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They are Neither Right or Good.

FOLLOW JESUS

 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Ephesians 2:10 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

I have witnessed many who take on tasks in the belief that they are doing Gods work so they will receive Gods blessings. That that is a form of bribery. They may be doing good in the community but of course their endeavors mean nothing to Jehovah.

The Christian motto is:Not my will but Your will be done my Beloved. Joseph a son of Jehovah

An obedient son or daughter of Jehovah seeks His will not their own. When we make this commitment He will guide us where we are best suited to meet His needs in His way.

When we fulfill His direction this is pleasing in Jehovahs eyes.

Before you make any plans to service Christ, take it to the King (Jesus) first. Then, wait for His direction.

Be patient.

Moses had to wait forty years. Paul had to wait three.

While you are waiting He is preparing you for meaningful service unto Him. He is also preparing the place of service for you to go to and the proper time.

“Christ is our justification, from which follows that our good works, if they are of Christ, are good; but if ours, they are neither right or good.” ―Ulrich Zwingli

Prayer:Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for blessing me with guidance in the when, how and where to serve You in the manner in which You know is best suited for this servant to serve You. I praise You in You majestic name. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Non-serving Does Not Belong to Us.

HE HAS THE WORK PREPARED

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do Ephesians 2:10 New International Version

There is no such thing.

There is no such thing as a non-serving Christian.

Yes we have been saved by grace alone with Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

That does not mean we can accept Christ and sit on our hands waiting for Him to take us to Heaven.

Once we become a member of Jehovah’s family He has His set chores for us to do. These are chores that are specially prepared just for us in our service to Christ.

Do not forget that if Jesus is our king then we are His servants.

What does a servant do?

They serve.

It need not be anything spectacular like missionary work. Whatever you do, when you do it for the glory of Christ, you are fulfilling your duties as His servant.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for the numerous opportunities You so graciously provide me with to serve You both great and small every day. I give thanks in the name of Your wonderful child who served You so admirably when we walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Gratitude is Not Only

Know and fully recognize with gratitude that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]. Psalm 100:3Holy Bible, Amplified Version

Gratitude is described as acknowledgement of having received something good from another.

Yes we are to know that Jehovah made us and not being insulting idiots and believe that we are descended from monkeys. We are to recognize which means we are to have a clear understanding that we are a Divine creation.

To me that fills me with gratitude and meaning.

After all, how many folks go around and wonder why they are here?

I know why I am here. I was created to be blessed with a Divine loving relationship with our Heavenly Father. I am His and He is mine.

In gratitude I am obedient unto His direction in my life. This gives me Divine purpose.

Again, how many folks wonder what their purpose in life is.

I know mine.

It is to serve an amazing King.

For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation]. For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Ephesians 2:8-10 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

This leads me to a virtuous life.

Virtue means a conduct that conforms to an accepted standard of right and wrong.

Whose standard of what is right or wrong will you trust, Jehovahs or the worlds? Look around at the world and see if you want to live that type of life, I certainly do not.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Cicero

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for creating in my life a heart dedicated to nurturing a loving obedient live dedicated to You. I love You and praise You in the name of my Beloved brother in Your Heavenly family Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Must Mean Everything to Us.

Therefore I urge you,brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.Romans 12:1 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

Most western Christians have it backwards. They falsely believe that Jesus is here to serve them. They only call on Him when they want something from Him whether it is to solve a problem or whether it is because they want something from Him. When He blesses them with their request they are rude and ungrateful and do not even thank Him.

That is not the Christian life.

The Christian live is to dedicate ones self to Christ in serving Him. His will is to always supersede theirs. We are to lay our desires upon the alter and to completely surrender to their will in their lives. After all we were created to do specific works He has prepared for us to do.

For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Ephesians 2:10 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

The Christian motto is to be: Christ first, others second, self last. Joseph a son of Jehovah

When others see our sacrificial works they will become intrigued and ask us why  we live such a life. This will be our greatest testimony and evangelism of all. We are to be a living testimony for Him.

Do not tell me of your Christ, show me Him in your life. Joseph a son of Jehovah

“Christianity must mean everything to us before it can mean anything to others.” — Donald Soper              

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) my eternal King for the supreme privilege of being Your humble servant. I praise You in Your magnificent name. Amen

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


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You Are Not Called to be a Hand Sitter.

COMPLETE DEDITACATION

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 New International Version

Too many Christians are mistakenly under the assumption that once they have accepted Christ as their Savior all they have to do is wait for the angels to take them to Heaven.

Nothing is further from the truth.

Jehovah, just like many parents, has daily chores for us to do. They may be small or they may be big, but He has work for us to do in His kingdom.

To refuse to be obedient is rude, lazy and disobedient to our loving Father.

Every morning say a prayer that the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to the work our Father has prepared for you that day and you will be surprised at what happens.

Yes we are Jehovah’s children but we are also Christ’s servants.

A servant does not sit around and not serve their master do they?

Then if Christ is our King does it not stand to reason that a King has work for His servants to do?

 

It will be difficult to begin but the more you are open and obedient to the calling of your king the easier it is and much more rewarding in your life.

Not my will be done but Thy will be done is to be the national anthem of a Christians daily prayer. Joseph- Anthony: Green.

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) open my mind and spirit to be an obedient child and do the chores You have prepared for me to do this day. I humbly ask this in the name of He who always did His Fathers work as 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 Little Has Big

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:8-10 New King James Version

praying in chinese church

 

The repetition of small efforts will accomplish more than the occasional use if great talents. Charles Spurgeon

 

Praying does not require much skill but accomplishes a lot. I have experienced a lot of it.

 

I prayed for a precious sister to be blessed with fellowship and joining a bible study group. She wanted to say farewell to some friends. At the meeting she met another old friend who invited her to join her Bible study group. Two birds with one stone.

 

I prayed for a friend of a friends husband to recover from a serious illness. After three days he had completely recovered.

 

A small effort to do one kind act a day can produce huge affects on Christian and non-Christians alike. Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

When I was a teacher in China, many times my students would see me do small acts of kindness. They would ask my why I did these things. I informed them I was a Christian and that opened the door for me to share Jesus with them and some of them ultimately became Christians.

 

The little things we do in our daily lives can and do have big affects. Joseph-Anthony: Green

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me today and every day with the wisdom, grace and opportunities to serve You today and every day. I humbly ask this in the name of He who served You by constantly serving others while walking amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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