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2/10/2012

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Hello to those of you stopping by.  I thank you for doing so and my hope for you today is that Jehovah blesses you for what you are asking of Him.  Keep on seeking and doing His Commandments continually.  That is the Simple Secret to a Happy life.

There are many times in God‘s Word where He provides direction through His commandments. There are hundreds of Commandments, not only the famous Ten that movies are made of and money is made from.  There are many many more,  much in the same way your parents commanded us and we got tired of hearing them,  (if only we all would have listened to even them) as remember we are made in God’s image.  He is our true parent.

God’s commandments promise a Happy life if we obey them, it is stated many times throughout the Old & New testaments.  Below are only two examples, but never fear, more are to come :-))!

Old Testament:  Deuteronomy 6:1-3  But please read through verse 9

  1 “These are the commands, decrees, and regulations that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you. You must obey them in the land you are about to enter and occupy,2 and you and your children and grandchildren must fear the LORD your God as long as you live. If you obey all his decrees and commands, you will enjoy a long life. 3 Listen closely, Israel, and be careful to obey. Then all will go well with you, and you will have many children in the land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you.

New testament as stated by Jesus ChristMatthew 19:1717 “Why ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. But to answer your question—if you want to receive eternal life, keep the commandments.”

These are simply two examples of which we find the instruction to follow the commands and if we do we will have a long happy life, even an eternal life.    Please, pick up a Bible and read these for yourself.  You will get much more out of it then just reading it here.  God intended it to be that way to weed out those who doubt and want to only do what is in their own heart for their own selves.  No doubt, it takes work.  Have no doubt, continue in faith, and obey His commands.

Even Jesus tells us to.  You will notice if you study, that Jesus Himself refers back many times to the Old Testament scripture and what Jehovah’s commands were.  Jesus Himself humbles Himself before God and gives God the Glory and credit for what is.  

We are to do the same.  The more you study and focus on Jehovah’s Commands, He promises you, (and i myself can attest too) that you will have peace.  The more we follow and obey His commands he promises we will have a Happy long Life.  If our world would just focus on His Commands, wow, what a different place it would be.   

And THAT, should be simple to do.

You see, Jehovah and Jesus both, they simply want us to have Faith, Believe and follow their Lead.  Parents, many of them have watched out for their children’s welfare by giving them commands, hoping they will follow them and not have a short or hurtful life.   This is obviously modeled after God’s Commands.   So, it truthfully should not be a new concept or an alien seeming concept.  It is reality. 

I tell you this.  If for even just 10 minutes you shut off the TV’s, turn down your phones, turn away from the computers and find a favorite spot of yours right now where ever you are or even when ever you are on your next break at work, and for even 10 minutes pick up a bible and start reading the first five books you will be amazed.   Read them slowly, ask Jehovah for His wisdom to be shown to you as you read.  The more you do this on a regular basis you will find that even the screaming kids at home with you or the barking dogs will be silenced as you read.  THAT, is God’s way of saying Thank You for spending some time with Him today.  Try it, look at it differently then you ever have before.  I guarantee you…… Jehovah guarantees you and so does Jesus, that the more you focus on them, the more peace and happiness you will have.

***Disclaimer :-))!  I am not trying to say that me or my life is perfect.  But i can tell you i have had faith in Jehovah AND Jesus for many years.   However, i got away from reading the bible because i was so busy doing “the work Jesus gave me to do” as i have always said.    What i can say and assure you is that for the last couple months that i have been once again reading the bible and focusing on Jehovah’s Commands, thoughts and instructions, my days are much more peaceful and i hunger more and more for His direction and to learn how to apply His Commandments in my everyday life.    The last few years have been horrible for my wife and i in numerous ways.  I want a happy life.  I am going to have it.  God promises it IF i do something for Him.  He wants just one thing.  Obey His Commands.  So i thought to myself, ” What The Heck”, what do i have to lose by trying.”  I can tell you truthfully this……right now, after about two months… i am very happy that i am focusing on His word and His commandments and trying to incorporate them into my life.

Trust me, Trust Jehovah and Jesus.   It IS worth it and you will be much happier, right now, right here.

Try it.  Pick up a bible and read it for even 10 minutes a day.  In the morning and before bed.  Your days will be better and you will fall asleep easier.

My Hope for you today is that you will choose to find happiness and peace.  No, it is not a fantasy or a fanatical view.  Don’t look at it that way.  It is real.  Please, just try it.  Practice at it, over and over like you do that video game or favorite Social Media Outlet.   Don’t give up.  Expect to feel God’s presence as you read and His peace He will most definitely give you.  

Take care all.

Lance Greene

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