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Are They Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

HARD WORK

People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:2-5New International Version

Recently I was talking with a volunteer at a soup kitchen about people arriving early and demanding the doors be open before it is ready, people eating half their plates of food, people coming in drunk, children running around screaming and parents laughing about it.

 

Then there was on news how many churches are closing their doors for soup kitchens and the homeless because they do not feel safe.

 

Are they shooting themselves in the foot and then cry babying because they are so disadvantaged?

They believe welfare is their right and are too lazy to go out and get a job?

Supporting them is unchristlike.

For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10New King James Version

When I was volunteering at soup kitchens and offered them work they would laugh and say : “That is what you people do to pay for my welfare.”

Are these people shooting themselves in the foot?

Instead of cry babying about how disadvantaged they are why not try to get a job and be respectful of the people trying to help you?

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for always providing for me on the condition that I do my part and put forth the effort as well. I praise you in the name of He who did Your work all the way o the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Where Your Heart Goes

WORSHIP CONSCIENCE

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23New International Version

If you have unresolved anger in your heart it will affect not just your physical well being but will affect your relationships in your family, with your friends and classmates and co-workers.

If you are proud you become arrogant and that affects your interpersonal relationships.

If you are in love with yourself you will end up with no one but yourself. Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

If you are materialistic it will make you very sad and a slave to consumerism and put you into debt of which you will never free yourself from.

Most important of all if you suffer from any of these afflictions it will affect your most treasured relationship, that of Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Where your heart goes, your feet follow Joseph- Anthony: Green

The best way to prevent yourself from falling into one these destructive trait is to daily nurture yourself in your relationship with them. We do this by reading their Word to us, by obeying it and by daily prayer.

Prayer: Please Holy Spirit my guidance councilor guide me away from destructive forces and guide me in walking with Your Heavenly will. In the name of He who guided His heart and lead by example Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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How to Be Lonely.

FOLLOWING CHTISTS EXAMPLE

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought. Romans 12:3 New International Version

When you are haughty (proud) and place yourself above others your reward will be a very lonely life. After all, no one will be good enough to meet your high standards.

When you are in love with yourself, you will have no one but yourself. Joseph- Anthony: Green.

The higher your horse, the harder your fall. Joseph- Anthony: Green

So, you think you are so beautiful but then have a car accident. Where is your haughtiness then?

You laugh and make fun of the homeless on the street but lose your job and have to have a meal with them in a soup kitchen. Where is your haughtiness then?

Be careful.

God always has a way to humble the proud. Joseph- Anthony: Green

“In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you” C. S. Lewis

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) consecrate me to be gracious and humble like Your exalted son Jesus Christ my great mentor. In His glorious name I do pray. Amen.

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

 


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He Is Always Our Great Deliverer

 

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Psalm 34:19 King James Version

 

HE GIVES PEACE

 

 

When I was a tree planter there was always competition because we got paid per tree.  Some people would cream (plant their trees in your easy land so they could make more money). In the end they had no friends (and in a tree planting camp where you are a hundred kilometers from town and living in tents in the forest that is very lonely) and they got used by someone much worse sometime.  Because I had integrity and did not do this. I was greatly respected in the whole community and thus was a good witness for God.

We must go through the abuse as a means of God teaching us to rely on Him more and to grow in faith, integrity and as a means to give Him glory.

So when someone is cut throat and you are graceful and have integrity do not think it goes unnoticed.  God in Heaven rejoices and says: “That’s my child, I am proud of them.”  Jesus smiles and says: “That is my little sister or brother. I am so proud of them.”  And the angels sing songs of praise to you.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Yeshua (God who rescues or delivers us) bless me with the wisdom, grace and meekness not to retaliate back when someone is abusive to me but rather to shine further Your glorious Spirit in me. May it be an  exhalent opportunity to witness to others and open the door for them to enter into Your loving family. I humbly request this in the name of He who emulated wisdom, grace and meekness to everyone Jesus Christ. Amen.

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