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  2. Arauna: Wonderful! Jehovah found you too! 💕🌈❤️
  3. 18 Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalms 34:18) NWT IMG_7494.MP4
  4. My 2 cents? It's a protester crying for peace when there is none! Many have ran to the streets to demonstrate or rebell in malls or protest anything in the last days of this wicked world. White and black blame each other. Respect is nowhere, as we see Satan stirs up the many to be mislead and will continue his control. As a consequence of Satan’s activities, the condition foretold by the prophet Isaiah now applies to all mankind except for those who serve Jehovah: “Look! darkness itself will cover the earth, and thick gloom the national groups.”—Isaiah 60:2. In dense darkness it is impossible to see anything. One easily becomes lost or disoriented. Similarly, those in spiritual darkness lack perception and soon become disoriented in a spiritual sense. They can lose the ability to distinguish truth from falsehood, good from bad. The prophet Isaiah spoke of those in such darkness when he wrote: “Woe to those who are saying that good is bad and bad is good, those who are putting darkness for light and light for darkness, those who are putting bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) Those who dwell in spiritual darkness are being influenced by the god of the darkness, Satan the Devil, and consequently they are alienated from the source of light and life.—Ephesians 4:17-19. No hope, no solution! Yet they still look to men and governments. Hoping it will change. Anxiety? For some, they will die for the cause of their rebellion! Yet we know the "father of the lie" petitions them on in rebellion instead of wanting them to look to God for answers. My 2 cents? It's a protester crying for peace when there is none! Many have ran to the streets to demonstrate or rebell in malls or protest anything in the last days of this wicked world. White and black blame each other. Respect is nowhere, as we see Satan stirs up the many to be mislead and will continue his control. As a consequence of Satan’s activities, the condition foretold by the prophet Isaiah now applies to all mankind except for those who serve Jehovah: “Look! darkness itself will cover the earth, and thick gloom the national groups.”—Isaiah 60:2. In dense darkness it is impossible to see anything. One easily becomes lost or disoriented. Similarly, those in spiritual darkness lack perception and soon become disoriented in a spiritual sense. They can lose the ability to distinguish truth from falsehood, good from bad. The prophet Isaiah spoke of those in such darkness when he wrote: “Woe to those who are saying that good is bad and bad is good, those who are putting darkness for light and light for darkness, those who are putting bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) Those who dwell in spiritual darkness are being influenced by the god of the darkness, Satan the Devil, and consequently they are alienated from the source of light and life.—Ephesians 4:17-19. No hope, no solution! Yet they still look to men and governments. Hoping it will change. Anxiety? For some, they will die for the cause of their rebellion! Yet we know the "father of the lie" petitions them on in rebellion instead of wanting them to look to God for answers.
  5. WHAT DO WE NEED TODAY? Love, patience, peace, courage, faith, motivation, forgiveness, etc pick one. We all fall short of God's requirements, we need to wise not in our own eyes but in Jehovah's eyes. Having chosen the path of life, the individual should recognize Jehovah’s keen interest in him. Proverbs reminds us that Jehovah’s eyes “are in every place, keeping watch upon the bad ones and the good ones.” (Pr 15:3) “For the ways of man are in front of the eyes of Jehovah, and he is contemplating all his tracks.” (5:21) Not only what he appears to be outwardly but also his heart is examined by Jehovah. (17:3) “Jehovah is making an estimate of hearts” (21:2), and He weighs the true value of the thinking, motivation, and inmost desires of the person. One ‘taking refuge’ in Jehovah’s name (understanding and acknowledging that name for all that it represents) will find it to be like a strong tower, a place to which, in ancient times, people fled for safety from the enemy.—Pr 18:10;29:25. Humility before Jehovah brings “riches and glory and life.” (Pr 22:4) Mercy and truth are what he desires; these are more valuable than sacrifice. Those who turn from bad, who fear Jehovah, and who serve him in this manner will not receive his adverse judgment. (Pr 16:6; compare 1Sa 15:22.) By knowing Jehovah’s ways, one can follow “the entire course of what is good.”—Pr 2:9. Proverbs goes deep, into the heart as affecting thinking and motivation, into the spirit or mental inclination, and into the soul as comprising every fiber of one’s being and personality. (Heb 4:12) Even though a man may think he is right, or may justify himself in his actions, ‘all the ways of a man being pure in his own eyes,’ Proverbs 16:2 reminds us that “Jehovah is making an estimate of spirits” and so knows what one’s disposition is. Might or power is highly prized in the world, but “he that is slow to anger is better than a mighty man, and he that is controlling his spirit than the one capturing a city.”—Pr 16:32. "THE EXCELLING VALUE OF WISDOM" Wisdom, along with understanding, is the prime thing (4:5-8; 16:16) Essentials for gaining wisdom (2:1-9;13:20) Benefits that come from wisdom, such as security, protection, honor, and a longer, happier life (2:10-21; 3:13-26,35; 9:10-12; 24:3-6, 13, 14) Wisdom personified was Jehovah’s coworker (8:22-31) The bitter consequences for failing to act wisely (1:24-32; 2:22; 6:12-15) PROPER ATTITUDE TOWARD JEHOVAH Trust in Jehovah (3:5, 6; 16:20; 18:10;29:25) Fear him and shun badness (3:7; 10:27;14:26, 27; 16:6; 19:23) Honor him, supporting true worship (3:9, 10) Accept his discipline as an expression of love (3:11, 12) Show appreciation for his word (3:1-4;30:5, 6) Find out what Jehovah hates and act in harmony with this knowledge (6:16-19;11:20; 12:22; 16:5; 17:15; 28:9) If we please Jehovah, he will care for us, protect us, and hear our prayers (10:3,9, 30; 15:29; 16:3) PRACTICAL GUIDELINE FOR DAILY LIVING Respond properly to discipline, reproof, counsel (13:18; 15:10; 19:20; 27:5, 6) Be a true friend (17:17; 18:24; 19:4;27:9, 10) Be discreet in accepting hospitality (23:1-3, 6-8; 25:17) Materialism is vain (11:28; 23:4, 5;28:20, 22) Hard work brings blessings (12:11;28:19) Cultivate honest business practices (11:1; 16:11; 20:10, 23) Beware of going surety for others, especially for strangers (6:1-5; 11:15;22:26, 27) Shun unwholesome speech; be sure your speech is upbuilding (10:18-21, 31, 32; 11:13; 12:17-19; 15:1, 2, 4, 28;16:24; 18:8) Flattery is treacherous (28:23; 29:5) Avoid quarrels (3:30; 17:14; 20:3; 26:17) Shun bad associations (1:10-19; 4:14-19; 22:24, 25) Learn to deal wisely with ridiculers as well as with foolish ones (9:7, 8; 19:25;22:10; 26:4, 5) Avoid the pitfalls of strong drink (20:1;23:29-35; 31:4-7) Do not envy the wicked (3:31-34; 23:17, 18; 24:19, 20) http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200003569?q=motivation&p=par
  6. 13 "O that in the Grave you would conceal me, That you would hide me until your anger passes by, That you would set a time limit for me and remember me! 14 If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory service Until my relief comes. 15 You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands." (Job 14:13-15) NWT
  7. We are grateful any task we have in Jehovah's house! Thank you for sharing! 🌷🙏🏻📖🙏🏻🌷
  8. Beautiful! Joy, Peace and Love Forever! 💕🌹❤️🌹💕
  9. Do you feel like a butterfly? Elusive? Or have Nervousness and Excitement may make you run the other way when speaking to others? 1• butterflies, (used with a pluralverb) Informal. a queasy feeling,as from nervousness, excitement, etc. What do you need to do? Be yourself—conversational, sincere, and unaffected. Why is it important? If you are nervous, stiff, or awkward in your speech because of being self-conscious, others may be distracted from what you say. EXPRESSING yourself in a natural manner helps you win the confidence of others. Naturalness should not be confused with carelessness. Poor grammar, wrong pronunciation, and muffled speech are not appropriate. Slang should also be avoided. We always want to manifest appropriate dignity, both in our speech and in our bearing. Someone who manifests such naturalness is neither overly formal nor overly concerned about impressing others. When you approach a house or step up to someone in a public place with a view to giving a witness, do you feel nervous? Most of us do, but for some the feeling is more persistent than for others. Tension may cause the voice to sound somewhat strained or shaky, or nervousness may manifest itself in awkward movements of the hands or the head. If you get nervous before engaging in the ministry, what can help? Careful preparation and fervent prayer to Jehovah. (Acts 4:29) Think about Jehovah’s great mercy in inviting people to enjoy perfect health and eternal life in Paradise. Think about those whom you are endeavoring to help and their need to hear the good news. When giving a witness, if you act and speak as you do every day, this will put your listeners at ease. They may even be more receptive to the Scriptural thoughts that you want to share with them. Rather than giving them a formal discourse, converse with them. Be friendly. Show an interest! HOW TO DO IT • Speak in your everyday manner. Focus your thoughts, not on yourself, but on Jehovah and on the need for people to learn about him. • When preparing a talk, give principal attention to ideas, not precise wording. • When delivering a talk and when speaking in everyday conversation, avoid careless speech habits as well as the tendency to use speech qualities in a manner that draws attention to yourself. • Prepare well for public reading. Read with feeling and a keen awareness of meaning. • Don't be an Elusive butterfly, move forward, display love and strength to speak the Words of Truth. Open your heart and your love for others, pray for help if doubting or have fear. We have the God of the Universe behind us, Christ and the Holy Spirit, we can't fail. Muster up courage. Replant your garden, you will grow into a wonderful person and you will find many more blessings from Jehovah! “Remember this, that you people may muster up courage. Lay it to heart, you transgressors. Remember the first things of a long time ago, that I am the Divine One and there is no other God, nor anyone like me.” (Isaiah 46:8, 9) NWT jw.org "I see you and so do others and Jehovah!" You are beautiful what you've become and you have much more joy and happiness helping yourself and others." 🦋🌿🦋🌿🦋🌿🦋 IMG_7477.MOV
  10. I was raised in the Truth now 62 years. Thank you Jehovah!
  11. How Did You Learn The Truth? Please share your answer? • Informal Witnessing • Raised by Christian Parents • Formal Witnessing • Relatives • Through Our Publications • Searching for God
  12. John: Now that my children are grown, it's time to see the world! Love visiting the Brothers and Sisters all over the world! Agape, Bible Speaks 🌹📖🌹
  13. 10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there." ( Psalms 37:10) NWT jw.org
  14. Enhance Your Ability to Select the Right Words Selecting the proper words involves mental effort and good judgement Even Wise King Solomon "pondered and made a through search" in order to find accurate words of truth. Do you find it's often a challenge to come up with "delightful words?" If so you may need to enlarge your vocabulary. One way to do this is to take a note of how words are used in the Bible & even in our Christian publications. 9 "Not only had the congregator become wise but he continually taught the people what he knew, and he pondered and made a thorough search in order to compile many proverbs." 10 "The congregator sought to find delightful words and to record accurate words of truth." (Ecclesiastes 12:9,10) NWT jw.org
  15. Repentance is a change of mind, that leads to a change of heart, that lead to a change of actions. The change involves both a turning from sin to a turning to God. 8 "Therefore, produce fruits that befits repentance." (Matthew 3:8) NWT jw.org