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Are You a Good Steward?

Be hospitable to one another without complaint. Just as each one of you has received a special gift [a spiritual talent, an ability graciously given by God], employ it in serving one another as [is appropriate for] good stewards of God’s multi-faceted grace [faithfully using the diverse, varied gifts and abilities granted to Christians by God’s unmerited favor].1 Peter 4:9-11 Holy Bible Amplified Version

In unions it is the steward that goes to management when there is a problem between one of its member’s and the company (at least it was when I was a union member.).

To be Gods steward we are to be helpers to Jehovah. We are to guide others to Jehovah and to observe the proper conduct in His Holy Family.

To do this Jehovah has equipped us with specific skills to accomplish this assignment. We need not go to seminary or university to attend these classes, the Holy Spirit knows us individually and has individual classes prepared for us so we will learn our gifts and how to use them correctly. When we are ready He will lead us to the proper place and time to utilize these skills to the best effect.

The problem is too many are neglecting their gifts and instead selfishly wasting their time on their own goals in life rather than being good stewards in Christs kingdom.

Are you a good steward?

Stewardship is the obedient management of life and all of its resources under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to bring glory unto Jehovah and to bring the lost into His Holy family. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) for the honor of being Your free will servant. May I humbly always be obedient unto Your Divine direction of the proper use of the resources Your give me to expand Your Kingdom of Light into the world of darkness. I sincerely request this in Your majestic name. Amen

The gift of love, the gift of joy, the gift of peace, these are the greatest gifts that can be given. They are given in abundance to all those in Christs family by our Heavenly loving  Father. May you be blessed with plentiful opportunities to share these with those around you today.


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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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Close To the Brokenhearted.

SPIRITUAL STRENGTH

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (contrite in heart, truly sorry for their sin). Psalms 34:18 Holy Bible Amplified Version

When you have lost a loved one through death or divorce or because they have left the nest, your heart is crushed and your heart is broken, why not take it to Jesus?

When walking amongst us did not His family divorce itself from Him and did He not experience broken heartedness when one of His loved ones died? Did He not suffer separation from our beloved Father on the cross?

I have lost many loved ones and He was there to comfort me as no one else could or would.

When you lose your job or home why not take it to Jesus?

Did He not experience homelessness? Didn’t he and His disciple sleep in the wilderness where there was bandits, scorpions and many man eating predators?

I have been homeless and living in a tent surrounded by bears. It was taking security that

I went to sleep with no concern of being attacked while sleeping

Did He not lose His job as a carpenters son (He did not go right from being a carpenters son to His ministry.)?

There have been many times when, through no fault of my own, I was released from a company (usually because they went bankrupt) that I believed I would be at for all of my working years. It was He picked me up when I felt like giving up and going out and pounding the pavement and or upgrading my skills and getting another place to work. For those of us over fifty that are considered unhirable why not ask Jesus how you can be blessed with self employment?

When you are crushed and brokenhearted because of illness, didn’t Jesus experience the pain of whipping and beating in His body and the agony of hanging on the cross? I was a sickly boy with very bad asthma and water on the knee. It was only in reading the Bible and talking with my beloved Jesus that a lot of that pain was endured and I felt His presence the closest to me.

So will He not be close to you and heal you spiritually when you experience these things (He may not heal your relationships or get your job or home back or heal your illness but will He not as a loving Savior be close to you and heal your spirit)?

Indeed may these not be viewed as a burden but rather as a blessing?

It is in our hard times that we are the closest to Jesus. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shammah (God is present ) for Your life giving presence with me through my oh so many trials and tribulations. If You were not there I do not believe I would have lived through oh so many of them. I give thanks for this wonderful loving care through Your son who experienced everything I have and so much more Jesus Christ. Amen.

May Jehovahs sweet love envelope you today a and every day.


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Let Us Also Work for It

HARD WORK

 And He did this to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service. Ephesians 4:12 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

I remember when being a tutor in China oh so many times a Chinese would come to me and beg me to help them pass an exam so they could get a visa to Canada. When I asked them when they exam was, most times their reply was in a month. As their level of English was very low they were informed that it would take a lot of work but could be accomplished. Their reaction was that as the teacher that was my responsibility. In other words, they expected me to do all the work while they put minimal effort into the task. Of course they failed miserably and of course their reaction was always they same. They blamed me.

How many have the same attitude towards Jehovah.

Say there is going to be a test at school. Instead of studying for the test the night before you fervently pray for Jehovah to give you the knowledge to pass the test. When you fail you cry baby to Jehovah that it is His fault when in reality it is your own fault for being so lazy and irresponsible.

Here is the way it works properly.

Sometimes Jehovah will do the work for you because the task is too great. This is to reveal His power and wisdom to us which brings praise, respect and adoration.

Sometimes we have to work in conjunction with the Holy Spirit. This is to teach us to put forward and effort while trusting in the Holy Spirits guidance, no matter how unconventional it is.

Sometimes Jehovah provides the tools but we have to do the work. This is to teach us to take responsibility and to teach us to have confidence in the skills Jehovah has blessed us with.

“Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.” — Jeremy Taylor

Prayer: Thank you ELOHIM YAKOL (God, the Most Able) for blessing me with being able to determine which form of work is necessary for me to accomplish the task You have assigned for me to do in my privilege of being my Beloved King Jesus in Heavens free will servant. I exalt You in His magnificent 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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Cannot be Perfected Without Adversity.

 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] John 16:33 Holy Bible Amplified Version

We all suffer through trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares.

The difference is that those of us in Jehovahs family is there to comfort us, encourage us, heal us and guide us through them.

Those of the world depend upon their own faulty understanding, power and logic and or that of so called professionals to no avail. They suffer far greater.

The closer we get to Christ, the more we are going to suffer. The more we suffer, the closer we get to Christ. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Many times when we are enduring hard times and we call out to Jehovah it seems as if there is no answer. Do not be discouraged. He loves you and will not ever desert you.

When you reflect back on it you will see Jehovah burning off the dross (the bad dispositions in you) and teaching you.

This fills me with awe and amazing joy, love and respect that I have such an amazing God, it will you as well.

Of course there is going to be a battle between you and satan.

He sees you getting close to Christ and he is infuriated. He will show no mercy in his attacks to destroy this incredible loving relationship.

Sometimes Jehovah will allow you to fight your own battles and each time you do your warrior skills against this filth will be enlarged. You will sing for joy unto Jehovah in your victory. Think of Job at the end of his suffering. This will bring you closer to our Warrior King.

Other times the battle is too strong for you and the Holy Spirit will come  to rescue  you. Again your relationship with Christ will be closer than before.

“A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity.” — Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for using adversity to polish off the dross in my life so that I am a beautiful jewel in Your eyes and in Your heart. I extol Thee in the name of the most precious jewel of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Abound With Blessings.

COMPLETE DEDITACATION

A faithful man will abound with blessings. Proverbs 28:20 New King James Version   

In the precious article I discussed The Gentle Persuasive Approach course I took. Today I will give examples of how it helped me interact with seniors that I visit at a local seniors home.  

                                                                                       

Yesterday I prayed for the Lord to bless me in my service to Him while doing volunteer work at a seniors home. We share an hour together singing Christian hymns on Sunday.                                                                                      

A resident was irritated and confused and I gently got him back to his room. He could have gotten violent.                                                                                                               

I shared a video of traditional Korean songs I downloaded with an activity lady that works with her. She does not speak English and nobody speaks Korean.                                                                                                                    

There is a re resident who never talks that I got to sing hymns with me during the service.                     

I comforted an ailing woman who was a little depressed (tis the season) and bed ridden. 

                                                                                                

I brought out two residents in the final stages of Alzheimer’s Disease to listen to the hymns which they really enjoyed. Most times they refuse to leave their room.                                                                                              

The ice storm that threatened our area held off until I got home.  

                                                                                           

I did not lose my temper with mom watching TV (I hate the idiot box) while I had to break into the washroom. Mom closed the door behind her and for the first time in forty years it locked. I tried unsuccessfully to climb through the window to open the door but because of the type of window it would not open wide enough. I had to get a chisel and break the door knob without breaking the door it get it open.                                                                       

I do not for one moment believe any of this was neither by chance nor by just my skills but were all a blessing from our Father in Heaven.               

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emanah (God is faithful) for so richly blessing me this day in order to bring glory and honour to Your most beautiful name. I extol You in the name of He who empowered His faithful disciples to be a blessing to others Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                        

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


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How is Your Neighbourly Skills?

“You shall not see your brothers ox or his sheep going astray, and hide yourself from them; you shall certainly bring them back to your brother. And if your brother is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it to your own house, and it shall remain with you until your brother seeks it; then you shall restore it to him. You shall do the same with his donkey, and so shall you do with his garment; with s, which he has lost and you have found, you shall do likewise; you must not hide yourself.

“You shall not see your brother’s donkey or his ox fall down along the road, and hide yourself from them; you shall surely help him lift them up again.” Deuteronomy 22:1-4 New King James Version

BE GRACEFUL UNTO OTHERS

When Jesus was talking about neighbour do you think He was referring to the above scripture?

‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ Mark 12:32 New King James Version

If so does that not mean that all are our neighbour whether they are Christians or non-Christians? Whether they come from the same country as you or are the same colour? How often do you go out of your way to help another, especially if it means a
personal sacrifice on your behalf?

I have done it numerous times. Sometimes it is challenging, sometimes easy but knowing that I am honouring Jesus always makes
it fulfilling.

Do not do it for any reward or for a show.

Now when men or women ask me why I do it, it is a great opportunity to share Christ with them.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for blessing me with the knowledge, skill and opportunity to glorify You by my actions and perhaps bring a lost little sheep to You holy fold. I humbly give praise to You in the name of He who was gracious to all His neighbours Jesus Christ. Amen.

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