It is Lovely to be Content

Lovely Flowers can make you feel content

1 Timothy: Chapter 6 verse 6

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

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To be content is something wonderful, we are to be content in all circumstances but most times we are definitely not! What do you think is the reason why we are not content? Could it be that we are not walking in godliness? I think that may be a lot to do with it. whatever is going on in your life today try to be content with what you have, try not to yearn for things that cannot be. Let us praise The Lord for what we already have.

Taken from the book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.

A Snow Flake Pattern

We are all individuals, all different as people, just as snowflakes are different but are still snowflakes. God made everyone according to a pattern. So we are made, according to a pattern. We are made in the image of God.

Well there we are then, we need to be content with being who we are especially knowing that God has made us to be who we are. So let us try to be content today in the knowledge that Jesus loves us and has sent His Holy Spirit to help and enable us to try to be content while we live on this Earth. Let us appreciate our Families and Friends, our Workmates, our Pets. Let us be content just where we are and then we can feel the peace of The Lord in our daily lives.

HAVE A LOVELY DAY * GOD BLESS YOU *

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Walk in Love

What a beautiful Wild Looking Sunset

2 John: Chapter 1 verse 6

And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love.

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Yes you are a God of Love and to love you means just what the above verse says – that we walk in obedience to your ways. We can only do that when we have invited Jesus into our lives and we live in your Kingdom on this earth. Praise you Heavenly Father that you enable us to walk in obedience today.

We can walk in love with our family. What better love than to walk in Gods ways with our Love ones, today and always.

It may seem odd to think that to walk in Love with the Lord is to walk in Obedience to Him. The only way really that we can do that is to read our Holy Bible to see how! It is good to read part of the Bible each day – part of the New Testament of course but not to neglect reading part of the old Testament. Just a small bit each day is better than not at all. You could of course read one of the Psalms sometimes for something different to read. It is always special to find a quiet time during the day to sit and read even a few verses of a Psalm.  

I hope you have a lovely day trying to walk in Love with your family and friends so that you know that you are walking in Obedience with God – because that shows that you Love Him our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ our Lord and The Holy Spirit. (The Holy Spirit will help us to be obedient if we ask Him to)

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Good Health

Here is some Good News for Today.

John: Chapter 9 verses 1 – 3 

And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth. His disciples asked Him, saying Master, who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

If we think about this, surely we can praise God for the things that He allows to go wrong in our bodies so that we can come to know Jesus through the healing He has received for us on the cross and be glad that Jesus is our healer. We need to come to know God our Father more and more each day, He wants us to give him praise and thanks for healing us to know that He is God and He is in control of our lives, that he loves us and wants us to be made whole. We do need to pray and ask, then to receive our healing and thank Him for it.

Well we know that we can’t talk to God on the mobile or landline phone but we do have a Hot Line to God and that is the Prayer Line. We can  use this Prayer Line day and night. i.e. Twenty Four hours a day as God our Heavenly Father is always available when we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. If you have any sort of problem or aches and pains please remember to use the Prayer Line right where you are, you do not have to sit in Church to specially Pray you can sit in your own lounge room or outside or wherever you may be – on the bus, in the train, on the plane – in the town or the country side. Remember it is not compulsory to kneel and pray as that is not always convenient, also to pray out loud or in your heart is O.K. as our Father in Heaven will still hear your prayers if they are relevant.

Are we Obedient?

The Angel of The LORD.

Matthew: Chapter 1 verse 18.

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph but before they came together, she was found to be with child through The Holy spirit.

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Mary must have been a beautiful young woman spiritually to be so obedient to God saying yes to what He asked of her. How many of us can truly say that we are obedient to submit ourselves to the ways of The LORD? Dear LORD God I pray today that I may be more obedient to your voice and not to my own wants. In being obedient to you I know that you will be blessing me even more than I can ever imagine. Thank you for Mary the Mother of my Saviour – Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.

I Pray that God will Bless us Today as we try to be more Obedient to Him – Our Father in Heaven, Jesus Christ His Son and to the Holy Spirit.

I hope you have a lovely Day today.

Christmas is a Special Time of the Year so we can Celebrate the Birth of Jesus.

Drawing of Mother and Child

The Secret Place

Psalm 139 verse 15

My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place.

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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.

Taken from the Book ‘Drink from the cup’

Remember that Jesus was made in that Secret Place in His Mother Mary’s womb, when the Holy Spirit came upon her.

We also were made in our Mothers womb by our earthly Fathers.  However God our Heavenly Father could see us and has been with us from the beginning of our conception, it is He that has made us, hoping I am sure that He would like us to accept Him to be our own Heavenly Father.

When we do that then we become a Christian and are very precious to Him.

So what can we do to show Him that we are really pleased to  belong to The Kingdom of God.

Let us try to walk in Righteous and Love towards each other, to be more like Jesus who had compassion on all who came to Him.

We can walk in the Secret Place each day with the Love of God and Fellowship with The Holy Spirit who is our Comforter and Guide.  He lives in us and walks with us each day of our lives in that Secret Place in our Hearts.

So what can we do for Jesus today?

We could ask God to Bless all who come before us today – that would be one nice thing that we could do. 

* May God Bless You Today as you Walk and Talk with Him

through the Holy Spirit of Jesus *  Amen.

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Jerusalem is Special

This is a photo of Morning Glory in my Garden.

I reminds me of Trumpets.

Psalm 122 verse 6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

“May those who love You be secure”

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Let us not forget to pray for Jerusalem.

The Holy City, where Jesus will be coming back to Zion His Holy Hill.

As we pray, we can feel secure in the love of God our Father and Jesus His Son.

So pray today for the peace of Jerusalem, be glad that God is in control of everything.

From Book. “Drink from the Cup”

I think the above Psalm is a reminder for us to pray for Jerusalem – God’s Special City.  Let us pray for His Peace to be there day after day for those that live and work there.  We can pray that any hostility begins to cease and everyone can begin to live peaceably in Israel and Palestine.  So that the everyday people can be at peace in their hearts.

We can also Pray for the place that we are living in at the moment be it a Town, a City, a Village or a Provence somewhere. 

It is good to remember what the Bible say’s ‘The Prayers of a righteous man availeth much’ really that means that the prayers we utter should come from our heart, not just idle words, not prayers that we speak out to impress anyone but prayers that we really mean if we want God to answer them.

* I Pray that you have a lovely day today,

with the Peace of The Lord in your heart

whatever the circumstances you find yourself in *

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Doing Good !

Hands holding Bible

This is one of my “Oil Paintings”

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3 John: verse 11

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.

Anyone who does what is good is from God.

Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

Today let us not grow weary of doing good!  That is a word The Lord gave me when I got a bit fed up one day and thought – what is the good of trying to help whoever it was.  Then the quiet voice of The Holy Spirit said “Jessie never weary of doing good”  so I pass that on to you today, please don’t grow tired of doing good.  God is Good, He is Love, He is all goodness. He is the LORD!

Taken from the book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.

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Well the thing is – what can we do today that will be good?  One of the best things of course is to Pray.  But that is not what I mean, what I mean is what can we do to help someone, there are so many people that need help in the world.  However our family should come first in all things.

Sometimes they make us cross by doing things that we would prefer they don’t do, especially any children that we are looking after.  They can be a real trial at times.  We do have to look after them though and not get fed up seeing to them.  One other thing is to be good to our Parents and Grandparents, all older people should be able to find that we have time to talk to them.  Some are very lonely and we can do some good today even just to say ‘Hello’ to them.

Remember you may be the only person that speaks to them today, so why not smile and say ‘Hello’ – no need to stand and talk if you are not sure what to say but just a greeting for them to hear will be a blessing that you can give.

A good thing to do is to say ‘God Bless you, have a good day’ to someone while out shopping or travelling.

So today I would like to say to you –

*’God Bless You, have a really lovely Day Today’*

Rose Bud

 

 

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Contentment

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This is an Oil Painting that I did of The Good Shepherd

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Philippians: Chapter 4 verse 11 

I am not saying this because I am in need,

for I have learned to be content

whatever the circumstances.

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Today is the start of a new month, let us endeavor to be content if we can this month in what ever circumstances we find ourselves.  Let us rest in the knowledge and love of Jesus that He is with us everyday, comforting and guiding us by His Holy Spirit.

Taken from the book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.

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The above Bible quote was spoken by St.Paul, so it would be good if we can follow his example and be content just where we are.  I know that we all have problems and hope for better things to come sometimes.  However that may take a while for our circumstances to change.  But while we are waiting for things to change in our lives it is a good idea to appreciate the things we have.

We can appreciate having a roof over our heads, food, shelter, water, especially if we are  blessed with a family, let us be content with having them in our lives.

Another thing that helps us to be content is if we have a Pet animal, we can be content that we are giving our Pet a good home, that can be a real blessing to our-self and of course to our beloved Pet.

When we can be content it is surprising what The Lord Jesus can do to encourage us with even more blessings that we ask for.

What about any talents that we have been given, are we using them to please God Our Father in Heaven?  Even in our everyday work we can be content in doing it to the best of our ability – then we will be content at the end of the day that we have done our best in what ever circumstance we have found our-self. 

Bee on Daisy Nov 2016

This is one of my better photo’s – hope you like it.

May God – Jesus – and The Holy Spirit help you to be Content today.  

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Children are Beautiful

The Little Children and Jesus

Jesus with Children

Oil Painting by Artist:  J.M.R. Larman

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Mark Chapter 10 verses 13-16

People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them but the Disciples rebuked them.  When Jesus saw this, he was indignant.  He said to them, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it”.  And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Taken from the TNIV Study Bible.

How do you feel about little children?

  Do you love them or think they are just a nuisance.  You may not have any yourself – but – just think they are all around us in this world.

How dare people abuse them.

Everyone who hurts a little child (apart from chastising them) will have to give account one day to God – Our Father in Heaven, who will judge them according to what they have done.

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Oil Painting by J.M.R. Larman

Jesus may weep oceans of tears for all the little children that are not blessed with loving people to look after them. 

Babies when born are helpless and unable to look after themselves if left they will just die, they are not like some of the creatures that are born ready to feed and fend for themselves.

So we do need to realize that Children are precious, they can bring us much pleasure when we find time to care for them.  That also includes Teenagers – they are still our children and need our care and support.

Have a lovely Day and maybe share the Love of The Lord with a Little One today.

May God Bless You with His Peace and Love.

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Blessings !

Farm Painting for Taylor

Proverbs: Chapter 11 verse 11 

Through the blessing of the upright

a city is exalted

but by the mouth of the wicked

it is destroyed.

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Just think right where you are, you can  be a  blessing to the city or town that you live in.  In your own community you can be a blessing, by praying and being in the love of Jesus day by day.  We are not all called to go out to be a prominent person in our community but by prayer and supplication we as Christians can make a great difference in the  city around us.  Today let us pray for the place that we live in for peace to prevail and for the mouth of the wicked to be cleansed.

From the  Book: Drink from the Cup by J.M.R. Larman.

Key Blue

So in a special way we can have the Keys of the City in our hearts to pray for the place that we are living in.  It may not matter if it is a Great City or a Small Country Town.  Jesus will hear our prayers when we really pray for our place where with live to be Blessed.

No Prayer is wasted if it is prayed truly from our heart not just to pray idle words but words that we really mean what we are praying for.

Can we say Bless The Lord oh my Soul and enter into that place of Prayer for our City or Town.  Let us Pray that Peace will Prevail, Justice be done, Joy & Love to be Blessings for the people who live in and around us.  Let us ask our Father in Heaven to Bless the Children, the young ones, the teenagers, the adults, even our Pets, the animals in our City or Town.

Remember that the mouth of the wicked will want to destroy all the above, so we need to pray.   Also remember James 5 in verse 16…….. that the Fervent Prayer of a Righteous Man accomplishes much.

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* May God Bless us today as we Pray

for the place we are living in *

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