God has given us every reason to experience authentic joy and happiness. We are called to be cheerful and thankful. God's blessings come upon us without measure. His love and grace causes our cups to runneth over.
If we view our lives as being too busy to concern ourselves with the welfare and well-being of those around us, we miss out on an opportunity to be a light in their lives.
People are watching you. They are learning how to live. You owe it to God, to yourself, and to others to live righteously and well.
Our Heavenly Father lifts up those whose hearts and prayers are turned toward Him. Are you willing to take up the challenge to turn to Him? Give Him your life in complete and total surrender? Are you ready to take upon yourself the name of Jesus Christ and bear His image and likeness? If so, you are willing to step out in courageous and bold faith to live a blessed life?
Approaching any scripture means we are wanting to understand the important message that may stay with us over time. Messages that will challenge our present worldview and perceptions. This is especially true when it comes to understanding the nature and character of God and how we find our divine heritage and identity through Him. Overall objective is to comprehend what we are reading. Properly interpret our own understanding of the passage
In order to be healed. We have to take the steps. There are some Christians who may disagree with me on this. However, in recovery, we have to do the work necessary to bring our sins, our shames, our guilt, our distressing emotions to the alter and offer them up to God in order to receive forgiveness and healing. We are called to repent of those things we have done wrong. Without true and sincere repentance, we may not fully experience the joy and forgiveness that Christ offers us.