Joy is seen in the eyes of a person who experiences happiness and love. You witness their true spirit and share in their delight. It is the look of God. It is a sign of grace. He expects us to feel His joy. God instilled goodness in everyone. Nothing moves without Him. He is in every thought and every breath. He gives life. Your joy is important to Him. He wants to watch you dance and hear you sing. It gives God great pleasure to see you smile.
Some say that pain is felt in the moment and not experienced again. Others say you can overcome the pain and it will not haunt your dreams. Pain stays with you for a lifetime. The only way to get rid of pain, is to forgive. God offers you His hand. He shows you the way through forgiveness. He is the answer, the only answer.Why is this important? Pain torments you. It removes the person you are meant to be. It is an ache that digs in to the core of you and won’t let go. There is a better way.
How do you know when you have made a true friend? True friends care about each other. You can count on them to be with you, listen to you, and be grateful for the time you spend together. A true friend builds you up, encourages you, and creates a special bond. They stand by you. You always feel connected and want to see them reach their greatest potential. You know their strengths and they know your strengths. Everyone needs someone, a mate to laugh, dance, and enjoy moments with. It is a free gift and it is genuine. You have a chance to be unique, test what you are made of, and never feel unappreciated. Your friend knows you very well, protects and defends you to the end. Some say that you can count your true friends on one hand. Others say friendships are as plentiful as the sand on the shore. The best part of having a friend is complete acceptance.
Men experience pain in a unique way. It overwhelms and envelopes their emotions. They sense loss and discomfort deep inside. They try to wrestle with it and it doesn’t subside. It wrenches their heart. There is a better way. God is the great deliverer. He offers His hand and you are forgiven. He forgives you before you forgive yourself. Sometimes, it is hard to let go and let God into your life at the moment you need Him the most. You must trust Him. He removes your pain and takes it upon Himself. That is why He is God. That is why He loves you and cares about your happiness.
Do you know how if feels to really help another person rebuild their life? They look to you for support. You want to be there for them every step of the way.
You begin by making a commitment to show them they can always count on you. You lead by example and your decision to help improve their life will show others who to follow. It takes trusting in your own ability to share the load and give of yourself. Your strength comes from caring for the wellbeing of another person and the responsibility to be by their side.
Faith brings people together with God to believe in the testimony of others. You trust God and He offers you a special connection with other believers.
Why is faith important in your life? This is where fellowship begins. Once you understand the true meaning of your faith, you will become a gift of testimony. You will be able to share your belief in God and change another person’s life. You will experience God in every relationship and know His presence. What is testimony? Testimony is the way God spoke to those who wrote the Testaments. Each disciple accepted and received God’s Word. They were transformed into apostles in order to witness God’s grace.
The way you begin your journey is determined by God. You might think that you journey without God, but that is far from the truth. He is with you every step of the way.
It all starts with God holding your hand. Do you feel His presence in your life? God wants you to know that He is with you and you are never alone. The path may be a short distance or it might be long and hard, with many challenges. There may be moments when you want to turn back. There may be days when you do not think you cannot go any further. God won’t let you down. You must trust Him. He is with you and won’t let you to go anywhere without Him.
The way you spend your time each day is noticed by God. He urges and nudges you along and you must respond to Him. He wants you to recognize His voice and know that He is with you in every decision you make.
Do you listen to God’s voice or the voice of others who do not know the plan He has for your life? Do you go about your day ignoring God? He will guide you and show you how He wants you to respond in all of your actions. Don’t leave your life to chance circumstances or let the storms wash you away with their currents. Let God help you through each situation and He will provide you with the answers when you need to hear from Him.
How long have you waited to hear your prayers answered? If you are like many men, then you feel a great connection between your prayer life and your actions. You know that sharing your deepest desires with God is important to you and your family. It isn’t enough to pray to an answerless God. You need to hear His voice. This is the reason I am writing this blog post. It is my gift to you.