Find happiness when you seek the Lord

 

People seek happiness in other people, jobs, money, the government and other worldly things.  The only true happiness is in Jesus.  We have to choose to be happy everyday.  Psalm 37:4 (NIV) says “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  There is song called “Happiness is the Lord” and real joy is only found in Jesus.

There is another song  about choosing to be happy.  Are we going to be happy today?  I know I will and choose to praise Jesus.

 

Happy Father’s Day to those in heaven

My dad died at young age, he was only 59.  Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty passed away at 57.  One of my co workers husband passed away last Friday at 55.  I do not know why these happen to fathers at such a young age, but God knows why.  1 John 3:20 (NIV) says: For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.  I just hope that I can make my Heavenly Father as proud as I made my earthly Father.  I would like to honor my dad and Jesus by song Amy Grant written “My Father’s Eyes“.

If you do not have a dad, honor Jesus your Heavenly Father today.

Psalm 27: 10 (NIV) Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.

Marriage is worth fighting for

Marriage should be forever.  People tend to get divorced for petty reasons.

I am not saying that a person being abused should not get out, but other than extreme cases marriage should be forever.  Marriage should contain honesty, trust, and commitment.  Marriage should have Jesus first.  Proverbs 5  is about adultery. In today’s time, it is common for wives to commit adultery too; so to me this passage is for anyone who is considering adultery not to do it.

Proverbs 5:1-23 is warning us against adultery.

1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips, may  preserve knowledge.  3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, shard as a double – edged sword.  5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.  6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not.  7 Now, then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.  8 Keep to a path far from her, do go near the door of her house, 9 lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, 10 lest strangers fest on your wealth and your toil enrich another man’s house.  11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent.  12 You will say, “How I hated discipline!  How my heart spurned correction!  13 I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors.  14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly.”  15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.  16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?  17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.  18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.  19 A loving doe, a graceful deer – may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated, my son, by her love.  20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress?  Why embrace the bosom of another man’s wife?  21 For a man’s ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths.  22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast.  23 He will die for lack of discipline,led astray by his own great folly.

I highly respect Mark Gungor, he does marriage seminars called laugh your way to better marriage.  I would recommend this site to any married couple: it is very helpful.

http://www.laughyourway.com/about/mark-gungor/

I also love the movie Fireproof, directed by Alex Kendrick, for married couples to watch.  This movie delivers a good solid biblical message to fireproof your marriage.  Warren Barfield wrote a song for this movie Love is not a Fight, here is the video.

Prolong your life with God’s word in your heart

You  have to have discipline in your  life.  When  kids we got discipline from our parents and now as adults we get discipline from the Lord.

Do not forget to read and study the Bible everyday and keep the words in your heart.  The Bible and walking with God will prolong your life.  Walk in love and be faithful everyday.  Do not forget to honor God with the your wealth.  God is one that gives you power to get wealth.

Proverbs 3:1-35 (NIV) is passage about further benefits of wisdom

1 May son do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring prosperity.  3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.  4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.  5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  7 Do not be wise in your eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.  8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.  9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;  10  then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.  11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, 12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.  13 Blessed is man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,  14 for she is profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.  15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.  16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.  17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all paths are peace.  18 She is tree life to those who embrace her;  those who lay hold of her will be blessed.  19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; 20 by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and clouds let drop the dew.  21 My son preserve sound judgement and discernment, do not let them out of your sight, 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.  23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble;  24 when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.  25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, 26 for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.  27  Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power  to act.  28 Do not say to your neighbor, ” Come back later, I’ll give it tomorrow”-when you now have it with you.  29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.  30 Do not accuse a man for no reason – when he has done you no harm.  31 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, 32 for the Lord detests  a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.  33 The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.  34 He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.  35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.

Through it all I have learned to Trust in Jesus and I take him at his word.  Andrae Crouch sings Through it all  video.

Jesus is my guide

The truth will come out when you go against God‘s word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Edwards is good example for this.  John Edward is American politician  and he served as U.S. Senator from North Carolina.

John Edwards ran in the race for   Democratic president in 2002 and 2006.  In 2007, John Edwards was caught cheating on his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, who had cancer.  In 2010, Elizabeth Edwards separated from John Edwards.  Sadly, Elizabeth Edwards died on Dec. 6, 2010.  John Edwards suffered the seeds that he sowed and lost his wife due to a separation.  John Edwards was also accused of using a million dollars of donated money from his campaign to hide a sex scandal.  Yesterday, John Edwards was found not guilty.  There was not enough evidence to convict him.  He did apologize and admitted that he was morally wrong.  He said  that he was responsible for his sins.  I hope he is sincere and gets his life on track for Jesus.  Only God knows if he is sincere.  If you seek worldly pleasures you will fail.  When you seek God’s way for your life you will succeed.

Proverbs 2:1-2 (NIV)  is passage about moral benefits of wisdom

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom  and applying your heart to understanding, 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you will look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.  6 For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.  7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is shield to those walk blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.  9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair – every good path.  10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.  11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.  12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,  13 who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, 15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.  16 It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words, 17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.  18 For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.  19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. 20 Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.  21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

If I lost it all I will always have Jesus and I will be faithful to him everyday.  I rather have Jesus is song by the Crabb Family.  I rather have Jesus than anything in this word!

 

Choose the Fear of Lord and Hate all Evil

The fear of the Lord is beginning of wisdom.  Proverbs 1:20 – 33 (NIV) is a warning against rejecting wisdom.

The passage says:

20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in public squares;  21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech.  22 How long will you simple one love simple ways?  How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?  23  If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you.  24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,  25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke, 26  I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you- 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.  28 Then they will call me but I will not answer, they will look for me but will not find me.  29  Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord,  30 since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, 31 they will eat the fruit of their schemes.  32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; 33 but who ever listen to me live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.

To fear the Lord means to have deep respect for the Lord.  You should always put the Lord first in your life.  I do not understand God‘s ways all the time, but I choose to trust Jesus with my life.  God’s way is the only way to go!

Here is video of Marantha singers: We Choose the Fear of the Lord:

Listen to God’s voice

Proverbs is known as book of God‘s wisdom in the Bible.  I will try to write something from it everyday.

Proverbs 1:8-19 NIV version says:

Warning Against Enticement

“Listen my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.  They will be garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.  My son, if sinners, entice you, do not give in to them.  If they say, – “come along with me lets ‘s waylay some harmless soul; let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole like those who go down to the pit; we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our homes with plunder; throw in your lot with us, and we will share common purse” – my son do not go along with them, do not set foot on their path; for their feet rush into sin, they are swift ti shed blood.  How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds!  These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!  Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it.”

The first point in this scripture is to listen to your parents.  I was blessed with parents who loved God and taught me the right direction.  I have have messed up some, but their words of wisdom never departed from me. Sometimes we reject what parents teach us; but if you have a Godly upbringing listen to your parents, they are wise.  Do not go with crowd because they are cool.  Listen to God and do what he says, not what some other person tells you.  I am parent now,  I still listen to God and I have to do what he tells me to do.  There are rewards to listening to your parents.

The second point in the scripture is do not be greedy.  The people described in this verse was motivated by greed.  When greed motivates a man’s heart it can make him ruthless.  A greedy man will destroy the life of another and will destroy his own life.

Veggie Tales has song that talks about standing up for what you believe in.  It very important that we all do stand up for God!

 

 

 

 

 

Do what is right unto the Lord

Often people will do what they want to do instead what is right and fair.  We have to remember to do what the Lord tells us  to do, instead of what our flesh tells us to do.  Proverbs 1:1-7 says (NIV Version):

The proverbs of Solomon son of David. king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just, and fair, for giving prudence to simple, knowledge and discretion to the young  let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance  for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.  The fear of Lord is beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

This verse says to fear the Lord, but not to be afraid of the Lord.  We must understand and know the Bible.  Sometimes being Christian is hard but with discipline in your life and standing up for Jesus, we will persuasive.   Today listen and obey God’s word.

I love the song “Are You Living In Old Man’s Rubble”, and some of the words are:  Are you living in old man’s rubble, are you listening to the Fathers of lies? What the song is saying is are you going to listen to the devil or Jesus the one you gave you life?  Here is video by Amy Grant.

Seek Jesus First

The more I pray the more God is showing me that there are going to be more supernatural  events that you cannot explain.   The other day the leg on the couch broke off.  I took the leg to hardware store I asked for man and asked him what I should do.  He said just minute he went to his manager and asked if he could go to my house to fix.  This does not happen everyday, he fixed and told be Happy Mother’s Day.  This was supernatural miracle that I cannot explain.  They do not come to people’s house’s everyday.

I have praying for husband, a supernatural miracle for better job.  I do not know how this will happen, but I know God has something in store that shock him and he will be amazed.

I know big factor of getting these supernatural miracles is walking in Love.  Sometimes we make mistakes and say things that we should not say or act in a way that we should not.  We are humans we are not God.  When you do you say that your sorry and continue to walk in love.  1 Corinthians 13:4 -8 says: “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self – seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. Here is The Love of God by Gaither’s :

We have to put God first.  Matthew 6:33 says:  “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”   I heard Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God by Maranatha singers it touched me as child, still does.  Have very blessed day!

Memorial Day means to us

Amazing grace is Christian  hymn written by English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725-1807), published in 1779.  This song talks about troubles and God leading us  home.  Memorial Day is formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to honor the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.  We would like honor all the fallen soldiers and all our loved ones that has moved on to Heaven.  This video of Gaither’s :

This song talks about grace.  Too often people do not want to forgive they tend to give up and not try lot of marriages and relationships fell because of misunderstandings and things that can be worked out.  The bible says to have grace in Ephesians 4:31-32 says: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. ”  God gives us grace to forgive other people.  When men and women are in relationship they think very different, and  we know that sometimes spouses forget that.   Whatever disagreement you had with your spouse or anyone else can be worked out with God’s help.  Matthew 18:22-23 says: ‘ Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ” Lord,  how many times shall I forgive brother where he sins against me? Up to seven times?”  Jesus answered, I tell you not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”   If you have unforgiviness toward spouse, family member, or friend you can always forgive them everyone human no one is perfect.  Today is the day to forgive. If your are not saved Jesus can forgive you today.  Here a song by the Gaither’s “Please Forgive me”.{ Please forgive me I need your grace to make it thru, all I have in you I’m at your mercy.  Lord I will serve till my dyeing day, help others find away I’m at your mercy. Please forgive.}  These are some of the words in this song.   Jesus is Love and we are praying for you!

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