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Who’s Your Boss?

DEVINE PLANS

 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.” Matthew 19:12 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:32 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

I am in my early sixties as I write this and have never been married. Oh sure there are many times when I see couples or families my heart aches to enjoy such a blessing in my life as well.

That however, is not the path the Lord has chosen for me.

There is no way I could have served the Lord in the manner I have if there was a wife or family in my life. I have faith in our Jesus that He will reward me with unlimited love in His family when it is to our heavenly home He takes me.

So if you are single, do not allow family or society to push you in a direction contrary to God. It will only lead to misery.

Where I live now, when people get a certain age their relatives (mostly their mothers and grandmothers) constantly harass and nag them: “When are you going to get married, when are you going to get married?” When they get married then the nagging continues: “When are you going to give me a grandson, when are you going to give me a grandson?” (Not a grandchild, but a grandson. This is to support them in their old age and to carry on the family name. What a pity so many young people get married just to shut the nagging mothers and grandmothers up. They are not happy, indeed, most are terribly miserable.

Editors note: this article was written a few years back when I was living in China

Most married folks drift farther apart in their marriage the longer they are married until they are two strangers living in the same house. Joseph a son of Jehovah

I have seen this come true in almost every married elder couple I have met. Indeed, many times I wonder why they even got married in the first place (most times it was because the lust of the body was stronger than the willingness to obey Jehovahs choice. It ended up with a lot of shot gun marriages. Yes, even with your grandparents).

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yahew (God of His people) for the privilege of being a eunuch in order to better serve You. I know You shall reward me in Heaven. In the name of my adoring big brother Jesus Christ I give thanks for this blessing. Amen

Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing

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He is there.

HOPE IN THE LORD

I look behind me and you’re there, then up ahead and you’re there, too — your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful — I can’t take it all in! Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight? Psalm 139:5-7  The Message Bible

Remember the Santa Claus song: You better be nice, you better not pout, Santa Claus is coming to town?

Now we adults understand there is no such person as Santa Claus (You don’t still believe in Santa do you?).

But, God IS everywhere.

When you are being naughty He is watching you.

Do you think Jesus would approve?

Ultimately you are doing what you do for one of two reasons: to serve oneself or to serve God. Unknown

On the other hand, when we are lonely, when we are sad, when we are worried, He is there. He has an unending sweet beautiful love for you. He cares.

When you go to sleep, He is there like a loving daddy. He truly is everywhere. He is always there.

So the next time you encounter any difficulties, remember: God is there, God cares. Take it to Him , call out to Him.

I believe that life is given us so we may grow in love, and I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower – the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence. Helen Adams Keller

At the same time remember that when good things happen to us they are gifts from God. Let’s not forget our manners and take time right there and then to say thank you.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shammah ( The Lord is Present) – Hebrews 13:5 for always being with me through both the good times and the bad. I praise You in the name of He who I enjoy walking and talking the most with Jesus Christ. AMEN

Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you joy, may you be blessed with an abundance of it this every day this year. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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They Talk Big but Act Little.

 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.1 John 3:19 New Living Translation Bible

Do not allow the second  guessors to get you down, they talk big but act little.

Every time I have accomplished something there seems to be the second guessors coming out of the wood work. They tear everything apart as inadequate and or the wrong way. All the while they refuse to lift a finger to help. I just inform them point blank (because that is the only way they will listen) “If it is not good enough for you do not tell me show me the better way. If you cannot then shut up. I have work to do.” or: ”This is the way Jehovah has directed me to do the work. Are you saying your way is better than Gods? Talk about arrogant. Tisk, tisk.” then continue on with the work Jehovah has directed me to do in the manner in which He has directed me to do it.

The nay sayers shut up and leave me alone. Most consider me to be very rude when I do this but it is they that are rude and this is the only way to get the work done without being bothered by the Negative Nellies.

Now do not get me wrong, I am more than willing to listen to constructive criticism but not to those that just take delight in tearing down others work.

“The human race is divided into two classes — those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, “Why wasn’t it done the other way?”” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ELOHIM YAKOL (God, the Most Able) for blessing me with the visions to serve You and the skills and resources to enable me to accomplish Your great tasks to bring glory to Your name and to bring the lost to You. I revere You in the name of He who enabled His disciples to feed the five thousand Jesus Christ. Amen

Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you joy, may you be blessed with an abundance of it this every day this year.


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He Has Not Learned

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 While we were still helpless [powerless to provide for our salvation], at the right time Christ died [as a substitute] for the ungodly. Romans 5:6 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

When first baptized by the Holy Spirit I was so overwhelmed with gratitude that there was repeated attempts at attempts to serve Christ to prove worthy of His gift. Yes some of them succeeded but there was a feeling that something was left out. That something was slowly revealed to me by The Holy Spirit that it does not matter how much service committed unto Christ it is not good enough.

It is a gift given and we are to appreciate the gift.

Try living by the Ten Commandments for a day and see how far you fall short of living the life prescribed by Jehovah of the ancient Israelite’s.

“If any man ascribes anything of salvation, even the very least thing, to the free will of man, he knows nothing of grace, and he has not learned Jesus Christ rightly” Martin Luther

So, if you are attempting to make yourselves worthy of Christs sacrifice by service before warned. It is meaningless to Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Now, once you have become a servant of Christ He will have specific work work you to do in His kingdom. That is done out of love and respect for our Heavenly King, not out of obligation for the sacrifice made.

Prayer: Thank you Jesus M’Kaddesh (The Lord is my Sanctifier) for the horrible, agonizing sacrifice You paid on the cross to sanctify me in our Heavenly Fathers presence. I praise You in Your most awesome name. Amen

Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing


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Non-serving Does Not Belong to Us.

HE HAS THE WORK PREPARED

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do Ephesians 2:10 New International Version

There is no such thing.

There is no such thing as a non-serving Christian.

Yes we have been saved by grace alone with Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

That does not mean we can accept Christ and sit on our hands waiting for Him to take us to Heaven.

Once we become a member of Jehovah’s family He has His set chores for us to do. These are chores that are specially prepared just for us in our service to Christ.

Do not forget that if Jesus is our king then we are His servants.

What does a servant do?

They serve.

It need not be anything spectacular like missionary work. Whatever you do, when you do it for the glory of Christ, you are fulfilling your duties as His servant.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for the numerous opportunities You so graciously provide me with to serve You both great and small every day. I give thanks in the name of Your wonderful child who served You so admirably when we walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Concentrate on Him.

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This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 New King James Version

Instead of concentrating on self to gain happiness which always leaves you feeling empty (you know I need a new car or house to be happy. I need to make more money. I need the latest fashion clothes to be happy {it constantly amazes me how shallow people are to buy designer clothes that are no better than no name one but twice the price} or I need a better body) concentrate on Christ.

It is always the most fulfilling experience to enjoy a beautiful love affair with Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

 

This is accomplished with setting aside quiet time every day reading His love letter and guidance book to you (the Bible) and talking with Him.

It also involves finding a quiet place in nature to just sit and enjoy communing with Him.

 

Enjoying nature is the best place to commune with Christ.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

Jehovah made nature, man made cities. Which do you find more serine and beautiful?

 

The other way to develop a relationship with Him is to serve Him.

Request the Holy Spirit to guide you to the best place to serve Him and then depend upon His guidance to accomplish the work he has brought you to do.

Think of it as you and the Holy Spirit being a tag team. During this time you will feel as a partner and will enjoy working with the best Guidance Councilor.  When you do this you will experience joy.

 

The difference between happiness and joy is like comparing a bowl of instant soup to a smorgasbord of delicacies.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ElHeenu (the Lord our God)  for the incredible honour of being a member of Your holy family. The most cherished time of my day every day is the time I spend with You. I give thanks for this treasure in the name of the best friend one could ever have Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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His Call Not Ours.

FOLLOW YOUR WAYS

It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13        

                                                                                                                        

Before you make any decision it is always best to take it to Jehovah in sincere prayer, faith and obedience.

 

In prayer you must sincerely ask for Jehovah to guide you where you are best suited to be. So if you want to be a computer programmer and Jehovah wants you to be an architect you will follow His guidance. It may not make sense to you at the time but in retrospect you will be glad you obeyed His calling.

 

For me I thought Jehovah was calling me to be a electronics technician but instead ended up learning natural medicine which I have used in many circumstances for over thirty years.

You must have faith that the Holy Spirit will guide you where you will best serve Christ.

So you may not understand why you are being led to be a carpenter instead of a nurse but then end up working on building homes for the needy in some distant country or in some disaster in your country which leads to a lot more fulfillment.

For me I never dreamed of being a teacher but have been used greatly by Jehovah in serving Him faithfully in China for ten years.

When you receive your calling you are to be obedient and go where he leads you.

Again, for me I never dreamed of being a teacher but have been used greatly by Jehovah in serving Him faithfully in China for ten years.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Rohi (God is our Sheppard) bless me with an obedient heart to obey Your wise staff as You divinely guide me through this life on the way to the good pasture You have prepared for this little lamb of Yours.       I meekly request this in the name of my most intelligent Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen.

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