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The Things We Try to Avoid.

 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

No body enjoys trials and tribulations. They seem so overwhelming yet it is at this exact time that we are brought all the closer to Christ.

As we mature more and more in Christ, although we do not seek out these unpleasant experiences we have confidence that Christ is right there in the storms riding it out with us.

An added benefit is that it is through these experiences that we draw closer to Him than any other method.

Another benefit is that it is these challenging experiences that He teaches us the most. The end result is a closeness unto Him that can be accomplished in no other manner. On the other side of these we will praise Him for these experiences (I know I do every day).

Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them. The things we try to avoid and fight against— tribulation, suffering, and persecution— are the very things that produce abundant joy in us.  A saint doesn’t know the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but because of it Oswald Chambers

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Shammah ( The Lord is Present) for always being present during every storm in my life, I would never have been able to make it through them without You. Thank you for teaching me so much during the storm. I thank you in the name of He who calmed the storm for His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen

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

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Why Did You Doubt?

 

Immediately Jesus extended His hand and caught him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

When we are baby Christians it is natural to doubt Christ because we have little to no experience with Him.

As we mature in our walk with Him our faith (which means trust) in Him is to grow until it is as solid as the rock we stand upon. To do otherwise is a willful act of disobedience unto Him. Now there will be times of testing. When we fail and repent the sin is forgiven.

But, the lesson will be continuously repeated until our faith is solidified so we can take the next growth in our relationship with Him.

This pattern continues all the way to our death bed when we have solid faith that He is taking us to the second Heaven ( no we will not be with Christ when we die. That only occurs after that Judgement Day. To preach that we will be in Heaven with Christ immediately after death is a lie).

To doubt Christ is a insult. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Immanuel (God is with us) that You are always with me, guiding me, teaching me, protecting me and providing for me with Your immeasurable love.  May I never doubt the One I know for sure loves me more than anyone else ever could. I praise You in the name of He who walks beside me every day Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Why are Doubts Rising?

                        

And He said, “Why are you troubled, and why are doubts rising in your hearts?” Luke 24:38 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

There have been so many times when I called out to Jehovah when trouble was near (like where am I going to get rent money – He blessed me with a contract to more than pay for all bills and put some away for a rainy day- or what is going to happen to me when I retire- He spent three hours explaining to me through Bible verses that He was going to make sure I lived a comfortable life).

Some times the answer was quick and very affirmative.

Sometimes there was waiting. Through it all He was teaching me to have faith in Him.

Just remember this Christian: Jesus loves you, Jesus cares, Jesus is always there. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Roi. You are the God who sees for blessing me that You see all my trials and tribulations. Thank you that You take the appropriate action in Your wise time in Your wise way to lovingly help me resolve the problems. I exalt Thee in the name of He who helped so many when He walked amongst us 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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For All I Have not Seen.

                                                  

Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. Proverbs 3:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Have you ever laid out under the sky at night and looked at the stars? Have you ever tried to count them? When a child it was a summer ritual with us country kids. It is impossible for us to imagine nor understand how He did it. We feel very small and insignificant but then Jehovah speaks to us and says :”Yes I made all these stars and am awesome but my love for you is even larger than these galaxies.” How can you not trust a God like that?

Have you ever smelled and caressed a flower in the early morning dew? Its whole essence fills you with a sensation equal with being mildly intoxicated. We are in awe at His amazing creation and cannot imagine nor understand how He knew to make such beautiful creations. Have you ever wondered how a God like that cannot have such a loving heart for His cherished children? How can you not love a God like that with your life?

Have you ever watched a sunrise and or sunset over a body of water like the ocean and been completely memorized by it with time standing still. Have you ever wondered how Jehovah can set the sun at just the right angle to create such and intently amazing scene? It is beyond our knowledge or imagination how He did it. How can you not trust a God like that with your life?

When I was a tree planter in the mountains in Canada every year the atheist kids from the city would laugh at me for worshiping a make believe God. Then one day when they were planting they would look up and Jehovah would reveal His Divine beauty in nature before them. They stood still like a statute and were bedazzled by it all. They could no longer laugh at a make believe God because they has met Him in His creation.

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” Emerson

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for blessing me with Your revealing Your awesome love, majesty and incredible intelligence through Your creation. Thank you for using these experiences to bless me with the Divine opportunity to get oh so very close with You during these momentous events. I exalt Thee in the name of He who was there helping create these amazing creation 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


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The Best Teaching Manual Ever.  

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 New International Version

Here’s the book that answers all you questions.

You have a question about life?

This book answers all your questions. About friends, marriage, raising children, investing, health, anger, sadness, worry. You name it and this book has the answers. It’s called of course, the Bible.

Any event that you need guidance for, may I suggest you look it up in a Bible concordance, the answer is there. My personal favorite is biblegateway.com.

A wise investment is spending time reading this book every day, I prefer first thing in the morning. Then, just talk to God like He is your best friend and confidante, which He is. When He answers your question, thank Him for it and obey His divine instruction. He will never lead you wrong. It may not be what you want to hear, but it is what is best.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 New International Version

It will guide you through your dark days.

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalms 119:105 New International Version

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Rabbi (Holy Spirit my teacher) for being so patient and wise in teaching me the wisdom on the best instruction manual for life, Gods own word. I give thanks in the name of the best teacher Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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A Living, Daring Confidence.

Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].Hebrews 11: 1 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

Can you think of anything or anyone you would stake your life on?

I can only think of two things.

The first is the saving grace of Christs sacrifice and the second is the Heavenly home Jehovah has prepared for me, even though I have not seen it.

Do you truly believe in Christs sacrifice as your RSVP to entrance into an eternal loving relationship with Jehovah, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit?

Do you truly believe in a Heavenly home Jehovah has prepared for you?

If so there should be evidence of it in your daily life.

Can others see this confidence ( without being arrogant of course) in your life, in your conversations and or in your relationship with Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit?

“Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.” Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Emunah (God is faithful) for teaching me the faithfulness of my Beloved Heavenly Father and for strengthening my trust in Him throughout my life. May I always be blessed to exhibit this to the lost seekers so that it may be a light that guides them to Jesus. I humbly exalt You in the name of the He whose faith was strong enough to endure the agony of the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Create Something That Is

                                                                             

You send out Your Spirit, they are created. Psalm 104:30 Holy Bible Amplified Version

It has been in chaos that Jehovah has done the best work in my life. Because out of the chaos I did not know if my butt was up or down. I had no one to turn to for help.

Well, except where I should have gone in the first place.

And, that of course, is to He who does amazing things in chaos Jehovah, the creator.

Sometimes, when I was a teacher, I would make up a lesson plan for a class that was sure going to be easy to teach. It was total disaster and complete chaos. At break time I would go out into the stair well, get on my knees and pray my heart out. During the next part of the class I felt the Holy Spirit moving me and the class turned out fantastic, better than expected with my lesson.

“There is no situation so chaotic that God cannot from that situation, create something that is surpassingly good. He did it at the creation. He did it at the cross. He is doing it today.” — Handley C. G. Moule

If your life is in chaos go to the one who created amazing things out of chaos, listen to Him, trust Him and obey Him. Watch the amazing things He will create out of your chaos. I speak from a lot of experience.

Prayer: Thank You Jehovah Mephalti (The Lord my Deliverer) for blessing me with Thy divine deliverance through every chaotic experience I have endured and for teaching me through that experience. I extol Thee in the name of He who made sense of salvation Jesus Christ. Amen.

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