Wednesday, January 5, 2011

it is all about JOY...

Hello and welcome back to the website. It has been some time since we last spoke with you. We have seen that you all survived the holidays, and for many of you, you actually enjoyed it! What we have come to speak to you about today is not of doomsday prophesies or solemn changes to the world. We have seen that you have endured much and need a message of hope. Our message today is about JOY. We want to help you find true joy in your life.

For many of you, joy escapes from your grasp almost every day. So many of you have become disgruntled with life and the people you find in it. First, joy isn’t something you can grasp. It comes from within and is not contained. This is why when a person is full of joy; it washes over everyone around them. Joy is a virtue of the spirit, and comes from the Great Spirit thru the Holy Spirit and unto your Spirit. It takes all of these to make the sense of joy happen. So, if this is so easy, then why are all of you walking around without it? Well, it’s because you don’t stop and take the time to connect to God. When you trust God with all of your heart, soul, and mind, you just opened the doorway for joy to wash over you. Many of you believe that you do not deserve joy, and some of you would rather ‘play it safe’ and stay in your misery.

God has many gifts and virtues to give his/her children. So, then why doesn’t everyone receive? You have the gift of freewill. You get to decide how, when and why you make your choices. When you decide that your choices are yielding you unhappiness, then you turn and reach for God to give you the right direction. This is where miracles and life changes happen. When you give up control, you give your life to God as the source of all that is. In other words, you are trusting God with everything you have. All you have then becomes so much more. Then, you stop and think, “Why didn’t I do this earlier?” Joy is a wonderful thing to have. It erases your fears and it centers you back to your original state of being. Joy spreads and can be felt for miles away.

With everything that you ask of God, God is going to ask you to give up something. For example: If you ask God for hope, God will ask you to give up your doubt. If you ask God for abundance, God will ask you to open and freely give to others. If you ask God for peace, God will ask that you forgive everyone and everything. If you ask God for joy, God will ask that you give up your fears. When you ask for the good stuff, God holds the universal trash can out for you to throw away what is trash in your life. So, what are you waiting for?

Galatians 5:22 “For the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”

Psalm 16:11 “You will show me the path of life; In your presence is fullness and joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

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