3:22-24 New King James Version

The great thing about Jehovah is when we repent, He readily forgives us.

No matter how bad of a day we had when we go to bed and confess our short comings and ask for forgiveness when we wake up and ask for His divine guidance throughout the coming day He abundantly supplies.

We need not carry yesterdays muck ups with us the next day.

Now we will have to make amends to those we mucked up the previous day but Jehovah will bless us with the means and the strength to carry it through.

It has amazed me the way He accomplished this so many times in my life.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for blessing me with Your divine grace of forgiveness when I repent of my sins. I praise You in the name of He whose blood made such a marvelous gift possible Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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So Too It Is With Us.

PURPOSE OF GOD

For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver Psalm 66:10 New International Version

I once wrote an article about how Jehovah must remove the dross from us before He can use us. When silver or gold is put in the furnace the dross is the junk that is removed to make the silver or gold pure.

So Too It Is With Us.

Take away the dross from silver, And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. Proverbs 25:4 New King James Version

It is in our afflictions that Jehovah removes the dross from our lives.

The dross is destructive habits like stubbornness, independence, spitefulness, an unforgiving heart or an unrepentant heart and arrogance”

For me it was a two year ordeal that was the most trying and excruciating time of my life.

Even though I thought He had deserted me upon reflection I see He was walking right there with me through it. When the process was completed I thanked the Lord and thank Him every morning for being such a wonderful refiner of my spirit.

Then He began to use me in wonderful ways which also blessed me with a deeper understanding, respect and love for Him.

The refiner is never very far from the mouth of the furnace when His gold is in the fire.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Artificis (God our master creator) for blessing me with being the most skilled craftsman there ever was, is and will be in burning off the destructive dross and refining me into an obedient child for You to use in Your divine plans. I praise you in the name of the one is the best at creating useful servants Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Do All in the Name Of.

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And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17 New King James Version

Every day I pray for the Lord to guide my words and actions that it will bring praise and glory to Him. That is all that counts to me.

Others may ridicule me and chastise me but I do not care, I am secure in knowing hat I am pleasing He whom I love dearly.  And believe me, in todays world there is a lot more chastisement and ridicule than praise.

“How would telling people to be nice to one another get a man crucified? What government would execute Mister Rodgers or Captain Kangaroo?” Philip Yancey

When some praise me I am sure to deflect the praise to Christ.

And you know what?

For every opportunity that arises no matter how big or small when I serve my Master my heart is so filled with blissfulness I cannot but help just close my eyes right there on the spot and joyfully thank Him for the blessing of serving Him by serving others.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God of love) for the numerous opportunities You bless me with throughout the day to serve others in love and so serve You. I praise You for the amazing privilege in the name of my wonderful king Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                            

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


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He Can Do the Impossible.

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For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13New King James Version

Have you ever been given a “mission impossible” by Jehovah?

You know, when He asks you to do something and you do not have the recourses to do it, skill to do it or experience to do it.

More than once I accused Jehovah of being crazy. You want me to do what? Are You crazy? You want me to go where? Are You crazy?

The thing is though, He always starts me out with small tasks. As I am more and more obedient to Him and reliant upon Him to provide for the task to be completed He gives me more challenging tasks

That may not sound too inviting in our do as little as possible and demand as much as possible world but the bonus is that the more obedient we are to our Master (if Jesus is our King then we are His servants) the more He reveals just how awesome and amazing He is. This creates a more respectful, awestruck and loving heart towards Him and we develop a strong loving relationship with Him.

Wow, what an incredible bonus huh?

“God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.” A. W. Tozer

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for blessing me with amazing adventures as I am Your obedient child in which You always provide for me. Thank you that this blesses me with a deer understanding, love and respect for You my cherished Heavenly Father. I exalt You in the name of my awesome King Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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With a Sincere Heart.

FROM THE HEART

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 New International Version                                    

This is a three part sequence.                                                                                                

First there is no trying to excuse or con Jehovah. We must admit to our sin with no excuses.

                                               

The second part is to repent of our sins. Repent means to ask for forgiveness and to stop committing the sin. Many times our sin is too great for us to conquer on our own which is why we need to ask the Holy Spirit to empower us to destroy the sin. Another part of repentance is to try to make right to any we have done wrong to.

The third part is the assurance that our sins are forgiven. Even if those offended refuse to forgive, our loving Father in Heaven assures us that He does forgive. In this way we do not allow others to hang the Damascenes Sword  of guilt over our heads. As well it blesses us with assurance that we are forgiven so we do not need to beat ourselves up over the incident.                                                                    

When thoughts of failures push their way into my consciousness, I let His total forgiveness dissolve my regrets and go on to praise Him who accepts us just as we are and lovingly works to make us more than we were. Ruth Bell Graham                                                                  

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our Healer) for the wonderful blessing of washing me clean of my filth when I repent with a sincere heart to You. I praise you in the name of the lamb whose innocent blood made it all possible Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                          

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


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Do It Heartily.

WOMEN FISHING FOR CHRIST

 

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24 New King James Version

 

Have you ever heard sports commentators sing praises of an athlete because they made an outstanding play and then five minutes later when they make a bad play do nothing but put them down?

People are fickle. Todays hero is tomorrows goat.

Do not look for the applause of man for he who applauds you today will be the one who throws stones at you tomorrow. Joseph- Anthony: Green

On the other hand think of the crown that awaits you upon your entry into Heaven. That is right, upon entry into Heaven Jesus will place a crown upon your head.

When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. 1 Peter 5:4 New King James Version

 

This crown will never fade or rust and will never be taken from you. It is achieved by serving the Lord in everything you do.

 

You think it is not important they way you serve your family or behave towards neighbours, fellow student or co- workers?

 

It does to Jesus.

Prayer: Please bless me my Beloved with the Holy Spirits guidance and power to always be an obedient and loving son to You and servant to my precious King Jesus Christ in all I do and say today and every day. I sincerely request this in His Holy name. Amen.                                                                                                      

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