Bro. Johnson is in town again! Today was the second day of his talks here in Dubai. It is also my 'recharge time' for all things spiritual!
It is amazing how Bro. J can repeat teachings and yet they sound new every time. There's always fresh revelation in every repeated teaching! He has preached on JOY many times before but the sharing of a small personal secret of his brought tears to my eyes! He stated that ever since he started on this adventure with the Word Of God some twelve years back, he has always lived by the following scripture:
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up - Gal 6:9
Time and time again, he drills into the gathering that only by becoming 'doers of the Word', can we stand up to every storm in our lives.
St. Paul, in his letter to the Philippians says:
Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice.
And the God of peace will be with you - Phil 1:8-9
NO WORD, NO FAITH. NO WORD, NO JOY! Only when our soul prospers on God's Word, can we acquire good health and prosperity ... A 'NOTHING BROKEN, NOTHING MISSING' LIFE (refer 3 Jn 2).