Jude: Verse 18
They said to you,
“In the last times there will be scoffers
who will follow their own ungodly desires”
Please help me today God not to follow my own ungodly desires. May your Holy Spirit guide me into all righteousness and truth. Amen.
‘Taken from the Book ‘Drink from the Cup’
Well what does it mean to be a Scoffer, what does it really mean in our lives today. In the Dictionary it says “to speak about something in a scornfully derisive way”
So that means if we ridicule a person or a thing we are being a Scoffer, that does not sound like a very nice thing to do, especially about our family members. Or if we ridicule our children or old people, people with disabilities i.e. deformities, deafness, failing eye sight, poor academic schooling.
As a Christian we can be free from being a Scoffer if we choose to not be one, therefore we need not follow our ungodly desires. It is difficult I know not to follow an unholy desire but we do need to think about these things. We need to realize that in Christ Jesus we have been set free if we choose to be.
So here is a Poem that I wrote because it is lovely to feel set free from awful worldly desires – even if it is only now and then that we can Pray this Poem as a Prayer to thank The Lord Jesus that He did come to set us FREE. !!!
I am Free
I am free, Praise The Lord I am Free.
How am I free, free to Laugh.
Free to Sing, free to Walk
Free to run, free to Pray,
Free to talk, free to eat
Free to drink, free to play
I am free, free – Free.
Yes Free to feel the Breeze on my face.
Free to feel the Sand on the Beach,
Free to Swim in the Ocean,
Free to appreciate the Sky
The Beautiful Sunsets.
Free to watch the Lightening in the Thunderstorms,
Free to hear the Thunder.
Yes I am Free to walk with Jesus – with God my Father in Heaven
Free to appreciate the Holy Spirit in my life
Free to receive all my Blessings
From our Heavenly Father.
Yes I am Free because
Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. Amen.
* I am Free to Praise The Lord *
Thursday 24th. October 2019.
May God Bless you Today and Always.
This is one of my “Oil Paintings”
3 John: verse 11
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good.
Anyone who does what is good is from God.
Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.
Today let us not grow weary of doing good! That is a word The Lord gave me when I got a bit fed up one day and thought – what is the good of trying to help whoever it was. Then the quiet voice of The Holy Spirit said “Jessie never weary of doing good” so I pass that on to you today, please don’t grow tired of doing good. God is Good, He is Love, He is all goodness. He is the LORD!
Taken from the book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman.
Well the thing is – what can we do today that will be good? One of the best things of course is to Pray. But that is not what I mean, what I mean is what can we do to help someone, there are so many people that need help in the world. However our family should come first in all things.
Sometimes they make us cross by doing things that we would prefer they don’t do, especially any children that we are looking after. They can be a real trial at times. We do have to look after them though and not get fed up seeing to them. One other thing is to be good to our Parents and Grandparents, all older people should be able to find that we have time to talk to them. Some are very lonely and we can do some good today even just to say ‘Hello’ to them.
Remember you may be the only person that speaks to them today, so why not smile and say ‘Hello’ – no need to stand and talk if you are not sure what to say but just a greeting for them to hear will be a blessing that you can give.
A good thing to do is to say ‘God Bless you, have a good day’ to someone while out shopping or travelling.
So today I would like to say to you –
*’God Bless You, have a really lovely Day Today’*
Another link you may like to see:
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 *
The above is an ‘Oil Painting” of a Vision that someone had.
Leviticus: Chapter 19 verses 1-2
The LORD said to Moses,
Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them:
‘Be holy because –
I, The LORD your God, am Holy.’
Today we need to be reminded of this – we need to be holy because the LORD our God is Holy. How can we do this you may well ask? Possibly in lots of ways but one thing we can do, is to try to keep ourselves from the evils of this world.
God has called us to be Holy.
That means we are set aside for Him. Let us try to stay that way for The LORD our God each day.
The above is taken from book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by. J.M.R. Larman.
We can only take one day at a time while we live on this earth to try to be Holy.
We are not that clever to be able to do this by ourselves.
We need the help of The Holy Spirit to help guide us each day.
Really when you think about it this can only happen if we are a Christian, so we best become one and get on with it.
So, you may say that is not very holy to talk like that but it is the truth and in the Bible it says ‘the truth will set you free’ Therefore for us to be holy it is an on going thing. We don’t like to not be able to do some of the worldly things. However, we should really try to obey the Ten Commandments that were give to Moses. If you are not sure what they are they can be found in your Holy Bible……if you do not happen to have one…….then maybe look on Google because there you can find most things.
Today let us hopefully not get really cross with anyone and upset them, let us not swear or steal or commit different kinds of crime. Let us try to love our neighbour as ourselves (that is one of the Commandments) I am not going to list them here because if you want to be Holy then it is up to you to try, no-one else can do that for you.
Please let us remember to Pray and ask God our Heavenly Father to allow The Holy Spirit to help us as we walk in truth and love with Jesus our Lord.
* I pray that you have a lovely Holy Day today *
You may like to click on this link to see some of the things our God has done in my life. (you may not like to see – but if you do – I pray you will be blessed just for looking)
Here also is a link to another Blog:
Hebrews: Chapter 10 verse 19
since we have confidence
to enter the Most Holy Place
by the blood of Jesus………
It’s good to read the next few verses in the Bible, of the above scripture to know that we have been cleansed by the Blood of Jesus to enter into that Most Holy Place.
For us to pray directly to our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So today have confidence to come before God as one of His children to pray for your needs, then give Him the Glory that He is entitled to.
Because there is no-one like our God.
He is Almighty God the one and only true God maker of Heaven and Earth. Amen.
The above is taken from the Book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R. Larman.
Just imagine – Jesus shed His blood for us – yes – you and me and all our families and friends.
The blood in our veins is the life force of our bodies, without it we would die. Our blood did not evolve, it was there in the beginning when God our Heavenly Father made us Male and Female. Likewise all the animals, the birds, the bees, the creepy crawly things.
Our blood did not come from Ape’s or Monkey’s it is special to us as Human beings, Almighty God is the Creator of the Universe and of all things. He did not mess about evolving things – He spoke them into being – that included us and when He did he breathed His Breath into us and made us a Living Soul. Each one of us is different from each other, none of us have the same Finger Prints but we do have Fingers and Finger Prints – just look at your hands and see.
So each one of us has BLOOD in our bodies the same as Jesus had in His but He shed His Blood for us on the Cross so that we can be forgiven for our sins to become Christians when we acknowledge Him and accept Him into our life and heart which will still be beating not just with the Blood but with the Love of God our Heavenly Father. We do not have to shed our Blood to become a Christian – how marvellous is that –
Do you know that God our Heavenly Father made us and loves each one of us?
* I Pray that you have a Lovely Day Today *
Here is a book you may like to see – just open up to have a look by the link below.!!!
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
Luke: Chapter 8 verses 16-17
No-one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar
puts it under a bed.
Instead, they put it on a stand,
so that those who come in can see a light.
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed
and nothing concealed
that will not be known
or brought out into the open.
So therefore Jesus said in Matthew: Chapter 5 verse 14.
* You are the Light of the world *
What do you think of that then? As Christians we really are the light in the World. With The Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord in us we can spread the Light of the World.
We are not to hide our Light under a bushel, under a bed, under anything at all, we have to let our light shine whether people like it or not.
So how do we do that then?
Well – if we have any sort of talent we are to use it for the Glory of God our Heavenly Father.
He has given us our talents – it maybe cooking, hospitality, knitting, woodwork, painting, all kinds of artist talents, gardening, writing etc., as well as whatever employment we are involved in to support our family and ourselves.
Also helping others, encouraging others, especially our family, friends and our Church Congregation. Volunteering is another talent we can use in our community so that people will be blessed.
Remember that as you bless others – you too will be blessed.
Blessing others – that is giving God Glory.
Also thank Him that He enables you to use the Talents that He has given you.
How much nicer it is to do any of the above with a smile and a willing heart.
That really will be letting our Light Shine for The Lord.
* I pray that God our Heavenly Father will Bless you today with the Love of Jesus *
Have a lovely Day.