Thursday, January 6, 2022

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4

Thought of The Day: Swallow the pills of joy and you will not exist as a nightmare.

LISTEN : Your happiness is your responsibility. You can be joyful or sad all depends on you. The truth is, you won’t go far in life without joy. Life is a nightmare without happiness. Pressure builds where joy is absent. Therefore, to experience real joy, you should look to God. The world is full of situations that can easily break our hearts, but the joy of the LORD keeps us strong, positive and hopeful no matter what. When we’re wounded by circumstances of life, we can still find solace in the Lord when we choose to stay positive and joyful instead of being sad and hopeless. My dear, when sorrow strives to take the place of joy in your heart, resist it. No matter the reason for your sorrow, just resist it with the joy of the Lord (Nehemiah 8:10). Swallow ‘the pills of joy’ and you will not exist as a nightmare. Beloved, you can be joyful if you want to. Allow joy to fill your heart. Joy will keep you healthy. Most times people fall sick more often due to bad state of their mind. Worry and anxiety are responsible for some of the health issues people suffer in life. But when happiness occupies our heart, it will do a tremendous turnaround to our health. The Bible says, 

“A cheerful heart brings good healing, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

Proverbs 17:22

So, be joyful always. No matter what, don’t permit depression into your life. Depression will alter your good sense of reasoning. It’s difficult to think clearly when you’re depressed. Depression fills your head with negative thoughts and lifestyles. When you’re endlessly sad, you’ll open yourself up to the devil. So, if you want to be lively, positive and strong, be joyful. When you make the decision to be joyful, situations can’t twist your life or alter your mood unnecessarily. Even in the midst of challenges and trials you can still find reasons to be joyful. Henceforth, make joy your medicine. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Never allow depression to destroy your life, instead, be happy and hopeful always.
2. Anytime your heart is broken, talk to God about it and have faith in Him.
3. Determine to resist the spirit of sorrow and embrace the spirit of joy instead.
4. In all circumstances, make the joy of the Lord your strength forever.

Prayer : Dear Lord, I thank You because you give joy. Therefore, help me to experience joy in my life as long as I live, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. May you have cause to rejoice again and again. I command the spirit of sorrow to leave your life, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : He who hates to be happy will attract unavoidable self-destruction.

Quote : “When joy is the principle on which our lives operate, trials and problems of life would fade away like flowers.

Biblical Fact : Did you know it’s the responsibility of parents to train their children in the ways of the LORD? (Proverbs 22:6).

Stunning Fact : Did you know a group of monkeys is called a troop or a barrel.

Bible Quiz: What did Lot’s wife turn into?

God bless you.