Therefore, since we are encompassed with such a great cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Hebrews 12:1 MEV
So the king said, “Bring me a sword.” And they brought a sword before the king.
1 Kings 3:24 MEV
In wanting to bring justice and judgement to a complex case, King Solomon asked for none other than a Sword. Interesting, isn’t it?
Paul says through the Holy Spirit, “Take…, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”. (Ephesians 6:17)
The Word of God carries His authority hence a righteous judgment was executed that day by the wise king Solomon.
Do you have your sword with you?
This wife was asked if her husband made her happy; Her response was unexpected
What every wife needs to read, understand and live in her marriage if she wants to build her home.
During a class at Fresno Pacific University, a speaker asked one of the spouses in the audience:
“Does your husband make you happy?”
At this moment, the husband stood up straighter, showing complete confidence. He knew his wife would say yes, because she had never complained about anything during their marriage.
However, his wife answered the question with a resounding “No.”
“No, my husband does not make me happy.”
The husband was baffled, but his wife continued:
“My husband never made me happy and does not make me happy. I am happy.”
“Whether I am happy or not is not dependent on him, but on me. I am the only person on whom my happiness depends.
I choose to be happy in every situation and every moment of my life, for if my happiness depended on another person, thing or circumstance on the face of the Earth, I would be in serious trouble.
Everything that exists in this life constantly changes: the human being, the riches, my body, the climate, my boss, the pleasures, the friends, and my physical and mental health. I could quote an endless list.
I need to decide to be happy regardless of anything else that happens. Whether I own a lot or a little, I am happy! Whether I’m going out or staying home alone, I’m happy! Whether I am rich or poor, I am happy!
I am married but I was already happy when I was single.
I’m happy for myself.
Other things, people, moments or situations are experiences that might cause joy or sadness. When someone I love dies, I am a happy person in an inevitable moment of sadness.
I learn from past experiences and I live those that are eternal like loving, forgiving, helping, understanding, accepting and consoling.
There are people who say: Today I cannot be happy because I am sick, because I have no money, because it is very hot, because it is very cold, because someone insulted me, because someone stopped loving me, because I don’t know how to love myself, because my husband changed, because my children do not make me happy, because my friends do not make me happy, because my job is mediocre and so on.
I love my life not because my life is easier than anyone else’s, but because I have decided to be happy as an individual. I am responsible for my happiness.
When I take this obligation from my husband and anyone else, I free them from the burden of carrying me on their shoulders. It makes everyone’s life much lighter.
And that’s how I’ve had a successful marriage for so many years.”
Never give anyone else the responsibility to control your happiness. Be happy, even if it’s hot, even if you’re sick, even if you do not have money, even if someone has hurt you, even if someone does not love you and even if you do not value yourself.
That goes for women and men of all ages.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Ephesians 6:13 MEV
This isn’t a specific date written on a calendar. It’s a period, a moment or time that could last seconds, minutes, hours, weeks, months or even years.
One Biblical example is of Job. The period of his suffering and misfortune was his ‘Evil Day’. It was a moment that he wished would be removed from the calendar.
Think also of Abraham when he was taking that 3 day journey to Mount Moriah. I’m sure a lot was going on in his mind. So many questions and fears. [Genesis 22:4]
Another is Joseph. From being sold as a slave and finding himself in an Egyptian prison, he longed for his release. Those were his days of evil. [Genesis 40:14]
The reality is that we all have faced and will face sooner or later this evil day, or you may be facing now. No one is exempted. Even the Lord Jesus had to face the heat and endure the wrath of this day to the point of sweating blood. The Lord wished the unfortunate moment would pass. [Luke 22:42]
Only the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD (Holy Spirit) can help you resist this evil day.
May you find hope in the Lord as you face your evil days!