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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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There is Only Two Choices.

                                                 

 If it is unacceptable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.” — C. S. Lewis

There are only two types of folks.

One type says I will do what I want and it will be done my way. As a consequence they are missing out on so much of life.

Who knows us better: us or Jehovah?

We go on feelings and intuitions which are easily misled. Indeed, they are the devils playground because he can easily manipulate them.

So say someone wants to be a mechanic and Jehovah has designed us to be an engineer. Try as hard as we may we will never be a mechanic which leads to disappointment.

When we follow Jehovahs guidance and become and engineer our lives are fulfilled.

The other thing is those outside of Christ are easily led astray by others (especially celebrities ) whose advice is for the masses not for the individual which is bad advice and they preach lies like blaming others instead of taking responsibility for our own actions. This only leads to more trouble and disappointment.

When we are lead by the Holy Spirit His advice is supreme, individualized and it is for our own good.

Going our own way leads to Hell, going Jehovahs way leads to Heaven. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for the honour of being Your free willed servant. Thank you for blessing me with the Holy Spirit to teach me and assist me in becoming more of an obedient child of Yours every day. In Your majestic name I do humbly pray. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Must Mean Everything to Us.

Therefore I urge you,brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.Romans 12:1 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

Most western Christians have it backwards. They falsely believe that Jesus is here to serve them. They only call on Him when they want something from Him whether it is to solve a problem or whether it is because they want something from Him. When He blesses them with their request they are rude and ungrateful and do not even thank Him.

That is not the Christian life.

The Christian live is to dedicate ones self to Christ in serving Him. His will is to always supersede theirs. We are to lay our desires upon the alter and to completely surrender to their will in their lives. After all we were created to do specific works He has prepared for us to do.

For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Ephesians 2:10 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

The Christian motto is to be: Christ first, others second, self last. Joseph a son of Jehovah

When others see our sacrificial works they will become intrigued and ask us why  we live such a life. This will be our greatest testimony and evangelism of all. We are to be a living testimony for Him.

Do not tell me of your Christ, show me Him in your life. Joseph a son of Jehovah

“Christianity must mean everything to us before it can mean anything to others.” — Donald Soper              

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) my eternal King for the supreme privilege of being Your humble servant. I praise You in Your magnificent name. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Is the Most Free.   

 

It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,  and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your [willing and humble] slave Matthew 20:26-27 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Jesus Christ is not just our Savior and best friend but He is also our King. That means we are His free will servants (we serve Him because we love Him).

How are we to serve this Heavenly King?

The only way to serve Christ is by serving others.

In all we do we are to do so with being servant unto Christ to bring Him glory.

It is not done to bring glory to ourselves (The look at me, look at me syndrome. Am I not so holy attitude or am the I not so good attitude.). As such we place others above ourselves.

So if you are a rich CEO and you are in a restaurant do not look down on the server or anyone else working there but treat them with respect. If you are a server serve the clientele as if you were serving Christ. We are to do everything to the best of our abilities no matter whether we are getting paid for it or not.

Because we are Christs servants we are confident in who we are in Christ and this leaves us free of jealousy of co-workers, of the social status trap, the culture trap or anything else in the material world.

“A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to everyone.”Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) for blessing me with freeing from the slavery of the world and for blessing me with the immense honour of being Your free will servant. I exalt You in You magnificent name. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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A Servant’s Heart.

I am Your servant; give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart] Psalm 119:125 Holy Bible Amplified Version

The wise servant knows what is expected of him or her by the King.

The only way to achieve this is by discernment and the only way to attain that is listening to the Kings instructions. Just as an earthly king will have various and different duties for the servant each day so too does our Heavenly King. That is why we must ask Him every day to provide us with the proper instructions throughout the day.

There is a manner of conduct that is required of the Kings servant and the only manner in which the servant can know this and incorporate it into his daily life is with instruction and daily practice from the King.

It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the bond servant like his master. Matthew 10:25 Holy Bible Amplified Version

We always emulate that which we admire.

So many imitate their favourite musician by talking like they do, dressing like they do and behaving like they do (God help us with the role models in the music, TV and movie industry today).

So too must we Christians emulate our Heavenly Master as His bond servants.

Bond servants are those who serve another of their own free will. That is the only way to become a servant of Christ is by our own free will. He is too gracious to force anything on us.

The more we serve and emulate Him in our daily life the more it will be ingrained into our subconscious to serve Him and behave like Him in an appropriate manner which is pleasing unto Him without even thinking about it.

“The true character of ministry is a servant’s heart.” Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for the awesome privilege of being Your humble obedient servant. I extol Thee in the name of the King of Kings Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass 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.


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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 is Able to Keep.

HAVE FAITH

I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him 2 Timothy 1:12 New King James Version

When we become Christians just as Christ is our King, so too are we servants. As such we make a prayerful commitment to serve where He guides us. Making that commitment we have faith that He will provide the opportunities and tools to complete the task He has assigned for us to do. It need not be a huge commitment to serve as a missionary overseas, it may be a commitment in our communities like volunteering at hospitals or schools or other numerous opportunities.

A commitment to Jehovah is a commitment of service. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Another aspect is the daily commitment to serve in small ways like saying a kind word to a server at a restaurant or giving up your seat to an elderly riser on the bus and multiple other ways throughout the day.

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

The benefit to you of course is the joy it brings to your heart. Of course there are many ingrates out there who will not have the decency to say thank you but keep in mind you are doing it for Christ’s praise, not the praise of others.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13New King James Version

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) bless me with opportunities to be as gracious to others today as You have been gracious to me. I humbly request this in the name of my beloved gracious king Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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For You, Not Them.

GODS GUIDEBOOK

 

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 New International Version

Too many Bible thumpers search for Bible verses to throw in non believers faces or even at other Christians to condemn them or try to mold them into their way of thinking.

Instead the Bible is an instruction manual for the Christians life more so than the unbelievers.

 

That is why it is best to pray for the Lord to bless you to open your eyes and mind and heart to what He is saying to you before you read your daily Bible reading ( and just like you need to eat physical food every day so too do you need to eat spiritual)and how to put it into practice.

Make no mistake about it, it is important to know Bible verses and their meaning to defend yourself with gracefully and wisely when attacked.

I have used them very effectively numerous times.

Indeed I carry around with me a binder full of verses so that they can be used for reference. Some times instead of a quarrel it ends up being an opportunity to share Jesus with others.

As well, it is beneficial when challenged, to show them where it says that in the Bible.

You should see the look of shock on the agitators face when I pull out my binder full of Bible verses and Christian quotes.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kalel (voice of God) for blessing me with speaking words of wisdom and life that is not only life giving to me but to those who hear Your divine word and are open to receiving its amazing grace giving life. I exalt You in the name of He whose very name gives me life Jesus Christ. Amen                                                                                                        

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


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May He Produce in You.

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“May he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him.” Hebrews 13:21 New Living Testament                                                                               

Where are you gonna go to get the best equipment to do your job?                               

Why He who made it of course.                                                                                            

That means Jesus. Not only will He supply you with the proper equipment but the proper instructors to teach you how to use the equipment.                                            

What job are you talking about you may ask?                                                                     

Well. The job Christ has prepared for you to do of course.                                                

Think of it okay?                                                                                                                        

When you get hired at a company you do so because they have a specific job just for you to do.                                                                                                                          

Now, if Jesus is our king that means we are His servants.                                                 

How is the servant to know what the king wants him or her to do?                              

They must wait for the king to give them the job that is the kings intention for the servant to do.                                                                                                                          

Prayer: Please guide me to where You intend for me to be to do what You intend for me to do my love. As well I humbly beseech You to bless me with the proper tools and instructors to teach me how to use those tools. I meekly request this in the name of He who had all the right tools when He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                                        

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