“Yes, joyful are those who live like this! Joyful indeed are those whose God is the LORD.”
Psalms 144:15 NLT
“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”
Psalms 37:4 NLT
All people like to be happy—to be exhilarated with joy, to feel good, and to be on top of everything. There’s nothing wrong with that. God wants joyous, excited, happy, and uplifted people. The problem lies in how happiness is generated. Some people think they’ll find it in a liquor bottle or a narcotic. But neither of those is the Christian’s source of joy.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Terrence, are you going to lecture me on the evils of alcohol? One study I found http://www.alcohol.co.za/statistics.htm
Take the time and read the study. Knowledge is power. I am reading this book by John Bevere – Under Cover. I am in the second chapter. There are many revelations. It was a gift, and it’s speaking to me personally. I am going to say this nothing happens by accident.
I would like to share this with you. Ignorance causes deception. And deception is the greatest cause of sin and disobedience. It goes as far back as Adam and Eve; the Serpent deceived Eve.
The next question are you a hearer or doer of the word? How many times have we been to an impressive sermon or teaching, but we fail to apply it to our lives? I am speaking to myself here. A couple of months ago I went to a teaching by Dr Dave Martin; I bought his program and did nothing with it. ” Ignorance” So if you are not applying what you learnt you are robbed and deceived. Take every opportunity to learn.
Ignorance causes deception – all the encouragement and promise is in the Word. What we can’t be is a hearer of the word; we have to be doers. I go back to the question above; Wanna be happy? The answer is right there in Psalm 37;4 NLT – “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”
So take delight in the Lord by empowering yourself with the word, the Bible.
” Lord I pray for revelation. Let me delight in the Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.”