Proverbs 13 verse 24
He who spares the rod hates his son
he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
This does not mean that we should go about hitting our children with a rod until they cower before us. It does mean that we must discipline them in a way that they will understand not to do that bad thing again.
As children of God did you know that God disciplines us?
Because He loves us He is constantly correcting us, that is how it should be with us and our natural children.
They must not be allowed to do just as they like, when and how they like, neither can we in God’s Kingdom.
Today let us rejoice that Our Father in Heaven loves us so much that He disciplines us with love.
The above is taken from the book: Drink from the Cup. by J.M.R.Larman.
Here is the Link if you would like to see:
I hope you have a lovely day and that you enjoy looking or purchasing some of the above.
May God continue to Bless you and your family with Love today.
Psalm 115 verse 1
Not to us, O LORD,
not to us but to Your Name for the Glory,
because of Your love and faithfulness.
I give you the glory today O LORD because of your love and faithfulness to me,
I thank you for all your blessings to me,
I am so blessed by you and by Jesus and by your Holy Spirit.
Taken from the book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R. Larman.
So what does faithfulness mean then?…………. It could be that we are trustworthy, loyal to each other. Also it could mean to keep a promise – to be faithful to the one we made a promise to.
So, have we made a promise to God our Heavenly Father by inviting Jesus into our life. If so we need to be faithful and give God the Glory that He sent His Son Jesus to be our Saviour while we are on this earth.
What a privilege to be a Christian to share in God’s love for us and His faithfulness towards us.
Then to give Him the Glory for all our Blessings – large or small – for we are truly Blessed.
You may like to check out the Book Link below. It is a year book that you can use each year as it is not dated to just one year. A lovely gift for yourself or a Christian friend.
* I hope you have a lovely day today *
http://basketsofgodsflowers.com (one of my Blogs).
In the Bible Paul says .. in –
Romans Chapter 1 verse 16.
“I’m not ashamed of the Gospel
because it’s the Power of God
unto salvation to those who believe.”
If you are a Christian that is marvellous and I can say God Bless you.
If you are not a Christian and would like to be one here below is a way to become one.
If you do really mean that you would like Jesus to be with you – just repent of your sins – tell Him you are sorry for all the wrong things you have done throughout your life and ask Him to come into your heart (your life) and He will.
When we are Christians we have a direct line to God our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ His Son. That is awesome, also we have The Holy Spirit in us to help us to pray.
If you are not sure how to pray it is good to pray The Lord’s Prayer. Which you can find in your Bible:
THE LORDS PRAYER.
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the Kingdom, the Power and Glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
Here are some LINKS for you to look at:
Have a Lovely day – Praise The Lord for today and all His Blessings to us.
James: Chapter 5 verse 16
……..The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
This is taken from the Old King James version of the Holy Bible.
So what does it mean ?
– Let us have Faith ! –
Well – we need to have Faith to Pray and to believe that our Prayers are heard by God our Heavenly Father.
We can pray all sorts of Prayers and of course we do, mainly for our wants, not always for our needs. There is a difference of course and God will not always answer Prayers if what we pray for is not for our own good.
However if we really need to intercede for someone or something then James Chapter 5 verse 15 says — ‘and the prayer of Faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.’ (Remember it is the Prayer of Faith) no good just asking God to do something you must have faith to believe that he can. This is where it needs to be the effective Prayer of a Righteous man (or woman)
If we are not walking with Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and with The Holy Spirit what is the use of praying prayers into space? God hears our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord. So they need to come straight from our heart and soul to be a fervent prayer.
We must mean truly what we are asking God for, not just a flimsy prayer hoping He will hear.
Yes of course He hears our Prayers – but I believe they fall by the wayside if we are not serious about them!
But when we are in trouble I find the shortest Prayer to pray is ‘Help Lord’ yes I am sure he hears our prayers for help because we do really mean it.
Here are some Links you may like to see: https://www.amazon.com.au/Book-Prayers-Help-You-Pray/dp/0987207547/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=9780987207548&qid=1557126197&s=books&sr=1-1
* God Bless you today as you Pray in Faith – Have a Lovely Day *
Psalm 139 verse 15
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
God made us specially in that secret place,
we must be very precious to Him.
today let us ask if there is anything special
that He would like us to do for Him
instead of asking for something for ourselves.
He must be so pleased when the creatures that He has made
show respect and love for Him and His Kingdom.
The above is taken from the Book: ‘Drink from the Cup’
Here is the Link if you would like to see or purchase it from Amazon.
So what can we do that will be special today or maybe each day that will be pleasing to Our Father in Heaven. One thing we can do is to try to be kind to those who come before use each day. That would be a good thing to do.
Do you have a Special Place that you go to sometimes to Pray or talk to The Lord Jesus. Maybe a special chair to sit in to Pray or a Special Room. Or do you choose a Special Time each day to Pray. I think any of these things will be pleasing to God.
May God Bless us as we try our best to Pray to Him in that Secret Place.
Have a Lovely Day Today.
Proverbs: Chapter 11 verse 25
A generous man will prosper;
he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Thank you so much dear God that this verse is so true –
please allow me to refresh and help someone for you today. Amen.
The above is taken from the book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ here is the Link for you to see. It is a Daily Reading and can be purchased ready to start off the New Year. The book can be used each each year so will last for as long as you would like it to. (no need to throw away to purchase one each year) It would be a lovely gift also for a Christian friend……. maybe as a Christmas Gift or for yourself.
So how can we be generous to others? Well one thing is to maybe help someone today, or offer to take a friend out for the day or to treat them to a coffee for morning tea. There are lots of ways we can help someone. Even to help hang out the washing for them, take them a cooked meal or invite them to your home for a meal or afternoon tea. Not a good idea to offer money…… just help them in some way that they would appreciate your help. Perhaps take them to the shops if they are elderly or not very well or even to phone and ask how they are !….
As Christians we are to love our neighbours and these are ways that we can show the Love of The Lord Jesus. What about taking a small posy of flowers to someone living on their own. We don’t have to do something we are not comfortable with and not to do it expecting thanks. …….. So remember as we bless others we shall feel blessed by our Heavenly Father. We can pray and ask The Holy Spirit to help us choose what is best for us to do, not just today but any day that we see anyone who is in need.
Have a nice Day Today……. God Bless you.