Saturday, September 15, 2012
Joy and Happiness
Some may think that being/becoming a Christian takes the fun out of life and presents restrictions. I can testify that this is far from true. Once you have entered in a life with Christ you see life from a different perspective, and what you saw before as being "just fun" will be seen as God sees it.
Yes, the Christian walk is a radical change from the old life without God. It takes time for the total change to take place, but a baby does not grow up instantly either.
The Father will hold your hand and He allows you to take one step at the time. This alone thrills my soul. God has so much patience with us and His Love is everlasting.
The "fun" we thought we had in the past will be exchanged with tremendous JOY AND HAPPINESS, through the knowledge that one has been saved by His Grace.
Jesus Christ took our burdens, our sins and quilt and nailed them to the cross. He cleanses from ALL unrighteousness and will walk with us very close, if we dedicate our all to Him.
God will become a FATHER AND FRIEND who supports and encourages His followers through difficult times, sorrow, pain and failures.
He will NOT discard us, as long as we mean business with Him.
Jesus met me some 50 years ago and His touch upon my life throughout those years, has been lasting. Our family has experienced unspeakable happenings, some similar to the remarkable stories of the Old Testament.
Following Christ is far from being a burden, it rather presents FREEDOM and JOY UNSPEAKABLE.
Our lives have been far from easy and we are confronted with difficulties at times, just as anyone else.
BUT, we have a STAFF to lean upon, we have HOPE in Christ, according to His promises.
I encourage you to hang on and to continue your walk with God, which gives VICTORY and EVERLASTING LIFE.
It takes full SURRENDER, not partly surrender, on our part to receive FULL support from the Father. Don't forget that Jesus Christ gave HIS ALL in full surrender, even unto death, for you and me so we will have Life Eternal.
There may be difficulties and "enemies" to overcome but it is WORTH it ALL. God's promises are with us as long as we are with Him.
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry.
The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. Psalm 34:15-19
PRAISE HIS AWESOME NAME FOR EVER.
For the glory of God,
Minister, Dr. Trudy Veerman