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Happiness – and Health!.   Leave a comment

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“A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
Proverbs 17  : 22

Paul knew the power in having a good attitude
when he wrote in –  Philippians 4 : 8 –
“And now, my friends,  all that  is true,
all that is  noble,  all that is  just and pure,
all that is lovable and gracious,
whatever is excellent and admirable –
fill all your thoughts with these things.” 

Again and again experience and now even science,
has proved that people can improve their health
by change of attitude.
“Between the mind and the body
there is a mysterious and wonderful relation.
They react upon each other.”

Norman Cousins, former editor of Review of Literature,
had a serious and potentially fatal disease.
When the doctor’s could not help him-
he began taking the “merry heart”
medicine described in our text.
He secured all the humorous books that he could find
and concentrated  on making himself laugh.
After recovering he claimed that he  had
-laughed himself to health.

If laughter had a positive effects as this –
what will it do in the life of a Christian,
who has additional resources-?

Such as the  quiet spirit of “gratitude and praise”
that center on Jesus?
A true Christian has many good reasons to be –
HAPPY IN THE LORD!-

WISHING YOU A BLESSED SABBATH…

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Posted May 30, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Personal Thoughts.

“FAITH.. is the Victory..”   1 comment

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…. His compassions fail not..
They are new every morning;
GREAT is YOUR FAITHFULNESS.. ”
Lamentations  3 : 22-23

The “Fruit of Faithfulness” – is much needed in our time.
Faith – holds us steady
– when earthly foundations crumble all about us.
Faith – holds us steady
– when adversities hold us like a cloud of gloom.
Faith –  Uplifts and Energizes
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“FAITH- is the VICTORY –  that overcomes the world.”

To believe is to be strong.
Doubt cramps energy.
Faith is energy  and power –
Enabled by the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Resulting in Faith-full-ness.

The Creator- God – who put faithfulness-
into the- fabric of the universe –
will produce that quality in the surrendered life.
The fruit of faith in our life will lead you and others
to limitless spiritual discoveries.

God’s FAITHFULNESS-
becomes the basis of our faithfulness.
They never fail– and are new every morning.

God’s faithfulness –
Gives us the VICTORYto overcome the World!!

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Wishing you a Blessed Sabbath.

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Posted May 23, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Spiritual

“Freedom..”   Leave a comment

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But God demonstrates His LOVE – towards us,
in that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.   Romans 5 : 8

Each year at the Feast of the Passover
the Roman Governor
would release a prisoner chosen by the people.
When Pilate offered them the option –
between Barabbas and Jesus
– they selected Barabbas!
He had been imprisoned on charges
of robbery and murder-
and was awaiting death by crucifixion.

So can you imagine that day –
when the door of his dark cell opened
and the soldiers entered?
He thought his day had come –
but instead the Romans released him.

Who was Barabbas?
He was the guilty one who deserved to die-
but was set free because –
ANOTHER died in his place.

Who was Jesus?
Who was this ONE who was wiling to die
for all the  guilty of all ages?
Who is this Jesus – who died for me?

Who was Barabbas?
In a sense he was – you and I.
All of us who are guilty before God.
JESUS DIED FOR ALL OF US!

I thank God for sending His dear Son -to die for my sins.

WISHING YOU A BLESSED SABBATH!

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Posted May 16, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Personal Thoughts.

MOTHERS – DAY!   Leave a comment

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Numbers 6 : 24-26.  
“The Lord bless 
  you and Keep you.
The Lord make His face to shine upon you.
And be  gracious to you:
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
and give you peace.”

Proverbs 31- Is a great model  of – A Mother; a wife and a home manager.

We honor all “Mothers’ ” today- May you be Blessed.

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mum

Posted May 11, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Personal Thoughts.

“The Fruit of the Spirit..”   Leave a comment

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 “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit;
so you will be My disciples.” John 15  :8

“But the Fruit of the spirit is LOVE-”  Galatians 5:22.
Love comes first and rightly so –
For when love takes possession of the soul all the other
Fruit will appear in ones life.

The love of God manifested in His people
draws like a magnet.  Jeremiah 31:3 says –
I have loved you with a everlasting love;
therefore with loving kindness I will draw you.”

 It is the demonstration of God’s love
that motivates men and women to love God.-
“We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John  4: 19
The ‘fruit’ of love in the early Christians
created in the pilgrims a desire for that love.

When the ‘fruit’- which is eternal
is demonstrated in our lives-
we will be entrusted with more- “Gifts”

WISHING YOU A BLESSED SABBATH.

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Posted May 9, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Spiritual

“The Lord’s Day..”   Leave a comment

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And it shall be from new moon to new moon
and from Sabbath to Sabbath,
all mankind  will come to bow down before Me.”
says the Lord.”   Isaiah 66:
23

Here Isaiah describes the redeemed worshiping God
on the Sabbath in the new earth .

When God created our world,
he intended to personally fellowship with mankind.
God planned the seventh-day Sabbath rest
as a special time when He Himself would have
communion with His created beings.
Therefore, each Sabbath day should be a weekly
reminder of  our rest in Him –  when He returns.

“For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth,…..
and rested on the seventh day.” Exodus : 20:11
This command has not changed

As the  text says in Mark  2: 27-28
The Sabbath was made for the benefit of humans.
In other words- the Sabbath was not made to be worshiped
rather to provide opportunities for WORSHIP.
A truly  way to experience our rest and freedom in Christ.

The Sabbath points back to creation –
and eternity planted in it – for the future  –
to continue in heaven and in the earth made new!!

So much to Praise God for.

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yesterday & today

Posted May 2, 2014 by ~ OPAL'S JOURNAL~ in Personal Thoughts.