BE JOYFUL AND LIVE

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: Merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Thought Of The Day : Your happiness is your responsibility. Joy heals the heart, but bitterness breaks and torments it.

LISTEN: What is life without joy. As a matter of fact, without joy life will be full of miseries, heartaches, woes, confusion and the like. Beloved, be happy! However, you can’t be happy without, until you’re happy within. You will always be heavy in heart if you’re not determined to lighten it by faith. Truth is, your happiness is your responsibility. No doubt, the troubles of life are numerous; but we should learn to take life easy. Let’s not keep worrying ourselves and weigh down ourselves and be denied the chance to be happy, healthy and lively. Having a joyful heart plays a vital role in our entire well-being. But when we allow heaviness to dominate our hearts, the sweetness of life will surely evaporates. My dear, no matter what you face, you should encourage yourself and be happy. Help yourself by staying joyful in every situation; for no help can be enough which is not supported by help from within you. So, take it easy on yourself. I may not know the weight of your pain and sorrow right now, but God knows entirely about your problems. So, don’t be hard on yourself, rather cast your burden on God for He really cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Jesus Christ said to His audience,

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

Friend, why are you struggling under your burdens alone? Won’t you come to Jesus Christ by faith today and quit worrying about your problems? Beloved, God hasn’t given up on you. Therefore, be happy always and remember that, a happy heart makes a happy life. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t kill yourself, for your case is not the worst, rather trust in God.
2. Never give up on life, rather remember that God won’t give up on you.
3. Determine to be joyful in all situations no matter what.
4. Commit your problems to God and believe that He knows and cares about you.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I repent of my unhappy lifestyles. Henceforth, help me to be positive – minded and joyful, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life, every spirit of worry and heaviness is cast out from you, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection: Those who choose to worry about everything will be tormented by everything.

Quote : “To overcome misery and depression, Joy is not a choice but a must.

Biblical Fact : Did you know Enoch lived a total of 365 years and was translated to heaven? (Genesis 5:23).

Stunning Fact : Did you know Grasshoppers Have Ears on Their Bellies?

Bible Quiz : Why did the Israelites weep and refused to go to Canaan when the spies returned from searching the land?

God bless you!

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