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Happiness is tied in “nots”

Did you know that unsaved people can enjoy blessings, just like saved people can?

    “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper”.    Psalm 1:1-3

This word blessed means – happy with a glow.  This is more about how he lives, than what he has.  It’s based on what he does “not” do.  This man is happy because he has some “nots” in his life. In the verse above, we see a digression; not walk, not stand, not sit.  How do you end up a scorner?  You don’t have any “nots” tied into your life.

Something to think about: If we go through life, and ALL WE HAVE are positives, and no negatives, there will never be any real charge to get things done.  For example:  If you try to jump start a vehicle with only a positive charge, it won’t help much.  You need the negative side to complete the charge!  The “NOTS” in your life complete the charge.

Tie a “not” today in your life concerning friendships.  When you leave the presence of your friends, are you more excited about your relationship with God, or less excited?

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”      Proverbs 13:20

What are your “nots”?  Tie some “nots” into your life and you will be blessed!


Needing Repair?

What do you have that’s in the repair shop?  When a fractured leg is healed it must walk again.  When a damaged zipper is mended it must zip again.  When a sagging gate is fixed it must swing again.  AND when a broken heart is mended it must give again. Psalm 147:3

Living in this world and experiencing what life brings to our doorstep, many times we are marred by experiences, choices we’ve made or even choices others have made that have surely affected our lives.  Physical challenges ring our doorbell, while emotional trauma seems as though it snuck in through the back door, not realizing that it was US who left the back door open!

Although life brings with it “tailor made” trials to grow and stretch us, the Lord wants to use it into making us something beautiful.  Don’t quit or give up as if your legs have been cut off, the wind has been knocked out of you, etc., yet ask the Lord for the strength and grace to get up and keep going.


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