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A BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE – PART V

I have always been a guy with a tendency to be sad and gloomy before I came across this book, but since I came across the nuggets in this book, my life has never been the same. I can never remain sad or gloomy again by the grace of God!

According to Bishop David Oyedepo, there are two major ways by which we receive divine direction or instructions the Word of God and the voice of the Spirit.

One key thing I’ve learnt from this book is that in order to hear the voice of the Spirit you must come with joy in your heart, and with gladness of heart.

“Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3

You need joy to hear God’s voice of direction. If you’re not joyful, your access to Him will be blocked. It takes joy to gain access into the mysteries of the kingdom of God. It is a great secret for triumph. Joy must be in place before you can understand the things of God, for it is with joy that you draw revelations and instructions from God.

“Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel. And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard…” Isaiah 30:29-30

When will He cause His glorious voice to be heard? Only when you come to Him with a song and with gladness of heart! If there’s no gladness of heart, you become deaf to the voice of God. But when there’s gladness in your heart and a song in your mouth, then the Lord causes His glorious voice of direction to be heard. Let nothing take your joy from you. Hold fast unto it. Somebody once said, “Happiness is not found, it is created.” If you’re not a happy son of God, you will never be a winning son (Deuteronomy 28:47-48). It is compulsory to be happy. In fact, it is dangerous to be sad or gloomy! If you must win in life, you must be joyful. Every time you’re broken, you lose very precious things such as divine direction. Satan steals it from you. Hear this again: until there’s a song in your heart, you never hear the sound from heaven.

Author:

Hello! I am Emmanuel Omenayam Ashibuogwu, but you can call me SALT. I am a Christian writer and lover of youths. My passion is to see God's word transform lives. Time management, personal development and purposeful living are my core interests. My goal for writing is not literary or artistic achievement, but to promote spiritual fruitfulness and an irresistible devotion to our purpose for being on this earth. I am a graduate of the prestigious University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. A geographer and Urban Planner by profession. I can act different roles in dramas (I hope you are not surprised… lol, well that’s a story for another day). I love to teach and mentor youths through His grace; I am also good at marketing. I advertise, write and of course, PRAY! I would love to meet you all as your lives are being touched for the better, but if we never meet, I pray that my writing would impart vision to your heart, while strengthening your foundation in Christ. See you at the top! You are welcome to my world!!!