I find the Bible the most amazing book. In over forty years of studying it, I am still learning from it. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
“Perhaps we make too much of what is wrong and too little of what is right. The trouble with gloom is that it feeds upon itself and depression causes more depression.” Queen Elizabeth II
Meek means to keep yourself under control not to be a door mat. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.” Queen Elizabeth II
“There is unwavering peace today when an uncertain tomorrow is trusted to an unchanging God.” Ann Voskamp
God the Father loves us just as much as He loves His Son, Jesus Christ.
Since that is a true statement can we ever have another anxious thought or rebellious attitude toward Him?
Because our heavenly Father loves us with such love as He has for His Son He will not let us want for anything good in His divine will. He will take care of us in the very best possible manner (Psa. 23:1; Eph. 1:3). It is absolutely safe to put our trust in a perfect Father.
“Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust” (Psalm 103:13-14).
It is only in the revelation of God by the Lord Jesus Christ that the idea of God the Father is fully developed.
The title “Father” is a distinguishing feature in the New Testament in the teaching of Jesus, especially in the Gospel of John. He reveals Jehovah God as Father. He is not the Father of all men, but only those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. “No one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).
There is a distinction between God as our Creator and as Father to the believer.
We have been adopted and placed as His full-grown children in His family. He chose us to be His children; therefore we must allow Him to take care of the responsibilities as a caring Father.
Are we not worth more than many sparrows?
God has revealed Himself as a true Father, full of love and mercy.
Do I respond to Him as His child?
The Father gives His very best to His children (Matt. 7:11; Lk. 11:13). He even gives us His kingdom (Lk. 12:28-32). The context like Matthew chapter six speaks of all our needs. Our heavenly Father wants to give far more than we are able to receive.
Since this is true of our Father why should we fear coming to Him boldly and asking?
Why should we fear that He will fail to give us His very best?
If He failed to meet these needs of His children then His very integrity would be at stake. He will protect His Name because it reveals His perfect character. He will always give in such a manner that His Name will be glorified.
Will I do anything to cause others to doubt the integrity and trustworthiness of my heavenly Father?
Our doubting attitudes cast suspicion upon the faithfulness of our God.
Why would we dare libel our heavenly Father when we would never cast any suspicion on our earthly father?
Our responsibility is to trust a loving Father. We go through life as His children acting as if we were left orphans with no Father who cares about us. He is worthy of our confidence and absolute trust.
Have you taken time to acquaint yourself with your heavenly Father?
Do you know the “spirit of adoption” that cries out “Abba, Father”?
How tragic that many children are trapped by a “spirit of bondage.”
Am I willing to trust all my cares to my heavenly Father?
Why should I want to hold on to my fears, anxiety, and selfish cares when He is fully aware of all my most profound needs?
He is ready to meet them in the very best way possible.
One of the great needs we have is for security. The believer in Jesus Christ is eternally secure because there is a divine double grip around the believer (John 10:28-30). Jesus teaches us that no one can pluck us out of His secure hands, and “no one is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand: I and the Father are one.”
Have you come to know our great God and Savior as your Father?
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
In their younger years the wicked think they are invincible and can get away with everything. But, the time will come and it will come quickly when they face Divine punishment and there shall be no mercy shown to them. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 New International Version.
Now where do you think you are going to meet an angel?
Do you think they are going to walk up to you and ask you to go have a hamburger with them?
They are not only here to help you but to be helped by you.
Maybe it could be somebody that is lost and asks for directions; maybe it could be a lonely elderly man on the bus. Who knows where or when you will meet an angel.
One time a man asked for money because he lost his passport and bank card. The embassy was closed and he couldn’t get any help. He said he stayed in an all night restaurant for two nights. Of course he could not speak the language and it was dangerous to tell anybody you were in trouble anyway. I contacted the person he came to meet in another city and then paid his train fare and enough money for a meal. This meant I was going to be eating instant soup for my three day trip because I gave him my meal money. As he accepted the money he looked into my eyes and said:” You are blessed in Heaven for your kindness.” It wasn’t like a thank you but from someone with direct knowledge. It was rather spooky.
Then as I walked away and turned around, he was gone. We were in a big empty square and there is no way he could have run away that fast.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) teach me to have as gracious a heart with all I meet today as You have been so kindly gracious to me. I ask in the name of He who showed grace when He walked here Jesus Christ. Amen.
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Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. Proverbs 13:24 New International Version
Do you notice the word “carefully” in this sentence?
Yes children need discipline but there is a difference between discipline and abuse. To beat or nag them or belittle them in public a child is abuse. To spank a child is discipline.
My mother used to spank us and send us to our room to think about what we had done, why it was wrong and to think of a good apology when we misbehaved. That method of reasoning has been carried throughout my life. In thinking about what I have done, why it is wrong and the correct way to make an apology.
Children need discipline or else how will they know right from wrong when they become adults?
Isn’t that the fundamental reason there are so many problems in society today?
Don’t you hate it when you see a screaming child in the supermarket because they can’t get what they want? A good swat soon stops that. How about when travelling long distance on a plane or bus. The parent tries to reason with the misbehaving child. The child laughs because they know there is no punishment and just keeps on misbehaving. Isn’t that annoying to everybody else on board?
My cousin tried that stunt with my grandma in a supermarket only once and he got a good swat for his efforts. He never tried that again with her.
Now of course when they become older like teenagers a different method is used such as taking away privileges.
As Christian we are emulate the greatest Teacher, Jesus Christ, for the best results. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Jehovah Abba, please teach me to be a good parent like you. Teach me when and how to use the rod in order to raise Godly children which is a gift from you.
I humbly ask in the name of our big brother Jesus Christ. Amen.
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If they gossip about others to you, think of what they will say about you when you are not there. That is why I do not waste my time with gossipers. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah