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First He must Break You.

WE ARE PURIFIED

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. Psalm 51:17 New International Version

Before you can be used by Jehovah you must first be broken.

There is something or someone in everyone’s lives that they put above Christ. For some it is family, for some it is their job, for some it is their ego. Whatever it is, it must be crushed by Christ.

For me it was someone and a situation was brought about where that bond was painfully broken.

After the healing it was then that Christ could use me.

The amazing thing is that I did not even realize I was a slave to my devotion.

Now I am free from that enslavement and there is a very deep, rewarding, loving relationship between my Beloved and me that I pray I never allow anyone or anything to destroy.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) crush whatever comes between You and me so that I may have the immense honor of serving my beautiful Father. I humble request this in the name of He who served You all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Light Above My Head.

                                         

I will put My Spirit in you and you will come to life, and I will place you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and fulfilled it,” says the Lord.’” Ezekiel 37:14 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

One night while sleeping in the back yard in a tent I was awoken by a blue flame above my head. Thinking the house was on fire I frantically attempted to open the zipper on the tent to get mom out of the house. I was so upset I, at first, did not realize I was vainly attempting to find the zipper on the wrong side of the tent. When I did manage to finally open the tent door and rush outside, there was no flames at all. Confused I crawled back into the tent and promptly fell asleep.

When I woke up the next morning all of my finger tips were tingling, my heart felt as if it was going to burst and my head felt electrified. No, it was not a physical ailment that caused this, I am as strong as a horse.

During morning Bible reading this verse burned into my eyes.

There is concern about what will happen to me when mom passes on to the other side (I am an unpaid caregiver with no savings). Every morning I thank the Lord that even though I do not know what is going to happen, one thing for certain is that He will always take care of me.

In the four years of being a caregiver I have worked tirelessly fixing this place up by myself. The only help the rest of the family is, is when they help themselves to moms money every month. They never come down to help and only call when they want money.

One day after crying out to the Lord about the unfairness of it all, He directed me to go sit out on a trail with my Bible. He spent three hours with verse after verse educating me that the wicked shall lose their inheritance and the righteous shall inherit theirs. I kept on replying that I know my inheritance is in Heaven and that is all I want but it would be nice to have some help from the rest of the family in caring for mom. Finally I have taken the attitude that I get what can be done done and not stress out or work myself into exhaustion attempting to do all the work myself.

This verse seems to be His word pounding into my thick skull that all the work I have done is not for someone else (the wicked family) to profit from (because of the beautification of the property the house has increased in value, which I do not care about but they do because it means they get more money from the inheritance). I shall dwell upon this land in peace, love, joy and security because Jehovah says so and He never lies.

Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’Isaiah 41:10 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives all fear is gone. Because I know, I KNOW, He holds the future, And life is worth the living just because He lives.” Bill & Gloria Gaither

For I have taken all this to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the righteous (those in right standing with God) and the wise and their deeds are in the hands of God. Ecclesiastes 9: 1 Holy Bible Amplified Version

If you are serving the Lord and are concerned about anything I pray this article has blessed you with strength, confidence, peace and joy.

Prayer : Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for blessing me with Your Divine provision through out all of my life. Thank you for promising me a wonderful retirement plan which surpasses anything the world can offer. I exalt Thee in the name of He who will greet me in Your greatest retirement Home every conceived Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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He Will Care for Us When.

A LOST LITTLE GIRL

Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you. Isaiah 46:4 New King James Version

I have previously written an article about this so please have patience while I reiterate again.

 

If you invest in retirement plans they can go bankrupt or for some financial reason fail you.

Serving the Lord seldom brings financial security from my experience.

Your health eventually fails you.

The one who will never fail you is Jehovah. You are His beloved children and when you place your life and faith in Him, He promises to never leave you nor forsake you. He never lies and never goes back on His promises.

That does not mean you will retire in a condo somewhere and sip pina conatas ob the beach.

 

It does mean you will live in peace and security knowing He is taking care of you.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emanah (God is faithful) for promising to take good care of me in my old age. It brings peace and comfort to my soul. I thank you in the name of He who cared for all He came in contact with as 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 Retirement Guarantee.

DEVINE PLANS

I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Psalm 37:25  New King James Version

 

This verse is very significant to me.

 

There have been three times in my life where I worked hard and had a nice little nest egg set aside for my retirement. Through circumstances beyond my control I was wiped out each and every time.

 

Then I dedicated my life to serving the Lord.

 

In my many decades of serving the Lord none of the places I have served Him have left me financially independent.

 

One day I was very afraid because after my last assignment was completed I felt I was too old to get any work and would be left destitute.

 

I prayed to my Love and posted it on line for others to pray for me as well.

 

The next day I felt compelled to read the above verse.

 

An old missionary who has walked this walk before wrote me and said the same thing as the above verse .

 

The two combined left me with a feeling of security knowing that the Lord will never leave me nor desert me.

 

Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. Isaiah 46:4New International Version

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) for promising to never leave me nor forsake me even in my old age. I praise You in the name of this servants king Christ Jesus Amen.   

                                                                                               

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