Archive for September, 2012

I Just Need One Thing!

If God should ask you today to make a wish for one thing, what would you wish for? What would your desire be?

I can bet that some people would be wishing for all the things that the world has to offer, such as a brand new house, a brand new car, a husband, a wife, to be financially successful and be able to buy anything without checking how much it is, to be famous so that they feel important when others are noticing them, and the wish list could go on and on.

I will now share a true story with you of a man who could have gotten his wish for any of the above things of the world, however, there was just one thing that he desired. The Psalmist David knew that if he just seek after that one thing, everything else that he wanted, he would receive from God.

Therefore, he wrote in Psalms 27:4, “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.”

David had that passion to seek the things of God first. He already knew that once he takes care of God’s business, God will take care of his business. David went on to be a great king, who was very powerful and successful in all that he did. He had it all, just by seeking after the one and only thing that matters most – God.

After it’s all said and done, whatever you have achieved from this world will not matter, if you have not received Jesus. The Scripture says, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)

Have you ever felt like you can’t make it through whatever situation you are facing in your life? You may feel distraught and broken, and your strength might have begun to deteriorate; however, this is the time when you will need some supernatural strength to help you make it through. You have to depend on God’s grace and mercy to help you along the way.

The Apostle Paul knew that even if he could not overcome all the obstacles and tribulations in his life, that God’s grace is sufficient to keep him. In his letter to the Corinthians, he told them, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

Therefore, you have to take comfort in the fact that you too can take pleasure in your troubles, as if you depend on God’s grace, and not your own strength to take you through your tribulations, you will be strong, even at your weakest moment.


The Secret to Happiness

One day a friend asked another;

“How is it that you are always so happy, you have so much energy,
and you never seem to get down, even though you have been through some much tribulations?”

With her eyes smiling, she answered her friend, and said;

“It’s a secret! I’ll tell you all about it, But you have to promise to share it with others.”

The Secret is this:
“I’ve learnt that there is little that I can do in my life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to make me happy and to meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to trust God to supply all my needs according to HIS riches in glory. I’ve learnt that most of the time I don’t need half of what I think I do, to make me happy. God has always been there, even when others turned their back against me. He has never let me down. Since I’ve learnt this secret, I’ve also learnt how to be happy.”

The questioner ‘s first thought was, “The secret to happiness is just too simple.” But upon reflecting on her own life, she recalled how she thought a bigger house or a newer car  would make her happy, but it did not! She thought a better paying job or more money in her bank account would make her happy, but it did not. She eventually realized her greatest happiness by being with family and friends, a beautiful sunny day, taking a walk, eating pizza, or reading a book – some very simple gifts from God.

We can’t depend on people or material things to make us happy. Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can do that. Trust HIM!

Now I share the secret with YOU, so you can share it with someone too! That GOD in His infinite wisdom will take care of YOU! But it’s not really a secret, we just have to believe it and do it. Sometimes we just put too much emphasis on money and material possession, and lose some simple gifts from God, such as our family and friends, and the opportunity to have a relationship with Him.

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