josephsdailywalkwithjesus

A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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It Helps to Remember

VOICE OF GOD

 When the friendship and counsel of God were over my tent. Job 29:4 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

When trouble comes where ya gonna go?

For me it is either in my sanctuary (a winterized tent or in Gods Cathedral (nature) which His Divine Word (the Bible).

It is in these quiet places that I pour my heart out to my beloved big daddy. He patiently listens and then either speaks directly to me in a soft reassuring gentle voice or we have a little Bible study. I cherish both.

It is advisable to bring along a recording device to record what has been said by His immaculate wise voice to be contemplated upon later so that His advice can be more deeply digested and then put into action.

These two places are perfect because it is in the quiet places that we can hear His voice all the more clearer and we can talk all the more intimate with Him.

“On days when life is difficult and I feel overwhelmed, as I do fairly often, it helps to remember in my prayers that all God requires of me is to trust Him and be His friend. I find I can do that.” — Bruce Larson

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shammah ( The Lord is Present) for always being present and available when I so desperately need to talk with You, my closest confident. Thank you that Your gentle words remind me to always trust You completely because You have everything under control. I praise You in the name of He who had everything under control while with His disciples no matter how much the storm raged Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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God is in Your Midst  

GOD IS WITH US

This past week mom (I am a unpaid live in care giver for my mom. If I am not here she will be put into a seniors home) has been constantly taunting me that this is HER house and she does not need me. She can throw me out at her slightest whim.   I know my Lord desires me to remain here but it really gets me down.         

 These verses and quotes stuck out to me this morning while reading morning devotionals.              

For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11    The Holy Bible Amplified Version                                    

 “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”  Hebrews 13:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version                         

   I don’t know what  tomorrow brings;  But I know who knows, and I know He holds my hand who holds tomorrow in His other hand. Joseph a son of Jehovah                                                                                  

   Is anything too difficult or too wonderful for the Lord? Genesis 18:14  The Holy Bible Amplified Version             

   “What seems too difficult for us is a sure sign that it belongs to God.” — Marie DePree                                                                  

 “The Lord your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. Zephaniah 3:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version                                             

About an hour afterwards as laying in bed my heart started tingling like a mild electric current was stimulating it.  Then there was a tingling in my mouth (no not like the current was running from my heart to my mouth but each was separate). I could not stop singing Glllllory, gloorrry , glorrry in excelsis.        

Next my right finger after the thumb tingled and was outstretched towards Heaven. This continued for an hour.                                                                     

 Wow, what an experience.                                                                      

   Do you think my Heavenly Love was trying to tell me something?  

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) for blessing me with your reassurance that no matter what comes my way whether good or bad You are always right here with me. You are indeed all I need in life and You are my life. I exalt You in the name of my best friend who continuously walks beside me Jesus Christ. Amen May

Christ bless you with love, joy and peace today and every day.


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In the Gutter Not in The .

 

                                                      

Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

It is in the dirty that brings forth the most glory.

It is when we are asked and indeed sometimes it is demanded of us to do the dirty jobs no one else desires to do that we have the opportunity to bring Jehovah the most glory.

When I was a teacher in Asia I was always given the classes from Hell. Yes, they were tough but it was also an opportunity to bring Jehovah glory. Many times teachers, students and parents would see me praying before a class. Everybody laughed with the attitude that I needed all the help I could get. All the while they did not even believe in Jehovah.

I would walk into class and have a great class. Everyone was stunned. All glory was given where it rightly belonged: to my wise Teacher in Heaven.

Indeed, after about two months the horrible monsters became little angles. Everyone was shocked beyond words and they knew it was because of me (well, the majority of it was because of the Holy Spirit blessing me with wisdom, strength, patience, gracefulness and meekness).

Soon all the other parents wanted their children in my class. Some even became Christians.

The best opportunity to bring Jehovah glory is in the gutter not in the palace. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Many complain about their circumstances but will not lift a finger to make the change that needs to be done in their personal lives or their environment to improve their lot. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah Shammah ( The Lord is Present) be present with me when difficult and undesirable tasks are heaved upon my shoulders. Please bestow upon me Your Divine wisdom, grace, meekness and strength to use this opportunity to bring glory unto You my Love. I respectfully request this in the name of He who brought You untold glory as He took the  most horrible job of all on the cross 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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Why the Bible Thumpers Are Wrong.

USE DISCRECION

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 New International Version

I have seen and experienced many good intentioned but wrong minded Christians who try to shove their version of the Bible down people’s throats. As a result they do more to drive unbelievers away from Christ than guide them to Christ. Consequently you are serving Satan rather than serving Christ.

 

I know because that is exactly what happened to me with that Satanic cult Jehovah’s Witnesses and with some people who were recovered alcoholics and drug addicts that became born again Christians. Because of their in your face method they drove me away from reading the Bible, praying or having anything to do with Christianity for many years.

The way that I find to be most productive is to begin with living the Christian life. Then pray that Jehovah arranges for you to encounter someone who is open to receiving Christ’s message.

When they see how you live they will be curious and inquire about why you live a different lifestyle. That is the best opportunity to share the message.

Now of course this includes studying your Bible and carrying it with you every day so that you are prepared.

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God ) teach me when and how to use the correct opportunities to share You with those who are ready to hear Your Word.

I sincerely ask this in the name of He who waited thirty years before beginning His ministry Jesus Christ. Amen

 

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


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Be Thankful For Where You Are.

ACCEPT HIS CALL INTO HIS LIFETIME SCHOOL AND SERVICE

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.  The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned Genesis 39:1-4 New International Version

There was a time when I was frustrated and considering giving up on teaching in China. It was very difficult.

 

However, as time went by there were some students that became interested in Christianity.

Although it was challenging, to say the least, after six months they did accept Christ.

This process was repeated as I each semester the new students repeated the experience.

So, even though it is dirty, noisy, stinky, the people are rude and many times there are no other foreigners to talk with the rewards were great.

The point is, God puts us each where we are to use us in His divine plan of things.

We are not to whine and go about His business niggardly but with joy and love.

Our efforts will be rewarded here and in heaven.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Rohi (God our Sheppard) bless me with a joyful, loving and gracious heart to dutifully obey Your divine guidance in my life to do with gusto the work You have prepared for me to do before I was even born. I sincerely request this in the name of Your obedient son who was followed His duty to You 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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How Can You Fill a Full Bucket?

IT MUST BE SCRUBBED CLEAN

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever  the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. John 14:16-17 New King James Version   

                                                                                

If you want Gods blessings upon your life how can He if your life is full of pride? Isn’t that trying to fill a bucket with water when it is already full?                                  

And what is in that bucket?                                                                                                       

Is not pride, arrogance and self centeredness filthy in Jehovah’s eyes?                                                                                                                  

So would you drink form a bucket of water that was dunked into a pool of raw sewage?   

                                                                                                                              

Of course the only way to clean that bucket and receive the clean pure spiritual life giving waters of the Holy Spirit is to humbly ask Jehovah to clean that bucket and allow Him to do so.    

                                                                                                          

It is neither easy nor pleasant, but the end result is well worth it.                                    

The end result of course is being full of the Holy Spirits pure life giving waters.

THEN, you will begin to receive Gods blessings.                                                               

Now of course to continue to receive that spiritual life giving water you must empty your bucket.                                                                                                                      

The way to do that is to be using that spiritual life giving water to share with others. 

                                                                                                                                     

That means as Jehovah has freely given to you, you are to freely share with others.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God the eternal creator) purge my heart of all the filth of self so that I may be honoured to receive Your beautiful grace in my heart to create a heart of love for You and love for others. In doing this please bless me with the opportunities to share this spiritual spring of life giving waters with others as abundantly as You have given them to me.I humbly ask this in the revered name of he who was a constant spring of spiritual waters during His earthly ministry Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                   

 

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


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We Are the Work of His Hand.

BECAUSE OF MY FAITH

O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8 New King James Version

As Christians we are constantly put on the potters wheel. We are the work of His hand.

Now from my experience first you must go through the furnace of affliction and then the potters wheel.

 

The furnace of affliction is the most difficult and painful time of a Christians life. This is where Jehovah allows circumstances to happen that will burn off your bad attributes.

For me it was stubbornness, unforgiveness and spitefulness. It was a slow process that took two years.

 

Once this was accomplished then and only then was I put on the potters wheel. It is a process that lasts a lifetime.

 

Sometimes with clay there are parts of it that are very hard and must be pounded to make it soft and moldable.

 

So too it is with us.

Here are times when we are stubborn and difficult. In those times the Lord will allow difficult times to come to us to pound out that stubbornness and make us moldable again.

“We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.” John Stott

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohim (God our maker) for the painful experience of burning off the dross. Thank you for sticking with it in molding this lumpy piece of clay into the vessel You desire me to be. I extoll You in the name of the greatest molder of them all Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                             

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