Sunday, April 26, 2009
YOUR SUNDAY WITH PROPHET MKO TIBETAN!
Brethren in the Lord, the topic for today's interaction is JOY! Presently, on Main Street, High Street and Wall Street we see bitterness on the faces of everybody; the faces of people in the world is not very happy today and you ask why? Even the faces of young school leavers, married and unmarried directors, travellers and traders etc, has been overcome by sadness. Simply put, sadness has covered the entire world and you ask why? According to the book of Genesis 1, after God created everything, he was happy with what he has created? God created happiness for himself by his creation and as you know, as mere soldiers, we are only passing through this place but once and nobody can create joy for you but yourself! Remember some people are on their sick bed, some people are in wheelchairs, some people have cancer, some people have just one month to live, many other people have received their death-date already and some people are even in prison, so why don't you create joy for yourself, why not be happy? Medical science has made it clear that it takes 72 nerves to frown and just 14 nerves to smile? So why not be happy with less tasking of your nerves? It really cast less to be happy. Nehemiah 8:10 tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Religious people have a reputation, partly deserved and partly not deserved of being gloomy; but you would never guess how many times in the Bible, amazing joy was mentioned. Being in the right relationship with your God and your fellow man is a source of great joy. The person who knows where he or she stands with God can feel joy in all situations, for it is not dependent on other externals. Joy in the Bible's view, is not the same as pleasure or amusement. It is more enduring, as it is not based solely on the pleasant sensations of the moment but also looking forward to eternity. The Bible could be called an "anti-sin" book. It is! Also we need to remember that it is a 'pro-joy book! His angel endures but a moment in his favour. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. You have turned my mourning into dancing, you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with gladness. Read Psalm 30:5 & 11; Psalm 33:21; Psalm 46:4; Psalm 63:5 and Romans14:17. Until next Sunday when we meet again, ask yourself if all the worries in the world is enough to deny you your joy and happiness; remember no matter how bad your situation, there are so many people out there, you are better off? Now, rejoice and be glad and joyful! Keep God close to you, Amen!