Monday, August 14, 2017

MY COUNTRY CITY PROJECT: GROWING CHAYA


Most people have never heard of CHAYA, at least the people I know have not, I am not going to begin to explain it to you now because I am less knowledgeable regarding the CHAYA tree as I am with the Moringa. The following video is worth watching to learn what Chaya is:




I don’t have an opinion on growing Chaya. I can tell you of the 7 stalks I ordered NONE HAVE DIED!!!! I have given 3 stalks away and the ladies that have it are not having any problems growing it. I have 3 stalks planted in temporary containers, 2 1/2 gallon size, I will be giving away two.  I will plant one in the ground as soon as figure out where in my yard I am going to plant it.
I gave 3 away, planted 3 in containers and one has been sitting in rain water since I received the bundle. This plant is growing just as well as those in dirt, except the leaves are a bit greener.

For sure, I will be selling 3 of the chaya plants, prayerfully soon. You really only need one. I am looking forward to learning how to cook and eat this wonderful addition to my garden.  —written by Marsha L F Randolph

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

A MATTER OF FAITH: LOOKING FOR GOOD NEWS

PHILIPPIANS 4:8-9
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.  The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

For the next 30 days I will be intentionally looking for positive news and information. Much of what we see and hear today is negative. News has become hateful and many of us repeat the hateful words we have heard. We as a people have become angry, the fruit of hate. These emotions are not from God.

We are told in Philippians to think about, meditate on, the positive; we are not instructed to ignore what is happening. We are to give the majority of our thought-life to what is: true, noble, just, pure, lovely, good reports, virtuous concepts, and anything praiseworthy. You might have to turn the television and radio off  in order to remain focused on what is good; you might even have to avoide certain people.

What is true? When we think of the word true we think: not false, it means a lot more. To be true something or someone must be believable, credible. Someone who is true is faithful, has integrity, is honest. Something that is true wil endure the test of time; it is long lasting, irrevocable.  The word of the Lord is.

PSALM 119:160 KJV
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. 

JEREMIAH 10:10
But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, and the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. 

Jesus is the Word and He is the Truth.

JOHN 1:1,14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

JOHN 14:6 King James Version)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

The word of God is true:

2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Two hours of church service plus an hour of Bible Study at church a week pales when compared to the hours a day we spend listening to and talking about negative reports.  Many individuals fill their minds with negative information from news outlets and doctors’ reports thus their conversations are rarely good. Not enough Word is taken in thus many speak what “they say” without consideration as to what the Bible states.

The word of God is true, the world does not focus on the truth. The world profits financially by sharing and creating problems. Jesus is a problem solver which is why the world does not speak about Jesus.

JOHN 16:33 The Expanded Bible
“I told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have ·trouble [persecution; suffering], but ·be brave [take courage/heart]! I have ·defeated [victory over; conquered; overcome] the world.”

Social media is filled with commentaries about “Fake News” and people debating it. As followers of Christ we must focus on and spread the good news of Jesus the Christ.   — written by Marsha L F Randolph

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

A MATTER OF FAITH: VAIN REPTITIONS

MATTHEW 6:7
And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

Vain repetitions are words spoken that do not align with the Word of God. For example: “Be it Your will.” Jehovah Eloheem has given us His will thus if you do not know it then He has no reason to listen to You.  Iknow quite a few individuals who use this phrase, “Be it Your will,” often.  Another example of vain repetitions is the “Hail Mary” prayer cited by many Catholics.

People believe Father God hears their prayers because they are humble when they go before Him not presuming to know the mind of God. Why would our Lord tell us to pray “Your will be done” (Matthew 6:10)? Father God has revealed His will in His word and to declare “be it God’s will” is equivalent to saying “I don’t know what God wants me to do.”

And what does the repetition of the “Hail Mary” prayer do? Nothing- Mary is not an intercessor the Holy Spirit is (Romans 8:26-27), Jesus is (Hebrews 7:24-28)  Jesus said:
MARK 11:24
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

If you believe you receive then your prayers of that of thanksgiving and not questioning “be it Your will.” Jesus says the manifestation is based on your believing that you received not wondering if you are going to get.

My book BEFORE YOU PRAY FOR ME PART 1 discusses core elements of prayer. It is important that you understand how Father God responds to Your words. I believe, and this is elaborated upon in the book, that many prayers do not reach the heavens; meaning God does not hear your prayer. God does not have to say “No.”

ECCLESIASTES 5:2 The Expanded Bible
·Think before you speak [L -Do not be quick with your mouth], and ·be careful about what you say [L- do not let your heart rush to utter a word] to God. God is in heaven, and you are on the earth,    so ·say only a few words to God [L- let your words be few].

Let your words be few. Father God already knows what you need.

MATTHEW 6:5-8
“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

I BELIEVE, prayer is a personal conversation with Father God. When you go in your quiet space and speak to Him, because it is a conversation, you also listen to Him. Father God knows what you need and if you listen He will put His words and His will for you on your heart.

PSALM 37:4-5
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him,
and He shall bring it to pass.

The word instructs us to:

  • Trust the Lord (the Word) and do good
  • While we live here obtain nourishment from the faithfulness of Father God (the Word)
  • Find pleasure in the Lord (the Word) who will give us desires planted in our hearts.
  • We must commit to doing things His way (found in the Word)
  • Living God’s way leads to answered prayer not vain- irrelevant, ineffective, man generated- words. 

JOHN 9:31
Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.   
— written by Marsha L F Randolph

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