“Happiness vs. Joy”

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Courtesy of Life Worth Living by Dr Adrian Rogers:

“Happiness vs. Joy”

BIBLE MEDITATION: 
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Happiness comes from outside circumstances. Joy comes from within. So it’s cruel to say to people who are in sorrow, “Smile and be happy.” Better to come alongside and mourn with them than to try to force the square peg of happiness into a round hole of sorrow.

The human life is a life of tragedy, sorrow, heartache, and pain. Yet in every difficulty, you can find joy. Happiness is an outside job. Joy is an inside job.

ACTION POINT:
There is someone in a nursing home that longs for that joy. Find some time this week to bring the joy of the Lord to them.

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BONUS SPIRITUAL MESSAGE:

Positive 
          Spiritual 
                    Living

A Soldier’s Prayer

I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,

I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for health, that I might do greater things,

I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

I asked for riches, that I might be happy,

I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,

I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.

I ask for all thinks, that I might enjoy life,

I was given life that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for – but everything that I had hoped for,

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am among all men most richly blessed.

– An Unknown Confederate soldier

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The end of the rainbow is reached only at the end of the second mile.

Christ’s admonition to the faithful in Matthew 5:41: “And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain,” was in response to the Roman custom of allowing officers to force others to carry their load for a mile.  The purpose of the biblical principle, similar to the idea of turning the other cheek, was to make good come from evil.  You can add goodness to goodness by rendering beyond what you are asked to do. When you truly believe that the habit of going the extra mile is the only acceptable way to conduct yourself in all your dealings with others, when you are driven by a burning desire to serve your fellow man, you will be rewarded both financially and personally.

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POWERFUL – FULL OF WISDOM!

The road to success is not straight.

There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family.

You will have flats called Jobs.

But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.

– Roger Mclain

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Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can’t make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment , knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

– Author Unknown

 

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Today, is the next Installment of our Journey to read The

Holy Bible through in a little less than a year! We will be
displaying Three Chapters a day from the Old Testament and
one-a-day from the New Testament; at this rate, we will
read the entire Holy Bible through in a little less than a year!:

Here we go:

The Old Testament has 39 Books; the New Testament: 27.

There are 929 chapters in the Old Testament; the New
Testament only has 260 chapters.

The Old Testament makes up about three-fourths of the Bible,
and the New Testament makes up about one-fourth of the Bible.

(Note: After reading each installment, just Click the “back-arrow”
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Old Testament:

Song of Solomon 5

Song of Solomon 6

Song of Solomon 7

Song of Solomon 8

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Love and Marriage

1: What was the name of Abraham’s wife?

Rachel
Sarah ♥♥♥ CORRECT
Rebekah
Leah

2: How was Isaac’s wife chosen?

His father chose a local girl for him to marry
Isaac fell in love with his friend’s daughter
His father sent a servant back to Mesopotamia to choose a wife from his own family ♥♥♥ CORRECT
Isaac fell in love with his servant girl

3: Which of his wives did Jacob love the most?

Leah
Zilpah
Rachel ♥♥♥ CORRECT
Bilhah

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TODAY’S QUESTIONS:

Love and Marriage

4: What happened to Shechem, the prince who fell in love with Dinah, daughter of Jacob?

He married Dinah
He, his father, and the men of his city were slain by Dinah’s brothers
He invited Dinah’s family to live in his city
He eloped with Dinah, who never saw her family again

5: Where did Moses meet his future wife?

At a well in the land of Midian
In Pharaoh’s palace in the land of Egypt
In the wilderness on the journey to the promised land
At the house of one of the Israelites

6: What were the restrictions on marriage for the daughters of Zelophehad?

They must only have one husband each
They must marry within their tribe
They must marry before the age of thirty
They must marry whoever is chosen by the priest for them

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A CHALLENGE FOR YOU: Start reading at least one Chapter a

day from the Bible!

Proverbs  5

(Today is the 1st of the Month, so we start with Proverbs Chapter 1)

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The 5 Great Truths!

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Bob’s Favorite Quotes:

The beginning of  anxiety is the end of Faith

and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller

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Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races;

Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011

(You can quote me on that!)

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God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what

GOD can do!

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FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!

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The most important verse in The Holy Bible is:

Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world

that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever

believeth on Him shall not perish but have

Everlasting Life!” John 3:16

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The SECOND most important verse is:

Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life:

NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT

THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

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Romans 10:9

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