“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. John 14:1 NIV https://john.bible/john-14-1
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20 NIV https://revelation.bible/revelation-3-20
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIV https://isaiah.bible/isaiah-26-3
My wife and I plus our 6 year old daughter were having a relaxing day today when the phone rang. A man on the other end had a situation on his hands and needed our help. He needed to take one of his trailers to the dump when he heard a lot of buzzing. Not thinking, he grabbed a can of wasp killer and started to spray the flying insects. Once he noticed that they were not wasps but honey bees he stopped and called me to come remove them. Upon arrival he showed us where the bees were going in. It was a rather large cabinet too big to remove from the trailer so we had to work around it. We had a chance to show some of his relatives that were there making it educational and fun. We were able to remove the bees and the honey comb safely and quickly while having fun in the process. Praise God we were able to help and show kindness and help out on this beautiful Sabbath day. God isn’t asking us to go to church and return home only to sit there all day. We are to go out and do good for others by showing his love. Luke 6:6-11
“On a certain Sabbath Jesus was walking through a field of ripe grain. His disciples were pulling off heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands to get rid of the chaff, and eating them. Some Pharisees said, “Why are you doing that, breaking a Sabbath rule?”
But Jesus stood up for them. “Have you never read what David and those with him did when they were hungry? How he entered the sanctuary and ate fresh bread off the altar, bread that no one but priests were allowed to eat? He also handed it out to his companions.”
On another Sabbath he went to the meeting place and taught. There was a man there with a crippled right hand. The religion scholars and Pharisees had their eye on Jesus to see if he would heal the man, hoping to catch him in a Sabbath infraction. He knew what they were up to and spoke to the man with the crippled hand: “Get up and stand here before us.” He did.
He looked around, looked each one in the eye. He said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” He held it out—it was as good as new! They were beside themselves with anger, and started plotting how they might get even with him. Then he said, “The Son of Man is no slave to the Sabbath; he’s in charge.”
Then Jesus addressed them, “Let me ask you something: What kind of action suits the Sabbath best? Doing good or doing evil? Helping people or leaving them helpless?””
Luke 6:1-11 MSG
We may have problems in life but God takes care of us so that we can go out and show love too. God bless all of you and your family.
The mother of James and John both disciples of Jesus Christ asked a favor of Jesus. She wanted Jesus to give both of her son’s preferential treatment. She asked if in His kingdom could her son’s have positions of honor and authority by seating one on His right and one on His left. Jesus told her that it was not his decision to make. In the book of Matthew chapter twenty, Jesus explains to his disciples that they need to serve others, and stop thinking how they deserve special treatment in being served. This is how we are to live our life also. Jesus came to serve not to be served.
THE REST OF THE STORY…………
“When the ten others heard about this, they lost their tempers, thoroughly disgusted with the two brothers. So Jesus got them together to settle things down. He said, “You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around, how quickly a little power goes to their heads. It’s not going to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served—and then to give away his life in exchange for the many who are held hostage.””
Matthew 20:24-28 MSG
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28 NIV https://matthew.bible/matthew-20-28
“Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]; and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.
FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE, H E WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY.”
Hebrews 10:23-25, 37 AMP
I didn’t think that my family and I would have any honey from our bee hives this year. The number of bees in the hives we’re pretty low but I prayed for protection over them and that they would be healthy. God is always listening and when I pulled them from the field to inspect them I was pleasantly surprised. I saw honey stored in some of the top boxes. When we went to extract the honey from those boxes it seemed like the honey flow just kept coming in. Jar after jar after jar overflowing with honey. I was expecting maybe one or two jars and ended up with over 30 jars of honey! God always meets our needs every single day but sometimes exceeds them. God is good and always will be. It made me think of the story in the Bible of the widow and the oil found in 2 Kings 4: 1-7.
“The wife of a man from the groups of prophets said to Elisha, “Your servant, my husband, is dead. You know he honored the LORD. But now the man he owes money to is coming to take my two boys as his slaves!” Elisha answered, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” The woman said, “I don’t have anything there except a pot of oil.” Then Elisha said, “Go and get empty jars from all your neighbors. Don’t ask for just a few. Then go into your house and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and set the full ones aside.” So she left Elisha and shut the door behind her and her sons. As they brought the jars to her, she poured out the oil. When the jars were all full, she said to her son, “Bring me another jar.” But he said, “There are no more jars.” Then the oil stopped flowing. She went and told Elisha. And the prophet said to her, “Go, sell the oil and pay what you owe. You and your sons can live on what is left.””
2 Kings 4:1-7 NCV
The women truly witnessed a miracle of multiplication by trusting and obeying what Elisha told her. Her tiny bit of oil was multiplied enough to pay off the debt and also provide for her family’s future. I made three big mistakes with my bees this year. It would have been easy for me just to give up. My wife and I kept praying for God to bless our bee business. I kept working with them just as God had impressed me to do. We also witnessed a miracle of multiplication. 🌻🐝
“Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.”
Colossians 3:15-17 MSG
”Teach them to obey everything that I have taught you, and I will be with you always, even until the end of this age.”
Matthew 28: 20 NCV
Life is like a puzzle. If even one piece is missing it’s not complete. Each puzzle piece is unique and made for one particular spot. Our God created in each of us space for the Holy Spirit to live in. It doesn’t matter how hard you try to put in another piece it just won’t work. Accepting Jesus Christ in your life is the only way for redemption. How do I accept Jesus in my life? Peter makes it very clear in Acts 2:38.
“And Peter said to them, “Repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways, accept and follow Jesus as the Messiah] and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ because of the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 2:38 AMP