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The Best Cathedral I Have Attended

 And the glory and majesty and splendor of the Lord will be revealed Isaiah 40:5 Holy Bible Amplified Version

The best cathedral I have attended was Jehovahs.

To the world it is called nature but to the Christian it is called “Gods Cathedral”.

The reason for this is because it is in nature that Jehovah reveals the most of His splendor, majesty, glory and awesome beauty. That is the reason “I come to the garden” is so relevant to me. Because, when I am in nature that is when I am the closest unto my Heavenly Beloved like the song says. It does not matter if it is on the shore of a lake or ocean, walking through the forest or a meadow.

The sights and fragrances peel back an amazing creator who loves me and desires to have me come to His cathedral to share a conversation together with me. It may be to comfort and encourage me, it may be to offer words of guidance to me or it may be just to share time together in Holy Communion of love.

The melody of the birds and crickets choir sings of His love, indeed many times I join in with my flute playing a love song for my cherished one in Heaven. It is relaxing yet deeply intimate. Here we share close camaraderie that is available no where else.

“We live in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” C.S. Lewis

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for blessing me with sharing not only the beauty of Thy creation but the amazing privileged of spending loving communion with You in You magnificent creation. I exalt You in the name of He who I long to walk through Heavens garden with Jesus Christ my best friend. Amen.

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

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The Mark of a Saint

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [that is, separate you from profane and vulgar things, make you pure and whole and undamaged—consecrated to Him—set apart for His purpose]; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and [be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Holy Bible Amplified Version

A saint is someone who has set himself away from the world and set their lifestyle to living the Christian life. That is what concentrate means we are dedicated to a sacred purpose and that purpose is to serve Christ in our daily lives.

It need not be big things because every act of service unto the Lord is special unto Him not matter how big or small.

When we request Jehovah to guide our words and actions He will always lead us unto service towards Him by serving others. And that is the important thing.

Do not go off half cocked and think you can serve Him however you chose because then you are not serving Him but serving yourself saying : “Look at me Lord aren’t I a good child?”

Indeed many souls have done this not to bring the lost to Christ but rather to being them to their church.

Where as, following His leading is saying: “Because I love You I shall go where You ask me to go and do what You want me to do.” That does not mean we have halos or are perfect.

Indeed it is quite humorous when I inform folks that I am a saint.

The first thing they say to me is:”Where is your halo?”

“The mark of a saint is not perfection, but consecration . A saint is not a man without faults, but a man who has given himself without reserve to God.” W. T. Richardson

Prayer:Please Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) bless me with helping to help others where You want me to go and to do what You desire for me to do. I humbly request this in the name of Your most obedient son who went all the way to the cross on Your desire Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Repetition of Small Efforts.

Do not grow tired or lose heart in doing good [but continue doing what is right without weakening].2 Thessalonians 3:13 Holy Bible Amplified Version

When I was a boy a group I belonged to had the motto of practicing do a good deed a day every day.

Why not try it?

Start with little things.

Pray to Jehovah to show you where you can fulfill this assignment so that He prevents you from being made a sucker out of and when it will do the most good.

It is a great opportunity to share Jesus with others.

Pray that He gives you the strength to continue on even when you do not feel like it.

Over time this will become a subconscious habit.

Not every time will it be appreciated (for example when you hold the door open for someone and they do not say thank you or when you are a man holding the door open for a woman that hates men you will get an ear full. I just smile and say: You are welcome and walk away. Do not start a fight.).

Do not be discouraged and hold firmly in the belief that you are doing this for the glory and pleasure of Jehovah.

Yes He is very joyous when He sees His children being loving, even to unloving folks.

Every good deed done unto Christ, no matter how big or small is precious in His sight. Joseph a son of Jehovah

“The repetition of small efforts will accomplish more than the occasional use of great talents.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

Prayer: Please Holy Spirit Tsidkenu (The Lord is Righteousness) bless me with a reminder to not only continue my repetition of service unto my Heavenly King but to expand it. I humbly beseech Thee in the name He whose loving heart took Him all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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I Have Met Many Pretenders

 

You hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you when he said, ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me. Matthew 15:7 -8 Holy Bible Amplified Version

I have met many pretenders in church. They are the biggest hypocrites ever met. They are constantly criticizing others for the smallest of things while they commit far bigger sins. They dress like Dapper Dans. They do more to drive folks away from Christ than towards them.

Sadly from my experience most are elders in the congregation. Indeed they are the primary reason folks do not attend church ( I know it is for me).

I have also seen them in their final years and they are paying for their abhorrent behaviour and very sad and die alone.

We need the Holy Spirit to come along side of us and correct this behavior in its infancy before it takes root in our disposition. None of us are immune to it.

“God is in the hypocrite’s mouth, but the world is in his heart.” Gurnall

Prayer: Please Jehovah El Roi. You are the God who sees open my eyes to the wolves that prance around in sheeps clothing and when I begin to become like one of them sternly correct me so as to never stray from Thy holy flock. I meekly request this in the name of He who is never a pretender Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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One of the Amazing Things.

 Only pay attention and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your grandchildren [impressing these things on their mind and penetrating their heart with these truths]. Deuteronomy 4:9 Holy Bible Amplified Version

One of the amazing things in researching my ancestry is how much of myself I see in my distant relatives like a generational repetition. As well I can see the ugly side of my ancestors in my family. It is important to understand that yes many of our positive and negative traits have been passed on by our ancestors.

All hope is lost for our fathers addictions shall be passed on to me, you say.

We need to understand the past but not to allow it to dictate our present or future. Joseph a son of Jehovah

No, not at all.

Because, when we accept Christ as our Savior, He will send the Holy Spirit to remould you into a beautiful child of Jehovah. It is a slow process that takes decades but is well worth it because in the course of your remoulding you will be blessed with a deep love, admiration, respect and awe of the Holy Spirits power, the Power of Christ and of course the power of Jehovah. An added benefit is that your transformation will be an encouraging testimony to others who have addictions and bad dispositions.

“Though no one can go back and make a new beginning – anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” Carl Brand

It is important to share with your children and grandchildren the big and small of your walk with Jehovah to make Him real to them. It is good if you can insert Bible verses into the conversation because that teaches the younger generation the the Bible is the word of God and our guidebook to life.

Instead of wasting time in malls or with computers or with the idiot box (TV) take time to find a safe quiet place to go for a walk with your children and grandchildren in nature (because that is Gods Cathedral) and share with them your walk. Be patient with them and answer their questions honestly and with grace.

It will not bring everyone to Christ but even one is a precious treasure unto Him.

We need to share with the younger generation our walk with Christ so they can see Him for being real and not a fairy tale such as the world deceitfully professes. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (God is my friend) bless me with opportunities to share You with others as You shared Yourself with others so as to bring them into Your Holy family since I have no family to share the amazing bountiful blessings You have bestowed upon me during our walk together lo these many many years. I humbly request this in You my big brothers name. Amen.

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


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I Will Comfort You.

 

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you. Isaiah 66:13 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

When I was a child I was always sick. Whenever a sickness occurred which caused insomnia momma would rock me in a chair and softly sing comforting songs to me. It would fill me with peace, love and comfort. That is a cherished memory.

So too it is with Jehovah.

So many times when enduring trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares, fears and worries I go out into Jehovahs Cathedral ( nature) and cry my heart out to Him. There is a Divine presence that fills me with comfort and peace that completely envelopes me. This is freely and abundantly available to every child of His that nurtures and loving relationship with Him daily.

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It is important to note that this is only available to those that daily commune with Him in a loving relationship.

It is not available to the selfish cry babies that only go to Him when they want something from Him. They do not appreciate His blessings and give Him nothing in return so why should this blessing be available to them?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Abba (God our Father) for blessing me with Your Holy comfort, strength and assurance whenever the storms come crashing down around me and whenever the desert heat begins to sear my soul. I exalt You in the name of He who comforted so many as He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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In a Dream

 “For God speaks once, And even twice, yet no one notices it [including you, Job]. “In a dream, a vision of the night [one may hear God’s voice], When deep sleep falls on men While slumbering upon the bed, Then He opens the ears of men And seals their instruction. Job 33:14-16 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Whenever I have a very vivid dream, and wake up the first thing I do is record it on a mp3. Then when I wake up in the morning there is deep prayer for revelation of them dream. Usually the Lord reveals the dream through scripture and or in reading morning Christian devotionals.

Even if there is no revelation in this manner the dream will come true with in three days.

Its meaning is something important that is going to occur in my life that is life changing. Most of them can be very vividly remembered just mentioning them.

So, brothers and sisters , do not believe that vivid dreams have no meaning.

Whenever you experience one record it either on your phone or in writing or what ever means. In the morning when you wake up take it to the Lord in earnest prayer and He will reveal its deep, important meaning to you.

Dreams are just another way Jehovah talks with you about something important that is going to occur in your life. You had better listen. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) for blessing me with a wonderful way of speaking to me through dreams that You bring into my slumber. May I always be attentive and obedient unto them. I exalt You in the name of the best dream come true for a friend, Jesus Christ. Amen

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