Joy-Full!

God Wants To Fill Us With His Joy!

Some people don’t want to be happy!  You can’t change people.  Do what you can to help them, but don’t let them keep you from having joy.  Some people have to be loved from a distance.  People that are always negative and bring out the worst in you still need to be loved, but you have to be careful in how much time you spend with them and how you spend time with them.  They don’t have power to steal your joy, unless you give it to them!  So be wise and make good choices.

What you feed is going to grow!  You decide everyday where you are going to live your life:  Are you going to live your life in joy or desperation?  Are you going to be happy, sad or mad?  Are you going to be influenced by others or are you going to influence others?  You make the choice and your choice influences in a negative or positive way!

God created you to live a life filled with joy.  The devil is going to attack this life and do everything he can to keep you from experiencing this life, but don’t fall into his traps and don’t give him even an inch.  God has you exactly where He wants you and will take you into joy, if you will trust Him.

John 15:11 says:  “I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.”  God has given you joy, don’t let anyone take it from you, but share it with everyone you can!  You will be glad you did!

A Prayer To Take On & Take Out Bad News!

Real Prayer Is Believing Prayer!

Lord, help me not to be shaken by the bad news given by men, but help me to be shaken by the Good News provided by my Lord.  I choose to believe You and Your unlimited Word over the limited word of man.  Bad news does not faze me, because I am learning to trust in You and believe Your Word even in the midst of the most challenging circumstances.

Help me to learn to live independent and separate of the circumstances.  Your Word says that “by Jesus’ stripes I was healed” and this is the news – I choose to believe.  I appreciate what the Doctors have to say, but I choose to believe what you say:  I am healed!  I am not denying that sickness does not exist in my body, but I do deny sickness the right to continue to exist in my body.  I do not care what my body says; I say according to the Word of God that I am healed and I choose to believe it and that settles the matter.

The word of man can never change the Word of God, but the Word of God is continually changing the Word of man.  I don’t deny what the Doctor says, but I do deny that this is the final word, because God’s Word supersedes the word of men.  I choose to believe the Good News of God that teaches me that Jesus paid for my healing over 2000 years ago.  God’s Word says that the law of life in Jesus Christ has set me free for the law of sin and death.  I claim the healing and health that God’s Word says are my right and privilege as a child of the most High God!

Now Lord help me to live Philippians 4:8  “Finally brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.”

What To Do When You Can’t Handle Life!

You Can't Handle It And That's A Good Thing!

Sometimes life just gets to be more than I can handle!  The truth is:  Life is always more than I can handle!  I actually have had moments where I begin to believe that I can and that I am handling life!  That’s kinda funny and just little bit sad!  Handling life is an illusion at best!

I can’t handle life and I don’t need to!  If I could handle it, then I don’t need anybody or anything to help me and that’s just not true and when I think about it, I don’t want that to be true!  Life would be pretty boring and meaningless without others.

The fact is:  I need others and I need for others to need me!  It’s the way I was created.  It’s hardwired into my dna.  This thing that I make an issue in my life, really does not need to be an issue, but it is an issue and that’s a good thing, because it makes me think about it.

When we get to that place of thinking we can’t handle life, then we have to think about it and when we really start to think about it, we have to admit that we can’t handle life and really we don’t need to handle it.  We simply need to live it!

One moment at a time!  There it is – the challenge!  When I can’t handle life, it’s not a bad thing, it’s an invitation to appreciate, enjoy, learn and grow in the moment.  Really that’s what life is:  A series of moments strung together through time.  When we try to live too many of those moments at one time, life becomes something we can’t handle, life becomes something we don’t need to handle!

When you get to the place where you realize that you can’t handle life, stop and take a moment to realize that you don’t have to handle anything, you just have to appreciate, enjoy, learn and grow in the moment!  In this moment you will discover that life is not something to be handled, but something to live and there is the amazing magic that takes you from one day to the next!  I hope you enjoyed this moment!  Blessings!