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MONTHLY DEVOTIONAL FOR 18th APRIL

THE 18th OF APRIL

ONLY IN THE LORD DO WE FIND TRUE AND LONG-LASTING HAPPINESS

Preserve me, o God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, You have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from You.” Psalms 16:1-2

True protection and security can only be found in the Lord. There is a certain security in knowing who the Lord of our lives is and in whom we trust. Nothing can be more encouraging than to know that the Creator of the whole universe loves us, is with us wherever we go, there is no power above His power and that He wants what is truly best for us. The only living and true God wants us to be His, by the redemption through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to take care of us.

True happiness does not come from possessing good things. We can be truly satisfied and blessed only if we live in obedience to the Lord. When we know that the Lord is the source of all we need, that He never abandons us during hardships and wants to rejoice with us when we are happy, we are tasting true happiness.

The joy that the Holy Spirit brings into our hearts, becomes more intense and profound as we grow in fellowship with the Lord. If here on earth, we can taste so much joy and happiness through the Holy Spirit, the eternal joy and happiness that awaits us in heaven, is beyond our imagination! It is so worthwhile to live for the Lord here and now, but especially in knowing that it is for all eternity! No price is too high, in order to get what Jesus has for us in heaven!

SUGGESTED PRAYER

Lord Jesus, I do not want to be without You, not even for a second! You are my Lord and I want to live in obedience to You. Please help me not to sin, because I do not want to lose Your protection, not even for a moment. What unimaginable happiness I find in Your Presence! And I know that I tasted only a small portion of what You have prepared for me in heaven for eternity. Please transform my mind more and more through Your Word so that I can enjoy more and more the happiness of Your Presence here, on earth. Thank You and Praise You. Amen

Source: thetruthstandsforever

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