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227th -- Message On Taking Life Easy


I hope you are doing well and resting in the goodness of the Lord. I have
been thinking about the peace and rest that each believer should possess 
through the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. There are many Bible
believing Christians around the world who are stressed out and worried 
about the future. They are not enjoying this present time and instead of
taking life easy, they are caught in the whirlwind of busyness that the 
enemy has fooled the world with. I hope today's message on taking life
easy and enjoying the simple act of laughter more often encourages and 
challenges your heart to not fall for the enemy's lies of worry and fear,
but rather show you the Peace and Joy that comes in resting in the Lord. 

Taking life easy is easier said than done. There are many times when we
tell ourselves to take it easy, but hours or days later we find ourselves
in the same predicament of worry and stress. We need to recognize that 
these are the tools of the devil which are very useful in pulling God's 
children off the track of Peace, Joy, Happiness and Contentment. We need
to renew our mind with the Word of God and change into the people that God
has predestined us to be. Concerning problems, Jesus declares, "In the
world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the
world." The Lord wants you to be cheerful because He has won your peace
on the cross of Calvary. Jesus tells us to not worry because He has already
been Victorious in our stead. We need to rest in His finished work and
know that peace belongs to us. (Romans 12:2) (John 16:33) (John 10:10)

When we say no to the enemy and say yes to the Peace and Joy of the Lord,
we are not only winning in the spiritual realm, but we are also winning in
this physical realm where it concerns the health of our body. The Bible 
declares in Proverbs 17:22 "A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a
broken spirit dries the bones." I know many people who have no physical 
problems, but because of their constant worry and stress, they have
developed over time life changing ailments such as arthritis, ulcers, heart
problems and other debilitating diseases. In choosing worry over rest,
they have unknowingly suffered problems that were otherwise preventable.

Many of us have heard of how laughter and cheerfulness helps and 
strengthens our body, so when scientists decided to test this theory, they
discovered it was true. Laughing is found to lower blood pressure, reduce
stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by 
raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins 
called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying 
antibodies. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins, the body's 
natural painkillers, and produces a general sense of well-being. We 
receive so much when we have a merry heart and an easygoing lifestyle and
yet many of us still refuse such well-being and choose rather to keep
worry and anxiety alive in our life. 

God in His infinite wisdom knows that worry, fear, stress and depression 
are all devices that hurt our bodies, weaken our immune system and in many
cases pull us down spiritually. Jesus told us to be of good cheer, the 
proverbs tell us to have a merry heart and God says if He is for you, who
can be against you? I encourage you to take Gods prescription of laughter
and cheerfulness if your body needs strengthening or if you're feeling down
because of life's trials. Make up your mind to rest in the Lord. When
thoughts of worry and anxiety try to creep up, be strong and resist the
temptation to worry with all your might. (Matthew 6:27-34) (Romans 8:31-32)

I really do hope you take this message to heart because it can change your
life. Take life easy and see the good in yourself and in others. Don't 
allow yourself to get stressed out, but rather have an easygoing attitude.
Remind yourself that worry will never accomplish anything except to hurt 
your body, your mind and your spirit. I heard a great quote that said:
"Worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair; it gives you something to do,
but it doesn't get you anywhere." Keep that in mind the next time you're 
tempted to worry. 

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

John 10:9-10 Jesus declares,
"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he 
will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not
come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they 
may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

Joshua 1:8-9 "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but
thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do
according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way
prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded 
thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou 
dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

John 15:9-11 Jesus declares,
"As the Father loved Me, I also have loved 
you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My 
love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
These things I have spoken to you, that My Joy may remain in you, and that
your Joy may be full."

Ephesians 6:10-14 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the
power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh
and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the
heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be
able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand 

All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.

Today's Special Joke: THE SALESMAN
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/encouragement56.htm

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Today's Selected Testimony: THE ALMIGHTY CURE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony31.htm

In Christ's Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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