Almighty God, source of every blessing, your generous goodness comes to us anew every day. By the work of your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
DON’T WORRY… BE HAPPY…
Easier said than done… However, the Joy of the Lord is with me and I want to share that Joy with others. I know Jesus Christ our Lord would want it no other way if He was still physically present on this earth. I want to believe that other Christians have this goal in mind.
I was working out earlier today and went into the locker room to change. The gym, I was at, had ESPN on the TV… ESPN was covering the funeral of golf legend and fellow brother in Christ, Arnold Palmer… The preacher giving the Eulogy said how Arnold and his family would want people to have a smile on their face today… BEAUTIFUL… HUH???
This got me thinking… Aren’t we supposed to show sadness during a time of grief???
THEN, IT STRUCK ME.
Why are we sad??? Mr. Palmer is with God.
During my workout, a discussion about celebrating Halloween came up. Do we know that the next day is All Saints Day (Nov 1)?
All Saints Day is celebrating those souls that have the joined the Lord in paradise. BEAUTIFUL.
Speaking of Saints… our brother Paul writes some really encouraging words for us in his letter to Philippi, Greece in Philippians… I want to share an excerpt from his letter, written in the New Testament of our Holy Bible with you…
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Meditate on These Things
8 Finally, brethren, 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. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.
WORDS ARE POWERFUL WHEN ACTED UPON… and I am “wowed” by our Brother Paul’s graceful words…
During the week of this 21st Sunday After Pentecost, I will be updating and adding scriptures to this post. I would love for you to join me on my walk with Jesus Christ our Lord through scriptures and personal testimonies by checking them out.
THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!
10/5/2016 – I went to see my Insurance Agent in Hershey JaCi... I LOVE her name… hearing her name reminds me of our Lord Jesus Christ…
Anyway, I told JaCi about my idea to dig out the flowers that I had planted outside at the gym where I work. I want to see Jack-o-lanterns there, instead. I am sure my boss won’t mind. That would be cool for Halloween… I got to ask around tonight to see if any one knows where we can get cheap pumpkins or preferably FREE ones 🙂
10/6/2016 – ARE YOU READY???
I love to read and I love to share the scriptures I have read from the Holy Bible to you. This morning was no different… I read…
It was AWESOME when I thought about these scriptures together…
I was first reading about Moses and the Ten Commandments… part of this reads…
4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
I then started reading the Holy Gospel (GOOD NEWS) of Luke… It reads…
6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”
8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
After reading, I wanted to share with you these scriptures on from my laptop; however, this DAMN machine wouldn’t let me… WHY??? I HAVEN’T CHANGED MY ROUTINE SINCE THE THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST… WHY IS IT MESSING UP 21 WEEKS AFTER???
Anyway, today I got my hours cut at my part-time job… How am I gonna pay bills??? I should listen to my own advice for this week…
DON’T WORRY… BE HAPPY…
THANK YOU ALMIGHTY GOD FOR TOMORROW!!!