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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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Who Will Spend It?

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We heap up wealth not knowing who will spend it. Psalm 39:6                   

Chances it is going to be the government and the banks. In my opinion they are the two biggest legalized thieves to ever curse the earth.

Then it is going to be ungrateful family members. The only time they ever wanted anything to do with you is when they wanted money from you.

So, my question is: why are you wasting your life and health for ungrateful ones when you should be investing it in Christs Kingdom?

 No, I am not referring to your last will, I am referring to the here and now.

No, I am not referring to your finances, which is always needed but rather your time and expertise.

How much time and effort do you put into expanding Christs kingdom?

How much time do you spend in expanding the jewels in the crown Jesus is going to place upon your head when you meet Him in Heaven?

Invest in Christs Kingdom not the worlds. His kingdom has eternal dividends. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ghmolah ( The God of Recompense ) for teaching me to invest in Your eternal kingdom which pays Heavenly dividends rather than waste my time, effort and finances on that which vanishes in time like the morning mist. I thank you in the name of He whose blood was invested in bringing Your children into Your eternal home 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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We Must be Willing To.

HE IS THE BOSS

 So submit to [the authority of] God. James 4:7 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

I surrender all to Jesus. All of my life, finances, dreams, will and love to Him and to Him alone. That does not mean we cannot love anyone else but rather Jesus is always top dog in our life.

But as for me, I trust [confidently] in You and Your greatness, O Lord; I said, “You are my God.” Psalms 31:14 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

I have trusted financial advisors and alls I got was an empty pockets as they ripped me off and got most of my money. I trusted doctors when sick and only got sicker. I trusted lovers and friends only to be betrayed and abused.

I have trusted Christ with my life and He has never disappointed me.

No, I do not believe we can ever completely trust Him. We are too weak to do that. But that is okay, as long as we surrender our will to Him, He will expand our trust, obedience, respect and love for Him.

“Christianity can never come to us as a bargain; it can never be had at wholesale price. We must be willing to pay the full price of surrender and trust.” — William L. Krutza

Prayer: This modest servant of Yours surrenders all unto You my cherished Jehovah Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) knowing that it is trusted in the hands of the wisest, most loving,supreme sovereignty of all. I make this pledge in the name of my loving King Jesus Christ. 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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All for What?

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 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 New Living Translation

Worry is a thief.

It robs you of your physical health, it robs you of a good nights sleep, to robs you of your mental health, it robs you of your personal relationships.

All for what?

Most times the things I worried over never happened any way. And whether way it is always out of my hands so why waste your time and energy ?

It has taken me a life time to have confidence in Jehovah. Now, I just thank Him for being such a loving Father and have faith in that it is in His capable hands.

Worry is an insult to Jehovah. Joseph a son of Jehovah

When or if He directs me to take action I obey Him because of faith that it will bring success. If He says not to take any action my hand remains still because of faith that if my hand moves it will only bring disaster.

“Worry is a conversation you have with yourself about things you cannot change. Prayer is a conversation you have with God about things He can change.” unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (The Lord blesses with Peace) for blessing me with Your Divine peace as I lay everything at Your feet. I have complete confidence in Your provisions in every aspect of my life. I exalt You in the name of the Prince of Peace Jesus Christ. Amen

Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing


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Close To the Brokenhearted.

SPIRITUAL STRENGTH

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (contrite in heart, truly sorry for their sin). Psalms 34:18 Holy Bible Amplified Version

When you have lost a loved one through death or divorce or because they have left the nest, your heart is crushed and your heart is broken, why not take it to Jesus?

When walking amongst us did not His family divorce itself from Him and did He not experience broken heartedness when one of His loved ones died? Did He not suffer separation from our beloved Father on the cross?

I have lost many loved ones and He was there to comfort me as no one else could or would.

When you lose your job or home why not take it to Jesus?

Did He not experience homelessness? Didn’t he and His disciple sleep in the wilderness where there was bandits, scorpions and many man eating predators?

I have been homeless and living in a tent surrounded by bears. It was taking security that

I went to sleep with no concern of being attacked while sleeping

Did He not lose His job as a carpenters son (He did not go right from being a carpenters son to His ministry.)?

There have been many times when, through no fault of my own, I was released from a company (usually because they went bankrupt) that I believed I would be at for all of my working years. It was He picked me up when I felt like giving up and going out and pounding the pavement and or upgrading my skills and getting another place to work. For those of us over fifty that are considered unhirable why not ask Jesus how you can be blessed with self employment?

When you are crushed and brokenhearted because of illness, didn’t Jesus experience the pain of whipping and beating in His body and the agony of hanging on the cross? I was a sickly boy with very bad asthma and water on the knee. It was only in reading the Bible and talking with my beloved Jesus that a lot of that pain was endured and I felt His presence the closest to me.

So will He not be close to you and heal you spiritually when you experience these things (He may not heal your relationships or get your job or home back or heal your illness but will He not as a loving Savior be close to you and heal your spirit)?

Indeed may these not be viewed as a burden but rather as a blessing?

It is in our hard times that we are the closest to Jesus. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shammah (God is present ) for Your life giving presence with me through my oh so many trials and tribulations. If You were not there I do not believe I would have lived through oh so many of them. I give thanks for this wonderful loving care through Your son who experienced everything I have and so much more Jesus Christ. Amen.

May Jehovahs sweet love envelope you today a and every day.


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I Certainly Don’t Recommend

GODS DELIGHTS

The troubles of my heart are multiplied; Bring me out of my distresses. Psalms 25:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

If you want to live an easy comfortable life do not become a Christian.

A Christians life can be expected to be one filled with sorrow, pain, hardship and loneliness.

You will be filled with sorrow at the ones who reject Christ (especially those in your maternal family) and by extension ostracize you. You will not be invited to family get togethers, weddings, funerals or anniversaries. It will cut deep.

You will suffer pain of never being invited to get togethers by those you work with. You will be treated like a freak and mocked.

You will suffer loneliness as Christ takes you away from comforts of this life into service for Him. You will feel as if you are the only person in the world because everyone around you rejects you mocks you and ostracizes you. It will cost you your family, your friends, your career, maybe your health, your financial security.

You will face hardship because of what you have to surrender unto Christ (in the beginning of your walk you will not be sure if He will supply your needs).

If this sounds like to heavy of a price to pay let us look at the rewards:

You can be sure that no matter the family and friends who reject you Christ will bring to you a Christian communion that will be closer than any maternal family member or worldly friend.

No matter recession or physical injury or anything that hampers you finances Christ will always make sure you have a comfortable place to live, clothes on your back and food in your belly.

In your hardship it will bring you ever closer to Christ which will expand your love, admiration, trust and friendship with Him, which is the best treasure of them all.

It is not: is it worth giving up everything to become a Christian but rather why in the world would I desire anything but Christ in my life. Joseph a son of Jehovah

  “I didn’t go to religion to make me ‘happy.’ I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” C. S. Lewis

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Uzam (The Lord is our Strength in Trouble) for blessing me with Your Divine strength to endure and prosper (yes prosper because the prosperity is in the enlargement of our eternal love affair) during my suffering because of my association with You. I exalt You in the name of He gladly enduring the most horrible suffering for me Jesus Christ. 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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Will Guard Your

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 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

I have known a lot of war in my life.

The war of worry.

This plagues me with restless nights, bad health and nervous disposition. The only way to be victorious in this war is to lay it at the feet of my Beloved Heavenly Father. He sends the Holy Spirit to reassure me, comfort me and encourage me. He reminds me that everything is in His hands and that everything will work out for my good

The war of fear.

This battle leaves me timid and restless. The only way to be victorious in this war is to lay it at the feet of my Beloved Heavenly Father. He sends the Holy Spirit to reassure me, comfort me and encourage me. He reminds me that everything is in His hands and that He will always supply for my needs.

The war of anger and hatred (this includes jealousy).

This war boils the brain so it cannot function properly. It steals all joy and love from my soul. The only way to be victorious in this war is to lay it at the feet of my Beloved Heavenly Father. He sends the Holy Spirit to reassure me, comfort me and encourage me. He reminds me that the important thing to stay focused on is that those who unjustly inflict pain or sorrow on me shall be punished by His vengeful hand.

The war of loneliness.

The feeling of being unloved and all alone. A feeling so heavy it causes physical pain in my heart and great sobbing. The only way to be victorious in this war is to lay it at the feet of my Beloved Heavenly Father. He sends the Holy Spirit to reassure me, comfort me and encourage me. He reminds me that the important thing to stay focused on is that He loves me with a love that no other can compare with. That He is always with me and has a house built with love awaiting me in His Heavenly home.

The best security system there ever can be is the one wrapped up in Jehovahs loving arms. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Gador Milchamah (The Lord is Mighty in Battle) for providing me with the weapons to defeat satan in his battle against my mind and spirit. This unbeatable weapon of course is You Holy Love. I praise You in the name of my most precious lover Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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The Trail Blessings.

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 Today I have received numerous blessings on the daily hike.

The first one was beautiful weather to go for a long hike.

Instead of going one of the normal routes the Lord directed me to a different route. While walking along the asphalt walkway there was a saying spray painted upon the pavement that was eye catching. It was photographed to be used later for this blog.

Then , the Lord guided me to a small trail up a hill. On top of the hill there was a view of the raised gardens built by some of my detractors that laughed at the design the Lord instilled upon me to build for our raised garden. Upon inspecting it, it was discovered to be all falling apart (while the Lords design is still as good as new. Both were built at the same time).

I then returned to the main trail and continued on my way.    

A short while later the Lord guided me to take a little side street. At the end of that side street, there was another side street. At the end of that side street was a trail. The trail was oh so beautiful with quaint little bridges along petite creeks. It was so beautiful. I had walked this route numerous times and never saw this trail.

As the walk continued along the main route which took me into a bush. At one point there is a resting place beside a quiet little rapids where I usually rest. The Lord opened my eyes to a little trail I never noticed before. There, along the trail was a pile of discarded patio stones in mint condition that can be used for the flower garden which will be retrieved in the spring. I know the owner of the land and he has previously informed me any treasures found back there were mine if I wanted them (that is where some of the materials to build the Lords raised garden came from). Finally, on the other side of the creek is a pile of pressure treated lumber that has been thrown out that, again, can be used in the spring for garden projects.

I find it amazing just what folks throw out.

It is funny when others ask me where I got the building material and they are informed. They think Ia am crazy but I believe in using everything to its most potential.

Jehovah supplies our tomorrows in ways as unusual as He does our todays. It causes us to marvel at Him all the more. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God my provider) for blessing me with numerous provisions today that will be used for future projects that I know You have in store for me to accomplish in conjunction with the Holy Spirit, this spring. You constantly amaze me my Love. I praise You in the name of He who fed the four thousand 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.