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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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Begin with Me.

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 My people, who are called by My Name, humble themselves, and pray and seek (crave, require as a necessity) My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear [them] from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 The Holy Bible Amplified Version  

This is the sequence of seeking reconciliation with with Jehovah.   

First you must humble yourself before Jehovah. Do not attempt to speak with Him as an equal or as if you are superior but rather as a repentant naughty child

Then you must have a deep remorse for your sins as a child who was naughty and has brought great grief unto the relative they love so much (I say relative because many do not have loving parents but everyone has a relative they have a deep loving relationship with). This must be done to continue with a desire improve our deep loving relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Finally we must turn from our wicked ways less they destroy this most important of all loving relationship.                

All wickedness has selfishness at its core. Joseph a son of Jehovah                   

We must turn from me first to Jehovah first. Then Jehovah will listen to our prayers. Then Our sins will be forgiven. Then our spirit will be healed first above all others.

“Lord revive Your church and begin with me.” — Chinese Christian

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Go’el (The Lord is my Redeemer) for redeeming my body, spirit and mind when I sincerely repent unto You. I exalt You in the name of He whose cherished blood made this all possible 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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Jehovah Will Take You to a Place.

So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by, and a great and powerful wind was tearing out the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind, [there was] an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake, [there was] a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire, [there was] the sound of a gentle blowing. When Elijah heard the sound, he wrapped his face in his mantle (cloak) and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a soft voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts (armies), because the sons of Israel have abandoned (broken) Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I, only I, am left; and they seek to take away my life.” 1 Kings 19:11-14 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Mount Horeb was also called Mount Zion which is where Moses spoke with Jehovah.

Jehovah will take you to a place where there is no distraction.

Elijah was sheltered from Jehovahs destructive power and then Jehovah spoke with him in a soft gentle voice.

When Jehovah desires to speak with you it will not be yelling and screaming but in a soft gentle voice.

Jehovah knew why Elijah was there just as He knew why Adam and Eve were hiding from Him. He wanted Elijah to pour out his frustrations and pity party to Him. He wants you to do the same with Him. He will not pamper you nor scold you. He will remind you of all the blessing He has given you and will strengthen and encourage you.

At least that is what happens with me. He always guides me to a quiet place in nature and we can spend hours going through verse after verse through the Bible, sometimes for hours, sometimes for days on end until His point is made. By the completion I am left being at peace, strengthened, joyous and appreciative of all my Beloved has done for me, is doing for me and will be doing for me.

Elijah was arrogant in believing he was the only prophet left even though he was told otherwise earlier. He was taking credit for what Jehovah did with alter and prophets of Baal. He had no faith in Jehovah’s protective power.

How many times has Jehovah done amazing things threw us and folks give us the credit? We do not correct them but bask in the glory and indeed feel ashamed to give Jehovah the glory because we feel we will be laughed at by the crowd.

How many times after a great victory do we experience a great crash? We run in fear as if the amazing accomplishment Jehovah has just done through us never occurred and we have zero faith in Him. It has happened to me many times. Afterwards there is a lot of shame.

But, when we repent Jehovah is quick to forgive us.

That does not give us carte blanch to continue to do this though, we must grow in our faith.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) bless me to correct me when I become arrogant and thank you for being patient and comforting with me when I have a pity party. Thank you for Your gentle voice of encouragement, wisdom and strength and guidance in all of my life. I exalt You in the name of the most respectful King which I always try to emulate Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He is Out of His Mind.

HE GIVES PEACE

But when His family heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, “He is out of His mind.” Mark 3:21 New International Version

When your family and friends laugh at you, mock you and or consider you crazy for giving up all worldly desires to follow the path Christ has for you in life, just remember, Jesus’ family thought He was nuts too.

 

If you give up a successful career to go work in the slums or when you walk away from the booze, sex and drugs, when you walk away from the malls and walk toward Jesus of course those around you will not understand. What they do not and cannot understand they label as crazy because it does not fit their idea of normal.

I would rather be crazy for Jesus than be normal and in Hell.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

It will be painful to have to say goodbye to those close to you but Jesus will reward you with a solid loving, respectful relationship with Him and with those in His divine family.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) for healing me of the wounds inflicted upon me whose words cut deep because of my choice to walk with You. Please forgive them for they do not know what they are doing. I meekly thank you and ask for this forgiveness in the name of He who forgave those who mocked Him as he suffered upon the cross Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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They Are New Every Morning.

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Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, Therefore I hope in Him!” Lamentations 3:22-24 New King James Version

The great thing about Jehovah is when we repent, He readily forgives us.

No matter how bad of a day we had when we go to bed and confess our short comings and ask for forgiveness when we wake up and ask for His divine guidance throughout the coming day He abundantly supplies.

We need not carry yesterdays muck ups with us the next day.

Now we will have to make amends to those we mucked up the previous day but Jehovah will bless us with the means and the strength to carry it through.

It has amazed me the way He accomplished this so many times in my life.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for blessing me with Your divine grace of forgiveness when I repent of my sins. I praise You in the name of He whose blood made such a marvelous gift possible Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Thank Him For Breaking Your Heart.

FOLLOW YOUR WAYS

 

I am feeble and utterly crushed.  I groan in anguish of heart Psalm 38:7-9 New International Version

I used to be very spiteful and hold a grudge a long time. You did not want to cross me.

Then through an excoriating process that took years of heart ache and Christian counseling I learned to let go.

Now I have learned the wisdom of forgiving (that does not mean you do not hold those accountable for what they did) and leaving justice in Jehovahs hands. Sometimes it is still difficult and that is when I earnestly pray for the strength and wisdom to follow Jehovahs way of doing things

I have learned that He provides plenty of opportunity for those to repent and if they refuse His hand is very heavy on the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, I have a heart filled with peace, love and joy.

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If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.” Oswald Chambers                                            

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) for blessing me with healing many deep painful cuts others have caused in my heart. Thank you for depending upon You to always make things right. I praise You in the name of He who healed so many when He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                          

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


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The Divine Pardon.

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Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:7 New King James Version

There is no sin committed which the Lord will not forgive upon repentance.

Look at David, look at Peter, look at Paul. They were all recalls in their own right however upon repentance they were forgiven.

 

Now repentance means not only being sorry but to stop doing what is wrong and try to make right to those you have done wrong to.

 

Many times this will entail getting good Christian counseling and obeying what is said to do.

 

Many times this is beyond your capability which is when you need the help of the Holy Spirit and be obedient to His divine guidance.

 

Prayer: Search me oh Lord and if there is any deeds I have committed in word or action, convict me of them and bless me with them means of gaining true repentance. I humbly request this in the name of He who paid such a high price for this privilege Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Do You Grieve Him?

REPENT OR ELSE

But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, and He fought against them. Isaiah 63:10New King James Version

Are you a Christian?

Have you ever rebelled against God?

No?

How about if the Holy Spirit moves you to apologize or forgive someone and you refuse?

Is that not behaving like a disobedient child?

You are either Jesus’ friend or you are His enemy. There is no other ground. If you obey Him He is your friend, if you disobey Him, you are His enemy. If you are His friend He will bless you, if you are His enemy He will curse you. Have you ever grieved Him by being disobedient?

The beautiful part of it though is that when we repent He forgives us and will welcome us back into His holy family. Read your Old Testament. See how many times the ancient Israelites disobeyed Him and were punished. See how many times after they repented he blessed them.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Hosanna (God of His people) forgive me for the times I was a naughty child and thank you for welcoming back into Your holy family when I repented. I ask for and give thanks for these blessings in the name of He who forgave those the disciple who denied Him Jesus Christ. Amen.

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