Satisfaction *Neh. 8:13-18

On the first day of the seventh month, all the people spent all morning from daybreak to noon listening to God’s Word. That afternoon they celebrated with great joy because now they understood God’s Word, which was made known to them. (Neh. 8:1-7) Now, on the second day, the heads of each family met with Ezra, the Scribe, to put into action what they heard the day before. When they began to follow God’s Word, the whole community celebrated and there was great joy amongst them.
Many people think it’s a burden to follow God’s Word. All they see is what they can’t do. They see God’s Word as “obey”, or no fun; can’t do anything good. This kind of thinking is a plain and simple lie straight from the devil.
Doing what God requires brings satisfaction, purpose in life, peace of mind, peace in heart, and joy. “Obeying” God’s Word brings us into His Presence where blessings flow. There will always be struggles and hardships because we live in a sinful world, however Jesus said, “It’s how you go through life.” His peace and joy we can have no matter what we go through in life. You can have His peace and joy if Jesus is Lord of your life. Very simple. Repent of your sins and ask Jesus for forgiveness and to make Himself known to you. Jesus will and then you will have purpose and direction, healing, peace, joy, etc. as you follow Him. With Jesus all things are possible.

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