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.
2 Timothy: Chapter 2 verse 13
If we are faithless,
He will remain faithful,
for He cannot disown himself.
When we belong to Jesus and our faith seems to desert us,
remember that He is still faithful to us.
He is always there.
Even today right this minute Jesus is faithful to us.
Let us pray and ask that our faith be refreshed and renewed today Amen.
The above is taken from the book:
‘Drink from the Cup” of Heavenly Blessings straight from God’s Word in the Holy Bible.
So what about faithfulness to our love ones and families?
Are we faithful and loving towards them?
What does it mean to be faithful?
I will look it up in the dictionary !
Here we are then:
It means amongst other things to be trustworthy, loyal, constant.
So are we faithful towards our family and friends?
Are we faithful to God our Heavenly Father?
We do need to have faith in The Lord Jesus to be faithful to our Father in Heaven.
How do you feel about that?
Have you invited Jesus into your life so you can practice being faithful day by day in your everyday living?
We do need help to remain faithful, especially to those of our family who come against us sometimes, we cannot just leave them and go our own way. We need to be faithful and stay to sort out any problems they have with us or we have with them. Our Parents and children, also our friends, are precious not only to us but to God our Heavenly Father. He loves them even more than we do. So if He can forgive them – we should make an effort to do so – that means to stay faithful to them day by day.
Sometimes it make take a big effort on our part to stay faithful but it is something special that we can do even when we do not feel like it!
Let us be faithful to our Heavenly Father who loves each one of us as if there were only one of us. However – we do know that He loves each one of us just as we are…. Praise the Lord that He does – He is faithful to us – His Love never changes He is the same today, yesterday and forever.
Here are some Links you may like to look at:
I pray you have a lovely day today and can remain faithful to your love one ‘s and that I can hopefully do the same with the help of The Holy Spirit in my life.
Matthew: Chapter 24 verse 42
Therefore keep watch,
because you do not know
on what day your Lord will come.
How do we keep watch?
Well – I believe that to keep watch is to try to be ready,
to have our house in order.
That is to say – have our hearts prepared,
ready and waiting just incase it is today
– that Jesus comes.
The above us taken from the Book: ‘Drink from the Cup’
You can use this book year after year. It has recently been republished to go on the internet – I have been using this little book daily for at least 20years and each day there is something special for us to read and to know. Praise The Lord!
Let us continue to prepare out hearts while we wait for Jesus to come back to this Earth, that means me as well. Let us get rid of all unholy things that are in there. Like jealousy, hate, gossip, bitterness, strife, lies, covetousness, the list goes on and on, lets get rid of them and Praise The Lord ! We should then be more ready if today is the day that The Lord Jesus comes for us.
None of us can live forever on this Planet Earth, let us enjoy our life while we are here – remember we have The Holy Spirit to help us to overcome whatever it is we need to overcome. We have the love of Jesus with us and we have our Heavenly Father who hears all our prayers.
So let us Rejoice for – This is the day that The Lord has made –
let us Rejoice and be glad in it.
*May God Bless you today….. Have a Lovely Day.*
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is the Link for ‘Drink from the Cup’ Book.
Here are another couple of Links you may like to see:
* I Pray that you have a Lovely Day Today *
Psalm: 23 verse 3
He restores my Soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Thank you LORD that you restore my Soul, so that I do not long for worldly things but can walk in righteousness to the best of the ability that you give me today.
Taken from ‘Drink from the Cup Book’ Here is the Link for you to visit if you would like to check it out:
So what about our Soul? ….. we cannot see it….we cannot hear it…..we cannot feel it…..but it is there, it is here, it is part of our being. It is maybe our emotional part of who we are…it maybe our intellect….we may not be as clever as some people —- but —- we all have a Soul, we all have feelings. Feelings of love, sadness, joy, hopefulness plus other feelings of course. And we need to guard our Soul, it is precious, don’t let the devil have it. Let us try to walk in righteousness and truth all the days of our life on this Planet Earth. ***** I hope you have a lovely day today walking in the Love of The Lord Jesus who sent His Holy Spirit to be with us and to help us each day as we try to walk in the paths of RIGHTEOUSNESS. *
John: Chapter 16 verse 31
……… Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.
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)
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.