JOY “WORTH CONSIDERING” 3/20/19 (Across my desk this morning from Joel’s ministry.)
“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” (1 Peter 1:8, NIV)
If the circumstances of life have taken away your joy, today is the day to get it back. You weren’t meant to live this life feeling drained, depressed and down. God wants you to be excited about your future and learn to enjoy each and every day. Start each morning with a declaration of faith. Quote Psalm 118:24 aloud to yourself: “This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” The Lord gave you today for a specific reason, so enjoy it and live it in His strength! You have to be determined to enjoy your life even in the difficult seasons. Every day you can choose to enjoy the things that God has given you. Keep giving God praise despite your circumstances, and you will enjoy your life to the fullest today.
A Prayer for Today
“God, thank You for this wonderful day that You have given me. I ask today for the eyes of faith to see myself and my life the way You see me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
This is really simple but difficult to do. It take REAL faith to live in God’s Eternal World of JOY as the real world. And this world will need to be viewed as transitional and temporary and as training and testing for that REAL Eternal Kingdom. That the Truth of the Kingdom of God becomes like finding precious stones in an old dusty mine. So that we are willing to sell all we have to buy the source of those precious stones, Matt.13:44.
It is in learning to be a faithful servant so as to enter in to the joy of the LORD, Matt. 25:23. With me, one of my favorite things to do is stream trout fishing, no trout in Hawaii. But the Lord has made me into a fisher of men and now the Joy is in seeing a soul turn from the darkness to the light is far more rewarding than trout fishing ever was, Luke 15:10. Christ Jesus came to teach us the Eternal Truth of God that we might be full of the Joy of God, John 15:11. It is the WAY OF LIFE that is Eternal that can make us full of Joy, Acts 2:28. So true JOY comes from finding out what your true calling is and in humility, love, obedience and joy through the Holy Spirit completing your course. There is only one of you, there are no others. There is a design plan created by GOD specifically for you. If you want it and find it and walk it out in your life, you will be full of Joy. For the Kingdom of GOD is not meat and drink: but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit, Rom. 14:17. Now the God of hope fill you with all JOY and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Rom.15:13.
And please be in prayer for our little beginning House Church in Kealia: “The Church of Christ Jesus at Ken’s House.” 85-4554 Mamalahoa Hwy. Captain Cook, HI 96704. I call it, the “True Vine Farm.” The new barn has a roof now so dry and safe. Folks are already using it with tent camping and such which is working well especially with the Common area Kitchen and Bathroom. We are about 4 miles from the “City of Refuge Federal Park.”
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org