Living your Life of JOY

In addition to walking in love with God and having good relationships with people, living your life of JOY will also require Physical Work, Rest, Giving, and Praise.

Most of your Joy will come from the spiritual (praise, obedience, giving) and social (giving, relationships); but some of it is physical (physical work, rest).

If you don’t do physical work, then it may be a good idea to exercise or play a sport.

Is sports idolatry? No, sports is only idolatry if you mix it with alcoholism, lust, or covetousness (greed for money, gambling).

YAH doesn’t take pleasure in the legs of a man (Psalms 147:10), so we should not overemphasize the strength in sports.

However, Scripture does associate sports with joy (Psalms 19:5), and discipline (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).

So if you have problems with Joy, or Discipline… these are things you may be able to get help with through a sport.

After you put your body through your physical work, or your sport… then Rest, Give, and Praise the Most High! The sleep of a laboring man is sweet (Eccl. 5:12).

Physical Discipline, Success, and Joy

Athletes learn discipline by doing the fundamentals of their sport.

Seeing the growth and results of physical discipline makes it easier to understand the benefits of mental and spiritual disciplines.

This is why the Scriptures use athletes as a positive example of physical self-discipline for our spiritual calling.

1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Keeping Your Body as Your Slave

The Greek word for “body” that Paul mentioned in the above Scripture is “soma” (Strong’s #G4983). “Soma” means slave.

The physical discipline of sports allows you to learn to subject your own body to the discipline of slavery.

Those that can master their own body, can go on to master anything.

Those that cannot master their own bodies, cannot master anything in life.

This is why Scripture uses sports as a positive example of discipline and self-mastery.

Fundamental Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Disciplines are important for us to learn in every area.

Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Discipline sets us up for a life of Joy.

Mental Health for Yah’s Servants: Let Go and Let God.

Mental Health for Yah’s Servants: sometimes it’s okay to take a break praying for people and just focus 100% on Worshipping the Most High and Singing Praises!

Let Him do what He’s gonna do! Take a Praise Break!

Jeremiah 7:16
Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.

All souls are His. He will take care of them.

He will bless those who have been obedient, and punish those who have disobedient.

There will be a time to let go and let YAH handle His business:

Revelation 22:11
He that is UNJUST, let him be unjust still: and he which is FILTHY, let him be filthy still: and he that is RIGHTEOUS, let him be righteous still: and he that is HOLY, let him be holy still.

It’s not our job to change unjust people. It’s not our job to clean up filthy people. It’s God’s job. We need to be Righteous and Holy by example.

Sometimes our only other job is to Praise His Name and Release His Glory into the Earth!

Praise is a lifestyle – but it’s also a WEAPON and a way to REST!

Take a Praise Break!

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: HE WILL BEAUTIFY THE MEEK WITH SALVATION.

5 Let the saints be JOYFUL IN GLORY: let them sing aloud UPON THEIR BEDS.

6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;

7 TO EXECUTE VENGEANCE UPON THE HEATHEN, AND PUNISHMENTS upon the people;

How much do we miss out on in life by not obeying the Word of God?

Psalm 47:1 O CLAP YOUR HANDS, all ye people; SHOUT UNTO GOD with the voice of triumph.

THE JOY OF YAHUAH IS YOUR STRENGTH!
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Spiritual Tools for Mental Health

Spiritual Tools for Mental Health:

1. Prayer – 3x daily, with confession of sin

2. Fasting – weekly

3. Forgiveness – forgiving every time

4. Repentance – with restitution & action

5. Heart Healing – with Scripture

6. Fighting – with Scripture & Prophecies

7. Confession – of faults to others

8. Counseling – with multiple wise counsellors

9. Deliverance – from demons

These Are All Things You Can Get at An Assembly of Christ’s Disciples

I’m not against individual counseling or therapy… but if you don’t fear the LORD enough to submit to His Authority, listen to His Word, or refresh your soul in His Praise, you’re doing it wrong🤷🏿‍♂️

Proverbs 28:9
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

1 Timothy 3:15
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Psalm 27:6
And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.