Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!
Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Where we have ‘time’, we may sing “Soon and very soon, we are going to see our King!” But, note “soon” in God’s Eye is not a year or a thousand! For we read AND know that:
The Word reads:
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With The Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The LORD is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness! He is LOVE; patient and kind with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.’ Amen
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. (Give thanks for ALL. From your essence, worship Him in spirit and in truth.)
Tell God (which is PRAY. He knows ALL, and will do ALL we ask for to The GLORY of His name, Amen)
In all we need He is but a quest away. Knock and the door will be opened, seek and you shall find (the essence of His GLORY is in our reciept of ALL we need.) I was blessed to note that The Word states: “And He will give you the desired of your heart.”
“Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Take “delight.” What does that mean?
Taking delight in the Lord means that our hearts truly find peace and fulfillment in Him. If we truly find satisfaction and worth in Christ, Scripture says He will give us the longings of our hearts. Does that mean, if we go to church every Sunday, God will give us a new Rolls Royce? No. The idea behind this verse and others like it is that, when we truly rejoice or “delight” in the eternal things of God, our desires will begin to parallel His and we will never go unfulfilled. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things [the necessities of life] will be given to you as well.”
We must thank God (our Jehovah Jireh – God our Giver.)
Jehovah will see; i.e., will provide, the name given by Abraham to the scene of his offering up the ram which was caught in the thicket on Mount Moriah. The expression used in Genesis 22:14 , “in the mount of the Lord it shall be seen,” has been regarded as equivalent to the saying, “Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity. Amen
We then realize that we must give thanks and worship God for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from God’s Word —everything you have learned and received from testimonies of God’s power and grace. Then the God of peace will be with you, Amen