Category Archives: Goodness of God

Take It Back, V

Rom.14:17 “The Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and JOY in the Holy Spirit.” (emphasis added).

I get my joy back by first admitting I lost it, analyzing the cause, correcting what is wrong, focusing on the good in your life, and spending time with God every day. Next find a way to give back. Find a way to sacrifice, find a way to be a blessing. Read the rest of this entry

Take It Back, IV

Psalm 126:3 “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with JOY.” (NIV, emphasis added).

The Lord has done what great things for us, so we focus on the great things that the Lord has done, and we are filled with joy. The opposite is also true; if you do not focus in on the great things the Lord has done for you, you will not be filled with joy. Read the rest of this entry

Take It Back, III

Psalm 51:12 “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”

The second thing to do to get your joy back is to analyze the cause. Lam. 3:40Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” (NIV, emphasis added). So far we have identified that an unbalanced schedule, an unused talent, an unconfessed sin, and an unresolved conflict sap joy Read the rest of this entry

Joy Restored

Nehemiah 8:10 “…Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!”

We are going to start our devotion today with a survey and the question is, what would you say is the easiest thing for you to lose? For me it used to be my keys until I solved the problem by creating a house for my keys. What is the easiest for thing you to lose? Read the rest of this entry

Turning Point

2 Sam.9:10-11 “You and your sons and servants are to farm the land for him, to produce food for his family; but he will live here with me.”…And from that time on, Mephibosheth ate regularly with King David, as though he were one of his own sons.” (NLT, paraphrased)

Your turnaround is from Darkness to Light, from the Prison to the Palace, from Sorrow to Joy, from Penury to Plenty, from Having a Career to Having a Call, from Barrenness to Fruitfulness, from Sickness to Health, from a “Nobody” to a “Somebody”, Read the rest of this entry

Definite Turnaround

2 Kings 3:17-18 “You will see neither wind nor rain, says the Lord, but this valley will be filled with water. You will have plenty for yourselves and your cattle and other animals. But this is only a simple thing for the Lord, for he will make you victorious over the army of Moab!”

In the Name of Jesus, in addition to a turnaround from Darkness to Light, from the Prison to the Palace, from Sorrow to Joy, from Penury to Plenty, from Having a Career to Having a Call, and from Barrenness to Fruitfulness. Read the rest of this entry

Positive Progression

Ps.105:19-21 “Until the time came to fulfil his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character. Then Pharaoh sent for him and set him free; the ruler of the nation opened his prison door. Joseph was put in charge of all the king’s household; he became ruler over all the king’s possessions.”

By the grace of God, your turning point has begun; so, expect a turnaround from Darkness to Light. Expect a turning point from the Prison to the Palace. Please read the story of Joseph in Genesis 39 – 45. Read the rest of this entry

Do You Know?

Gen. 26:12-13 “When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the Lord blessed him. He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow.”

Who are you in God? Are you in touch with your blessings, the blessings that God has released into your life? When you go to a place, the place becomes blessed because you are there. Read the rest of this entry

Strong Point

Hab. 3:17-18 “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields… yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!”

Some people think that it is only when good things happen that God is happy with them. That theology is imbalanced. Question, what was the sin of Paul and Silas? They were doing God’s work and they were smack in the middle of God’s will. Read the rest of this entry

Time, Talent & Treasure

Matt. 2:11-12 “They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (emphasis added).

God wants us to be positioned in such a way that we can say like the wise men, we are seeking Jesus. What happens when you give God your time, your talent, and your treasure? He multiplies it, that is what He does. Let me share a personal testimony with you. Read the rest of this entry