Tag Archive | Holy Spirit

Love each other as Brothers

In the Bible it does say to love each other as Brothers – that does mean I believe as Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews:Chapter 13 verse 3
Keep on loving each other as brothers.

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Today let us keep that commandment of God to love our Brothers as ourselves. How much more peaceful our day will be when we have no malice or hate in our hearts toward our Brothers and Sisters, just the love of The Lord toward them.

The above was taken from the book ‘Drink from the Cup’ Well – what do you think about loving others as Brothers and Sisters even those that are not very good towards you? I think it is good to pray and ask our Heavenly Father to help us to be nice to them.

Maybe you are my Brother or Sister in Christ.

Do you know that Jesus is our Brother, If we are a Christian we are part of Gods family, so if we are Brothers and Sisters in Christ that means that yes, we can all Jesus our Brother. That really is an awesome thought don’t you think?

Let us look after our Brothers & Sisters

Here is a link you may like to see of the Book that was written for my Family: https://www.amazon.com.au/Jessies-Story-Jessie-Larman/dp/0987207555

I Pray that you have a lovely day and can give a thought to your Brothers and Sisters whether they are Christians or not. How lovely to think of those that have gone before us to Heaven and think about them sometimes with love in our hearts for having known them as part of our family.

May God our Heavenly Father Bless us today as we walk with Jesus and The Holy Spirit.

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Shall we walk in Love?

Shall we walk in Love with our Family and Pets?

2 John: Chapter 1 verse 6

And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love.

Please would you help me to walk in your Love today Lord! Amen.

Well it would be nice if we could do just that and walk in Peace and Love with our Family and Friends one day at a time.

Here is a Poem taken from the Book of ‘Verses’ by J. M. R. Larman

God’s Love

Can it be Lord, that you love me, as I sit and wonder about Eternity?

One day I should be there with Jesus my Lord.

Who, I know by your Angels God  –  is truly adored.

Almighty God, Ruler of the Universe, how can it be that you think of me?

Small and insignificant that’s who I am.

Yes, you sent your Son Jesus to rescue even me.

It is beyond my comprehension to consider these things.

So I shall sit in Your presence and pray to believe in your unconditional love.

Love full of peace. Love without Measure.

Poured down upon us, as we sit, stand or kneel,

in wonder and praise at your Glorious Presence

in Eternity.

I Pray that you have a Lovely Day Today walking in the Love of The Jesus and in Fellowship with The Holy Spirit *

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It is Lovely to be Content

Lovely Flowers can make you feel content

1 Timothy: Chapter 6 verse 6

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

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To be content is something wonderful, we are to be content in all circumstances but most times we are definitely not! What do you think is the reason why we are not content? Could it be that we are not walking in godliness? I think that may be a lot to do with it. whatever is going on in your life today try to be content with what you have, try not to yearn for things that cannot be. Let us praise The Lord for what we already have.

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

A Snow Flake Pattern

We are all individuals, all different as people, just as snowflakes are different but are still snowflakes. God made everyone according to a pattern. So we are made, according to a pattern. We are made in the image of God.

Well there we are then, we need to be content with being who we are especially knowing that God has made us to be who we are. So let us try to be content today in the knowledge that Jesus loves us and has sent His Holy Spirit to help and enable us to try to be content while we live on this Earth. Let us appreciate our Families and Friends, our Workmates, our Pets. Let us be content just where we are and then we can feel the peace of The Lord in our daily lives.

HAVE A LOVELY DAY * GOD BLESS YOU *

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Walk in Love

What a beautiful Wild Looking Sunset

2 John: Chapter 1 verse 6

And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands. As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love.

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Yes you are a God of Love and to love you means just what the above verse says – that we walk in obedience to your ways. We can only do that when we have invited Jesus into our lives and we live in your Kingdom on this earth. Praise you Heavenly Father that you enable us to walk in obedience today.

We can walk in love with our family. What better love than to walk in Gods ways with our Love ones, today and always.

It may seem odd to think that to walk in Love with the Lord is to walk in Obedience to Him. The only way really that we can do that is to read our Holy Bible to see how! It is good to read part of the Bible each day – part of the New Testament of course but not to neglect reading part of the old Testament. Just a small bit each day is better than not at all. You could of course read one of the Psalms sometimes for something different to read. It is always special to find a quiet time during the day to sit and read even a few verses of a Psalm.  

I hope you have a lovely day trying to walk in Love with your family and friends so that you know that you are walking in Obedience with God – because that shows that you Love Him our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ our Lord and The Holy Spirit. (The Holy Spirit will help us to be obedient if we ask Him to)

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Contentment

ShepherdSheep2

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.

 

 

 

 

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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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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