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How to Make it Special

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 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. Proverbs 3:9-10, The Holy Bible, New International Version

Do you give to the Lord with a joyous heart, or, do you give niggardly?

Niggardly: giving or sharing as little as possible Webster’s Dictionary

For me, I love to give with a joyous heart. A heart of gratitude to my loving creator for all the wonderful gifts He has so graciously given me. Not just material things like a place to live, but also insights into how truly awesome He is, how ingenious He is, how loving and caring He is. When I meditate on these things my heart cannot but help but give joyously to our wonderful God.

Think of how much you would pay to go to the best university in the world?

That is where you are when you read and digest the great wisdom in the Bible.

Then think of how much you give back to the great I Am?

“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 The Holy Bible, New International Version

Think of all the wonderful gifts He so hospitably gives us?

Mull over the beautiful sunrise, the wonderful fragrance of flowers, and the sweet serenade of the tiny song birds. While delighting in these special treasures, why not take this time to talk with Him as well.

What better time or place?

These are all amazing gifts He freely shares with us if we take the time to enjoy them. Our reciprocation should therefore be one of joyous returning to the marvelous Immanuel (God who walks amongst us) whether the commitment is financial or elegantly serving in a volunteer capacity.

When we give appreciatively to the magnificent God we are exhibiting our gratitude towards Him the way He intended it to be and the way that brings a smile to His beautiful face. There is joyous celebration with angels singing when you share in this manner.

The Holy Spirit is the secret of the power in my life All I have to do is surrender my life to Him. Kathryn Kuhlman

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for blessing me with an abundance of both physical and spiritual security (not overabundance but enough to live comfortably). Thank you my Beloved for blessing me with numerous opportunities to share this wealth with those who are in need and are appreciative of the gifts given to them through Your grace. I praise You in the name of He who is Your greatest gift to me 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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What Will Happen To

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The godly can look forward to a reward, while the wicked can expect only judgment. Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. If you search for good, you will find favor; but if you search for evil, it will find you! Trust in your money and down you go! But the godly flourish like leaves in spring. Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind. The fool will be a servant to the wise. The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends. If the righteous are rewarded here on earth, what will happen to wicked sinners? Proverbs 11:23-31 The Holy Bible New Living Translation

One day while volunteering with a Christian organization delivering furniture to the needy we delivered furniture to welfare bums. They were so lazy they refused to even carry the free blankets used to keep them warm. They were ungrateful.

But, you know what else they were?

Very sad and ashamed .

It was because they knew their lifestyle was wrong not because of us.

We were respectful and friendly with them. Listening to them talk amongst themselves we hear them constantly brag about themselves while drinking and smoking cigarettes.

This is vanity and it comes from a selfish heart.

But the sad thing is that: When you surround yourself with yourself you end up with nobody but yourself. That is a very lonely place to be. Joseph a son of Jehovah

They were living a destructive lifestyle and it was only destroying themselves.

For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body. 2 Corinthians 5:10 The Holy Bible New Living Translation

Later we did deliver furniture to low income folks who were very grateful so it more than evened out for being a rewarding day knowing that we helped the truly needy.

And, because we are Christians and those we helped were not, we gave glory to Jesus and by His grace used this as a conduit to guide them to Him.

And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God. Hebrews 13:16The  Holy Bible New Living Translation

There is a difference between those in need and those who are too lazy to support themselves. Supporting the later is a waste of the resources Jehovah has given you to help those who are truly in need. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jehovah El Deah (God of knowledge) bless me with the knowledge of discernment on how to share with those in need and not those who are lazy and ungrateful. I sincerely request this in the name of the wisest of all 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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He is Able to Keep.

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I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him 2 Timothy 1:12 New King James Version

When we become Christians just as Christ is our King, so too are we servants. As such we make a prayerful commitment to serve where He guides us. Making that commitment we have faith that He will provide the opportunities and tools to complete the task He has assigned for us to do. It need not be a huge commitment to serve as a missionary overseas, it may be a commitment in our communities like volunteering at hospitals or schools or other numerous opportunities.

A commitment to Jehovah is a commitment of service. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Another aspect is the daily commitment to serve in small ways like saying a kind word to a server at a restaurant or giving up your seat to an elderly riser on the bus and multiple other ways throughout the day.

“The stream of spontaneous acts of Godly kindness carries us to the sea of contentment and peace.” Constance Hurst-Howard

The benefit to you of course is the joy it brings to your heart. Of course there are many ingrates out there who will not have the decency to say thank you but keep in mind you are doing it for Christ’s praise, not the praise of others.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13New King James Version

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) bless me with opportunities to be as gracious to others today as You have been gracious to me. I humbly request this in the name of my beloved gracious king Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Are They Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

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People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:2-5New International Version

Recently I was talking with a volunteer at a soup kitchen about people arriving early and demanding the doors be open before it is ready, people eating half their plates of food, people coming in drunk, children running around screaming and parents laughing about it.

 

Then there was on news how many churches are closing their doors for soup kitchens and the homeless because they do not feel safe.

 

Are they shooting themselves in the foot and then cry babying because they are so disadvantaged?

They believe welfare is their right and are too lazy to go out and get a job?

Supporting them is unchristlike.

For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10New King James Version

When I was volunteering at soup kitchens and offered them work they would laugh and say : “That is what you people do to pay for my welfare.”

Are these people shooting themselves in the foot?

Instead of cry babying about how disadvantaged they are why not try to get a job and be respectful of the people trying to help you?

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for always providing for me on the condition that I do my part and put forth the effort as well. I praise you in the name of He who did Your work all the way o the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Whenever We Have the Opportunity

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Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone–especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:10 New King James Version                               

Have you experienced the latest craze going around?                                                         

Paying for someones coffee behind you?                                                                                 

Big deal.                                                                                                                                             

I would rather spend that money and give it  to needy organizations than at some yuppie restaurant.                                                                                                                                      

Yes we are to do good but it should be good where it is needed.                                            

You want to do good?                                                                                                                     

Go visit a senior in a retirement home, they would love it.                                               

You want to do good?                                                                                                                  

Be a reading buddy for a child with learning difficulties.                                                         

You want to do good?                                                                                                         

Volunteer to clean the cages at the local animal shelter or are you too much of a princess or prince to get your hands dirty?                                                                                                  

These are not a one off feel good deed but a long term commitment.                                      

Yes it is important to do good like give your seat to an elderly, pregnant or disabled soul but lets talk long term commitment as well.                                                                             

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2: New King James Version                                                                            

Prayer: Please Jehovah Heseh (God of love) bless me today with opportunities to bless You by doing small good deeds but also guide me to where I may be blessed with a long term commitment to do good to give glory to Your awesome name. I humbly request this in the name of He who did the most good when He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                                             

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


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Do Not Abuse the Blessing

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD PROVERBS 3:7 King James Version

ARROGANCE

Do not be an egoistical twit and be puffed up like a peacock with your blessings.

Do not forget:

A peacock is a little bird with big colourful feathers so too are the egoistical with their pride. Joseph- Anthony: Green

That means do not falsely believe that you know everything in your field of specialty.

If you are good with computers, do not believe you know everything about them.If you are good at carpentry do not believe you know everything about building houses.

I have seen many who thought they were the best brought crashing down by those they thought they were better than.

To fear the Lord in this instance means to respect the Him.

To respect Him means you are to show your appreciation for the blessing He has given you by using your gift for His kingdoms purpose.

So if you have been blessed with being good at finances, volunteer at your church or some program to help those who are not good at it. If you are good at cooking volunteer at soup kitchens or at church socials.

Do not forget: if you abuse it you will lose it.

So do not be surprised if God takes your gift from you if you do not show your respect towards Him.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim ((God our creator) create in me a grateful heart that gladly uses the gift You have so generously blessed me with to use this talent to further Your kingdom. I humbly request this in the name of wisest of all Your children Jesus Christ. Amen.

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