Diligent – Diligence – By Laurence Torr





Diligent – Diligence


God Morning, and God bless your day today, so I have been thinking about the Word “Diligent/deligence Here is KJV Dictionary Definition of diligence
KJV Dictionary Definition: diligence

DILIGENCE, n. L., to love earnestly; to choose.

1. Steady application in business of any kind; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken; exertion of body or mind without unnecessary delay or sloth; due attention; industry; assiduity.
Diligence is the philosophers stone that turns every thing to gold.

Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Peter 1.
2. Care; heed; heedfulness.

Keep thy heart with all diligence. Proverbs 4………………

Here are some scripture to give us insight to what God calls diligent.

Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want

1 Kings 11:28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.
2 Chronicles 24:13 So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them, and they set the house of God in his state, and strengthened it.

Ezra 5:8 Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.

Ezra 6:12 And the God that hath caused his name to dwell there destroy all kings and people, that shall put to their hand to alter and to destroy this house of God which is at Jerusalem. I Darius have made a decree; let it be done with speed.

Ezra 7:23 Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
Provebs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.

Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury

Proverbs 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

Jeremaih 31:16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.

2 Corinthians 8:11 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

1 Timothy 5:17 et the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 -11 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

V11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

Here some more Verse you could look up.
Romans 12:8, 1 Corinthians 15:58, 1 Timothy 4:15-16, 2 Peter 1:10, Deuteronomy 6:17, Galatians 6:9, Proverbs 4:23, Deuteronomy 4:9, Philippians 3:14, Hebrews 6:11, 2 Peter 3:14

Much love


How To Help People – By Laurence Torr

How to Help People (some pointers)


I was thinking about how to help other people in their walk with God, then God reminded me of how I was helped and encouraged, which is a great starting point for anyone wanting to help others, think to yourself how you have been encouraged and how you have been helped in your walk with God.

When we look back at how God has helped us by other people, this can help us in encourage others in front of us.

I can remember many people that God has brought into my life over the years that have helped and encouraged me, and I am thankful for them all. Complimenting people and pointing out their strengthens, is a great place to start. If you think,  the world is quick to point out our weakness and faults, which in most part the person concerned already knows about.

Someone once told me, Laurence, you would be a great sales man you can talk and have a way with people, if you want a job get a sales Job, now at the time I was not confident with others, my self esteem was very low, as a child I was always told by adults I was hopeless, you will not be good at anything, so you can imagine the thoughts I may have had when I was told I could be good at something, this set a light in my heart, and I went in search of sales job, which I got, encouraging people to get their milk delivered to their home rather than buying it from the shops.

The Milk in the shops was a lot cheaper than having it delivered by the milkman, but there were many people who wanted to support their local milkman and not see this service die out. It was not an easy sale, but I was good at it and ended up running my  own marketing company with my own employee’s promoting door step delivery of milk. I never imagine myself as a salesman, but that person who encouraged me saw my potential and worth, and helped me see that I had something to give. We help people to see their value and worth.

When I began to sale to people the first thing I noticed was when you first speak to the person you’re going to sale to is give them a compliment, for example I would something like, Hello Sir My name is Laurence, I would say what a lovely garden you have, you must of worked hard to get the results you have, then they would say yes and we would go in to  conversation about the garden and then I would tell him what I was there for, nine times out of ten I would get the sale.

When working with people we look for the value in them and point out to them their strengths not their weaknesses. The weakness can be address later on, but the first thing we do is work with people and build strength by way of encouraging and pointing out the good qualities we see in that person.

Believing in people is must, even when they fail, and mess up

speaking the truth in love to them will not only help them grow, it will help you grow too. (Ephesians 4:15)

when your with the person you are helping, speak highly of them in front  of others this is a great confidence builder for them.

I remember when I was a new believer the leader at that time in my life  spoke good about me in front of others and myself, He was telling others how I was going to coordinate a fellowship in my home and be a great leader. I did not even know this was in his heart,  then I  started to believe in myself that God had a purpose for me, that God had called me to do this. and I have been doing this ever since that was 28 years ago. See our words will have lasting impact, for good or bad.

Also we have to have people’s best interest at heart at all times, complimenting them when they do well and achieve the goals they are working towards in their walks. and encouraging them when things do not go to plan for them. As leaders we cannot afford to be hard or judgemental toward them, if they have failed maybe we should look at what we are teaching them, it could also be a lack of encouraging or instruction on our part. “Leaders take responsibility”.

As  leaders we want to add quality and  value to other people’s lives and they will grow by the compliments and encouragement we give them, We correct people by being the examples to them, and showing them why there needs to be a correction. Getting involved in their hurt and dirt and by being a support to them, binding up their wounds, showing them that no matter what, that God is with them and loves them and so are we. As leaders we also need to challenge the people we are working with by delegating opportunity’s  to them, so they can learn and grow. Helping them out of the comfort zones and in to new pastures.

And the biggest thing we encourage above all, is that they go to God and look only to Him

I Pray this encourages you

Laurence xx

Thank God that Selfishness is Not a Fruit of the spirit By Laurence Torr

Thank God that Selfishness is not a fruit of the spirit.

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Thank God Selfishness is Not a fruit of the spirit, Here is what Selfishness means, selfishness ˈsɛlfɪʃnəs/ noun noun: selfishness
the quality or state of being selfish; lack of consideration for other people.
“an act of pure selfishness” synonyms: egocentrism, egotism, egomania, introversion, self-seeking, self-serving, self-obsession, self-absorption, self-regard, self-interest, self-love; More antonyms: unselfishness, altruism, generosity

Let us have a look at some the meanings listed
1. egocentrism = having little or no regard for interests, beliefs, or attitudes other than one’s own; self-centered:
2. egotism – the fact of being excessively conceited or absorbed in oneself
3. obsessive egotism or self-centredness
4. introversion – It describes a person who tends to turn inward mentally. Introvertssometimes avoid large groups of people, feeling more energized by time alone. The opposite of an introvert is an extrovert, who finds energy in interactions with others.

the other words is self explanatory
self-seeking, self-serving, self-obsession, self-absorption, self-regard, self-interest, self-love

Here is the the fruit of the spirit
Galatians 5:22-23Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,
23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [[a]that can bring a charge].

Galatians 5:22-23King James Version (KJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Wisdom of Men or the Power of God – By Laurence Torr

Wisdom of Men or the Power of God 

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My Thoughts for today

Transformation begins on the inside and works its way to the outside, when we are in relationship with God, in His presence, the transformation begins on the inside of us and manifests its self on the outside. Then we  begin to prove to ourselves what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God and then we can prove that to others in our life styles in our witness to others.

Religious Christianity, dresses the flesh from the outside, with nice words and fair speeches deceiving the hearts of the unlearned because it showing a form of godliness, by plenty of activity  but denies its power .

God wants us to have knowledge of His word but not to the point that we are puffed up with information, quoting bible verses every word we speak , The word we learn is to be lived and applied, Believing is acting on the word being obedient to  the written instruction address to the church today and Gods  voice, then that word in us will be demonstrated with the power of God manifested in our lives. Then people will see that word living in us, we become living epistles in front of others, people read our lives, they will look at you and they know if there is something different what story is your life telling? Believing is obedient to do what God shows you to do, God leads us step by step,  That is how is Church His being built, just like a house brick by brick, we cannot do nothing without the direction of God, He leads we follow, Have a blessed day!!

Romans 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your

bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.


Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing

of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


Romans 12:3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you,

not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as

God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.


2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn



2 Corinthians 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:


1 Corinthians 2:4-5 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s

wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:


v5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.


Palms 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the

LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.