Let all that I am praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. Psalm 146:2 The Holy Bible, The New Living Testament Version
This is the secret to having joy in your life, singing praises to Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit at every opportunity through out the day.
Try this: thank Him before eating a meal (believe me, you go live in a third world country and you will see how good you have it).
Thank Him for giving you a place to live, I have seen many that live in one room as a family with no indoor heating or cooling.
Thank Him for the water you drink, I have seen many that live off of three liters of water for cooking, cleaning and drinking, try that some time.
Thank Him for living in a secure place, I have lived where it was common in the morning walk to see dead folks laying the street.
Thank Him for the air you breathe. I have lived in places where old folks drop to the ground and choke to death off of the polluted air.
Most importantly, thank Him for blessing you with the greatest blessing of all, a loving relationship with Them and for them caring for you and caring about you. Then, you will find your life filled with joy no matter what your circumstances are.
A grateful heart is a joyful heart. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Simchath Gili (Psalms 43:4 GOD My Exceeding Joy) for blessing me with Divine exhilarating joy that can only be gained by being in communion with You. It is the most special treasure there could ever be. I praise You in the name of He with whom I experience the greatest joy being with Jesus Christ. Amen
May Christ bless you with love, joy and peace today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 The Holy Bible New International Version
Notice it does not say to support the lazy trouble makers?
I see so many good hearted but wrong minded support the lazy drunks and drug addicts and welfare bums that foolishly believe we owe them a free ride.
That is wrong.
You are not helping them but hurting them by encouraging them to continue on in a destructive lifestyle for both themselves and for society (because many commit crimes to support their habit which hurts innocent folks).
There is an old saying that idle hands are the devils playground. Do you notice that drug addicts are also habitual criminals? Perhaps doing time in a third world prison would do them more good than holding their hand and encouraging this lifestyle because there is no repercussions for their actions.
They are to be warned that their lifestyle is wrong. If they choose to continue on then do so on their own and face harsh consequences for their actions.
Our financial, mental and spiritual efforts are to go to help those who are willing to put forward an effort to help themselves.
To support lazy bums and drunks and drug addicts is a sin because it is a waste of our resources which should go to help those who are prepared to help themselves. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) bless me with providing me with guidance to those who are in need and with the wisdom to differentiate between those in need and those who are too lazy to support themselves. I humbly request this in the name of He who provided only to those who put forward and effort to help themselves Jesus Christ. Amen
May you be blessed with plentiful opportunities to share these with those around you today.
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And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God Titus 2:11-12 The Holy Bible New Living Translation
This verse says it all.
There are those that foolishly believe that once they are saved by grace alone they can go out and do whatever their flesh desires and it is okay because Jesus died for their sins.
You cannot have it both ways.
Either you will be a slave to fleshly desires or you will obediently serve Christ of your own free will.
The first one is a cruel slave master which kills the spirit and slowly painfully destroys the soul.
The second one brings life to the body and brings joyous eternity to the spirit. Christ blesses us with love, peace and joy, the world curses us with anger, fear, depression, worry and unfulfillment. I choose Christ. Which one do you choose? Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) Ps10:16 for blessing me with the honour of being Your humble obedient servant. I thank You in Your majestic name. Amen
Christ blesses us with love, peace and joy May you be blessed with many opportunities to share these with others today.
“Let My people go, so that they may serve Me’ Exodus 7:16 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Jesus does not set you free from sin so you can go out and do what ever you desire. That just drags you back into a sinful lifestyle.
Jesus sets you free from sin to be blessed with a loving relationship with Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Now as in every relationship there are rules and boundaries you do not cross.
Living the Christian life is living a life of discipline that is taught by the Holy Spirit and obeyed by Jehovahs loving children.
I believe the Christian is the most tempted of all because satan will do anything to take those that belong to Christ to Hell with him.It is his greatest joy to destroy the greatest love affair there could ever be, that between Jehovah and His children. But, we have the greatest teacher of all, the Holy Spirit, to teach us and help us overcome all of those temptations. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Mephalti (The Lord my Deliverer) – Psalm 18:2 for sending the Holy Spirit to deliver me from temptations. I exalt You in the name of He who never surrendered to temptation Jesus Christ. Amen
May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah
This past week mom (I am a unpaid live in care giver for my mom. If I am not here she will be put into a seniors home) has been constantly taunting me that this is HER house and she does not need me. She can throw me out at her slightest whim. I know my Lord desires me to remain here but it really gets me down.
These verses and quotes stuck out to me this morning while reading morning devotionals.
For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
“I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” Hebrews 13:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
I don’t know what tomorrow brings; But I know who knows, and I know He holds my hand who holds tomorrow in His other hand. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Is anything too difficult or too wonderful for the Lord? Genesis 18:14 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
“What seems too difficult for us is a sure sign that it belongs to God.” — Marie DePree
“The Lord your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. Zephaniah 3:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
About an hour afterwards as laying in bed my heart started tingling like a mild electric current was stimulating it. Then there was a tingling in my mouth (no not like the current was running from my heart to my mouth but each was separate). I could not stop singing Glllllory, gloorrry , glorrry in excelsis.
Next my right finger after the thumb tingled and was outstretched towards Heaven. This continued for an hour.
Wow, what an experience.
Do you think my Heavenly Love was trying to tell me something?
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) for blessing me with your reassurance that no matter what comes my way whether good or bad You are always right here with me. You are indeed all I need in life and You are my life. I exalt You in the name of my best friend who continuously walks beside me Jesus Christ. Amen May
Christ bless you with love, joy and peace today and every day.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised 1 Chronicles 16:25″The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Have you ever had a time when you were praising Jehovah in a song or poem you made up and it felt like there were angels singing with you as you praised our Beloved?
Have you ever been singing a song in church from your heart of love and praise unto our Beloved and felt as if there were angels joining in?
When we give the truest praise, glory and thanks unto our Beloved from the heart, do not be surprised if angels come a joining in.
Another blessing is that do not be surprised when you experience His love for you in your entire being when He says “ And I love you my child with a love oh so Divine.” as you praise Him.
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men; in praise we act like angels.” Thomas Watson
Prayer: Oh my Beloved Jehovah Kabodhi ( The Lord my Glory) the best part of my day begins and ends with praising You. It is such a great joy that causes my Heart to enter Your holy presence as this child of Yours sings love songs unto his cherished loving Father he adores immeasurably. It is such a magnificent blessing to praise You throughout the day, every day for all of Your blessing You abundantly bless me with. And, it is a really awesome privilege when the angels join in with me. It increases the euphoria ten fold more. I praise You in the name of He who I love to praise as well Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day.
The tabernacle is the meeting place with Jehovah. It is a special place with no interruptions and is quiet.
Mine is in my tent in the back yard.
It is here we talk one on one, it is here He speaks to me as I read His holy word.
It is here He listens while I sing love songs unto Him.
It is here that I take shelter from the trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares.
It is here I thank Him in the morning for all His blessings great and small. It is here I say good morning my Love, I love you every morning.
It is here that I thank Him for all blessings great and small that He has abundantly blessed me with throughout the day.
It is here I say good night, I love You my cherished one before going peacefully off to sleep at night.
We all need our own tabernacles where we can be alone with Jehovah every day.
Where is yours?
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Pryyand (God is my friend) for blessing me with a sacred place in which to commune with You. It is one of my most cherished blessings. I exalt You for this holy gift in the name of Your best gift unto me Jesus Christ. Amen. Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing
Be persistent and devoted to prayer, being alert and focused in your prayer life with an attitude of thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Every morning I begin my day by thanking Jehovah for all he has done for me and through me. Every day throughout the day I praise Him for His blessings great and small. Every evening I thank His for the abundant blessings He has showered upon me throughout the day. Every day I thank His for every opportunity He has blessed me with to serve Him with even greater joy than the thanks given when He blesses me with good.
Try thanking Him every morning as soon as you wake up. Try thanking Him throughout the day for all of His blessings both great and small. Try thanking Him every evening when you go to bed for the blessings He has bestowed upon you throughout the day. Try it for a month and see how your relationship with your Heavenly Father blossoms into an amazing loving relationship which no other can compare.
“True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us, and not to tell Him what we have done for Him.|” George R. Hendrick
Prayer: Oh my Beloved Jehovah Heseh (God is love) how I am filled with divine love and joy when I sing songs of gratitude unto You my love for all You have done in my life and through my life every day. I thank You in the name of the most treasured gift of all Jesus Christ. Amen.
May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah
The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. John 14:17 New King James Version
Are you filled with the Holy Spirit?
Many times during prayer time or worship time singing praises to my Beloved Father in heave, my precious King, Savior and best friend Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit my guidance councilor, healer, strengthener and comforter I am so filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit it feels as if I am going to explode into a million molecules of ecstasy.
Have you ever felt that during worship time?
It does not have to be in church.
It can be in your bedroom or while enjoying communion with them in nature which is the best place to commune with them because you are in the world Jehovah created, not the noisy world man has created.
At the same time we need to be filled with the Holy Spirits wisdom in our daily lives and all the decisions that must be made there in.
If the Holy Spirit fills us with knowledge of the right thing to do and we are not wise enough to obey Him we will exhaust Him and he will depart from us.
Oh what a pitiful man or woman it is to have the Holy Spirit depart from them. Joseph- Anthony: Green
But do not worry.
When you call out to Him in repentance and are willing to be obedient to Him, He will gladly return to you.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi (God our Sheppard) for the precious gift of the Holy Spirit to Sheppard me in life and fill me with divine joy. In deep gratitude in the name of he who made this privilege possible Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.