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Is a Daily Requirement

In For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 Holy Bible New Living Translation

This is not a one off experience but is a daily requirement in our walk with Christ.

Every day we are going to experience a time when we need the Holy Spirits power to conquer fear and speak up when we encounter something that is wrong.

Ask the Lord to guide you to resources to help you in your battle.

So for example research homosexuality and find out all the destructive behaviors that accompany it like syphilis and gonorrhea. How about how there is a lot of depression and anger that is a part of their attitude as well. Learn the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Covenant of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights and keep them with you. You have rights to speak up just like they have.

Then there is self discipline. Not just to resist temptation like pigging out on unhealthy foods but for discipline to resist losing your temper when the wicked ones are taunting you.

Yes, there is love. Love is not a feel good emotion but an action to get in there and get dirty to help someone.

So say a family member or friend is constantly borrowing money from you and not repaying it. This gives them a habit of dependence on you instead of maturing and taking financial responsibility for their own actions. Be loving and help them learn to handle their own money without using yours. If they refuse then let them suffer. That may help them as well (although with some folks they just cannot handle money, that does not give them the right to free load off of you though).

We need the daily portions of the Holy Spirits love, self discipline and power to succeed in our daily spiritual battle. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Mauzzam (Psalms 37:39 The LORD Their Strength) for blessing me with the strength to maintain self control when the devil and his wicked buddies are attacking me. Thank you for blessing me with the strength to say no to abusers and scammers. Thank you for blessing me with the strength to stand up for Your truth when those walking in darkness are spewing their toxic lies to the gullible. I praise You in the ultimate super man Jesus Christ. Amen

May you be blessed with peace and joy every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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And He Shall Direct Your Paths.

WE MUST LET GO

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 New King James Version

 

In my walk with the Lord one of the most difficult things to do was to trust in the Lord.

So many times He has called upon me to go places I did not want to go to and to do things I thought He was crazy for asking me to do.

On the flip side of the coin, when reflecting upon it I am so glad that I was an obedient child because there was so much accomplished in this act of obedience.

I think back to when He called me to be a tree planter or when He called me to go serve Him in Asia and thought there was no way I could ever succeed but it was through obedience and faith that we succeeded.

 

Every time I depended upon my own way of thinking it always ended in disaster.

Do you notice the last part of this passage?

He shall direct your paths.

Do not think that Jehovah has only one path for you to follow. There are different times in your life where He will move you from one path to another.

He has directed me on four so far. Each path was preparing me for the next. So while I was serving my Beloved on one path He was teaching me and preparing me to serve Him on the next path He had prepared for me to take.

 

“The point of having an open mind, like having an open mouth, is to close it on something solid.” — G. K. Chesterton

Prayer:  Thank you Jehovah Rohi (The Lord is my Sheppard) for guiding this sheep of Your divine flock on the many paths You have chosen for me to travel in the course of my service to You. Many times it has been difficult to trust You but always rewarding to do so once the journey, no matter how challenging, begun until its completion. I praise You in the name of He who followed Your preordained path 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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He Gives You the Equipment.

May he equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to
whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:21 New International Version

 

deep green leaves caressing tiny purple flower

 

When you have received and obeyed your calling from the Lord, He will always equip you with what you need
to accomplish that calling.

 

If you try to go on your own you will fail miserably.

 

Speaking from personal experience when I first was called to be a Christian writer I attempted to learn and do it
on my own, even though I knew nothing of writing. I failed miserably.

 

Every time I surrendered and asked the Holy Spirit to show my how to do it, it was an instantaneous opening if my eyes and learning how to succeed in what I was trying to accomplish (now not all things are instantaneous. Learning how to use the tools and learning how to use them and where to use them took three years. The thing that I was trying to learn at the time to move forward is what I am referring to.) .

 

That does not mean He will give you everything you want but instead everything you need.

 

You may want a big jazzy web page to attract a large audience but may instead be given a small plain one that is more effective in attracting ones who are seeking Christ.

 

I expect great things from God, I attempt great things for God. William Carey

 

Prayer: I thank You Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for blessing me with the opportunities and the tools to serve You. I give thanks in the name of He who served You all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen

 

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