God doesn’t want us to be happy. Did I just say that? Maybe I should explain. God doesn’t want us to be happy when it causes us to do something wrong. Remember that the end never justifies the means. God also doesn’t want us to be happy when our happiness is based on the things of in this world. Truth is,God doesn’t want us to be happy because He wants us to be blessed. He wants us to be more than happy. The happiness of this world is based on fickle happenings. But the blessings of God transcend the things this world offers. May God’s blessings be upon you today.
Prayer is possibly the greatest fringe benefit of being a Christian. When you have access to the true God you are in touch with the one who can make things happen. Access to God means access to ultimate power. God will take on your case as if you were the most important person who ever lived. Prayer gives you that privilege- access to ultimate power. Have you spent time in prayer today? If not, it’s not to late. Your heavenly Father is waiting on you
I know that I am not suppose to worry but honestly I can’t help it. I know that It’s not good for me. My mind, body and spirit suffer because of worry. And so what do I do? “I worry”. The truth is “worrlng” simply means we don’t trust in God. In Philippians Paul tells us not to be anxious about anything. Worry, in essence is the sin of distrusting the promises and power of God. How about you? Are you worrying about something today? Maybe you should just give it to God and hold on to the faith that He will handle it. It works for me and I bet it will for you too.
We have often heard and believed that God is not fair and I have certainly thought that over the past year. However I have been reminded that God does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our inequities. The Bible tells us the wages of sin is death and we certainly have sinned and deserve death. To die and suffer eternally would be fair punishment. Now aren’t you glad God is not fair. I am
St. John celebrated Labor Day with a luncheon, Good food and fellowship
When I got up this morning to enjoy the Labor day holiday I thought of those loved ones who have gone to be with the Lord. With that in mind let me share 2 eternal truths with you. 1) when we hurt ‘God hurts. God not only knows our pain -He feels our pain. 2) The prophet Isaiah wrote ” For the Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones ” God loves you and will never forsake you. These truths brought comfort to me and I hope to you as well.