Contagious joy

Do you have a joy that rubs off on other people?

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I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me, freeing me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. I cried out to the Lord in my suffering, and he heard me. He set me free from all my fears. For the angel of the Lord guards all who fear him, and he rescues them.

Psalm 34:4-7 NLT

Contagious joy

 

Do you enjoy watching the televised Olympic games? If you do, you know the joy the winners of an Olympic event experience is contagious. That’s one reason millions of people watch the Olympics so religiously. It’s not simply to see the drama of the event and the excellence and form of the athletes. It’s also to share in the contagious joy of the winners.

In Psalm 34 David describes the same type of joy radiating from believers. All those who look to God for help will experience a joy so intense that other people can see it in their faces. David says the reason for that joy is that God has heard and answered our prayers. Our shame has been taken away. We have been set free from all our fears because the angel of the Lord encamps around us. He guards his people. Pray today that the angel of the Lord will set up camp around you and your relationships. Commit your fears and worries to God, and ask him to guard you. He can set you free from your fears and grant you radiant joy as you look to him for help.

Adapted from Praying God’s Promises for My Marriage by John Farrar (Tyndale House), pp 92-93

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

HUMILITY

Lord's Word Is A Sweet Fragrance

Lord’s Word Is A Sweet Fragrance

Writer’s thought’s:  I got this in an email today and wanted to share it along with the link for those interested.  This is full of truth and makes one look a whole closer and examine your own heart.   Personally, the last two months have been trial and that’s putting it lightly.  One would expect their family (irregardless of single parent, married, been married, or what the situation) see when you are struggling in just about any area of your life!  You love, teach, take care of, sacrifice for and do without so they do with(in love w/o complaint); BUT comes the day when YOU have come to the end of your rope in dealing with daily pressures, bills, supporting others, barely making it by, THOU(spelling?) you know the Lord is your supplier, healer, defender, keeper, protector(list is to great of the Lord)sound off that you’re burnt out, fed up, can’t stand the pressures anymore; your own family thinks you only want $$ and they know and can count on one finger when you’ve ever ask for help with a bill!  I tell you, blogging has helped to KEEP my sanity!  I prayer this blog has been an encouragement to people.  I love my family; we are all human and Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane(my whining as I call it-is NO comparsion to our Lord’s suffering-let me put that up front so we have no misunderstandings!!!) Jesus showed us his humaness in that Garden=> showing us to WHOM we turn when we heavy laden with burden and we can not bare it anymore(Mt. 11:28 Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010) Come unto me, all of you who labor and are forced to bear burdens, and I shall give you rest.)  Amen

Oberservation: The snake has gotten in the Garden deeper in relationships and is SEEKING to kill the ROOT(Root of Jesse when it comes our Lord) and anything that stands for God and His Kingdom.  Division causes confusion and confusion causes division.  This blog is all over the page- point is=> GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT =SANITY, STABILITY, CURABILITY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND CONTAINIBILITY(A vessel for the Word to sustain the only cure to sin=Jesus= He is the cure who makes you stable in an unstable world and the Holy Spirit gives you sanity by creation of a new mind with your new creation in Christ Jesus.  Amen

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the
new has come!  Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation
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Galatians 6:15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means 

 For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything,
nor uncircumcision; but new creation
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Colossians 3:11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or 

 In that new creation there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free man, but Christ is everything and is 
//bible.cc/colossians/3-11.htm – 17k

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PRIDE HUMBLED

“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything He does is right and all His ways are just. And those who walk in pride He is able to humble” (Daniel 4:37).

Pride will eventually give way to humility. It may not happen overnight. It may have to follow a painful process, because pride can be very, very stubborn. Like an embedded splinter deep in the flesh of your foot, it is hard to remove. You cannot remove it alone, and there is constant throbbing and pain until it is extracted.

This is the plight of pride. Pain and suffering are its cohorts. Pride provides a false sense of security. Spiritually minded people know it is only a matter of time until a fall, as pride will catch up with you. Humility was once a staple in your spiritual diet, but success has squelched your humility and subtly replaced it with pride. Authority without accountability generates pride.

The more authority you possess, the more you are required to submit to accountability. Otherwise, you cannot handle this freewheeling power. Your behavior defaults to pride without the checkmate of humility. This is true in relationships, business, ministry, and churches. Beware of obsessing over control.

Paranoia is an application of pride. You are fearful of losing control. It is better to hand over control than to lose control. Humility gives control, while pride grasps for it. So be open and humble about your insecurities. We are all insecure to some degree. Humility builds security, and pride tears it down. The humble have nothing to hide. So root out pride, replacing it with humility.

The process of pride’s removal begins with submission to Christ. It is acknowledging His lordship and ownership over your life. He is in control. He is large and in charge. Nothing in your life has sneaked up on God. He can be trusted. He holds your life, family, health, and career in His hand. You start by humbly bowing to God with your head and heart. He is to be feared and loved.

You have the awesome opportunity to worship and adore Him. When you walk with God, you walk in humility. Pride cannot coexist in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Pride is extinguished in the presence of Jesus. Pride is like a roach lurking in the dark recesses of your heart. The Holy Spirit’s light reveals pride and convicts you during times of prayer and Scripture meditation.

The second offense to pride is praying people. Ask people to pray for humility to infiltrate and occupy your life. You want the occupation of humility on the soil of your heart and mind. Be transparent with others about your sins and shortcomings. Talk about them with the motive for change.

Humble yourself, and trust God to humble others. It is easy to recognize pride in others while it is still looming in your spirit. Run from spiritual pride. It is the worst kind. It is insidious. It is self-righteousness in nature, and it chokes the Holy Spirit. Humility grows in an environment of honesty, openness, prayer, and change. Be a change agent on behalf of the humble. Humble pride!

“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:5–6).

Disclaimer

UNTO US A CHILE IS BORN ISA. 9:6

ISAIAH 9:6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of PeacE.

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THE DEW OF HEAVEN

Zechariah 8:12
“The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people.

Psalm 78:24
he rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven.

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

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GOD BLESS YOU ALL

 

 

 

Your Hope

Sea of Galilee

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Hope in your eternal inheritance:

“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people.

I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him.”     Ephesians 1:18-19 NLT

Lion of Judah

Lion of Judah

 

Verse of the Day

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

1 Peter 2:9 NIV

 

Revelation 5:5
Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Revelation 5:4-6

 

Peace Upon the Earth

Isaiah 11:6 (KJV)

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

Christ Rules

Matthew 4:10
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ”
Matthew 4:9-11

Luke 4:8
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ ”
Luke 4:7-9

 

Follow Up

HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD

Amos 8:11
The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the wordof the LORD.

Hebrews 12:5
And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Jer. 23:29

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Eph. 6-10-18

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against…

 

Prayer:  Dear Father, I pray Thee anoint our ears to hear your Word daily.  Strengthen us to be mindful that you discipline us in Love as an earthly father does to teach a child right from wrong.  Thy Word is as the Fire and purifies what it touches by Your hand. Please Guide us by your Holy Spirit to be mindful daily to put on the full armor of God: The helmet of Salvation, the Breastplate of Righteousness, Belt of Truth,  feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace, Sword of the Spirit(Word of God), Shield of Faith.  Thank you Father for Love, Grace and Mercy. Above all Thank you for Jesus your only begotten Son. Amen