Today’s fragrance: Joy comes in the morning


Today’s fragrance by Papberry

Topic: Joy comes in the morning

Main text: Psalms 30:5

For his anger lasts only a moment,but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

If we are able to endure the pain in the night then we will smile in the morning. Just as the anger of God lasts but for a moment, so are our problems, they are never permanent!

Our dark moments are when we are going through trials and the test of our faith but he who endures comes out refined, ready for greater works.

It might be tough but the great news is that, if you stay strong through the dark moments looking only unto Jesus, then you are assured of a morning, a bright day overflowing with joy.

You will find God’s favor, after you have endured a little while, and remaining faithful to Him throughout the struggle, and because He loves you, what He gives to you wipes away all the pain of the night leaving in your heart a lasting joy no one can take or give but Him. 

Never forget that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

Blessings…

Prayer 

Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for this message and my life. I humbly ask for forgiveness of sins even as I forgive those who sin against me. Thank you for reminding me that You are the only permanent thing in my life and that my struggles are just for a moment. father I pray for more grace and strength to hold on to you alone in the darkest of nights because you alone can usher me into a bright morning. Thank you Lord for making your ears attent unto my prayer in Jesus name amen.

©Papberry2016

When you go through trials 2

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Just in case you missed the first part of this message, here is a link to it.

Our Christian walk cannot be free of trials, for we ought to grow and trials are the exams we write in order to get promoted to a different level.

As a baby grows and starts crawling, it gets to a time that he has to begin taking steps if he wants to walk. The baby does not get to stand on his feet firmly without having to go through some pains, pains that result from trying to get up from the floor. The countless times the baby falls does not prevent him from standing up again the next moment the need arises. That persevering I can do spirit, we all must learn from babies.

No progress will be made until we begin to face our fears and as you go through the process don’t be in a hurry to get out because gradually allowing the process to have its way will get you desired results, when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.

So in my previous message on when you go through trials, I made mention of the fact that when it is time for a student to be elevated from one level to the other, he must write and pass a test and in the exam room the teacher is always silent because it is illegal to speak to the student no matter the kind of relationship you have with him.

But as we all know to every rule there is an exception and so hear this,

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:2-5 (NIV)

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In other words, the bible says that we have been given all the information (knowledge) we need to write and pass our exam (trial) but if for any reason there is too much information at your disposal and are confused as to which one to use in answering specific questions in the test…

God says that there is an exception even though I am not supposed to talk to you during exams.

So if you don’t know what your teacher requires for a particular question as an answer because you have so much information and it’s difficult to summarize it leaving you confused, He says that I am giving you the opportunity to ask me what I require of you and I will freely give you wisdom which is the application of information (knowledge) at the right time in the right season.

So verse 5 of James chapter 1, comes with a condition, it is that your head must not be empty, because if your head is empty you cannot use wisdom when given to you. Wisdom cannot be independent of knowledge and yes, wisdom is the application of knowledge.

Has it ever occurred to you after writing an exam and upon receiving the test result script, you realized that there are some questions you didn’t answer so well but because the general idea was there the teacher considered and gave you the mark?

We often are encouraged to attempt all questions in an exam. who knows the teacher might have compassion on you and help you get the answer he wants when he sees that you are on the right path.

But the fact that we are asked to answer all questions doesn’t mean that produce chaff. That would even upset the teacher and to some extent affect your grade because you have created the impression that there is nothing sensible in your head.

So how then can we attempt all questions in an exam and make sure that our attempts are meaningful?

It is only by having a wide range of information (knowledge) and this obtained by soaking yourself in books and in areas where the right information can be found.

So remember my dear friend to soak yourself in the authentic book that can equip you for any kind of exam in your life which is the Holy bible, the Engrafted Word of the living God.

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

God bless you.

Prayer

Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for this day, the gift of life and this message. I pray that you will forgive me of my sins as i forgive those who wrong me. Dear God i ask for divine wisdom to deal with every situation in my life and that of others, i want to do things your way and not my way for your ways are always straight. Thank you Lord Jesus for answering my prayer in Jesus name, Amen.

©Papberry2016