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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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Seldom Do It

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Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house, Lest he become weary of you and hate you. Proverbs 25: 17 New King James Version                                                                             

Have you ever had any acquaintances who call you at all hours of the day and come a knocking without calling first?                                                                                                   

When I was in China I refused to give any students my phone number or address for this exact reason. They would call at all hours of the day and night or just show up and it was almost impossible to get them to leave. They were there to get free English lessons. I ended up being so disgusted with them I could not even look at them, not that they cared.

On the other hand there were those who we talked once a week on the phone or went out for lunch. They were a treat and that was a day to look forward to all week.                        

Which one are you?                                                                                                                     

Prayer: Please Jehovah Heseh (God of love) teach me to have a heart of love and respect for others and to know how and when to give them their space. Just as Your son needed His time alone so do we all. I sincerely request this in the name of the most gracious friend I have Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                    

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


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Led by the Spirit.

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Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Romans 8:14 New International Version                                                                                                           

Have you ever tried to get a cat come when it did not want to? It just looks at you with that humph look and casually walks away.                                                                         

How often do we do that with the Holy Spirit?                                                                              

He is trying to tell us to do something we do not want to do or to stop doing something we should not be doing and we just thump our nose at Him and continue on our way. 

When I was a teacher and met any of these monsters I wanted to smack them. Not only because they were rude but many times it caused great difficulty with the rest of the class.                                                                                                                                              

When you are obstinate how do you think that affects your family, your friendships, your career? Then when things go horribly wrong you blame God or someone else.                 

If you are truly a Child of Jehovah then you are obedient to Him all the time, not just when it is convenient for you.                                                                                        

Prayer: Please Jehovah Abba (God our father) bless me with an obedient heart unto our greatest mentor, the Holy Spirit. I sincerely ask this in the name of He was, is and always will be obedient unto You, Jesus Christ. Amen                                      

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


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You Cannot Hide It.

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“God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing” Ecclesiastes 12:14                                                                                                                               

Are you having an affair and believe you are getting away with it? In Gods time in His way your filth will be exposed. If not in this life than certainly in the next.                              

Are you cheating an employer or employee? God will extract His judgment upon you in a most vicious manner and bring you into total and complete desolance.                                

Do you gossip or backbite (lie you see on so many popular TV shows)? There will come a time when you have to pay the piper and it will be extremely embarrassing.                          

On the other hand there are so many small and simple good things we do in our every day life that goes un-noticed by the world but you know Jehovah keeps tabs on them.  

I remember when I was a child one of the popular TV shows had a woman with a “magic mirror” and she claimed she saw us watching her show. Of course that is not anymore true than the big jolly fello in the north pole who knows who has been naughty and who has been nice.                                                                                                    

But you know there is a God in Heaven who is watching. And, on the day of judgment, each of us shall receive our due reward whether joy in Heaven with Jesus or torment in Hell wit the devil.  What is going to be on your slate on that day?                                    

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless this child of Yours to be attentive and obedient to Your Holy Word so as to bring You joy and honour. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who was and is accounted perfect yet became sin for us Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                                      

May the sunshine of Jesussweet love bless you today and every day.


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Who Are You to Question?

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‘Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did?’” Romans 9:20New King James Version                          

Some Christians are of the belief that we have no right to question Jehovah.                       

Nothing is further from the truth. Jehovah does not want robots that automatically obey Him. He gave us free will and thought. As such we have every right to question Him.

Look it up in your Bible.                                                                                                             

Did not \Abraham question Jehovah about having a son? Did not Moses question Jehovah at the burning bush?                                                                                                          

However, when we arrogantly put ourselves above Jehovah and question why say we have a disease that is life threatening or lose a contract unrepentantly or get divorced and He does not answer us then blame Him that is when it is wrong.                                        

Anyone that has been a Christian long enough has gone through this experience.              

With me it was the long torturous death from cancer of someone very close to me. It almost caused me to walk away from my most important love.                                               

Some things we just have to accept because the world is a fallen world and those things happen. It is hard but with the help of the Holy \Spirit and sometimes we will need good Christian councilor we will recover from these wounds.                                                

Prayer: Please Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) bless me to be as faithful to You as You are to me. Even when, those times of trial, tribulation and sorrow  envelope me and seem to crush me yet You are silent. I humbly entreat You in the name of He who never questioned Your will Jesus Christ. Amen                                                                                

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


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Are You Willing to be Perfect for God.

Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48 New King James Version

 

GODS BEAUTY

 

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Perfection does not indicate we have no faults or it would be impossible to be perfect.

Perfect does mean that we are to emulate our Heavenly Father in love. Just as He loves us, so too are we to imitate Him and love others.

We of our selves cannot accomplish this.

It is only when we surrender our wills to the Holy Spirit will He bless us with the knowledge, will and means to accomplish this divine act.

Prayer: I submit my whole being holy Jehovah Elohim (the Eternal Creator) to the wise molder of Your children, the Holy Spirit to accomplish Your will be done in my life. I make this pledge in the name of He who submitted to Your will all the
way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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How Is Your Fort?

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior from violent people you save me. 2 Samuel 22:3 New International Version

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Now do you notice the important key for protection in this verse?

The Lord is my fortress.

So if a strong enemy is attacking you and you are out on a field how are you going to be protected?
Is it not better to be in a strong and safe fort?

So how can you expect to be protected by Gods fortress if you are in the world and not in His fort?

To be in Gods fort means to have a daily loving and obedient relationship with Him.

So if God asks you to go to Sally Street and you say no, you want to go to George Street and when you get to George Street
and find trouble, why should you expect Gods help? The same is with your relationship.

If the only time you talk with God is when you are a spoiled brat that only talks with Him when you want something from Him, why should He listen to you?

Where as, if you have a loving relationship with Him, can you expect nothing less than protection in His unconquerable fortress?

Thank you Jesus Pyrrand (Jesus my friend) for being my best friend and unconquerable fortress I can always take shelter in. In Your holy and strong name I give thanks. Amen.

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

 


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How Did I Accomplish It?

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 New King James Version

FORGIVE EACH OTHER

I once faced a situation where I had to return to a place where someone hurt me extremely bad and refused to apologize after many years. I knew they needed my help very badly.

How was I going to face them in a Christ like manner?

Many days were spent in intense prayer.

With a lot of apprehension the long journey was taken.

Our meeting was an awkward one for about a week.

Slowly the person did come to repentance after experiencing my love, care, mercy and good works that was only accomplished by the grace, wisdom and meekness that Jehovah blessed me with. Now we enjoy a very good relationship and in their own
way did apologize.

Now that is not to say this will happen with everyone but with God all things are possible.
In so obeying Jehovahs call I was giving glory to Jehovah and He blessed me with a healing relationship.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) for blessing me with not only healing deep wounds but blessing me with a much more loving relationship with the one who was abusive to me. In this act others witnessed Your divine; loving healing grace. I joyously give thanks in the name of He who healed many deep wounds when 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 Best Refuge.

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed. A refuge in times of trouble. Psalms 9:9 New King James Version

COMFORT IN HIS WORD

We are all oppressed from time to time. Maybe it is from co-workers, family, husband, wife or children or a bully.

If we depend upon ourselves to defend ourselves most times we will fail miserably. That usually is because our oppressors have
more experience than us. Sometimes it is even Satanic.
If on the other hand we depend upon God to deliver us, He will bless us with wisdom on how to handle the situation with wisdom, strength and grace.

Not only will we be relieved of the oppression but it will also give glory to God.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Yeshua (God our deliverer) rescue me from the vile wicked wolves that are always lurking looking for the
opportune time to attack. When they do attack please bless me with the wisdom, strength and grace to defeat them. I respectfully request this in the name of He who defeated Satan in the wilderness Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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How is Your Neighbourly Skills?

“You shall not see your brothers ox or his sheep going astray, and hide yourself from them; you shall certainly bring them back to your brother. And if your brother is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it to your own house, and it shall remain with you until your brother seeks it; then you shall restore it to him. You shall do the same with his donkey, and so shall you do with his garment; with s, which he has lost and you have found, you shall do likewise; you must not hide yourself.

“You shall not see your brother’s donkey or his ox fall down along the road, and hide yourself from them; you shall surely help him lift them up again.” Deuteronomy 22:1-4 New King James Version

BE GRACEFUL UNTO OTHERS

When Jesus was talking about neighbour do you think He was referring to the above scripture?

‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Mark 12:32 New King James Version

If so does that not mean that all are our neighbour whether they are Christians or non-Christians? Whether they come from the same country as you or are the same colour? How often do you go out of your way to help another, especially if it means a
personal sacrifice on your behalf?

I have done it numerous times. Sometimes it is challenging, sometimes easy but knowing that I am honouring Jesus always makes
it fulfilling.

Do not do it for any reward or for a show.

Now when men or women ask me why I do it, it is a great opportunity to share Christ with them.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for blessing me with the knowledge, skill and opportunity to glorify You by my actions and perhaps bring a lost little sheep to You holy fold. I humbly give praise to You in the name of He who was gracious to all His neighbours Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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It Is From the Heart.

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 New International Version

WORSHIP GODS LOVE

What is the proper manner to have a relationship with our Beloved?

Do you think it is going to church once a week? Going to church out of duty is not from the heart but obligation.
Do you think it is giving money or time? Giving time or money not from the heart is a form of bribery (here you go God. I am a
good Christian).

Do you think it is by reciting prayers like Buddhists, the Muslims or many Christian denominations? That is not from the heart but obligation.  Saying empty meaningless prayers means nothing to Jehovah if it is not from the heart but obligation.

Because Jehovah is spirit we are to worship Him in spirit (or in other words from our heart).

Now we can do all the above as expressions of worship but it must be done in our spirit with love, respect and gratitude.

Prayer: I love to worship You in love Jehovah Yahweh (God of His people) for the glorious love affair You have blessed me with. I praise You for this splendid gift in the name of He who made it all possible Jesus Christ. Amen.

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