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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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It Was For My Benefit.

FOLLOW YOUR WAYS

Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back. Isaiah 38:17 New International Version                 

Many times in my life I wanted to go my own way. In this foolishness I was heading for disaster. Jehovah allowed me to travel the path only so long and then brought circumstances to me which brought about much anguish. At the time I called out to Him and cried asking Him why He was doing this to me. I mistakenly believed He was punishing me. In reality He was guiding me away from destruction.                                   

When I repented (which means not only being remorseful but to stop doing those destructive things) I felt clean as He washed my sins from me.                                             

Then came the time to take huge steps of faith in obedience to where he was leading me and to what He intended for me to do.                                                                                   

The process involved smashing the old me like a vase and remoulding me on His divine potters wheel to be the servant He had intended for me to be.                                                      

Each step of the way I am sure it brought praise to His name in what I accomplished for Him which is why He did it.   Yes it was to bring others into His kingdom through me obedient service to Him but it was also for my benefit. When I see those now who stayed on the same path as I was on thirty years ago I praise my Beloved for rescuing me from such horrible destruction.                                                                                               

Gods preparation for greatness in His kingdom is often filled with difficult preparation Os Hillman                                                                       

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi (God is our Sheppard) for guiding this sometimes wayward sheep of Yours back into Your divine flock that is heading to a Heavenly pasture. I apologize for occasionally being an obstinate child which needs Your firm discipline to redirect him on Your chosen path. I exalt You in the name of the greatest Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                                 

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