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JOY,      “WORTH CONSIDERING”    6/1/20    From Ken<><

Today’s Scripture   ( Received this morning in my mail from Texas.)
“…So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy…”  (John 16:22, NLT)

Keep Your Joy
We all have opportunities to get upset and go around frustrated. Life is full of inconveniences, delays, people that don’t do right. You’re never going to stop these things from happening; the key is how we handle them. Today’s Scripture says no one can take your joy. That means you control your joy. Nothing can take it from you; you have to give it away.  Life is too short to live frustrated, upset about things that many times we have no control over. People have a right to have their opinion, but you have a right to ignore it. People have a right to be rude, but you have a right to stay happy. Quit letting insignificant things—your grouchy boss, the person talking behind your back, your child getting on your nerves—steal your joy. Make this decision every morning, “I will be joyful today.” When you’re tempted to get upset, remind yourself that you have the power to keep your joy.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I have the power to remain calm because You’ve given me a spirit of discipline and self-control. Thank You that You made this day, and I’m not going to live sour and defeated. I’ve made up my mind that I’m going keep my joy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts:
Good Message Today, A-1…   Every soul that GOD has created on planet earth has a free will to go in any direction that they see fit to go and at any time.  We can even ignore the laws of  God and the land set to help us to remember to be peaceful or suffer the consequences.  No one can ever make you do anything you do not want to do.  Or stop you from doing what ever you want to do.  In the 1930’s when I went to grade school there were strong teachings concerning GOD, Country, Responsibility and Accountability.   The 10 commandments were hung by the light switch and we sang songs including hymns, prayed, said the allegiance to the flag with God, respect and were reminded every day that we were accountable to God, Family and our Nation for our actions.   Of course there was still the carnal nature of Adam to contend with and we were not at all perfect but that understanding of accountability was built in and a great help during my life.

At this point in time the Supreme Court has seen fit to remove God from our schools, government and civil experience.  And as it is easier to turn on a TV and more interesting than going to any church.  Most of our country is now being trained by Hollywood.  Our children are now mostly atheist and have no moral compass at all.   Not from home, church or school.  They have no hell to avoid nor heaven to gain and we wonder why some are killing their classmates.  The Bible is clear that where there is not vision the people parish.  That it is in believing the great and precious promises of God that we begin to become like HIM and are concerned for the souls of our fellow man.  We don’t want to see any eternal soul consigned into the midst of darkness for eternity.   God’s love for us encourages us to love one another and find peaceful resolutions.  And together to work towards finding more freedom from our carnal nature by making Jesus our Lord.   So if you don’t really know and believe the precious promises of God distributed by HIM through HIS prophets for 6,000 years now, you will not be able to walk in HIS peace and Joy in the midst of the persecutions that are getting stronger each year now.  Even the Jews who have suffered massive persecution are now persecuting the Christians that are now in Israel.  So without a deep understanding of the Great and Precious Promises of God for your life now and for eternity, it will be impossible for you to withstand the coming persecution in the Joy of the LORD.   One of the promises that I greatly love is as follows: 2 Tim. 1:5-9 (7) 

I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith (the [b] leaning of your entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), [a faith] that first lived permanently in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am [fully] persuaded, [dwells] in you also.  6 That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [[c] with those of the elders at your ordination].  7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of  cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.  8 Do not blush or be ashamed then, to testify to and for our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake, but [[d]with me] take your share of the suffering [to which the preaching] of the Gospel [may expose you, and do it] in the power of God.  9 [For it is He] Who delivered and saved us and called us with a calling in itself holy and leading to holiness [to a life of consecration, a vocation of holiness]; [He did it] not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace (unmerited favor) which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began [eternal ages ago].

There are literally thousands of God’s Precious Promises in the Bible for you to make active in your life by Heart Faith.  If you are saved it is through heart faith and trust the Christ Jesus is LORD!!!.  Same for empowering and healing and deliverance.  In this world your carnal Adamic nature is like gravity, it makes you stronger as you work against & resist it.  But if you submit to it, it will detach you from GOD.   So want a life of JOY in the midst of difficulties, find and digest and have heart faith for the precious promises of God.  Find out what GOD has designed you to do and do it with all of your whole heart.  Decide to live in HIS promises and not in the worlds lies.

Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace and Mercy,   Ken<><
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