Do you aim to bring Joy to your Creator?

Joy comes when we trust The Lord. Placing our trust in God brings joy. We have a God who Loves us more than we can imagine/fathom, a God Who is more POWERFUL than we can comprehend, and Who has promised to help us if and when we put our trust in Him. Settle it in your heart God wants to help you!

Having joy includes feeling good cheer and a vibrant happiness. But joy, in its fuller, spiritual meaning of expressing God’s goodness, involves more. It is a deep-rooted, inspired happiness.

Real joy comes from God and is ours forever, Amen. The joy that is found in God’s presence isn’t static; it transforms and regenerates us, Hallelujah!

Paul, a follower of Jesus Christ, wrote in a letter that joy is a “fruit of The Spirit” (Galatians 5:22).

“Spirit” is another name for God. Spiritual joy from God gives us a sense of the presence of good, showing His infinite power to govern the lives of Men and woMen. As we learn more that God is ALL, that God is infinitely good, and that there is no power besides The Creator of ALL things – both seen and unseen, spiritual joy will be ours more and more – seek it, pray for and possess it, Amen. Bringing health, healing and happiness into our lives.

At the heart of joy is an unshakable awareness that we possess good from God. Joy is part of God’s Kingdom. Harmony and painless being are spiritual qualities, and expressing joy brings these qualities into view in our lives.

Sometimes, though, it may seem like hard work to feel a spiritual, consistent joy. The task gets easier when you recognize that you have the power to govern how you think. There isn’t anything that can really take away your knowledge of God or stop you from feeling spiritual joy. You can let this spiritual sense be yours, instead of thoughts of discouragement or despair.

From where does this verse come from?Nehemiah had rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem, and many Israelites had returned to their homeland following the nation’s 70-year exile in Babylon. It was the first day of their new year (the feast of trumpets), and the apostate nation of Israel stood in the city square and started to listen to Ezra the priest reading the Word of the Lord. He read from the book of the Law that had been given by God to Israel.

As they listened God’s Word being read to them, this errant nation as one man realised how far they had wandered from their God, how deeply they had fallen into sin. Oh, at first, they started to rejoice and cried out “AMEN, AMEN,” but as Ezra continued to read the Scriptures, they started to realise how deeply they had fallen into sin and how far they had wandered away from the truth of God’s Word, and both men and women began to mourn and grieve deeply.

The people wept as they heard the Scriptures being read, for they acknowledged their sin, but Nehemiah the governor stood up and reminded the people that this first day of the new year was a special feast day of the Lord. He comforted them, saying, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

We too can wander far from the Lord. We can leave our first love and fall into foolish sin. We can buy into various false teachings, live our lives in selfish pride, and even keep the Lord Jesus standing outside the door of our hearts but like Israel, today is a day that is a feast day for us, for Christ our Saviour has redeemed us by His blood and we have been released from the bondage of slavery to sin into the freedom of Christ’s saving grace.

Like Israel, we should listen to the Word of the Lord, for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Like Israel, we should confess our sin and recognise how far we may have wandered from the Lord, we should turn away from our wrong attitudes and actions and look to Jesus, for every day is a day that is holy to the Lord. Like Israel, we should not remain in self-condemnation but rejoice that there is now no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus, and like Israel, we should follow the wise advice of Nehemiah: “For the joy of the Lord is indeed our strength.”

Let us keep the Word of God fresh in our hearts each day. Let us recognise our faults and failings and readily confess our sins to our Father in heaven. Let us never forget that we are the people of God who have been purchased with the precious blood of Christ – and that the many precious promises of God towards us, his sons and heirs, are ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ in Christ Jesus.

And let us in everything, by prayer and praise, rejoice in the Lord and abide in His love, for the joy of the Lord is indeed our strength, through time and into eternity.

And we pray:

Heavenly Father, thank You that You are my joy and my strength. Thank You that there is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus and that Your grace is sufficient for me. Keep me faithful to You, for You are my faithful and generous God. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN.

Can we say what Paul shared?

Remember; his occasion was in persecuting The body of Christ…

“Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.

“I am Jesus, Whom you are persecuting,” The voice replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything. Acts 9:4-9

And we pray:

Use me LORD, use me as You will I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

And we pray…

Keep me as the apple of thy eye. Hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Psalm 17:8.

Beloved I pray with you:

May God keep you as the apple of His Eyes. May He hide you under the shadow of His Wings in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Know THIS…

My testimony IS, Amen.

My confidence?

The name of Jesus: Far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:21

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on Earth.” Matthew 28:18

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on Earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in The name of The Father and The Son and The Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows The Son except The Father; nor does anyone know The Father except The Son, and anyone to whom The Son wills to reveal Him. Matthew 11:27

Philippians 2:9-11. The name of Jesus Christ is a powerful name that is above every other name. The name has the potency of giving a Christian whatever she/he needs on Earth. Unfortunately, many do not understand The power embedded in this great name, which is why they are defeated by the enemies in the battlefield.

What does it mean to be blessed?

This describes a believer as being in an enviable position for receiving God’s provisions (favor) – as being an extension of his grace.

Blameless? 🤔 just what does that imply?

What is the biblical definition of blameless? Being blameless in the Bible means to be innocent of wrongdoing and without guilt. It means that the person who is blameless is without blame. When the word blameless is mentioned in scripture it is always a result of someone following God.

Do you follow God? What exactly does that mean?

Our Example!

Remember this:

So, God as ‘Man’ – Jesus. Hallelujah, Amen.

As soon as Adam and Eve stepped wrong, His-Story truly began! Have we researched ancestors of fish? Yes! But for the most part, animals are the sam e. Man, is the same! Who penned Genesis? Tradition credits Moses as the author of Genesis, as well as the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and most of Deuteronomy.

LOOKING DEEPER at our lives.

In Philippians 2:14-16, what are some results of not grumbling and complaining?

In Exodus 15:26, God revealed Himself through another name, Yahweh-rophe, “I, the Lord, am your healer.” How do these verses encourage you to bring your problems and pain to your Healer, Yahweh-rophe?

Deuteronomy 32:39

Psalm 103:1-3

Psalm 116:1-2

Psalm 147:3

Isaiah 30:18

Father, I come before You in humility, I have sinned and not followed Your Word. Father, cleane me with The blood of Jesus, Amen. That I may come before You, Amen. Father, Fill me with Your Essence I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen. Your will be done in my life, Amen

Trust ONLY in your Creator. Your reason in ALL your seasons.

When we “lean” on our own understanding, we fall prey to the sin of arrogance. Humans tend to be “human” centered. We think we know best, in all things. Over and over again, we are exhorted in Scripture to “trust in God.” He is faithful to direct our path. Our best bet is to let God be the one to tell us what to do. Our own understanding just doesn’t cut it. We have to step out of our own way and let God do the leading. Anything else is foolish pride.

And we pray:

Father, help me to let You lead me. Help me to not depend on my own understanding but to acknowledge You in all my ways so that You can direct my path. Amen.

We have The Spirit of God within us. We are set apart, Amen.

Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

Hallelujah!!! Its great to be a child of God. Ever here the statement “Who’s your daddy?” Know this! You have the hook-up! What is wealth? More importantly, Earth a drop in the pool of existence is just that!

You are blessed beyond measure, as a child of God, you can never be a victim of any form of circumstances in life. Yes! There will be trials.

The Purpose of trials may be found to result in praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ. The trials in our lives test our faith, they prove the genuineness of our faith which is “more precious than gold that perishes.”

And we pray:

Father, I lay before Your Essence in praise, glory and submission. I offer myself up to be used by Your Essence. Your will be done in my life I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

WHO you are! Praise God!!!

Some of you, God is going to use to find a cure for disease that will save people’s lives.

Some of you are going to develop software that will impact the world.

Some of you are going to write a bestselling book, write music that inspires people, produce movies that uplift.

Some of you are going to raise children that will be the next presidents, senators, architects, teachers, pastors, leaders.

How is this going to happen? By praying bold prayers, by asking God for the dreams He has put in your heart.

You have to get in agreement with God. DO NOT go through life with a small vision, praying small, thinking small.

You activate your faith by not only asking, but by believing AND receiving.

By saying, “God, let me impact this culture. God, let my children leave their mark. God, open doors so I can accomplish what You have destined me to do.”

Pray BIG, believe BIG and God will exceed your expectations. He’ll do more than you can imagine.

“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. ‘Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.’”
Isaiah 43:18-19 NASB

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