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It is Not My Job

christ, will lead To It is not my job to change anyone’s mind.

It is my duty (which is an act of love) to be obedient and do as the Holy Spirit directs me to do in service to my Heavenly King, Jesus.

When feeling rejected or bitter, I am to stay focused on Jesus’ satisfaction and rewards not mans. I obey King Jesus and leave the results to Him.

It then becomes obvious that Jehovah, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and I have a deep loving relationship. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) Ps10:16 for blessing me with the honour of serving such an awesome King as You and depending upon You and You alone for praise. It is in Your magnificent name I pray amen.

May you be blessed with abundant joy in your heart filled with love and your life overflowing with laughter every day this year.


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There are Two Important Steps in this Verse

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Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided. Proverbs 16: 6 Holy Bible New Living Translation

There are two important steps in this verse.

The first part is that through our love for Jehovah we feel shame for our sin so we repent of it. Jehovah for His part then forgives us of that sin.

“The truth is, living in agreement with God will bring His conviction when we are disobedient. Conviction may feel like a negative thing, but it’s just as much a part of God as His smile. He is committed to making our lives work in Him, and He will use the strength and power of His conviction to let us know when we are outside His will. It may feel bad, but conviction is God at work in us.” — David Edwards

The second part is when we are obedient unto the Holy Spirits guidance He directs us away from places and things that would tempt us to sin. It does not mean we will be protected from evil because it is all around us and sometimes strikes us personally.

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Rohi ( Jesus is our Divine Shepherd )- Psalm 23 for blessing me with Your gracious forgiveness when I mess up and honestly repent. Thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to guide me along the road to Heaven You have chosen for me to take and for helping me to stay upon said road. I praise You in Your wise name. Amen

May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Are You a Good Steward?

Be hospitable to one another without complaint. Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace [faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor].1 Peter 4:9-11 Holy Bible Amplified Version

In unions it is the steward that goes to management when there is a problem between one of its member’s and the company (at least it was when I was a union member.).

To be Gods steward we are to be helpers to Jehovah. We are to guide others to Jehovah and to observe the proper conduct in His Holy Family.

To do this Jehovah has equipped us with specific skills to accomplish this assignment. We need not go to seminary or university to attend these classes, the Holy Spirit knows us individually and has individual classes prepared for us so we will learn our gifts and how to use them correctly. When we are ready He will lead us to the proper place and time to utilize these skills to the best effect.

The problem is too many are neglecting their gifts and instead selfishly wasting their time on their own goals in life rather than being good stewards in Christs kingdom.

Are you a good steward?

Stewardship is the obedient management of life and all of its resources under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to bring glory unto Jehovah and to bring the lost into His Holy family. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) for the honor of being Your free will servant. May I humbly always be obedient unto Your Divine direction of the proper use of the resources Your give me to expand Your Kingdom of Light into the world of darkness. I sincerely request this in Your majestic name. Amen

The gift of love, the gift of joy, the gift of peace, these are the greatest gifts that can be given. They are given in abundance to all those in Christs family by our Heavenly loving  Father. May you be blessed with plentiful opportunities to share these with those around you today.


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A Curse Upon Nations.

                                                                                                                    

I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk [that is, to live each and every day] in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments (precepts), so that you will live and multiply, and that the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you are entering to possess. But if your heart turns away and you will not hear and obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you will certainly perish. Deuteronomy 30:16-18 Holy Bible Amplified Version         

I see it in every nation, folks have turned their backs on Jehovah and even mock Him. They do so at their own peril.                                 

If you look at the dirty thirties the roaring twenties preceded it.        

In the roaring twenties it was anything goes (except worshiping Jehovah of course). Yes there was a lot of drinking but there was also a lot of premarital sex,worshiping the occult, and crime. It was an eat drink and be merry attitude.                                                               

I firmly believe that is why the dirty thirties was a curse upon nations. The roaring twenties pale in comparison to the wickedness which premetes every society today. As such the disaster which is but a breath away shall come like a world wide explosion like a exploding volcano which destroys everything in its path.                                                    

 “And what greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prayer: Please Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) bless me with the Holy Spirit’s guidance and strength to educate the lost in the  around me so as to bring them into Your Holy community. I truly mourn over the destructive path they are walking in and desire them to change direction into Your Holy Path. I ask this in the name of the guiding light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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And He Shall Direct Your Paths.

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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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How Much Providence is There in Your Life?

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There is no such thing as chance. Jehovah directs our steps when we allow Him to.

 

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps Proverbs 16:9 New International Version

 

For me it was small things that stood out I was living in a dead end world and then read a little ad in the local newspaper about going to a school in Toronto to study electronics. I went but soon was studying natural medicine which I have used to help others for over thirty years as well as doing volunteer work in a hospital which was preparing me to care for others.

 

At another time after that there was  a little ad to go tree planting and as there was no other work available I took the job. During the thirteen years of the career I planted over a million trees all across Canada  but the thing Jehovah was preparing me for was when I was teaching rookies that was preparing me where He would send me next. As well many of the workers had some deep seated problems so I learned to counsel them.

 

When this career was petering out I studied teaching English. Once the course was completed my resume was posted on line. From hundreds of contract offers only one stood out which was teaching in China. During my ten years there I helped guide countless students to Christ.

 

As you can see each one was preparing me for a larger plan in succession. It took the course of about thirty years so do not expect it to happen overnight.

 

“There are no accidents in the life of the Christian.” Rowland Bingham

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi (God is our Sheppard) for so patiently guiding me to places You intended for me You be to do the work You intended for me to do. I praise You in the name of He who followed His destiny all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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