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Doing Good !

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This is one of my “Oil Paintings”

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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.

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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’*

Rose Bud

 

 

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Contentment

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This is an Oil Painting that I did of The Good Shepherd

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Philippians: Chapter 4 verse 11 

I am not saying this because I am in need,

for I have learned to be content

whatever the circumstances.

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Today is the start of a new month, let us endeavor to be content if we can this month in what ever circumstances we find ourselves.  Let us rest in the knowledge and love of Jesus that He is with us everyday, comforting and guiding us by His Holy Spirit.

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

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The above Bible quote was spoken by St.Paul, so it would be good if we can follow his example and be content just where we are.  I know that we all have problems and hope for better things to come sometimes.  However that may take a while for our circumstances to change.  But while we are waiting for things to change in our lives it is a good idea to appreciate the things we have.

We can appreciate having a roof over our heads, food, shelter, water, especially if we are  blessed with a family, let us be content with having them in our lives.

Another thing that helps us to be content is if we have a Pet animal, we can be content that we are giving our Pet a good home, that can be a real blessing to our-self and of course to our beloved Pet.

When we can be content it is surprising what The Lord Jesus can do to encourage us with even more blessings that we ask for.

What about any talents that we have been given, are we using them to please God Our Father in Heaven?  Even in our everyday work we can be content in doing it to the best of our ability – then we will be content at the end of the day that we have done our best in what ever circumstance we have found our-self. 

Bee on Daisy Nov 2016

This is one of my better photo’s – hope you like it.

May God – Jesus – and The Holy Spirit help you to be Content today.  

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Do our Ears Listen?

Proverbs:  Chapter 18 verse 15

The heart of the discerning

acquires knowledge;

the ears of the wise seek it out.

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Dear God I pray today that we may have a more discerning heart,

a heart that yearns for knowledge of you God.

Let our ears listen to your voice

and may we be wiser today

than yesterday to seek your ways.  Amen.

Taken from the Book ‘Drink from the Cup’

How about that then?  We all do have EARS but do we actually use them as they should be used?  I mean do we really listen when someone is talking to us or do their words go in one ear and straight out the other? 

Ears are meant for us to LISTEN – if we listen properly we may even learn something that we had not known before, that means that hopefully we may be a bit wiser than we were yesterday.

As Christians we are supposed to LISTEN to God our Heavenly Father but how many times do we take time to sit and pray?  Apart from talking to Him with all our wants and maybe complaints about the situation that we are in at the time do we then wait and hear what He would like to say to us?  Well no we don’t – mostly when we do pray we then get up and have a cuppa and start with what ever we want to do for the day.

This is where we need a discerning HEART to listen to God during our Prayer Time.  He is always there, He never sleeps and The Holy Spirit who is in us will help us with our Prayers.

Remember Jesus LOVES us and would like us to have more Knowledge, Wisdom and Discernment but the only way is to read the Holy Bible, even just a bit each day is sometimes enough to learn something else.  Then it is good to share with our Christian friends any new thing that we understand that we did not know before.

With the Knowledge and Wisdom that we have learnt

we can then share some of it with Children or young people.

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Have a Lovely Day.

May God our Heavenly Father Bless us

today as we gain more

Wisdom and Knowledge in our daily lives.

 

 

 

 

God Hates Evil

Rocky Pool

This Oil Painting is by J.M.R. Larman it is of Rocky Pool in Carnarvon. W.Australia.

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Psalm: 97 verse 10

Let those who love The LORD hate evil,

for He guards the lives of His faithful ones

and delivers them from

the hand of the wicked.

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Thank you LORD for your protection toward me and my family

including all those I love and pray for.  Amen.

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

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Today is a good day to not do anything that is evil, that is let us try not to do any bad thing today.  I know that it is very difficult sometimes not to use swear words, or to shout at our loved ones or to make someone cry!  Let us try to be kind today.  Let us be kind to those that The Lord brings before us.  It may be a stranger that we meet while shopping or travelling on our holiday.

If we can help someone without expecting anything in return that is good.

Anything that is good is not evil in the sight of God our Heavenly Father.

God our Heavenly Father protects us wherever we go i.e. down the street, or next door to neighbours, on holiday, or in the workplace just about anywhere.  But we loose that protection if we go and join in where evil lurks.  God will chastise us, remember He is our Heavenly Father – we are His children, so like our earthly Father would choose to  chastise us so will He.  (Not a good feeling if we have done wrong when we belong to the Kingdom of God).

There we are then – just a thought that we may like to consider, so that we can continue to have the protection for ourselves and our families.  Today and always.

* God Bless You Today – Have a lovely Joyful day *

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We are not alone.

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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.

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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 *

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Be Holy

The above is an ‘Oil Painting” of a Vision that someone had.

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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.’

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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.

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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 *

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The Blood of Jesus

Hebrews:  Chapter 10 verse 19

Therefore,

brothers,

since we have confidence

to enter the Most Holy Place

by the blood of Jesus………

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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 *

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What about The Spirit

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”

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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.

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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 *

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Let your Light Shine !

Luke: Chapter 8 verses 16-17

No-one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar

or

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.

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So therefore Jesus said in Matthew: Chapter 5 verse 14.

* You are the Light of the world *

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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.

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God hear’s us (you and me) !!!

Psalm 55 verse 22

Cast your cares on The LORD

and

He will sustain you;

He will never let the righteous fall.

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Isn’t that marvellous, that our God will sustain us!

Whatever our circumstance,

being righteous in Jesus Christ –

when we call on God He does hear us.

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

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Do you know that God does hear our Prayers.  To be sure that He hears them we do need to have Jesus in our heart as our Lord and Saviour.  So we then can Pray straight to God our Heavenly Father.  When we are learning to pray – a good Prayer is The Lord’s Prayer.  If we are a new Christian and not sure what to pray this is a good one to learn.

This is the Prayer that Jesus taught His Disciples to pray and it really covers every thing that we need.

Of course we can pray for anything at anytime and as long as it is within God’s Will He will allow it for us to come into being.  Maybe not straight away and that is when we start to doubt whether He has heard our prayer.  You see sometimes it is not good for us to have everything we want just when we want it.

When we were a child we had to wait until we were old enough to have certain things or to go to certain places maybe on our own and our Parent would say ( ‘no’ you have to wait)  Well God is our Heavenly Father and He knows what is best for us and He cares for us.  In whatever circumstance’s we find ourselves it is good to know that He cares about us and loves us and will provide for us at  the right time.

It is good to know that we have a God of Love who cares for us and our families.

We do need to Pray for our loved ones so they can also be  blessed.

* God Bless you – have a Lovely Day today *

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