Welcome to that special month again, December the special season of the year when we celebrate the best Gift of God to the World, the Birth of Jesus Christ. The countdown to celebration of Christmas, has started in many places around the world. It’s an exciting time of celebration and joyfulness, and many of us around the globe are already looking forward to celebrating it with family, friends and loved ones, feasting and rejoicing with a bang! Although the true meaning of Christmas is not just a one day thing, rather, Christmas is meant to be lived everyday, because Jesus Christ now lives in our heart 24/7 as born again believers. However, having said that, there is nothing wrong with having a joyful feast at any time one desires, infact, joy is a good recommendation for healthy living.
A Joyful heart induces laughter which is a good medicine for the soul. Medical science has now proven that, laughter helps to deal with stress level, pain and conflict. Scientists say that laughter releases peace to the mind, immune system and helps to build relationships. Well, the bible already told us that. science is only just catching up with what the Bible has known all along. The Book of Nehemiah says, “ the Joy of the Lord is our strength” (Nehemiah 8:10)
God truly knows what we need when he created us. He knows that being joyful is essential for our spiritual, physical and emotional well-being. It blesses God’s heart when we are joyful. God created us to enjoy everything He has made with Him, and just like any good earthly parent will be glad to see their kids happy and enjoy laughing with them, so also is God. If we think about of it like that, every time the devil tries a sneaky move on us to steal our joy, we will be so quick to put Satan where he truly belongs – under our feet! (Luke 10:19)
God says in His Word that, we can laugh at famine and destruction, and for sure we can do that because everything we need to laugh in the face of trouble is already provided for us in the Bible.
If you need physical healing you go to the Word of God and receive. The Bible declares in Isaiah 53:5 and 1 Peter 2:24 that by the stripes of Jesus you WERE healed. Jesus already paid for your healing. Praise God! Hebrews 4:12 says, the word of God is full of power, sharp and able to penetrate your physical body, minister healing and raise your body to life! The Word, in Jeremiah 17:14 says, “heal me oh Lord and I shall be healed”, that tells me, you don’t even have to wait for somebody to pray for you or lay hands on you to receive healing, you can go to God directly yourself and ask Him to heal you.
Is there trouble in your home? Has the devil got your kids hooked and dragging them to hell with him? Get your Bible out and tell the devil what the Word of God says about you and your family, Isaiah 54:13-14 boldly declares that great will be your peace, and you and your heritage shall be established in righteousness. Psalm 91:6 says because the Lord is your dwelling place no destruction will come near your dwelling. So you can boldly tell divorce, rebellion, command every ungodly spirit of strive and division to back their bags and go in the name of Jesus Christ!
Are you facing unemployment? Has your bank statement taken a down turn? Have you got piles of unpaid bills? Psalm 23:1 says the Lord is your Shepherd you shall not want, You can depend on God to supply all your needs, (Philippians 4:19) and for His favor to promote you in due season. Psalm 75:6, says promotion does not originate from mankind but it is the Lord’s doing.
Maybe your need is wisdom and direction for your life, you can go to the true source of wisdom, God’s wisdom is available to all, you don’t have to fail (James 1:5) and in Psalm 119:98, God says He will make you wiser than your enemies.
No matter the size of your problem God has already given you His Word to stand on and laugh at the enemy. As we stay connected to God by faith in His word, we can laugh at trouble and adversity with confident assurance that, God is working behind the scene for us and in good time the word of the Lord will come to pass in that situation.
Let us keep our eyes focused on the Lord, for with God nothing is impossible!
Praying for you! God bless you!
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- Let It Go (quildonwrites.blogspot.com)