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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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You Had Better Take Them Seriously.

RED STREAKS IN YELLOW FLOWERS

Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron. “This time I have sinned,” he said to them. “The Lord is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.  Pray to the Lord, for we have had enough thunder and hail. I will let you go; you don’t have to stay any longer. Exodus 9:27-28” New International Version

After Jehovah sent destructive hail that wiped out Egypt’s crops Pharaoh informed Moses he would allow the Israelites to go free. Later he took back his word and treated the people even worse. As a result God punished the Egyptians even more.

So too it is with us.

When we make a promise to Jehovah, woe be unto us if we do not fulfill it. He will punish us.  We had better take our vows seriously (That includes marriage vows by the way. We not only give them to our husband or wife, we give them to God).

If Jehovah convicts us on something we have said or done wrong and we ignore Him, He will punish us.  We had better take His conviction very seriously.

You cannot con God. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) sanctify me that I take time to consider the significance of my vows and be true to them so as to honour You. I beseech You in Your name who has always been faithful in Your vows to me. Amen.

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


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He is Out of His Mind.

HE GIVES PEACE

But when His family heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said, “He is out of His mind.” Mark 3:21 New International Version

When your family and friends laugh at you, mock you and or consider you crazy for giving up all worldly desires to follow the path Christ has for you in life, just remember, Jesus’ family thought He was nuts too.

 

If you give up a successful career to go work in the slums or when you walk away from the booze, sex and drugs, when you walk away from the malls and walk toward Jesus of course those around you will not understand. What they do not and cannot understand they label as crazy because it does not fit their idea of normal.

I would rather be crazy for Jesus than be normal and in Hell.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

It will be painful to have to say goodbye to those close to you but Jesus will reward you with a solid loving, respectful relationship with Him and with those in His divine family.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) for healing me of the wounds inflicted upon me whose words cut deep because of my choice to walk with You. Please forgive them for they do not know what they are doing. I meekly thank you and ask for this forgiveness in the name of He who forgave those who mocked Him as he suffered upon the cross Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Growing Older Brings Us Closer to God.

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It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy Romans 9:16 New International Version                                                

Most times when we are younger we are cocky and depend upon ourselves more than we depend upon Jehovah.

As the years pass and we reflect how much our Beloved was walking with us through our trials and tribulations we respect and love Him more.

As we age we come to the realization that we will not be one this earth much longer and we have more aches and pains. We depend more upon our Cherished one and long to be with Him.

As a consequence growing older brings us closer to God.

Reflecting back I see a slow progression from self dependence to God dependence in my life. As well I see a deeper love, respect and admiration for my Beloved. I have grown closer to Him than I have with anybody or anything else. The consequence is a lot more peace, security and serenity in my life.

When the time comes for us to depart this world and we are laying in bed wondering if Jesus is real, if Heaven is real and if we are going to a Heavenly home the Holy Spirit comes to comfort and encourage us.

My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Psalm 62:7 New International Version

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for Your magnificent awesome infinite grace You have so richly showered upon me. Thank you for the comfort and encouragement of the Heavenly home You have so lovingly prepared for me to experience an eternity of love, joy, peace and good health with the one I so deeply love and long to live with. I exalt You in the name of my Heavenly king who is patiently waiting to greet me home Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Never Existed Before.

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version

Just think there is only one like you. You are an original. There was never anyone like you and never will be again.

So why do you try to fit in with the crowd?

I remember this really bad TV show that everyone was watching. When I asked my friends if they liked it, they confided in me that they thought the show was boring and crappy. When I asked them why they watched it their reply was always the same: because everybody else is.

Now God created you for a special purpose that only you can accomplish.

When you give your life over to Jesus that makes Him your king. As such the King has a special assignment just for you His servant.

To know what that is takes honest and sincere prayer.

He has always answered me in unusual ways. Sometimes it was with a small advertisement in a newspaper, sometimes it was a sermon, sometimes it was a talk with a friend.

When your calling is revealed it will sometimes be one that takes a leap of faith.

But know this, all calling are important or else Christ would not waste your time and His.

If your calling is to be a stay at home mother it is just as important as a missionary (stay at home mothers have a very important calling, molding the next generation of Jehovahs children).

If your calling is  to be a waitress or waiter the work you do is very important. Your attitude can change someones day and indeed their life.

“Every person born in this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.”  Martin Buber

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) for blessing me with a special assignment to bring glory and honour to Your cherished name and for the wonderful opportunity to bring someone into Your sanctified family. I praise you in the name of He whose precious blood made it all possible Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Gives Strength

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He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29 New International Version

I used to believe that if I tried hard enough I would conquer my weaknesses. Sometimes I would succeed for a while but then fall even harder than when the attempt was originally made.

 

It took me decades and a desperate agonizing cry for help and surrender to the Lord from the chains of my weaknesses that was making life a living hell and dragging me down into a permanent one.

 

At the second of complete and total surrender He smashed those chains and freed me.

That does not mean temptation does not rear its ugly head in suttle ways. At those moments I request His divine help. Sometimes He directly intervenes and sometimes He directs me to the tools necessary to defeat the wicked one.

This is an important lesson to learn not only for those suffering from destructive addiction but also for those afflicted with ruinous dispositions like gossiping or refusing to forgive or refusing to apologize or for being self centered and greedy.

“Deny your weakness, and you will never realize God’s strength in you.” Joni Eareckson Tada

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yeshua (God my rescuer) for smashing the devastating weaknesses in my life and freeing me to be a loving child of Yours. I exalt You in the name of He who freed the man trapped by legions of demons Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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A Life Full of Actions.

ACCEPT HIS CALL INTO HIS LIFETIME SCHOOL AND SERVICE

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26 New International Version

To find fulfillment in life we need to be servants of Christ.

Since following this, my life has been one of fulfillment no matter how tough the times.

Before we go off fool heartedly and do whatever we choose time must be spent in prayer requesting Jehovah show us where He knows it is best suited for our service unto Him.

Otherwise, we will spend a lot of wasted time. It took me three years to learn this.

“True faith produces a life full of actions, not a head full of facts.” Author Unknown

“The stream of spontaneous acts of Godly kindness carries us to the sea of contentment and peace.” Constance Hurst-Howard

Prayer: Thank you Elkohim (God our creator) for blessing me with the opportunity to serve You and the tools to fulfill Your calling in my life. I praise You in the name of Your most obedient son Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                             

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


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The Flesh Counts for Nothing.

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The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. John 6:63 New International Version

The flesh becomes old, it breaks down. Your faith in your abilities is faulty.

That which brings you pleasure today brings you debt tomorrow (going in debt to buy expensive cars you cannot afford, getting mortgages for houses you cannot afford).   Joseph- Anthony: Green

At some time you will look at it and realize it cannot and will not love you in return.

“The knowledge of Christ’s love for us should cause us to love Him in such a way that it is demonstrated in our attitude, conduct, and commitment to serve God. Spiritual maturity is marked by spiritual knowledge being put into action.” — Edward Bedore

Having a relationship with our beloved Father in Heaven brings constant renewal and strength. As we grow deeper in this divine relationship we cannot help but love and respect our Beloved more and more and want to please Him more and more. The way we please Him is seen in our attitude, our beliefs and commitments.

“Measure not men by Sundays, without regarding what they do all the week after.” Thomas Fuller

 

The more we know Him and love Him the more He will light our paths of life. We put this knowledge into action as an act of not just obedience but as an act of love.

Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path. Proverbs 23:19 New International Version

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) for blessing me with the greatest tutor of all, the Holy Spirit, to create a loving obedient child of Yours. I praise You in he name of Your most obedient son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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