If I had my way,
I would bring more joy
I hate to see people unhappy;
When a human suffers,
My heart is torn to pieces;
Make no one suffer
Inflict pain on no one.
Be a source of joy;
Not a source of pain.
If I had my way
I would stop human suffering,
And make joy prevail
In the world.
A wave of joy sweeps Through my body; My eyes glitter With satisfaction; As my prayer Has been answered; What I prayed for Is now in my palms; I feel stronger Than I ever felt; My faith is good; I can feel the joy Of loving God; I am so thankful To him For such a favour; It’s not an offer That comes daily.
we look over the obvious and miss the big picture in life. We become wrapped up
in living for the moment and cannot see the signs. Let me connect some dots and
bring you the wisdom God revealed to me today about being in the spirit. Do you
think this may not apply to you? Think again, for it applies to everyone who
walks the earth.
ever watched four or five-year-old children put their little hands over their hearts
and fumble through the Pledge of Allegiance? How adorable this is to witness! As
they grow, they find other activities to cultivate their minds, such as Cub Scouts,
Brownies, and sporting activities. They are living… in the spirit of competitiveness
and good citizenship.
mature young men and women take an oath to defend our country. Do you know why?
They are entrenched… in the spirit of preservation, duty, and honor.
and nurses work endless hours hustling and bustling among patients. Their high
energy is formidable and do you know why? For the love of people… they live in
the spirit of caring.
is a wonderful time to give to others. This past holiday season, the Saturday
before Christmas, was the largest shopping day in history. Why? Because shoppers
were in the spirit… the love of family and friends.
take a second and think about the thirteen men who, in 1787, wrote the guidelines
of the U.S. Constitution. They were not making a grocery list; in deep Christian
faith, they carried their pens and drafted this American historical document. Only
five men had a formal education, so how could they skillfully devise a draft to
protect a nation for years to come? Our founding fathers were in the spirit… their
beliefs led them to write collectively and defend the principles of God’s
chosen people. Ironically, other than adding the Bill of Rights, it has never
been changed or contested.
turn my thoughts to the greatest book ever put together, the Bible. Some of it
was written five hundred years before Christ, such as the Book of Job. Other
books were written during Jesus’ life of thirty-three years on earth and before
His crucifixion. But most of the Bible was written many years after His death.
Who were these scholars of great wisdom? Who was on their Board of Education and
honored them with a Ph.D. to write these sacred and everlasting scriptures? The
Bible was written in the spirit… mostly men, but also by some women in love
with the Holy Spirit and His greatness. God divinely visited them and ordered their
thoughts to be placed in writing for future generations. Spiritually grounded
to Jesus Christ, they endured the wrath of all those who did not believe in our
Savior. Those who could write did so… in the spirit.
the Apostle (or Saul from Tarsus), never met Jesus while He was alive, but God’s
spirit confronted him on the road to Damascus. As a result, Paul wrote almost
half the New Testament, and with no education. He was in the spirit… so, God gave
him the strength and guidance to deliver His Word throughout the land.
one of us can be in the spirit. Life is a journey, and we must follow God’s lead
when He gives us a nudge. We will become the bearer of the Holy Spirit’s fruit
if we pay attention to the signs.
look back on my own spiritual walk. God awakened me in the middle of the night
and told me to write His messages. I challenged His request but in the spirit… my
award-winning book, “There in God’s Grace,” graced every brick-and-mortar
store. My strong Christian beliefs led me on a path I can never deny.
who walk in the Spirit are united with Christ. Do you have the spirit too? It
will fill you with thankfulness, joy, and a life of righteousness. Trust this
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
A united family Is a strong family; When old wounds heal, Old friends reunite; And when old friends Reunite, There is joy; There is joy in unity; Joy in togetherness; Joy in oneness; So, therefore, Heal the wounds; Bring people together; Unite friends; Unite the family; Make everyone happy.
What a happy day! My heart is back; My love is back; I can now see her; I can now touch her; My love is back, No longer will I be lonely; She is right there For me; Fully there for me; She came just in time, When I needed her most. What a gift! What a pleasant surprise! My heart is back Into me. I am so happy; This is my happiest day.
The day of joy has come; The day the Lord has made; A day that delights the heart; The type of happy day We don’t have everyday; Do you know? Much this day means to me; I feel so favoured And so blessed; As God our Creator, Greater than any other; Whom I look up to for all, Has blessed me With graces so abundant; As I start Such a day of joy; I will keep it holy; And keep filling it with smiles; This day the Lord has made.
‘We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends help us stay young”Letty Cottin Pogrebin
It’s true that peers share common interest because they are in the same age group,but still you can share interests with people who are younger or older than you.In fact you can learn a lot from different kinds of conversations.
Personally I feel there is no age limit.
Age becomes just a number on many occasions,and friendship is no different.
Remember Friendship just happens.
Never judge people by the age.
As long as you share mutual interest,comfortable with each other,and even supportive in situations that demand your attention difference in age makes no difference.
The joy that the friendship gives irrespective of the age difference can not be explained by these two friends concerned.
Friendship vibes are a wonderful feelings as long as
you don’t cross the limits or
Become possessive or
Have High expectations or
Develop emotional dependency.
Doesn’t everybody deserve a Best Friend Forever ?
Follow your heart but carry your mind too.
” One of the best things about Friendship is that age doesn’t matter ” Anonymous
Can you be in
God’s presence? Many search for a time and the place where God lives while sitting
in a quiet corner, reading their bible. Others pray to ask for an anointed morning.
The sin of Adam and Eve prevented our ability to be in the physical presence of
God. So, I find comfort in the reality of His existence – the miracles of each
beautiful day. Obedience to His written word brings me closer than I can ever
imagine to the Lord.
I examine the
blessings which flow before me outside my home – beautiful flowers of every
species blossom in the morning light. Young, saplings stand tall and proud. I dug
them out of the nursery and fed and nurtured their delicate roots over a prayer.
Lord, please take care of my trees. Let my integrity follow as I love the
tree in me as much as this seedling I planted in the ground.
presence brings joy and peace. He awaits to hear from us. I remember something my
dad would do when I was a young boy. Before heading to work, and just as the sun peeked over the
cove, he’d stroll down our long pier. I’d ask him why he occasionally walked the
dock. He said he was looking for crabs attached to the poles. But, I understand
now for he found his presence in God through the tranquility of the water. The
bay was his church outside his actual house of worship.
wife is the editor of my blog and website. She often speaks of God’s presence
while she is editing my narratives. I write my pieces, but she must find the
coordinating bible verses. Many times she’s stumped finding the correct scripture.
Within a few minutes of frustration, though, He puts her back in His presence
and guides her hand.
The Old Testament describes
the presence of God directly associated with the tabernacle in the wilderness
or the temple in Jerusalem. It is here we speak of entering God’s presence for
it is a place where He appointed His name, purposely for us to dwell. It is why
we feel nearer to Him in church and not the building’s spatial orientation. He
offers us a transforming and joyful experience within the confines of His house.
“But for me it is good to be near God; I
have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” Psalm
Regardless of how
late I’m awake each night, I have to honor our Almighty in the dawn’s early
light. At my tender age, I feel the love I missed most in my life, and it derives
from God. His presence is in the fragrance of serenity and in the accomplishments
of each nail I drive and every word I write to you. I silently pray, give me
strength, dear Father, and anoint me each morning so I may better serve You and
Your masterful plan. I’m honored that You chose me to be a part of that which I
can’t comprehend. I keep my faith because of You, Lord.
When our heavenly
Father greets us with peace and a breeze, it is a subtle reminder our life on
earth is because of Him. The Bible begins and ends in the presence of God for Eden
will return and expand into a new heaven and a new earth. God’s chosen people will
enjoy His presence forever. Rejoice in the joy!
sorrows for yesterday is forgiven and tomorrow is a new beginning. Render not
what is yours, but what is God’s possessions, so you may be absolute in heaven.
Start your day in praise and prayer. You, too, will be in God’s presence.
Light came briefly To our utter joy And sorrow; First, we were so joyful That at all it had come; And while we had not finished The start of celebration, Again it vamoused like air; Plunging us once more Into total darkness; How long this will take, It’s not what I can say; Hope it doesn’t stay long; For we can do nothing, When we are buried In darkness. Light brings life and joy.