Thursday, January 12, 2012

No God Does Not Want to See You Happy

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. James 1:2 (MSG)

How do we justify the teaching that God wants us to be happy when we see thousands of Christians suffering every day? Tormented in their own homes by solders of anti-Christian governments, and leaders of other religions, for no other reason than the fact that they call the name of Jesus.
To indiscriminately teach that there is a relationship between our physical or emotional happiness and God’s will is setting new converts up to fail and misinterpreting sound doctrine. I have yet to find a single passage in the bible which teaches that there is a relationship between our happiness and God’s will. Yet the bible does teach us that God has desires for us.
  1. · He desires for us to be righteous because Psalm 45:7 says Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
  2. · Our Father desires us to be Holy that’s why he says “Be yea Holy for I am Holy(1 Peter 1:16).
  3. · Our heavenly Father desire for us to be pure of heart because Jesus teaches us that “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” Matthew 5:8;
  4. · Our Father desires us to be sanctified because Joshua tells us to “Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you. (Joshua 3:5)
Please understand God is more interested in our obedience to Him than His is our happiness. So before we go out teaching that God has a plan for your life and it includes prosperity, and good health and all those thing that are needed for a life without tribulations. Try fulfilling the desire that God has for you, before you start trying to fulfill the hopes that you have for yourself.

Your Brother is ChristT.Charves FireSpeaks

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