Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Is He

Hey You!!

I hope everyone is having a blessed Friday. God has been so miraculous. I was reflecting on His graciousness just last evening and couldn't fall asleep as quickly. Man, the Lord has brought me through so much. I haven't even talked about even the likes of it here on this blog. Phenomenal is our God, He is leading me to write a book... wow, Lord. Just went through this trial and test two months ago and I already feel the Holy Spirit tugging on me to write a testimonial. Glory. So, be on the lookout... you'll be one of the first to hear about it.

Bible Study this Week

Earlier this week Pastor Nichols' message was "I refuse to kill myself and I will not lay down and die."

Mark 4:19 says "And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful."

He used this scripture to let us know that the devil desires to wear us out naturally, physically and spiritually so that we become unfruitful in the Lord and discontinue doing His will. Pastor Nichols spoke about the wayside hearers [of the Word], the stonyground hearers and the thornyground hearers...
  • Don't allow thorns to influence you.
  • Be in a position to develop deep roots, meaning-- stay in God's will. Don't do anything to purposely get out of God's line of vision. Stay focused, keep your eye on the prize.
  • Don't allow thorns to choke the life out of you, the Word that God has placed within you.
Pastor also spoke that the pursuit of happiness is vain. "Happiness is not something you pursue, but something we receive." The Book of Ecclesiastes is a great reference book in terms of vanity and futility.
  • Proverbs 29:18 says "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
  • Psalm 146:5 says "Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:"
"Happy" in the Old Testament translates to the Hebrew word "esher" which means blessed. In the New Testament, the word "happy" translates to the Greek word "makarios" which also means blessed, supremely blest, fortunate, well-off... blessed, HAPPY. This is what the joy of the Lord is. When we are content in the Lord, we are happy.

I thank God for showing me this. Because, we do have a tendency to not be happy until our circumstances permit or until God does something for us, but God forgive our ungratefulness. We are already blessed... we should already be happy in the Lord! If you have salvation, blessed and Happy is He. If you've got your health and you're breathing, praise God, shout unto the Lord you're blessed! I thank God for His mercy. What are you thankful for today? How has God blessed you-- How happy, blessed and content in the Lord are you?

Bask in the Lord!,


Call my Pastor with your relationship (marital/spouse, etc) questions. God blessed them to produce a phenomenal book recently on relationship issues titled "No More Drama," the flier is below as well. They've just began their radio talk show. Glory to God. So, call in with your questions sometime soon. It's automated so your question will be recorded, stored in the database and answered on the talk show! :)

The Radio Show

The Book

Listening to on
"Holy is the Lord" by Chris Tomlin
"Hanging By a Moment" by Lifehouse


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