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Carries Us to the Sea Of

following chtists example

 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness Galatians 5:22 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

We emulate the one we love and idolize.

As Christians that means we are to transform ourselves to behave as our best friend Jesus showed by His example while here on earth. We are to be led by the Holy Spirit where He has specific plans prepared for us. It is difficult at first (speaking from first hand knowledge) but becomes as natural as breathing the more we are obedient unto His direction. Now take this to heart and never forget it. Even though the ones we are gracious to may be ungrateful (which from experience they are) there are those who are watching that it will have a profound effect on.

One time when in China I used to give food instead of money to beggars (for which the vast majority was very angry for). After about a month I noticed many of the folks around that area were giving food to the beggars instead of nothing. This was a curious behavior because the beggars are usually ignored. Then the Lord brought enlightenment to me that they were emulating my actions. Wow.

And, remember this: “There is no small act of kindness that is not great in Heaven.” Joseph a son of Jehovah

“The stream of spontaneous acts of Godly kindness carries us to the sea of contentment and peace.” — Constance Hurst-Howard

One thing to remember as well as that there are certain area’s we are not to go to because they are unworthy and nothing good will come of our actions. Yes there were some area’s Jesus refused to preform any miracles in because of their unbelief so it would have been a waste of time. That is why it is imperative to depend upon the Holy Spirits guidance. He knows where to best invest your time, efforts and finances.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (The Lord blesses with Peace) for blessing me with joy in my heart and peace in my mind when I obey Your guidance to preform spontaneous acts of kindness to others. May it be a floodlight for others to see Your astounding love. I thank You in the name of He who preformed the most incredible acts of kindness during His earthly ministry Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Yes They Are.

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. Romans 16:1 New International Version.

LEADERSHIP

The word “deacon” is derived from the Greek word diakonos (διάκονος), which is a standard ancient Greek word meaning “servant”, “waiting-man”, “minister” or “messenger”. Deacon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There is a big debate in many churches as to whether women should be permitted the privilege of being ministers or serving in other departments in a church.

Paul describes Phoebe as a deacon in an exulting manner so does he does not condemn her but encourages others to accept her (not bad for someone who many accuse as being a male chauvinist huh?).

I attended a church in China that had a woman preacher, a woman choir master and a women prayer leader. They were greatly loved and respected by the congregation, indeed, their churches were always full. Fuller than the Western that had men and had the modern worship services afterwards. They endured much more scorn from family and friends in their home towns and had to move far from there. Their congregation was truly their family.

Does your pastor feel as if you treat him as a member of your family?

Do you feel as if he treats you as a member of his family?

Is that bond there a strong as titanium or as weak as a wet noodle between you and your pastor?

I felt a deep bond of respect and admiration between those Chinese pastors and me.

It is not the sex that makes a good preacher; it is a heart after God, one that is obedient to His calling.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Abba (God our Father) bless me with a wise, gracious and loving heart to accept and support all those You have destined for service ilregardlus of their sex, colour, nationality or any other outward appearance. I meekly request this in the name of He who accepted all the cast offs of the society he lived in Jesus Christ. Amen.

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