“1 I will sing of mercy and justice; to You, O LORD, I will sing praises. 2 I will behave wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.” Psalm 101:1-2
We have spoken to you many times about how to succeed where many fall short, and it starts by doing what you are doing for the joy it gives you within, where Jesus is. To do anything for a day’s wage, will focus your energy on what you are not receiving, more than what the Lord does give you, today.
“A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
A happy heart produces happy things! Do you want happy, or do you want dry, brittle bones that shatter when worldly pressures come nigh? The quickest way to self-destruction is to listen to the spirit of deception as he whispers lies of self-sufficiency. When Jesus ascended on high, He left behind gifts for you, me, and those who are yet to come. Accordingly, the bible tells that everyone’s gift makes way for them. I have my gifts, you have yours, Rev has his, and there is a provision and purpose for them all.
“7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.” Ephesians 4:7-8
FORTITUDE AND PURPOSE:
“Happy is the man who is always reverent, but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.” Proverbs 28:14
Oh lovelies, do not allow what seems to be lack to bind your fortitude and purpose of joy.
The kingdom is made up of more than enough! More than enough money, more than enough knowledge, more than enough wisdom, more than enough opportunity, and more than enough power. If there be any lack, it is a result from not aligning with the kingdom’s purpose for your life – And it is here where you will find vast emptiness and much frustration in the great unknowing.
There is much to be grateful for and you must be wiley and focused, seeing that you love what the Lord gives you, and not finding fault in what you desire and do not receive today. After all, some desires are good, some are bad, some will be granted, some will not, some will be dependent upon, some will fall by the wayside, but no matter, we press on to the highest calling in Christ Jesus never wavering in our fortitude.
GIFTS, MANY GIFTS
“4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:” 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Enjoy your abilities and seek to enhance what you like to do. Forget what causes you ill will, and PURPOSE YOUR MIND ON WHAT GIVES YOU PEACE, JOY, & FULLNESS OF BEING.
RULE YOUR SPACE
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. ” Matthew 6:19-20
Beloved, not all will become rulers of empires, but use wisely your space and time that the Lord gives you today. Do your best, and seek to be better, but do not compromise your values and purpose for what man values most: Things that corrupt and rot away.
What the Lord gives you, may it be it riches, fame, purpose and authority, are all conditional and if you or any of God’s chosen focus solely on these things, they, and even you, may lose the way and join the multitude that follows the wide path that leads to death.
13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
Everyone likes to quote the blessings of Deuteronomy, but no one wants to discuss the conscious choices one is allowed to make that leads to death. The path is narrow but the way is made easy for all to understand. Wise up, stand up, and live up to all that was placed upon your head as an ambassador of Christ our Lord.
HERE’S THE NUGGET: Look to Jesus and see Him, and know that He is the one who saved you from certain destruction so many times in days gone by. You were saved for a purpose, and it is not to once again follow the sure path of destruction.
Live, eat and be merry. Enjoy all you do have, and do what gives you joy and pleasure. For if Jesus is within you, you will overcome even yourselves.
Until next time,
shalom, everything is OK.
Love, Destiny / CYU