Benefits of a Merry heart
A merry heart does good like a medicine…
MERRY: to be cheerful, filled with joy and gladness.
HEART: your spirit, your inner most being.
MEDICINE: that which is used to cure all ailments, and to maintain good health.
+Could it be that the cure you need to overcome your ailments is a MERRY HEART?
+Everyone needs the MEDICINE of a MERRY HEART.
+Jesus said in John 14:1 Let not your HEART be troubled.
+May the JOY of the Lord be your strength (Neh 8:10), today and everyday for the rest of your days, weeks, months, and years.
+The basis of a MERRY HEART is the Love of God in our hearts.
…the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who is given unto us.
+The very first manifestation of characteristic of the Love of God is JOY (Galatians 5:22-23).
+WE are not waiting to get JOY. We have JOY, unspeakable JOY. JOY beyond explanation and comprehension.
+The JOY that we have
…is not of the mind. It’s of the Heart.
…It is not from without. It is from within.
…It is not from Earth below. It is from Heaven above.
+The JOY we have is from God the Holy Spirit Who is in our hearts.
+Remember a MERRY HEART has the JOY of the Lord in it.
Looking unto Jesus the Author and (Finisher)Perfecter of our faith; who for the JOY that was set before him ENDURED the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that ENDURED such hostility of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.
+JOY in the HEART produces ENDURANCE, PERSEVERANCE, STEADFASTNESS and FOCUS.
+As Jesus ENDURED the cross for the JOY was set before Him, so likewise shall we when deny ourselves daily, pick our cross and follow Him.
+JOY in the Heart keeps us on the path that leads us to VICTORY.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our faith, trust and confidence in Him.
•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!