MORNING COFFEE LECTURE 71 (A daily devotional to motivate your day).
Beloveth; Nehemiah 8:10b says: the joy of the Lord is your strength. The joy of the Lord is not what you can connect to through properties, money, drugs, sex, food, men, women, fame, etc. The Lord wants you to have real joy not dependent on things – Joy that is true and lasting joy. Jesus said in Matthew 9:2. Be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee. In the following scriptures, just keep noting – Be of good cheer. In Matthew 14:27, He says: Be of good cheer, it is I, be not afraid. Then in John 16:33, He said: Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. Be of good cheer, means, refuse depression even when all things seem to fall apart. It also means, force yourself to laugh in all situations. It could also mean: smile till the world notices you. It also means, smile today! Smile daily.
Determine to spend more time with the Lord and to change address to LAUGHTER AVENUE. That’s the name of my new street. I moved out sorrow crescent and depression ring-road years ago! Note that joy is not something; it is someone! As you go out today, laugh and avoid issues /people that provoke depression! Good morning!