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A Servant’s Heart.

I am Your servant; give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart] Psalm 119:125 Holy Bible Amplified Version

The wise servant knows what is expected of him or her by the King.

The only way to achieve this is by discernment and the only way to attain that is listening to the Kings instructions. Just as an earthly king will have various and different duties for the servant each day so too does our Heavenly King. That is why we must ask Him every day to provide us with the proper instructions throughout the day.

There is a manner of conduct that is required of the Kings servant and the only manner in which the servant can know this and incorporate it into his daily life is with instruction and daily practice from the King.

It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the bond servant like his master. Matthew 10:25 Holy Bible Amplified Version

We always emulate that which we admire.

So many imitate their favourite musician by talking like they do, dressing like they do and behaving like they do (God help us with the role models in the music, TV and movie industry today).

So too must we Christians emulate our Heavenly Master as His bond servants.

Bond servants are those who serve another of their own free will. That is the only way to become a servant of Christ is by our own free will. He is too gracious to force anything on us.

The more we serve and emulate Him in our daily life the more it will be ingrained into our subconscious to serve Him and behave like Him in an appropriate manner which is pleasing unto Him without even thinking about it.

“The true character of ministry is a servant’s heart.” Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for the awesome privilege of being Your humble obedient servant. I extol Thee in the name of the King of Kings Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Cannot Do Them All.

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7 King James Version

DARKNESS

Believe it or not, Jehovah cannot answer all our prayers.

Oh he has the power and ability to but he is restrained by unco-operating sprits.

So let us say you deeply want reconciliation with someone who has hurt you and is unrepentant or that you feel repentant to someone you hurt.

God gives each of us free will.

So someone who is arrogant or bitter He cannot force to reconcile. There was someone who repeatedly abused me when I was a child.

Numerous times I tried to reconcile with them when I became a man only to have them cruelly laugh at me and deny the events even occurred, despite there were numerous official records of the incidents.

I prayed hard core for many years for reconciliation to happen.

He died a very slow and painful death, unrepentant til the end.

So it is not that God breaks His promise, it is that there are those who refuse to obey His grace.

When this happens, do not blame God but blame the arrogant unrepentant one.

Then there are times we ask for what we deeply desire and He does not give it to us. It is because it is not what He has planned for us.

For example, when I was a teenager all the way into my thirties I prayed every day for the blessing of having a wife, children, home and steady job.

Now in my middle years I believe this blessing was withheld from me because He intended me to serve Him in many various places across the country and indeed around the world in numerous difficult and dangerous situations.

He has blessed me with loving Christians throughout though that are closer than my own family and there are abundant cherished memories of the good accomplished in His name and through His name.

There are times when we ask for things that are not good for us so of course he cannot give them to us.

I asked for a contract in another part of the country that I really wanted to see because of its history and culture.

Instead the Lord directed me to the opposite end of the country. It was later revealed that there was a lot of infighting in the company and that it ended up closing three months after I was supposed to start.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for all the marvelous blessings You have bestowed upon me and for instructing me that there are some things that You cannot do due to unreceptive hearts. Please Jehovah always give me a heart that is receptive to Your will in all my ways in all my days. I sincerely ask this in the name of he who was obedient to Your will all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.
. May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.