Psalm: 92 verse 1
It is good to praise The LORD
to your name,
O Most High.
The Lord Jesus and God our Father loves to hear music either by singing or by playing an instrument. If you are not gifted to play a musical instrument them lift up your voice and sing. You cannot say you cannot sing because God gave you your voice and He loves to hear it, so sing in your house, sing in the bath or shower, sing in the car but best of all sing in the congregation.
From the book: ‘Drink from the Cup of Heavenly Blessings’ by J.M.R. Larman.
Well – can you Sing Today?
Maybe you do not feel like singing, so perhaps you can put on some special Music that you like.
In your own home you can be free to dance and sing on your own or with your family.
If you have a small child what better way to interact than to hold their little hands dance around with them and sing.
If you are an older person look up some of the old Hymns that you used to like and sing quietly to The Lord in your Prayer Time…….remember you still have a singing voice in their somewhere. You may surprise yourself that your song sounds very nice.
Everyone likes some sort of Music so put on the sort that you especially like or that you can sing to.
There is a time and place for different kinds of Music during the course of our day (or days)
* Have a lovely Day today *
May God Bless you with the Voice that He has given you.
Here is a beautiful photo of children playing in the lovely Wildflowers.
As Christians we are Children in Gods Kingdom.
Ephesians: Chapter 1 verse 5
Having predestined us to be adopted
as His children through Jesus Christ,
according to the good pleasure of His will.
Imagine God loving us so much that He wants us to be part of His own family! When we accept Jesus as our Saviour, Jesus then becomes our Brother and God becomes our Spiritual Father.
We belong to the King of Kings, the God of God’s.
We are very precious to our Heavenly Father.
Taken from Book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.
It is good to be a Child of God, who is our Heavenly Father. Yes we are God’s Adopted Children when we accept Jesus God’s Son as our Saviour. With Jesus in our lives it makes a lot of difference to many of us just to know that we do have a Father in Heaven who cares for us even more than our earthly father does.
Our God is the same yesterday, today and forever, His love does not change towards us.
He does not make us love Him.
He has given us a choice, we are not puppets, we have free will to choose His Son Jesus or not to,
it is up to us to decide.
All I can say is: that a friend and I agreed – once you have lived with the Holy Spirit (who is the Spirit of Jesus) you would not want to live without Him in your life. Jesus sent His Holy Spirit to be with us after He went back to Heaven after dying on the Cross for us, so that we would not be left as orphan’s but could be part of the family of God.
It is good to have a Father, if we are not fortunate enough to have an earthly one – as Christians we can be sure of a Heavenly one.
* May God Bless you today and always *
Drawing of an old old Roman Doorway.
Psalm 141 verse 3
Set a guard over my mouth,
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Sometimes I think it is a good thing to ask The LORD to put a guard over my mouth to stop me saying something wrong and then wishing that I had not said it. As Christians we must be very careful what we say to others so that we do not offend them because in doing so we offend God if we do not speak righteously. Today please God guard my mouth, the door of my lips and my speaking. Amen.
From book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.
Why put a drawing of an old Roman Doorway on here…….well as you may know they were very very large for horses and carriages to go through.
The doorway of our heart is our mouth…..our tongue especially is the instrument that speaks.
Mostly as you can imagine our tongue is untamed.
So we need to tame our tongue, lets face it we can never do that on our own. The best idea is to ask The Lord to help us to speak in the way that He would prefer us to speak to others.
i.e. to encourage and not put them down.
But no, we have to have our say – whatever it may be with not a thought sometimes how it will affect the person we are talking to.
We should remember that: out of the Heart the Mouth speaks.
When we speak – people will often know what we are thinking in our heart. Our tongue is very unruly sometimes and it is good to pray now and then to ask God if He would put a guard over the door of our mouth.
I pray that God will tame my tongue and guard the door of my mouth how about you, would you like to do that?
* If you do – I pray that your tongue will Bless someone today *
Oil Painting by J.M.R.Larman.
He who spares the rod
hates his son
but 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.
From the book ‘Drink from the Cup’by J.M.R.Larman.
Being disciplined by our Parents is not a joyful thing but it is meant to teach us something.
Well if we do not listen or change our ways we go round and round doing the same thing until at last we decide that it is not worth aggregating people or friends.
We have to stop wanting our own way if we are doing something wrong.
Today let us think before we do something awful.
Let us stop so that we need not get chastised by our parents or friends or even chastised from our Heavenly Father for committing some awful sin.
Also we may like to think how best to chastise our children, whether they be young or older. Sometimes they still need us to correct them but mostly with love.
Have a lovely Day.
* Remember – Jesus Loves Us *
This “Oil Painting” is of ‘Rocky Pool’ that I painted, it is in Carnarvon. Western Australia.
Psalm 46 verse 10
“Be still and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth”
Have you ever sat still for a while and felt the presence of God. Be still and know. That is what He wants us to do. As we sit with the The Holy Spirit how lovely is the presence of God.
From the Book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by: J.M.R. Larman.
I did hear quite a long time ago that someone asked how could they feel the presence and peace of the Lord as it had never seemed to work even though they sat and waited.
Well….the advise they were given didn’t seem to be very good but they thought they would give it a go.
So that evening they turned off the television, the radio etc., and sat quietly in the lounge room. They were told to just sit and look around the room, thank the Lord for just being able to sit and look around at what ever was in the room. Thank Him in their heart for the day, for anyone they had met or for where they had been if they had been out of the house. To look at their special things in the room remembering if necessary any one who had given them anything that was there. Just to sit and thank The Lord for the day and for just being able to sit and pray or not to pray but just to sit and be quiet. No need to get up and rush around, also no need to ask or feel anything -just to sit.
After a while, the person felt such peace sitting alone in the room, something they had never really felt before.
It was a revelation to know that they had not even had to strive and ask for the Presence of The Lord to be with them but in the quietness of their heart they just felt The Peace of The Lord. It was so lovely they just wanted to stay in what they then knew was the Presence of The Lord.
The Peace of The Lord is beyond our understanding.
It is lovely to Share the Peace of The Lord – you are able to do that by just giving someone a HUG.
Have a lovely day.
God Bless You.
Zechariah: Chapter 9 verse 17
For how great is His goodness
how great is His beauty!
How can we comprehend the beauty of God, He must be magnificent. With Jesus sitting on His right hand side, surrounded by Glory, also with Angels singing Holy, Holy, Holy is The LORD. His beauty must be incredible.
From book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ with Bible verse from King James version.
What do you think about God’s goodness especially to us as His people……?
Goodness is different from being good.
Really none of us can claim to be Good only God is Good. We all fall short of being good in one way or another. We can try day by day to be better Christians but the fact still remains that God our Father, Jesus and The Holy Spirit can truly be GOOD.
So what about Goodness then?
Well GOODNESS I believe is different from being GOOD.
God showers His GOODNESS on us day by day
What does His GOODNESS consist of:
I think it consists of our daily needs that He supplies us with. Also – although His beauty is great He allows us to see beauty….think of the lovely Sunsets, the Sunrise – His GOODNESS would include our family, friends, pets, different foods that we like to enjoy, rest & recreation – as well of the works that He allows us to do.
So it is GOOD to do something GOOD for our God but that does not make us GOOD.
Jesus is the only one who is GOOD that has walked on this earth as a human being, none of us can compare ourselves with Jesus. Nor should we try to compare ourselves with Him but we can try to walk a Goodly life in the Love of the Lord Jesus who is our Lord and Saviour.
I pray that you have a GOOD day in the Love of the LORD.
* Remember we are His Sheep and He cares for us *
– God Bless You –
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