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.
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.
and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose
of yours and every act prompted by your faith.
I pray today that you will feel worthy to be called by God and will know what He wants you to do for Him today. As you walk in your faith you will see things being fulfilled that you have been asking and seeking God for. Know that God sees you as worthy, because He has called you and you will know this if you have truly accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
Taken from: ‘Drink from the Cup’ Book.
Well what can we say about being Worthy? In the Dictionary it says – to be good enough,suitable, deserving. So how do we feel about ourselves – often we feel we are not good enough and therefore do not deserve all the things that we have or even the things that we do are not good enough.
But the thing is that when we have accepted Jesus into our lives we have a helper – who is The Holy Spirit. If we ask Him He will help us to be more Worthy, more deserving etc., as we walk with The Lord we will be able to show more care and love towards those in our family also our pets and people who we meet while shopping or travelling each day. Also with the faith that we have – however large or small – remember we can Pray. Jesus taught His Disciples to pray especially the one that we do know as The Lords Prayer. If you are not sure how or what to Pray for this Prayer covers everything that we need as individuals.
God Our Heavenly Father loves us to Pray, so give it a go. If you are not used to doing so, remember you are Worthy to Pray for your family and friends also do not forget to Pray for yourself. God supplies all our needs but He does like us to ask and also the thank Him for all our Blessings.
Jesus has made us Worthy to Receive and Worthy to Pray.
May God Our Heavenly Father Bless us today as we try to be more deserving of His Love.
So today maybe we could do something nice for The Lord Jesus.
From the book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R. Larman.
So what then is our labour in The Lord? I believe it is mostly to keep the Ten Commandments that were given all those years ago to Moses. Well, some people think that we do not need to read the Old Testament in the Bible but we do need to heed what it says.
If you have never read the Old Testament feel free to give it a go.
You may be surprised and learn something new each day. You only need to read a bit each day, it’s no good just reading it if you cannot digest what it is saying and just reading for the sake of saying that you have read it. Take your time and just read a few verses at a time so that you can understand more fully what those verses really mean. There is no hurry and just a few minutes at the same time each day will make a lot of difference.
So to do something nice today– would be perhaps to get up and go for a walk and say ‘Hello’ to someone. Or to visit someone you know who has not been able to go out for a while. We can take a little gift, perhaps a posy of Flowers, a packet of Biscuits to stay and have a cuppa with them. If you have made extra cake or cakes, someone may appreciate your visit if you take some to them.
We don’t always have to stay and talk – just deliver your gift to them at the door and say * God Bless * to them.
That I believe – is also working or doing something for the Lord Jesus.
We can’t all be in the limelight doing great things but I am sure that The Lord acknowledges our efforts to help our families and friends.
One of the Commands is to Love our Neighbours as ourselves…….a bit difficult sometimes but never the less it is a Commandment that we should think about…..well you may ask who is my neighbour? Just the normal people we meet each and every day, I think that they are our neighbours in this world.
* May God Bless Us Today
as We Stand Firm
to do the Work of The Lord *
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The above is a drawing I did of the Madonna & Child.
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
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.
From the book ‘Drink from the Cup’ by. J.M.R.Larman.
Oil Painting of Jesus as (The Good Shepherd)
Well – do we remember about Mary the Mother of Jesus – what has been written in the Holy Bible? She must have been a remarkable young woman. Maybe only around sixteen years of age. I don’t think she would have been out drinking and doing drugs like some young people (and older ones) are doing now in this world that we live in.
If we could put ourselves in Mary’s shoes – whatever would we think, how would we cope with our everyday living knowing as she did that God had planted His one and only Son into her womb? Also she was engaged to be married, imagine telling her husband to be what had happened to her.
It could not have been easy for her.
If you are a man reading this your thoughts may have been the same as Joseph who she was engaged to – until of course the Angel told him what had happened.
So you see there is quite a lot to consider when we think of Mary – the Mother of our Lord Jesus who is my Saviour and I pray that He is yours too.
As it is now getting near to Christmas I believed this would give us food for thought.
My Pen & Ink Drawing – the face says it all in regard to the passage below.
Isaiah: Chapter 50 verse 7
Because the Sovereign LORD helps me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore have I set my face like flint
I know I will not be put to shame.
Know today that The LORD will help you in all circumstances. You do not have to open your mouth to those who oppose you, pray to The LORD our God and He will vindicate you. Stand firm in your faith knowing that He is near.
From book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by – J.M.R.Larman
Well what do we do usually when someone opposes us?
Mainly I think we usually like to retaliate when we are sure we are in the right.
But how much better it would be if we kept quiet and listened to whoever is trying to tell us we are wrong.
We do not have to say a word until they are finished talking then think about what they have been saying.
If we still are sure we are correct, then we can thank them and say that we must beg to differ on the subject.
That really means – we can set our face like flint and we are not put to shame in regard to the problem that has arisen between us.
It is very hard to keep the peace sometimes but we do need to try.