Do not act like the sinful people of the world. Let God change your life. First of all, let Him give you a new mind. Then you will know what God wants you to do. And the things you do will be good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
I remember when a young man they used to have movie critics that would rate whether movies were good or bad. From my experience when I listened to them and paid good money to watch the film, it was a horrible film. The films they panned were the ones I enjoyed watching.
I remember talking with work mates about new series that came out on TV. Even though they did not like the shows they watched them because they wanted to be with the in crowd.
However, I consider them to be cattle just being led by the puppets of big business and foolishly wasting their money to stay cool all the while becoming slaves to the bank by going deeply in debt. None of them look to happy to me.
Now, following the advice Jehovah has blessed me with in the Bible has brought me a lot of wisdom, peace, comfort, strength, integrity and joy. Many believe I am weird for living the Christian lifestyle.
I listen to Jesus rather than man because He only wants what is best for me and has the knowledge to guide me on how to attain it. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Deah (God of knowledge. Romans 11:33) for blessing me with Your supreme knowledge for every aspect of my life. You have prevented a lot of tragedy in my life as well as have blessed me with living a meaningful life. I thank You in the name of the best Guidance Councillor Jesus Christ. Amen
May you be blessed with the gift of love, the gift of peace, the gift of joy. May you be blessed with numerous opportunities to share these gifts with others today. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap; those who make the Lord angry will fall into it. Proverbs 22:14 The Holy Bible, New Living Testament
I have noticed that immoral folks are demanding ungrateful creatures. They only call you when they want something and never help you in return.
Perhaps that is Jehovahs manner in which He delivers justice to those who anger Him.
The way to anger Jehovah is to be selfish, self centered and cold hearted.
Be careful of how you treat others because Jehovah will allow someone worse to come into your life and give you back seven times worse than what you gave another. Joseph a son of Jehovah.
The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies.They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves. The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads. Psalms 7:14-16The Holy Bible, New Living Testament
The Lord is known for his justice. The wicked are trapped by their own deeds. Psalm 9:16 The Holy Bible, New Living Testament
Prayer: Please Jehovah Ghmolah (The God of Recompense) bless me to live a life of integrity, compassion and respect. I have a deep desire to imitate my Beloved best friend Jesus Christ. I humbly request this in His amazing name. Amen.
May love be in your life, may hope be in your heart and may peace be in your every day walk with Christ. Photo and article @ Joseph a son of Jehovah 2019
It is rare to see a humble young man or a contented old one. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Maturity is the solidifying of character of respect, integrity, patience, and compassion. It is the constant growing ever closer with Christ not the advancement of age. I have met many immature older adults. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. Hebrews 12:15 Holy Bible New Living Translation
I have found more whose heart is full of the poison of bitterness in their old age than the sweet fragrance of gratefulness to Jehovah for all the blessings He has bestowed upon them. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer:Poppa, please bless me to be grateful and content with Your gracious abundant daily blessings You lovingly bless me with. Help me to be appreciative for the most precious eternal blessing You have given me, my loving best friend Jesus. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing
May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.2 Peter 1:2-4 Holy Bible New Living Translation
Christians should not care about recession nor depressions. These are every eight to ten year cycles in which there is extreme loss of property due to job loss. Having been through numerous of them it was devastating until the point was reached of having faith in our Heavenly Father as maturity in our relationship drew us ever closer by the day. Now, there is confidence in His provision which He has promised to me.
When Jehovah promises, He never breaks His promise. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Are you aware that He has made over thirty promises in the Bible.
Here are some: Exodus 14:14 Exodus 20:12 Isaiah 40:29 Isaiah 40:31 Isaiah 41:10 Isaiah 41:13 Isaiah 43:2 Isaiah 54:10 Isaiah 54:17 James 1:5 James 4:7 1 John 1:9 2 Chronicles 7:14 Deuteronomy 31:8 Jeremiah 29:11 John 3:16 John 8:36 Malachi 3:10 Mark 11:24 Joshua 1:9 Philippians 4:19 Psalm 23:4 Psalm 27:1 Psalm 34:17 Psalm 37:4 Psalm 50:15 Psalm 86:5 Proverbs 13:11 Proverbs 22:6 Revelation 3:5 Romans 8:28 Romans 10:9–10 Psalm 9:9–10 Philippians 4:6–7 Proverbs 3:5–6 James 5:14–15 Matthew 6:31–33 Psalm 103:2–5 Psalm 107:13–16 John 14:13–16 Ephesians 3:16–19 Luke 11:9–13
Now, I ask you to do eight things
One look up and copy these verses.
Two recite these verses onto an mp3 or 4.
Three listen to these verses and read these verses every day.
Four pray them back to Jehovah .
Five obey what He says to you.
Six write down when these verses come to fruition.
Seven give thanks for these blessings
Eight and, most importantly, share these with others (not just the verses but how Jehovah answered them in your personal life to make them real to those you are talking with).
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) for being a Heavenly Father filled with integrity. Your word is law and that law is unbreakable. Thank you for sharing them with me and for the blessing of sharing them with others. May they be written upon my heart and theirs. I praise You in the name of He who fulfilled Your most important of all promises, a way to come unto You, Jesus Christ. AMEN
May love be in your life, may hope be in your heart and may peace be in your every day walk with Christ.
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Holy Bible, New Living Translation
Being a recent ex smoker it seems as if temptation comes numerous times a day every day. They are ever so subtle but annoying. By Gods grace Bible verses that are memorized are recited and the temptation vanishes.
That is easy but then there is the group tempters. This is when you are tempted to do something wrong just to fit in with the “in crowd”. Trust me, after seeing the “in crowd’ forty years later it is best to avoid these losers at all cost.
That is why it is best to be with the best in crowd there is, the Christian in crowd.
To the world we look like geeks but then again we do not suffer from overdoses or getting shot at or sexual diseases. Sounds like a fun crowd huh?
Then there is the employment climber. That is where a employer tries to get you to do something unethical. Trust me I have seen what happens when the gig is up the one at the bottom of the ladder is usually the one taking the fall. It is not worth it.
The devil will always tempt you but stand firm in Christ by reading the Bible and memorizing victory verses. Have continual communion with Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit so that you are sensitive to their voice. Have a few close brothers and sisters that will be there to encourage you and support you .
“Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.” Author Unknown
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah M’Kaddesh (The Lord is my Sanctifier) for blessing me with integrity so as to be sanctified unto Your Holy manner in which to conduct myself. Doing this prevents much trouble in my life and enables me to be a child whose actions please You. I exalt You in the name of He whose actions shine brightly thousands of years later, Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8 Holy Bible, New Living Translation
It is imperative that we feast upon Jehovahs guidebook of life in order to be obedient unto His instruction for our lives.
It guides us to succeed in relationships whether they be personal or corporate.
It guides us in how to invest our time and resources properly.
It guides us in our relationship with our Heavenly Love.
It guides us in the proper diet, exercise and manner of rest.
And, of course we require the Holy Spirit to interpret it for us because we are limited by our mental capacities to understand the Spiritual wealth that is hidden from the world that lies with in its pages. We will never learn of all the wisdom contained in its pages no matter how long we study it.
“‘Thinking Christianity’ is thinking by Christians about anything and everything in a consistently Christian way — in a manner that is shaped, directed, and restrained by the truth of God’s Word and God’s Spirit.” — Os Guinness
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for instructing me in the proper conduct that pleases You. As, well, it makes my life so full of integrity, meaning and purpose. I exalt You in the name of He whose words are the true word of truth Jesus Christ. Amen
May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah
And who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart,Who has not lifted up his soul to what is false, Nor has sworn [oaths] deceitfully. Psalm 24:3-4 Holy Bible Amplified Version
The mountain was the meeting place with Jehovah.
If we desire an intimate relationship with Him, when we come to Him in prayer it is necessary for us to not be worshiping anything or anyone else other that Him.
We need to have integrity in our lives. It is necessary that our hands are clean. That is, that we have dealt honestly with everyone and not been deceitful.
Our hearts are to be pure. That means that we are not thinking about fleshly lust or revenge or being arrogant towards others.
To lift up our soul falsely means that we are not to gossip (which is spreading lies about others and spreading rumours, which can hurt or destroy others) and are not to give false testimony about others which will hurt them in court or in relationships.
To swear an oath in deceit means that we make promises that we have no intention of keeping. That is a form of lying. All of these things are detestable to Jehovah.
What right do you have to come to the temple of Jehovah when you are practicing the rituals of satan? Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord is Righteousness) for teaching me and helping me to be righteous enough to enter into You most Holy Tabernacle (we have our own which is a great story). I love spending time with You more than anything else in this world and look forward to spending eternity with You. Thank you for convicting me of any offences and the proper manner in which to repent of them. I praise You in the name of He whose blood opened the door to our Tabernacle 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.
All Scripture is God breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]. 2 Timothy 3:16 Holy Bible Amplified Version
A desire to know merely to know, is curiosity.
But a desire to know in order to do, is godliness.
I have met many that can quote any Bible verse for any situation. When asked if they put it into application in their lives they just give me a dumb look and walk away.
I have met a few of the wise that can quote a Bible verse for any situation and explain what it means and how the Holy Spirit helped them to put it into application in their lives. Those are the ones I will listen to and respect.
“To know God is to know that our obedience is due to Him.” C. S. Lewis
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for blessing me with the wisdom and fortitude to obey what has been taught to me by Your wise teacher The Holy Spirit. Doing so blesses me with being a good and faithful servant. I edify You in the name of Your most obedient son Jesus Christ. Amen
May love be in your life, may hope be in your heart and may peace be in your every day walk with Christ.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones; Praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright [in heart—those with moral integrity and godly character].Psalm 33:1 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Praise is appropriate for those walking in harmony with Jehovah because it is respectful to be grateful to the One who abundantly showers us with His blessings. It is wiser to be grateful for the things Jehovah blesses me with than to pout because I cannot have my own way. Not only does it make our Heavenly Fathers heart dance with joy but He reciprocates back to us ten fold more. You ain’t experienced nothing until you have experience Jehovahs joy in your heart.
We should rejoice because the Holy Spirit has taught us and helps us live a life of integrity. This prevents us from falling into deep shameful and disastrous behavior. Oh it may seem for a while like the wicked are prospering this disposition but Jehovahs righteous hand shall strike them suddenly with no mercy.
We are to rejoice because when we have Godly character that means we emulate Jehovah and that is the best character to possess. As well that means we are close to Him and that is the best blessing of all. It makes for a much more contented life. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: I sing glory, glory hallelujah unto you my Beloved Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for constantly providing for this adoring child of Yours. I worship You in the name of He with whom I worship Jesus Christ. Amen
May Christ bless you with love, joy and peace today and every day.