Archive for November, 2009

How happy are you?

Psalm 68:3 (NIV) But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.
Today more than ever in my life I am generally happy. I have moments where I am attacked with some kind of oppression but generally 99.9% of the time I am happy. I am happy not because things are always good in my life which though mostly they are. There is still much in my life that I want to accomplish and there is still more left for me to do.
I think it was the decision that I made in the rough times late last year and earlier this year that has made this good time so much sweeter.
Today I know the truth that I am happy not because of good my life is but because I know with all my heart, soul and spirit how good my God is.
Ecclesiastes 7:14 (NIV) When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other.
I know of bondage of only being able to be happy unless things are perfect in life. I especially know the bondage of needing people to make me happy and not making that choice for myself.  The sad part was that those people were so incapable of bringing any lasting happiness and joy to my life or even their own life.
Today the fact that I can even say I am happy testifies of my freedom from depression, neediness and misery which makes me even happier. That makes me know that I am happy that I can say with all faith according to Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Be Happy, Manie

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Just Fine

This is a message that in some form or another I have written about before but it is one is important enough to be preached again.
Romans 8:28 (CEV) We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose.
I want to tell you that even with the little that is going good and the lot that is going bad that God will work out for your good. The faith it takes in receiving that revelation means looking past how it looks or how you feel about things in your life today. The peace it takes to receive this word goes beyond your understand of what God wants you to do.
That is we must do as the word says in Proverbs 3:5-6 (CEV) With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.
Today I want you to trust God that everything will work out for your good regardless to if you have been dealing with a problem for a long time or if some new issue have invaded your life.
I am in agreement with all you reading this word today that what the enemy meant for evil God will use it for your good.
Be Blessed, Manie

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