It’s good to make Music !

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Psalm: 92 verse 1

It is good to praise The LORD

and

make music

to your name,

O Most High.

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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.

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Singing Lady

Well – can you Sing Today?

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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.

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Hands Colour

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“Because He loves me”

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Psalm: 91 verse 14

“Because He loves me,” say’s The LORD,

“I will rescue him;

I will protect him,

for he acknowledges my name”.

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Being children of God means that we choose to love Jesus.

So as the Psalm say’s, when we acknowledge His Name

He protects us and rescues us from all our iniquities.

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

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If we are old or young – when we are a Christian we are a child of God.

I mean a child of God our Father in Heaven – the Father of Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Saviour.

 It is good to know that God Loves each one of us, whoever we are, wherever we are.

God can see us during the daylight or during the night when it is dark.  He never sleeps and can be with us always when we have invited Jesus into our Life. (into our heart)

When we have Jesus in our heart we have the Trinity – that means we have God The Father and the Holy Spirit as well as Jesus i.e. Three in one.

So how can you say that you are lonely when you have The Holy Spirit to talk to and fellowship with Him day and night.

I know we can be lonely – wanting and needing a human being to talk to sometimes and that is only natural – think of this – we are never alone, never because The Spirit of Jesus – The Holy Spirit – The Comforter whom Jesus sent to be with us when He went back to Heaven is with us in our heart.

So there we are, as Christians we are truly blessed with the Love of The Lord Jesus.

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This is the day that the Lord has made,

let us be glad and rejoice in it.

I Pray that you have a lovely Day today.

* God Bless You. (and me) with the Love of THE LORD *

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Adopted Children

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Here is a beautiful photo of children playing in the lovely Wildflowers.

As Christians we are Children in Gods Kingdom.

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Ephesians: Chapter 1 verse 5

Having predestined us to be adopted

as His children through Jesus Christ,

 to Himself,

according to the good pleasure of His will.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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* May God Bless you today and always *

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Have you been Disciplined?

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Psalm: 94 verse 12

Blessed is the man You discipline,

O LORD,

the man you teach from your law;

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Yes, we are disciplined by our Heavenly Father.  Often we do not like to be disciplined but it is necessary.  The same as an earthly father teaches and disciplines his children, our Spiritual Father needs to correct us His spiritual children.                                           We have to learn a whole lot of new things when we  become Born Again, we have to learn spiritual things and let go of all the worldly ways.

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

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So there we are – what about that then.  You see a lot of people don’t realize that God our Heavenly Father can see us where ever we are.  Therefore it is no good trying to hide like we may have done when we were children, hiding from our Mother or Father thinking they would not find out what we were up to!

No, God can see us and yes we need to repent so that Jesus can forgive us……well we don’t always want to repent because we may be getting pleasure from what ever wrong thing we are doing.

But as Christians – we come under a different Law…..the Law of God…that He has set down in the Ten Commandment that He gave to Moses.

You may like to look them up in the Holy Bible if you cannot remember them, most of us can’t remember them all on the spur of the moment, so we do need to refresh our learning by not just reading them but trying to do what they say.
Just think how good we can feel when we have overcome some awful thing that we should not have been doing or thinking.

To truly repent is to not continuing doing that unlawful thing!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is very hard to give up lying, smoking, drinking to much alcohol, gossiping, gambling, violence against our loved ones and others of course.  But we do have to try if we really want to walk in the Love of our Heavenly Father, who does love each of us even more than our earthly Father does.

Let us start afresh today and do something nice for our Heavenly Father – one nice thing to do is to pray for our family and friends, also for those in need of help in anyway that they can be blessed in some way today.  We can ask The Holy Spirit to help us to Pray through Jesus Christ our Lord, who can help us ourselves to overcome with His help to live according to the Law of our God.

* May God Bless us Christians

who are His family on this earth *

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Remember Mary?

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The above is a drawing I did of the Madonna & Child.

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.

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

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Oil Painting of Jesus as (The Good Shepherd)

Well – do we remember about Mary the Mother of Jesus – what has been written in the Holy Bible?  She must have been a remarkable young woman.  Maybe only around sixteen years of age.  I don’t think she would have been out drinking and doing drugs like some young people (and older ones) are doing now in this world that we live in.

If we could put ourselves in Mary’s shoes – whatever would we think, how would we cope with our everyday living knowing as she did that God had planted His one and only Son into her womb?  Also she was engaged to be married, imagine telling her husband to be what had happened to her.

It could not have been easy for her.

If you are a man reading this your thoughts may have been the same as Joseph who she was engaged to – until of course the Angel told him what had happened.

So you see there is quite a lot to consider when we think of Mary – the Mother of our Lord Jesus who is my Saviour and I pray  that He is yours too.

As it is now getting near to Christmas I believed this would give us food for thought.

* God Bless You over this Christmas Time *

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Guard my Mouth

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Drawing of an old old Roman Doorway.

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Psalm 141 verse 3

Set a guard over my mouth,

O LORD;

 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.

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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 *

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Rejoice in being Corrected

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Oil Painting by J.M.R.Larman.

Proverbs:  24

He who spares the rod

hates his son

but he who loves him

is careful to discipline him.

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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.

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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.

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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 *

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Be Still

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This “Oil Painting” is of ‘Rocky Pool’ that I painted,     it is in Carnarvon. Western Australia.

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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”

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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.

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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.

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The Peace of The Lord is beyond our understanding.

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 It is lovely to Share the Peace of The Lord –  you are able to do that by just giving someone a HUG.

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Have a lovely day.

God Bless You.

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No Shame

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My Pen & Ink Drawing – the face says it all in regard to the passage below.

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Isaiah: Chapter 50 verse 7

Because the Sovereign LORD helps me,

I will not be disgraced.

Therefore have I set my face like flint

and

I know I will not be put to shame.

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Know today that The LORD will help you in all circumstances.  You do not have to open your mouth to those who oppose you, pray to The LORD our God and He will vindicate you.  Stand firm in your faith knowing that He is near.

From book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by –  J.M.R.Larman

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Well what do we do usually when someone opposes us?

Mainly I think we usually like to retaliate when we are sure we are in the right.

But how much better it would be if we kept quiet and listened to whoever is trying to tell us we are wrong.

We do not have to say a word until they are finished talking then think about what they have been saying.

If we still are sure we are correct, then we can thank them and say that we must beg to differ on the subject.

That really means – we can set our face like flint and we are not put to shame in regard to the problem that has arisen between us.

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It is very hard to keep the peace sometimes but we do need to try.

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Goodness

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Zechariah: Chapter 9 verse 17

For how great is His goodness

and

how great is His beauty!

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Good Shepherd cares for His Sheep

The Good Shepherd cares for His Sheep

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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