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You’ll Never Be Happy, Until God’s Happy With You!

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You’ll Never Be Happy, Until God’s Happy With You!

Almost everyone has laughed and nodded in agreement at the old adage: “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” Evidently, we humans can put two and two together and all arrive at that conclusion pretty quick.

Why then can’t we see that if God is not happy with us, we have absolutely no chance of being happy in this life?

Esau never valued his birthright. The covenant relationship with God that he could have inherited from his father, wasn’t worth more than a bowl of beans to him. The writer of Hebrews called Esau a “profane person.”

Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words claims one of the definitions for “profane” is “common.” In other words, Esau treated the birthright as commonplace, or as if it was nothing special. Imagine God’s displeasure when He saw how little Esau valued a Divine relationship.

Yes, Esau tried to fix everything with God, later. But the Lord would have nothing to do with him. When Esau sought for a place of repentance, God never let him repent. When he cried tears of regret and sorrow for his actions, God still rejected him. God wasn’t happy, so Esau died an unhappy man.

Remember this Scripture?

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Look at that verse again!

Great peace! When God is happy with you, He’ll give you not just peace, but Great peace. Without peace, there will never be lasting happiness in your life.

How is Great peace achieved? It comes when we fall in love with the law. It comes when we fall in love with His Word, His ways, and His precepts.

It boils down to this… If you fall in love with His Word, (His law), He gets happy. He gets happy enough to give you Great peace in your life. When you get Great peace in your life, you’ll be HAPPY!

You’ll Never Be Happy, Until God’s Happy With You!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 23, 2011 at 12:10 am

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  1. Elder Ballestero, these writings are keeping me on my knees. Everytime I read I feel conviction. I feel I have to make so many changes in order to satisfy the ONE who loves me.

    Just one thing I’d like to add for all these writings….PLEASE DON’T STOP, I WANT TO DRAW CLOSER. HE “IS” coming soon.

    Bro Mac

    M. S. McKinney

    November 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm

  2. I used to be a Holy Ghost-filled preacher, assistant pastor, Sunday school teacher, youth director, song leader, drummer, bassist, janitor, usher, evangelist, and all-around good guy. I back slid, and since that time, I have never been able to break through the walls in my mind that I put up to block the shame and guilt and hatred I felt in my heart over leaving God. My question is this: How do I know God’s not done with me like He was Esau? Esau sold out for a bowl of beans, I just sold out. I sit in church now, and I feel so disconnected from everything. I can’t feel God anymore, though I see Him on faces all around me. When the Spirit moves in the church, it seems to have no affect on me. I have asked my last three pastors (over a 6-year span, we moved a couple times) to sit down with me in Godly counsel, and tell me where I’m missing God, and what I need to do to resolve it, but none of them have ever taken the time to do so. This makes me feel like even they know that I’m not worth the effort. I can’t take this feeling all alone in a sanctuary full of Apostolics having church around me any longer. I don’t know what I will do if He doesn’t want to forgive me for walking away. I need help. Please.

    -J.P.

    J.P.

    January 5, 2012 at 3:29 am


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