MAINTAIN A MERRY HEART
By Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Saturday 14th May 2022
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)
Beloved, irrespective of all that is going on around us, it is vitally important for us to maintain a merry heart. There are many things released in the atmosphere to keep you sad and break your spirit. The devil knows that if he can get you in the realm of complaints and grumbling, he will be able to steal successfully from you. He knows that the spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a broken spirit no one can bear. So, his target is to break your spirit and make you doubt all the promises of God. You must not allow him. You will be surprised how many people are suffering from sicknesses they never bargained for. And some have died because of their heart condition.
The text gives us a powerful revelation. A merry, joyful happy heart is as good as medicine. A merry heart is medicinal. How much do you need it today? It is a choice you have to make. Then it goes on to say when your spirit is broken it dries the bones. In other words, a broken spirit breaks down your body with all kinds of sickness and diseases. A broken spirit will break down your immune system and make you susceptible to even the weakest bacteria.
God is ready to bring you joy, even amid adversity. Even if it is yet to manifest, don’t give up. Hang in there because your spirit determines the result you get. I, therefore, challenge you to refuse to be sad no matter what. Rise and leap for joy and see the devil bow before you. I declare that God will give you the victory. You will experience undeniable heavenly intervention and lines shall fall to you in pleasant places. God will cause His face to shine upon you, grant you peace on every side, and uphold you with His mighty outstretched Hand. You will sing your song, dance your dance and cut your cake. No devil can stop you!
Further reading: Psalms 34:1-8; Habakkuk 3:17-19; Philippians 4:4
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 2 Kings 19-21; Evening- John 4:1-30