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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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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.

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http://basketsofgodsflowers.com

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

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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What are Scoffers?

My Photo of some lovely Daisy Flowers with a Bee after the Nectar

Jude: Verse 18

They said to you,

“In the last times there will be scoffers

who will follow their own ungodly desires”

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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’

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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. !!!

Let us feel FREE and soar like the Eagle into the Heavenly Realms in our Prayer time with The Lord.

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.

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* I am Free to Praise The Lord *

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 Thursday 24th. October 2019.

Jessie.

I hope you may find this little book helpful to purchase as a gift for yourself or a new Christian friend to help them.

May God Bless you Today and Always.

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.

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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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.

Taken from the Book ‘Drink from the cup’

Remember that Jesus was made in that Secret Place in His Mother Mary’s womb, when the Holy Spirit came upon her.

We also were made in our Mothers womb by our earthly Fathers.  However God our Heavenly Father could see us and has been with us from the beginning of our conception, it is He that has made us, hoping I am sure that He would like us to accept Him to be our own Heavenly Father.

When we do that then we become a Christian and are very precious to Him.

So what can we do to show Him that we are really pleased to  belong to The Kingdom of God.

Let us try to walk in Righteous and Love towards each other, to be more like Jesus who had compassion on all who came to Him.

We can walk in the Secret Place each day with the Love of God and Fellowship with The Holy Spirit who is our Comforter and Guide.  He lives in us and walks with us each day of our lives in that Secret Place in our Hearts.

So what can we do for Jesus today?

We could ask God to Bless all who come before us today – that would be one nice thing that we could do. 

* May God Bless You Today as you Walk and Talk with Him

through the Holy Spirit of Jesus *  Amen.

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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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