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.
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.
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.
* May God Bless us today as we Pray
for the place we are living in *
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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!
From ‘Drink from the Cup’ book., by J.M.R.Larman.
So if you are feeling lonely today, stop and think for a while, make a cup of coffee, tea or a favourite drink. Then sit quietly and thank The Lord for all the Blessings that He has allowed and is giving us each day.
Let us think do we have food and shelter, are we blessed with a Husband, Wife and children or good friends or even a special Pet that we can rely on and talk to when we need help or a shoulder to cry on.
Well we may have so many Blessings that is is difficult to count them all and yet………we still feel lonely.
Why oh! why do we feel like that ?……
While we sit quietly let us remember that Jesus must have felt very lonely at times when people did not understand Him. Sometimes He went off to a special place to pray on His own to His Father in Heaven until He felt better about things…….Jesus who’s Father is in Heaven is also our Father who we can go to at any time of the day or night if we are a Christian.
So let us try not to be lonely today, talk to The Holy Spirit and ask Him to comfort you and guide you out of that feeling of loneliness into the Joy of The Lord. Maybe put on some cheerful music – remember we need the Spirit of Praise for the Spirit of Heaviness. Then the spirit of loneliness will begin to go away and we can get on with our day in a cheerful way.
Maybe have another Cuppa!!!!!!!!!!!!
* Have a lovely Day Today *
Isaiah: Chapter 30 verse 18
Yet The LORD longs to be gracious to you;
He rises to show you compassion.
For The LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for Him!
Thank you LORD that you are a God of compassion – please continue to have compassion on me and my family, especially today. Thank you for all your blessings to me. Amen.
I really do thank The LORD that He is gracious to me, how about you?.
It is good to think of all the good things that God allows us to have and to do.
Remember ours is a God of Love not of hate or injustice. Do you know I believe He loves us each one as if we are the only one….that sounds a bit odd really but if you make something you treasure it and love it ….. so it makes sence that when God made us in our Mothers womb then we would be a treasure to Him and yes He would love us.
So we should try to be content just where we are – if you are not used to praying, you may like to give it a try – then like it says in The Bible…….Blessed are all who wait for Him!
Let us try to wait on God and let the unholy things
not have a hold on us.
We can make a fresh start each day – it is best to take just One Day at a Time and try to find something nice to do for our self or for someone else. We can be gracious – even a smile to to say ‘Hello’ to someone can really make their day just a bit nicer.
* May God be Gracious to us today.*
Have a lovely Day
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Luke: Chapter 4 verse 1
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit,
returned from the Jordan
and was led
by The Spirit in the desert,………
Just think for a moment, have you ever been tempted by the devil? You may have been led into the desert, that could be a place where you have said – where are you God. A place where you have felt so alone.
Remember, Jesus was tempted in the desert but He did not give Himself over to the devils ways. Neither must we, these are the times that we learn more about God and when we come out of that desert experience how much stronger in The Lord we are.
Times of testing are of The Lord, to strengthen our character and to show that we put our trust in Him.
So – praise God, thank Him for your blessings. Then you will come out of the desert quicker than you ever thought possible.
I Pray that if you are being tempted today that you can say help Lord and come away from the temptation what-ever it may be.
We just cannot always do things on our own – we need Gods Help and He is always there if only we can put our trust in Him and ask for His Help.
I PRAY THAT GOD BLESSES US TODAY – AS YOU AND MYSELF TRY OUR BEST TO KEEP AWAY FROM TEMPTATION IN ALL IT’S FORMS.
With Love and God Bless You.
Praying Hands Scrapper Board Drawing by J.M.R.Larman.
1 Timothy: Chapter 6 verse 5
…., who have been robbed of the truth
and who think that godliness
is a means to financial gain.
This Scripture applies to those who love money, yes, we do need money and we have to work to earn it but we must not make it a god in our lives. Because God supplies all our needs, we cannot think that we can pray – please God send me a fortune in money. Best to read the above Scripture to get a really good meaning of this for our lives today, then get on with our Godly living in the knowledge that God supplies all our needs, financial or otherwise.
Let us Pray for God to bless us with finance – that is not problem – the problem arises when we ask for ungodly gains that we really do not need i.e. I believe that the Prosperity Gospel is not the true Gospel of Jesus.
The bible does say: ‘ask and you shall receive’ – yes we are to ask – but God does know our needs and he will supply our daily needs, not unlimited funds and more and more unholy wants.
He does supply us with our families, food, clothes and shelter. We can ask and receive Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Discernment and everyday Commonsense. I believe these are things that God likes us to ask for and receive. We can ask for healing or good health for our bodies and loved ones. We can ask that we can share The Love of The Lord Jesus with those that God allows us to see and care for each day.
Do you know that it is a privilege to be able to Pray – Jesus prayed and gave us “The Lord’s Prayer” – which really covers everything that we need to ask God for.
May God Bless you
keep you safe in His care.
With Love and Blessings
for your needs today.
Exodus: Chapter 15 verse 2.
The Lord is my strength and my song;
He has become my Salvation.
He is my God and I will praise Him,……….
Yes – The Lord is my strength and my song.
He is my Salvation…..I do want to sing to Him and praise Him and thank Him for all the wonderful things that He has done for me,
all the blessings that He freely gives afresh each day.
Have you thanked Him today for anything,
even one little word of thanks to God is a mighty blow to the devil.
YOU MAY LIKE TO READ THE ABOVE BIBLE READING YOURSELF FROM YOUR OWN BIBLE..
Or you may like to Praise The Lord right where you are, I pray that there is something special however small that you can thank Jesus for.
May God Bless you today.