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The Right Words

The Painting is of a Billabong in North West Australia that I painted in ‘Oils’

One of the lovely places that The Lord allows us see and to visit.

We do not have to worry about any right words to say about places like this

– just to look and enjoy them is enough.

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Ephesians Chapter 6 verses 19-20.

Pray also for me, that when ever I open my mouth,

words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,

for which I am an ambassador in chains.

Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

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It was Paul who said the above,

however I believe it applies to all of us who walk with Jesus and want to declare the Gospel.

Sometimes we feel that we are not free to declare the gospel but we are free

and must ask that The Lord make the way for us to speak out to those souls around us

who are in darkness who do not know Jesus.

Let us pray that when we open our mouths that the right words also be given to us today.

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The above is taken from the Book.. ‘Drink from the Cup’

So there may be a lesson in the above for us to think about how we speak to our family and friends. It makes a lot of difference when we speak kindly to each other – not just about sharing the Gospel but in our everyday lives. Our children and friends know how we feel sometimes by the way that we are speaking. If we feel sad, happy, angry etc., they can know by the tone of our voice. Also if we condemn someone for doing wrong it is not good to shout at them, let us try to tell them in a kind way so they do not feel too bad about whatever it is we are trying to get them to put right. Well at least we can but try.

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Here is the Link for ‘Drink from the Cup’ Book.

Here are another couple of Links you may like to see:

http://basketsofgodsflowers.com

https://www.amazon.com.au/Jessies-Story-Jessie-Larman/dp/0987207555

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

* I Pray that you have a Lovely Day Today *

Our Treasures*

The Fascine – Carnarvon N.W. Australia.

Proverbs: Chapter 10 verse 2

Ill-gotten treasurers are of no value

but righteousness delivers from death.

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That is true isn’t it? If we have something that we have received wrongly, however much we treasure it we will still have that feeling of guilt i.e. that it is an ill-gotten thing.

We really can’t take anything that we know God does not want us to have.

What a release in our spirit we feel when we give back or release those wrong Treasures.

Jesus forgives and we are back in righteousness, delivered from the feeling of death and can rejoice in our righteousness. Praise The Lord!

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The above is taken from the Book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by. J.M.R. Larman.

So what wonderful Treasures do we have that maybe we should not have? Perhaps they could be some ungodly Books, or ungodly D.V.D’s maybe C.D’s

What about all the Treasures on our Computers? Could be Treasure’s of ungodly photo’s – hidden in a file for privacy. But God can see all things whether they be righteous or unrighteous.

Let us search our hearts and get rid of all that is not O.K.

We don’t have to ask or tell anyone about it – just do it – ask Jesus for forgiveness – feel the release in our spirit and get on with life as it should be lived in Righteousness and Truth.

It is a lovely feeling to be able to share the Love of The Lord when we are really walking in a bit more holiness.

Here is a Link to the above Book you may like to see.

* I Pray that you have a lovely Day – Today*

https://www.booktopia.com.au/for-the-kingdom-of-god-j-r-m-larman/book/9780645089103.html

https://www.booktopia.com.au/for-the-kingdom-of-god-j-m-r-larman/ebook/9780645089110.html

*Love is to Share *

A Lovely Bouquet of Flowers, can show Love to someone

1 Corinthians: Chapter 13 verse 1.

……. but if I have not love,

I am only a resounding gong

or a clanging cymbal.

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Imagine being empty and sounding like a clanging cymbal,

we do need to be filled with love,

the kind of love that only Jesus can give us.

To receive His love so that we can give it out to others

we really must want the Love of God Our Heavenly Father

and of Jesus Christ His Son to be in our hearts.

By the Holy Spirit we then can share the Love of The Lord.

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The above is taken from the Book ‘Drink from the Cup’ You may like to check it out by the LINK below.

Just a short message today but –

* I hope you have a lovely Day Today *

* Remember Jesus Love Us..*

http://basketsofgodsflowers.com

We are not Alone !

This Beautiful Sunset was captured on my camera after rain had covered the road showing the reflection of the Sunset in the water. Taken from my house looking towards the Yacht Club here in N.W. Australia.

John: Chapter 16 verse 31

……… Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

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As Christians we know that God our Father is with us. When Jesus went back to Heaven He sent His Holy Spirit to be with us – to teach, comfort and also to fellowship with us. Where The Holy Spirit is, there also are The Father and The Son. Just think how blessed we are – we are never alone!

(You may like to check out what the Word says in your Bible of the Scripture above)

As Christians – we are family

Well now – how about that? What do you think about being alone, do you think sometimes that you really are alone? Well even if we think that, sometimes we should remember that God our Heavenly Father can see us just where we are. If we are feeling lonely, sad, miserable and on our own, maybe we need to remember what the above verse says, whether we believe it or not as Christians The Holy Spirit of Jesus is always with us as He promised when He went back to Heaven.

So let us not be downcast or feel too lonely today, put on a happy face, dance and sing, talk to the dog (or cat) or whatever your pet maybe – if you have one. If not maybe put on some Christian music – the devil does not like that – because he has to flee away from you and from your loneliness… make a nice Cup of drink, have something to eat – to cheer you up.

A good idea is to phone a friend if you are really feeling very lonely, just to talk for a while makes a lot of difference to yourself and maybe also to the friend you are phoning. It is good to think of others in your circle of family and friends who maybe so pleased to hear your voice on the phone.

Hopefully your loneliness will just disappear, then you can Praise The Lord for His love toward you and begin to thank Him for all the Blessings He has given and will be giving you. (That goes for me as well) !

I hope you have a lovely day today – you may like to check out this Link for ‘Drink from the Cup’ book that the above Bible reading came from.

What about Angels?

Angels are ministering Spirits.

Hebrews: Chapter 1 verse 14

Are not all Angels ministering Spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

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Let us thank God our Heavenly Father for allowing His Angels to care for us, that they minister to us in ways we cannot see but they are there serving and helping us whenever the need arises. Thank you God.

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

Here are the Links to the above book which are now available from the Amazon site.

Amazon Paperback – https://www.amazon.com.au/Drink-Heavenly-Blessings-straight-Bible/dp/098720758X/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=drink+from+the+cup&qid=1598250208&s=books&sr=1-3

Amazon Ebook – https://www.amazon.com.au/Drink-Heavenly-Blessings-straight-Bible-ebook/dp/B08F2YC95L/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=drink+from+the+cup&qid=1598250253&s=books&sr=1-4

This a book of Daily Readings to use each Year.

Hear is a Special Verse that I like – so I thought you may like to read it.

Are You a Ripple on a Pond. Are you a Ripple on a Pond? Do you see what I see? Can you pray for those who cannot pray? Will you pray for those who cannot see? Are you a Ripple on a Pond? Like a pebble thrown into the middle, our prayers can go out and around in a never ending and expanding circle. Are you a ripple on a pond?

Do you see beyond the horizon? Will your words or works reach out in that never ending circle of prayer? I pray I am a Ripple on a Pond. My prayers going forth throughout the world, for those lost souls to be gathered in and for everyone of them to be cleansed from sin.

Do try to be a Ripple, even starting with a trickle, of prayer and praise. Like a pebble creating waves on a Pond, may your Prayers go forward even beyond. So are you a Ripple on a Pond? With prayers, reach far beyond all that you see. Look and use your spiritual eyes for Jesus.

Do something for Him that really, really pleases.

Drawing of Praying Hands.

I Pray you have a lovely Day today and that some of your Prayers may be answered today and in the future as you Pray through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

It is Good to Pray

Morning Glory in the photo above looks beautiful – it was taken in my Garden. The above picture reminds me of trumpets…the flowers are very fragile, the petals very soft to touch. It is a vine (a creeper) and looks nice along a fence line. But can get very much out of hand if not kept in check.

Psalm 116 verse 1

I love The LORD, for He heard my voice;

He heard my cry for mercy.

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What would my life be without you LORD, you are my life, you did hear my cry. I praise you LORD with all my heart and soul and all that is within me. Amen.

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

We could send up a Prayer today.

It is good to start the day off with a prayer – because sometimes we seem to get so busy that we either forget or don’t get time to stop for a few minutes and think about things that we should pray for. What or who should we pray for then?

Well let us see – we need to pray for our own families so that our Heavenly Father would be kind enough to bless them. We can’t expect Him to do that unless we actually ask Him to. Also there are many things and people in this world that need help for healing, finance, the list goes on. So there is not a shortage of things to pray about.

One good thing to pray about is for the Town or City that we live in and the people who govern them. We cannot all be missionaries and to go to the underdeveloped countries to help – but in our own prayer time we can at least pray and ask God to Bless them.

My latest book is a Year book of small Daily readings from the Bible with a comment about the reading and can be useful especially for our own private time to read just a small piece from the Bible each day. Maybe while we have a sit down with a Cuppa ?

Here is the Link for the book….’Drink from the Cup’

* I pray that you have a lovely day today *

God Bless You with the Love of The Lord Jesus and fellowship with The Holy Spirit today and always. Amen.

Let us Talk to Each Other *

Let us be glad that we can talk to others with the Love of The Lord.

3 John verse 14

I hope to see you soon and we will talk face to face.

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John said the above while writing to his friends and I was just thinking it would be lovely to talk face to face with you. It is lovely when we as Christians can talk to each other about the love of Jesus isn’t it? As I can’t see you today to talk to I would like to say that I hope you have a lovely day. God Bless you.

Taken from the Book ‘Drink from the Cup’

As many people are self isolating due to the Covid 19 – Corona Virus…… I thought this would be a good time to think – that yes, it would be nice to talk to you face to face. However may people are now talking on their iPads re: video talks….that is marvellous to do if possible.

For many people in isolation it is not possible if they do not have access to the internet or they do not have iPads but it is still a good idea to keep in touch with love ones over the phone. That is one way that the virus cannot be spread and also to help stop the loneliness that some people feel when they are not allowed to go out and socialize or for many elderly not able to go shopping each day.

Let us remember to pray for each other and maybe think about having a phone call to a family member who we have not seen for a while just to ask if they are o.k. and coping alright at this awful Pandemic time .

I Pray that The Lord will Bless our Families.

Here is a Link to one of my Books:

I Pray that you keep well and free from the Covid 19 Corona Virus.

*Have a really nice Day Today.*

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It is good to pray for Family and Friends.

This Oil Painting may remind you of a Farm somewhere, how nice to pray for the people who are farming especially here in Australia trying to recover from the Bush Fires, Drought and Floods – also lately the Cyclonic Winds and Sandstorm that was over our State of W.A.

2 Thessalonians: Chapter 1 verse 11

With this in mind,

we constantly pray for you,

that our God may count you worthy of His calling

and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose

of yours and every act prompted by your faith.

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I pray today that you will feel worthy to be called by God and will know what He wants you to do for Him today. As you walk in your faith you will see things being fulled that you have been asking and seeking God for. Know that God sees you as worthy, because He has called you and you will know this if you have truly accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.

The above is taken from the Book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.

Bees drink from the Cup of Nectar
May we use our hands and Pray today to bless someone.

Well maybe today we can pray for whoever The Lord brings before us in the Spirit or in the Flesh. People who come into our lives each day are deserving of our prayers and also maybe our help. Each day is a New Day to start afresh to do something nice for people. Maybe it could be just a kind word to our friends and family. Especially to the children who are in our lives and those who are in great need of their parents love. We can pray that their needs be met and they are fed and watered throughout the world today……………..

If we are unable to go out we can keep in touch with others by phone, or a card or letter, maybe on the internet is quite appropriate in this day and age. Our God – our Heavenly Father has given each of us something to do, or someone to pray for: We are all different but we are one in The Lord. Jesus loves us just as we are yes – that is you and me and supplies all our needs. What more could we ask?

May God Our Heavenly Father Bless You Today and grant you all your needs. (remember not your wants but your needs)

That gives us food for thought!

*Have a Lovely Day*

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Do we have Patience Today?

Here we have a Painting of the Lyons River N.W. Australia.
This is a good illustration of having patience while waiting for the River to Flow.
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Psalm 40 verse 1

I waited patiently for The LORD;

He turned to me and heard my cry.

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I pray LORD that I may always wait for you and that you will hear my cry,

wherever I may be at any time here on this earth.

I pray that The LORD hears your cry today

for what ever your needs may be.

Also that you may have peace in your heart today. Amen.

Taken from the Book ‘Drink from the Cup’

Yes we do need to Pray.

Well we do need to have patience even to pray sometimes,
because time gets away from us and we think we will wait until a later time.

Then we find that the day has gone and we did not find that (later time) to pray.
If only we could start the day off with a prayer how much better our day may be.
It does take patience to let go of other things we would like to be doing
and to just sit and pray for a while.
Even five or ten minutes to start with if you are not used to sitting alone and having a quiet time instead of rushing about to get things done.
After all most things will not run away they will still be there waiting for us to do.
Unless of course there is something really urgent that needs to be done then we must get on and do it.
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I like to think of this Painting that I painted as The Dove of Peace.

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We do need peace in our hearts most times when we find the patience to sit and pray.

The Lord God gives us patience and peace when we are going through a difficult situation.

  But the thing is we do need to ask Him.

Also He will comfort us when we do cry out to Him.

Jesus taught us to pray His special Prayer ‘The Lords Prayer’

Which is best to pray if you are not sure how to pray because that

covers all that we need.

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*May God Bless you today with His Love*

Here is a link you may like to visit:

 

 

 

 

 

Choose to Love Others

Let us love others with the Love of The Lord Jesus

St. Luke: 6 verse 32

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?

Even sinners love those who love them!

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That’s true isn’t it!  But as Christians we are meant to love the unlovely, just as Jesus did – to help them, befriend them, most of all to show them the love of Jesus.  Even in our own families there are relatives that we feel we cannot be with for long, we have to overcome that feeling and remember God made them and we are not only to tolerate them but to love them.  It can be a bit of a problem that Scripture but remember we are to overcome and nothing is impossible with God.  So we had better ask Him for His grace to help us.  It’s amazing what happens when we ask His help.

Taken from ‘Drink from the Cup’ Book.

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At this particular time where most of us have to stay indoors or isolated because of the Corona Virus the above reading is worth thinking about – because lots of families will be shut in together and will miss the freedom of going out to work or play.

It may be difficult to all get along together at close quarters for the 14 days that our Government wants us to do. 

But it is the best thing that we can do to help our family and friends also our work mates or colleagues.

So let us do it with a good grace remembering that it is not as bad as what Jesus had to endure for us.

I Pray that you all keep well and happy at this present time and will be able to help where needed if someone less fortunate than yourself needs help for shopping etc., if they are incapacitated or isolated with no family to help them.

May GOD BLESS YOU and keep you and your love ones safe.

Here is a Link 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-