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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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I Certainly Don’t Recommend

GODS DELIGHTS

The troubles of my heart are multiplied; Bring me out of my distresses. Psalms 25:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

If you want to live an easy comfortable life do not become a Christian.

A Christians life can be expected to be one filled with sorrow, pain, hardship and loneliness.

You will be filled with sorrow at the ones who reject Christ (especially those in your maternal family) and by extension ostracize you. You will not be invited to family get togethers, weddings, funerals or anniversaries. It will cut deep.

You will suffer pain of never being invited to get togethers by those you work with. You will be treated like a freak and mocked.

You will suffer loneliness as Christ takes you away from comforts of this life into service for Him. You will feel as if you are the only person in the world because everyone around you rejects you mocks you and ostracizes you. It will cost you your family, your friends, your career, maybe your health, your financial security.

You will face hardship because of what you have to surrender unto Christ (in the beginning of your walk you will not be sure if He will supply your needs).

If this sounds like to heavy of a price to pay let us look at the rewards:

You can be sure that no matter the family and friends who reject you Christ will bring to you a Christian communion that will be closer than any maternal family member or worldly friend.

No matter recession or physical injury or anything that hampers you finances Christ will always make sure you have a comfortable place to live, clothes on your back and food in your belly.

In your hardship it will bring you ever closer to Christ which will expand your love, admiration, trust and friendship with Him, which is the best treasure of them all.

It is not: is it worth giving up everything to become a Christian but rather why in the world would I desire anything but Christ in my life. Joseph a son of Jehovah

  “I didn’t go to religion to make me ‘happy.’ I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” C. S. Lewis

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Uzam (The Lord is our Strength in Trouble) for blessing me with Your Divine strength to endure and prosper (yes prosper because the prosperity is in the enlargement of our eternal love affair) during my suffering because of my association with You. I exalt You in the name of He gladly enduring the most horrible suffering for me Jesus Christ. 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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That Which is Not

PROVISION

“Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, And your earnings for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight in abundance. Isaiah 55:1-7 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Jesus is the bread of life.

Why do you waste your time and money on things that bring no lasting satisfaction to your life? Indeed, how many have gone into debt (becoming slaves to their masters, the banks, in a feeble attempt to satisfy their fleshly desires)?

We need to devour the word of Jehovah like a starving man a smorgasbord every day. It is good for our bodies, minds and spirits. Jehovah joyfully supplies this feast in abundance to all who ask of Him.

Where can you find this smorgasbord?

Why your Bible of course. It has a feast of wisdom, dainties of joy, strength for those who are weak, healing medicine for those suffering heart ache and soothing comfort for those going though rough times. It is truly the best meal you can consume every day.

Consuming a daily meal of Jehovahs word is the most nutritious and best meal of the day. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah RAB (Jehovah our Nourisher ) for blessing me with the most delicious, nutritious meal there could ever be (the Bible). I love to daily gorge myself on its awesome delicacies. I thank you in the name of He who provided some of the best fancies of the meal Jesus Christ. Amen

May you be blessed with abundant joy in your heart filled with love and your life overflowing with laughter every day this year.


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Makes Christ Look Good.

SPIRITUAL STRENGTH

But I say to you, do not resist an evil person [who insults you or violates your rights]; but whoever slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other toward him also [simply ignore insignificant insults or trivial losses and do not bother to retaliate—maintain your dignity, your self-respect, your poise]. Matthew 5:39 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

To publicly slap someone on the cheek in Jesus’ day was a supreme act of insult. To do it backhanded was a double insult.

So when Jesus is telling you to turn the other cheek He is telling you that when someone insults you to not take it personally and hurl one back at them.

This makes perfect sense.

There are wolves that prowl around looking for a fight. When you ignore their insults you are refusing to take their bait and thereby avoiding a fight. As a consequence they look the fool while you look gentlemanly or lady like.

This is a good reflection of Christ.

Turning the other cheek makes Christ look good and the offender look stupid. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chatsahi (The Lord is my Strength) bless me with the strength to turn the other cheek when slapped so as to glorify You and to prevent words coming from my moth for which I shall surely regret later. I humbly request this in the name of He who never spoke when slapped at His unfair trial Jesus Christ. Amen

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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The Highlands of Affliction.

CHRISTS STRENGTH

For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! 2 Corinthians 4:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version  

Those who say that being a Christian is easy are definitely not a Christian.

Being a Christian means a lifetime of suffering. We will be rejected, mocked and be going through constant trials and tribulations.

This is good because it makes us dependent upon Jehovah which draws us ever closer unto Him.

As well, it strengthens our Christian walk.

It is also good because when we encounter hurting folks we can share with them the amazing things Jehovah has done through our tough times.

The other benefit is that we will not desire for this world but rather for the home in which our Heavenly Father has prepared for us.

“The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Uzam (The Lord is our Strength in Trouble) for blessing me with Your Divine strength to make through the tough times and for using those tough times to strengthen Your loving child and well as the life changing lessons learned through these fiery times. I exalt You in the name of He who suffered the worst affliction for me Jesus Christ. Amen

May you be blessed with the gift of love, the gift of peace, the gift of joy. May you be blessed with numerous opportunities to share these gifts with others today.  


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The Ultimate All Purpose Tool.

A PRAYING MAN

Devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, wisdom, guidance and strength] Romans 12:12 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

It is the best tool in every Christian man and womans tool belt.

That is prayer.

Prayer is communion with Jehovah. That means not only are we speaking to Him but take the time to listen to Him as well. It is the best brainstorming available for everything we encounter in life. After all, look who we are brain storming with. He is never too busy day or night seven days a week every month of the year and every year that we walk this earth until He takes us home.

Prayer is the ultimate all purpose tool readily available to every Christian. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Shama (God who hears) for blessing me with always having my most cherished confidants ear (Yours) and the privilege to use the most effective tools You have graciously [provided to Your beloved children. I give thank for these treasures in the name of He who taught us the proper way to pray to You Jesus Christ. 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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Eternity Offers Only Two.

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I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse Deuteronomy 30:19 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

It is so confusing.

That is what I used to say about life. There are so many options and so many voices. Which one do I listen to? This one says this and that one says that (I find that particularly true in health care). It makes the head spin.

After accepting Christ as my Savior He slowly showed me that to do so also makes Him my King and me His free will servant. Many of the things He instructed me to do were difficult. But that was to teach me to depend upon Him for guidance and strength. Many things seemed crazy, that was to teach me to trust Him implicitly in my life. Through the course of these decades long lessons He was slowly teaching me the most important lesson of all though: That is to continuously grow deeper in a loving relationship with Him. The ultimate goal will be to share eternity with the one I love and worship the most.

In the world there is so much confusion because they listen to the flawed doctrines of others instead of listening to and obeying the pure wisdom that only comes from the Holy Spirit. This is the rough trial to Heaven, all others only lead to eternal misery in Hell.

“Life offers many choices. Eternity offers only two.”  Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord is Righteousness) for blessing me with being a guiding light in my life in this dark confusing world. I exalt You in the name of He who is the light of the world Jesus Christ. AMEN

May you be blessed with the gift of love, the gift of peace, the gift of joy. May you be blessed with numerous opportunities to share these gifts with others today.


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That is Then the Truth is Revealed

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 Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23 Holy Bible Amplified Version

It is a given that we have all at one time or another worked for Mr. Or Miss Perfectionist. You know the type. It does not matter how hard you work or how good the end results of your labour is, it is never good enough for them. We get to the point where we give up attempting to please them because we know it will never please them. (from my experience this points to very serious problems in their lives that they refuse to deal with so they take it out on others).

There have been so many times I have wanted to punch these twits in the face, tell them to shove it and walk away. The Lord asked me to stay and continue my work with the high standards He has instilled in my work effort. Oh so many times at the end of the contract so many others have approached me and confided that they have great respect for me in staying because they would have walked away. They wonder where I got the strength to endure this abuse. That is then the truth is revealed to them that it was not by my strength but by the Holy Spirits strength that was sent by Jehovah through Jesus that I not only endured but prospered.

On the other hand, oh how the heart dances with joy when we hear the Lord say unto us: “Well done good and faithful servant.” at the completion of these strenuous times.

Serve Christ or serve satan, it is your choice. Be careful, your eternity depends upon which master you choose. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) for the privilege of serving such a wonderful King such as You. Thank you for sending me the Holy Spirit to guide me with His wisdom and strength to accomplish the Holy tasks You assigned You servant to fulfill according to Your Divine will. I sing this praise unto You in You majestic name. Amen

May you be blessed with peace and joy every day.