Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Be Happy….

Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.Psalm 37:4

I know I don’t post here nearly enough, but I am finding time very slim for this area of my life. I would love to say that it will get better, but I wouldn’t want to lie.

G-d is being extremely good to me and I am making great progress here. I am working on my book(s) diligently.( no date yet, but when I have one I’ll be sure to post it) Yesterday I acquired my business license for a venture I have been considering doing for the last 2 years. And…I move in 14 days. I found a great house that will be all mine 14 days from now. Now money doesn’t buy like money does in Memphis, but I am grateful enough to care less about that. The fantastic thing about houses here is that they come with basements. Most of them are large enough to be a separate apartment. I’m splitting mines into an office and a classroom since I continue to homeschool the kiddies here. But I am happy to report that I got all the things that I was asking for. The more time I stick with G-d the more I realize how he truly does give us the desires of our heart. Anyone who does not believe that he wants us to be happy is just plain silly. Oddly enough I had a conversation with someone recently about this very thing and they decided that G-d could care less about our happiness. Hmmm…interesting. I was set and on fire to go head to head over this but…for what reason?

Now anyone who frequents here from time to time knows that I can come off rather strong on certain subjects and G-d is one of them. I never calim to be an expert on him, but I can share scripture and personal testimony. Some things I have learned to not even debate because the bible says in 1 Corinthians 14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. It’s not my job to make you see things my way and it’s really too time consuming for me. If you give a person scripture after scripture and show it to them in more than one place—cause the scriptures interprets itself if you allow it to—and they reject it, then you move on. So instead of pissing anyone off, I have learned the art of saying, “Well maybe not for you, but he does for me”. Now I know that G-d is no respecter of persons, so I am never caught up in what he does for me as if I will be the only one or even that I deserve it. He loves me and that’s why he does anything for me. So if you doubt that he wants us to be happy, who am I to argue with you? Now I know the scripture says he will give us the desires of our heart and it would make perfect sense that if happiness was a desire, he would grant it, but then you have to believe the scriptures and that’s a whole other post.

The thing that I have learned time and again is that G-d will only speak to you about that which you are ready to receive. If you don’t want the truth, he doesn’t force it on you. Likewise, I have to treat people as such. Now him desiring for us to be happy and us being happy is 2 totally different things. Because it is a choice. I have had to make adjustments in this area myself (On a daily basis). It also requires acknowledging some things or people that may have to go and most of us fear change more than anything. No matter what we face or go through, we have the ability to have joy. I am finding that focus is the key. Focus on the end result, not the now. It makes all the difference for me. Prayer. Praise and focus. Lethal combo.

Until next time…
Be Blessed. Chosen.