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Happy Days

  • But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their borders. But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium. The disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Acts 13:50'52 WEB.

    Paul and Barnabas traveled from town to town preaching the gospel. Many people believed, but sometimes entire towns threw them out. They didn't let it get to them but shook it off and went to the next town. Luke wrote that during all of this rejection, "The disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit." Their joy didn't come from their circumstances but from their relationship with God.

    The Apostle Paul later wrote, "Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it. I know how to be humbled, and I know also how to abound" (Philippians 4:11). Paul concentrated on the invisible and eternal, knowing that God was in control of His situation. His mind was fixed on Jesus, and that is where his strength came from (v13).

    Once after Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into prison, they were praying and singing hymns to God when there was a great earthquake. Everyone's chains fell off, and all the doors opened, but Paul and Silas remained in their cell until the jailor came (Acts 16:25). Peace, joy, and contentment were their normal lifestyle, even when in prison.

    There is a joy and peace obtainable that surpasses our understanding and our circumstances. "The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7). "for the joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10). "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You; because he trusts in You" (Isaiah 26:3).

    I spent some seasons of my life working in construction. Many of those around me were only working for the weekend, which meant they were pretty miserable during the week while waiting for it to arrive.

    There was this one particular guy that had a horrible attitude. He always seemed angry at the world. He watched me for a while, then one day, while I was washing my hands before lunch, he walked up and asked me, "Why are you so xxxx happy all the time? What's wrong with you?"

    Though I know it would have been a great time to witness, it surprised me as I didn't realize that I was that happy myself. It seemed natural enough to me, but after looking around at the others, I could see that it was mostly just me.

    Those days I often worked in a man lift sixty feet in the air, mindlessly painting a giant warehouse. I couldn't attend church because I worked a twelve-hour shift every Sunday while the plant was closed. So I listened to the Bible all day on a set of headphones. It was part of my standard equipment, just as my hard hat, spray sock, and respirator. While meditating on the Word, I began praying and praising God under my breath. I did it to pass the time, but it began to change me.

    After a while, I was as carefree as an eagle. Pranksters would come by my man lift, switch it to ground control, and bounce me up and down. When extended out sixty feet in the air, that can be terrifying. But I couldn't care less, and they eventually lost interest. "I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" (Psalms 56:11).

    Meditating on God's word calmed my mind and brought His peace and joy in a special way. Spending time praying and praising God brings a deep, settled peace that is hard to be shaken. Hearing about the end of the world only brings a smile and a spark of hope that we will soon be with Jesus. God's word is a treasure, and it is timeless. It worked for Paul, it worked for me, and it will work for you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me a hunger for Your word and make me able to understand and retain it. Please fill me with Your peace and joy. Help me focus on eternal things and not temporary ones. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen!
Apr 16
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please give me a hunger for Your word and make me able to understand and retain it. Please fill me with Your peace and joy. Help me focus on eternal things and not temporary ones. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!
Apr 16
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

yes, amen Lord.

Apr 16
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

Apr 16
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen.

Apr 16
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Apr 16
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Apr 16

AMEN.  Heavenly Father , You are my trust and my joy.  I can never have enough of You.  AMEN

Apr 16
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Apr 16
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen.!!!

Apr 16
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please fill us with peace, happiness, joy and love. Amen 

Apr 16
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Apr 16
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen The joy of the Lord is my strength! Happy Easter Eve family! Love you all

Apr 16
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

Apr 16
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

My trust and faith is in You, Amen.

Apr 16
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 16
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

AWESOME THOUGHT ! BE STILL AND KNOW I AM GOD PSALMS 46;10 

BOTTOM LINE !

XO 

SHARON

PS. " HAPPY EASTER EVERY BODY "  GOD GOT ALL THE KEYS,AND BROUGHT THEM BACK TO US...AMEN !!!

Apr 16
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father open my mind and eyes to keep Your words through life, speaking to me in a way I can understand and follow Your will. In Jesus Christ our Lord I pray, Amen. 

Have a blessed Holy Saturday  Pastor, Sylvia and brothers and sisters, Amen. 

 

Apr 16
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes in Jesus Name. 

Apr 16
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen and amen Lord Jesus!

Apr 16
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me too dear God Amen 

Apr 16
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Apr 17