Faith In Action ‘Happy And Merry’

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Merry, Happy, most times they are interchangeable. Psalm 1 verse 1 tells us:

“How happy is the man {or woman} who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers!”

The ‘Happy’ part is not hard to understand, but the ‘sinners’ part, might need some understanding, after all we are all sinners saved by Grace. But through repentance and acceptance {Salvation} we remain sinners being transformed by His Grace. We might remain sinners, but we have changed our direction, to follow Him. Happy is the man or woman, who has started to follow Our Lord, Our Savior and Our Friend, in the new direction He has for us.

Jeremiah 29 verse 11: “’For I know the plans I have for you’— this is The lord declaration—’plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope’.”

The plans and purposes Our Lord, Our Savior, and Our Friend has for us, gives a satisfaction kind of happy/merry, because we don’t become happy/merry by avoiding what is painful. But by believing That God is working continuously not only for good, but for our good. There will always be times, we perhaps don’t like or want, but beneath all the unpleasantness  of these times, which are common to all our lives, is the reality of His Grace working toward a predestined good. If we can believe that, we can maintain a happy/merry heart that will be wonderful medicine both to us, and those we live and work with but also to those we come in contact with to witness to.

We have an excellent reason to be happy, merry, grateful.. So lets come before Him to acknowledge our gratefulness.

God Bless.

OFJ.

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