Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How to be Happy.

I'm going to be blunt.

Want to be truly happy?

Here is the place to start. 

Delight yourself in The Lord.


Side effects of delighting in The Lord are:

- An intimate & passionate relationship with God

-The ability to view things in the perspective of eternity

- Changes in your relationships

- Contentment & gratefulness

- The ability to serve others with pure intentions

- Honoring God and His will for your life

- True joy

Psalm 37:4
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 

Want to take delight in The Lord but...
Don't know how to start? 


The Lord hears our prayers, and answers them. 

1st John 5:14 
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

You don't have to be a theologian or pastor to pray and be heard by God. 
The Lord loves the humble. 

"Lord, Forgive me for trying to find happiness in someone else or something else. My heart yearns for a intimate relationship with You. Teach me how to find delight in You. Let your Holy Word move me and give me wisdom. May I find true happiness in the gift of Your salvation, grace, mercy and promises."

There is nothing like the Joy of delighting your self in the Lord

Zephaniah 3:17 
The Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

And in the result of your delight in Him...God and the heavens will delight in you.

Psalm 149:4 
"For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory"

Take delight in Him, His promises, and creation daily.

Wait upon Him.

And let him mold and shape you. 

Praying His blessing upon you.

Philippians 4:4 
Rejoice in The Lord always. I will say it again; Rejoice! 

Anna Topal 
August 27th 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Splendor of The Earth.

Our God Is Good...



Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.

Isaiah 40:26



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Beauty of the Gospel


Because of what Jesus has already done on the cross; there is nothing I can do to make God love me more, and nothing I have done that will make him love me less. 
I no longer have to feel as though I must earn my salvation. Jesus already lived the perfect life I could not live, and died the death I should have died. His perfect Son sent as a sacrifice for our wrong doings. This is Gods gift to me and to you.

Because of this promise, I am not separated from my creator. I am able to bring Him joy and glory although I myself have not earned such a privilege. Because of Gods never ending grace and mercy, I can walk before the Him, and he dose not deem me guilty. God loves us with a kind of love we can not even begin to comprehend. He rejoices in His people. And He is wonderful enough to forgive time and time again. We come before him, and He calls us His children.

That is His love for us. 

No matter how many times we fall, His mercy is new every morning.

Because of Jesus...
 I am accepted by the God of the universe.