Galatians: Chapter 5 v 16.
So I say, live by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
Dear God help us today not to gratify those desires of the flesh that are not right by you. We do need your help God, we cannot do any thing good by ourselves without You and Jesus, by the help of your Holy Spirit. Amen.
Taken from the Book ‘Drink from the Cup’
So where are we at today then? What desire of the flesh are we thinking of today to do that we should not do? Are we going to argue with our friends and neighbours, gorge ourselves with unhealthy food, try to steal from the Supermarkets, or take money that we are not entitled to. There seems to be a lot of unholy desires of the flesh including coveting our friends husband or wives, getting drunk and disorderly, taking people to court for no good reason to do so except to satisfy our own thinking that we are right and they are wrong.
Today let our desire be to please God our Heavenly Father, Jesus and The Holy Spirit.
Maybe we can do something nice for someone (God would be pleased about that) what can we do then for them? One good thing do do is to pray for whoever comes to mind or whoever we meet during the daytime. No need to stand and pray so that they can see, it is best to pray privately in our own Prayer time with The Holy Spirit.
I Pray you have a lovely day * today *
May God our Father in Heaven Bless you and your family wherever you are
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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.
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.
I Pray that God will Bless us Today as we try to be more Obedient to Him – Our Father in Heaven, Jesus Christ His Son and to the Holy Spirit.
I hope you have a lovely Day today.
Christmas is a Special Time of the Year so we can Celebrate the Birth of Jesus.
This is a Pen and Ink Drawing of ‘St. George’s Church’ by J.Larman
John: Chapter 4 verse 22
Samaritans worship what you do not know;
we worship what we do know,
for salvation is from the Jews.
Jesus said the above and it is true, so we do need to pray for the Jew’s and thank God for His Grace that He receives us Gentiles into Salvation. Let us be thankful today for the incredible love of Our Father in Heaven.
So the above gives us food for thought – as most people think it not necessary to pray for the Jews. We must remember that a lot of them are not Christians, they do need our Prayers. Yes the Jew’s are God’s chosen people but many have rejected Jesus and that is very sad as they do not recognize Him as their Saviour and Lord of Lords.
We are very fortunate that God our Heavenly Father accepts us Gentiles into Salvation when we acknowledge Jesus Christ His Son to be Lord of our lives and invite Him into our Hearts. And what a Blessing that He allows His Holy Spirit to be with us – Praise The Lord.
So: Let us submit ourselves afresh today to Our Father in Heaven.
Let us walk in the Love of Jesus
in Fellowship with The Holy Spirit.
May God Bless us today.
Have a Lovely Day walking in the Love of The Lord.
Luke: Chapter 4 verses 18-19
“The Spirit of The Lord is on me,
because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor,
He has sent me to proclaim freedom
for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of The Lord’s favour”
Today we can proclaim the Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise Him that He will anoint us to do so.
Let us ask for His special anointing of The Holy Spirit afresh today.
From the Book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.
The above Scripture was spoken by Jesus but we should remember that He has asked us also to tell people about Him. To proclaim the Gospel of the Lord is to let others know about our Lord Jesus, about God our Heavenly Father and about The Holy Spirit. We should not be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ because as it is written in the Holy Bible – the Gospel is to be preached throughout the world before Jesus comes back again.
As Christians we know this but really speaking we rarely talk about the Lord to our friends, family or workmates. Why are we hesitant to do this?
Mainly because we do not like being ridiculed but Jesus said that we as Christians will be made to look foolish sometimes when we talk about Him to unbelievers……..But how are they going to know if we do not speak out the truth so that they too came come into Salvation before they leave this earth.
All we have to do is to plant the seed of the faith that we have and tell them what we believe and The Holy Spirit may even convict them of His Presence.
A friend and I talked a long time ago and we agreed with each other that once you have lived with The Holy Spirit in your life you would never want to live without Him.
Jesus sent Him to be our Comforter, our Guide in our everyday living – He is the Spirit of Jesus – we need no other Spirit to Guide us. He is with us forever when we invite Jesus into our heart – that is into our life –
And do you know that our God (Our Father in Heaven) loves us and He never sleeps – He will hear us when we pray day or night where ever we are. So Jesus sent His Holy Spirit to help us to Pray.
Why not give Jesus a go if you have not already done so.
He is just waiting to hear from you.
If you have never thought of asking Jesus to be in your life, now is a good time to ask Him if He would like to be part of your life – you may be surprised that He would say yes if you would like to have Him. You need to mean it though, we cannot be flippant as it is quite an important step to take, because then you would be a Christian and belong to the Kingdom of God. What an honour that would be.
* Have a lovely Day today *
* May God Bless You *
You may like to click on the link of the book below to see what God has done in my life
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.
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.