Tag Archive | Encouragement

Can we say No?

One of my Oil Paintings that I painted and happen to like.

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Proverbs: Chapter 1 verse 10

My Son,

if sinners entice you,

do not give in to them.

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If someone asks you to sin today please say no!

It’s as simple as that, the devil cannot make us do wrong things it is up to us to choose.

So let us try today not to do those wrong things.

In any case it will save us having to ask Jesus to forgive us again for that sin.

That’s worth thinking about!

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Well how can we say NO when other people ask us to do something that we really should not do? It is very difficult when it is a friend or a family member that asks us that awkward question. The best thing I think is to say (I will have to think about it) that gives us time to wait until a suitable moment to say – No sorry I can’t do that.

If they persist -then you need to give some sort of explanation as to why you are saying NO !

If you are a Christian you can say that it is against what you believe and that you really prefer not to do – whatever it is they are asking you to do. BUT we must stop feeling guilty when we say NO…

If it is the right thing to say – then there is no reason to feel really bad about it.

Remember the Devil cannot make us say YES to do that wrong thing – it is up to us – we should be in control of what we are saying. If you are still not sure just think and ask yourself (What would Jesus do?)

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So I hope you have a Good Day today and can Praise The Lord whatever you are doing

and wherever you are..

*Today is the day that The Lord has made *

*Let us rejoice and be glad in it *

It’s Good to be a Christian

This is an Oil Painting that I did.

In the Bible Paul says .. in –

Romans Chapter 1 verse 16.

“I’m not ashamed of the Gospel

because it’s the Power of God

unto salvation to those who believe.”

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If you are a Christian that is marvellous and I can say God Bless you.

If you are not a Christian and would like to be one here below is a way to become one.

If you do really mean that you would like Jesus to be with you – just repent of your sins – tell Him you are sorry for all the wrong things you have done throughout your life and ask Him to come into your heart (your life) and He will.

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When we are Christians we have a direct line to God our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ His Son. That is awesome, also we have The Holy Spirit in us to help us to pray.

If you are not sure how to pray it is good to pray The Lord’s Prayer. Which you can find in your Bible:

THE LORDS PRAYER.

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the Kingdom, the Power and Glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

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Here are some LINKS for you to look at:

http://basketsofgodsflowers.com

https://larmanbooks.wordpress.com/blog/

Have a Lovely day – Praise The Lord for today and all His Blessings to us.

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Let us have Faith

Let us have Faith like Sheep who follow the voice of their Master.

James: Chapter 5 verse 16

……..The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

This is taken from the Old King James version of the Holy Bible.

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So what does it mean ?

– Let us have Faith ! –

Well – we need to have Faith to Pray and to believe that our Prayers are heard by God our Heavenly Father.

We can pray all sorts of Prayers and of course we do, mainly for our wants, not always for our needs. There is a difference of course and God will not always answer Prayers if what we pray for is not for our own good.

However if we really need to intercede for someone or something then James Chapter 5 verse 15 says — ‘and the prayer of Faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.’ (Remember it is the Prayer of Faith) no good just asking God to do something you must have faith to believe that he can. This is where it needs to be the effective Prayer of a Righteous man (or woman)

If we are not walking with Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and with The Holy Spirit what is the use of praying prayers into space? God hears our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord. So they need to come straight from our heart and soul to be a fervent prayer.

We must mean truly what we are asking God for, not just a flimsy prayer hoping He will hear.

Yes of course He hears our Prayers – but I believe they fall by the wayside if we are not serious about them!

But when we are in trouble I find the shortest Prayer to pray is ‘Help Lord’ yes I am sure he hears our prayers for help because we do really mean it.

Here are some Links 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=1-1

http://basketsofgodsflowers.com

* God Bless you today as you Pray in Faith – Have a Lovely Day *

The Secret Place

We were conceived in the Secret Place

Psalm 139 verse 15

My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place.

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God made us specially in that secret place,

we must be very precious to Him.

today let us ask if there is anything special

that He would like us to do for Him

instead of asking for something for ourselves.

He must be so pleased when the creatures that He has made

show respect and love for Him and His Kingdom.

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

Here is the Link if you would like to see or purchase it from Amazon.

So what can we do that will be special today or maybe each day that will be pleasing to Our Father in Heaven. One thing we can do is to try to be kind to those who come before use each day. That would be a good thing to do.

Do you have a Special Place that you go to sometimes to Pray or talk to The Lord Jesus. Maybe a special chair to sit in to Pray or a Special Room. Or do you choose a Special Time each day to Pray. I think any of these things will be pleasing to God.

May God Bless us as we try our best to Pray to Him in that Secret Place.

Pen/ink Drawing that I did of our Church.

Have a Lovely Day Today.

Should we Speak for Others?

Speaking out may help those who do not know what to say. The above is a Painting I did of a Father and Child..

Proverbs: 31 v 8

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,

for the rights of all who are destitute.”

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We do need to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves,

especially the little children,

the babies,

the unborn that people want to abort.

Speak up for those who cannot speak,

pray for them,

don’t let the devil have them.

Pray for those in the world who are destitute,

that they may come to know Jesus today.


The above is taken from the book ‘Drink from the Cup’ here is the link if you would like to see the book. It is a daily devotional that can be used year after year.

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

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So – what can we say to make things better for someone today….. well we could say ‘hello’ and ask how they are. Or we could speak to them on the phone, ask how they are and also maybe ask if they would like us to pray for anything special that they need. We can therefore speak up for them in regard to a prayer….. many people are not sure how to pray….. how to ask God our Heavenly Father for whatever they may be in need of.

Many, even some Christians are not sure if they can ask God for something for themselves.

They pray for others but feel they don’t like to ask for themselves.

However in the Bible it says ask and you will receive…..that of course is if you know Jesus as Lord of your life….. i.e. that you have invited Him into your heart.

We can speak out and ask for other peoples needs. Also remember we can ask someone else to pray for us.

In the world we need to speak up in our communities, our towns, our villages when we see a need that others cannot speak up about. That is another way we can look after each other, wherever we live.

Let us Pray…… Let us speak up for others.

* I hope you have a lovely day today with your family and friends *

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http://basketsofgodsflowers.com

(Just another Link for you to try)

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Keep Watch

Matthew: Chapter 24 verse 42

Therefore keep watch,

because you do not know

on what day your Lord will come.

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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’

Here is the Link for this book: 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

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.

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This is a help you to Pray Book.

Here is the Link for you: 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

It is nice to pray for the Children and those in need.

*May God Bless you today….. Have a Lovely Day.*

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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

Do you Sing?

Do you like Singing?
Do you like Singing?

Psalm: 101 verse 1

I will sing of Your love and Justice;

To You, O LORD, I will sing praise.

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It is lovely to sing praises to The LORD our God and to Jesus.

Have you ever asked The Holy Spirit to help you sing?

He is so lovely, I believe He loves to hear us singing.

Even quietly in our own prayer time we can ask The Holy Spirit to be with our singing.

It is good to make music.

So today maybe put some music on that you like to listen to – with one of your favourite people singing and then hopefully sing along with them while working around the house. It is amazing what singing can do for you, especially if you feel a bit down about things. Also if you are feeling happy put some happy music on.

The other thing to do sometimes is to put some Christian Songs on and sing- along with them and enjoy your day.

Enjoy your Singing.

The Link above you may like to look at. It is a book of daily readings that can be used year after year as it is not dated just for one year. The Lord has already blessed some people with the daily readings you never know what the Word of the Lord can be for you each day.

I Pray that you have a lovely Day today.

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