Hope, Joy, Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 335 – CARTWHEELS OF JOY 1

CHRIST COMMONWEALTH-COMMUNITY

The Love-Life Agency

Sunday 24th December, 2023

CARTWHEELS OF JOY 1



“I’m singing joyful praise to God. I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.” 

Habakkuk 3:18 (MSG)



You just can’t live the higher life of faith when you are dependent on situations or circumstances.

Your life is not defined by what happens to you. Your life is defined by your SOURCE.

The question is, who or what is your source?

Who do you depend on?

Through whom do you find the true meaning of your life?

The life of the born again is defined by the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

You don’t define your life by the circumstances surrounding you. The challenges you face are not to determine the state of your heart.

Your joy and peace must not be dependent on your present situation. Your joy and peace is in Christ. Which means, they have eternal value. That is not the value and longevity of your present challenges or situation.

Your circumstances don’t have eternal value. It doesn’t matter how they come, they will pass away.

Just this book title by Robert Shuller reprogrammed my mindset:
“Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!”

I said to myself, “If tough times never last, then I don’t have to be controlled by these times.”

No wonder Paul never saw himself as a Prisoner in Rome. He always referred to himself as a Prisoner of Christ. He was never limited by those chains and the walls of the prison.

“Now I want you to know, brothers, that my circumstances have actually served to advance the gospel.” Philippians 1:12 (Bereans Standard Bible)

So he said to the Philippians, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice” (Philippians 4:4).

What a mindset!

Habakkuk the Prophet found himself in a dilemma, which made him misunderstand God at a point. When he saw the cruelty of the Chaldeans against the Israelites, he felt God had refused to help. (Habakkuk 1:2-4;  2:1)

You may find yourself in a situation and begin to feel God has left you and your family. You may seem to be angry with God or doubt his word. The adversary takes delight in such thoughts of doubt towards God.

The adversary sees and capitalizes on your misunderstanding of God to lock you up in your lowest ebb.

Habakkuk was troubled by the sufferings of his people. But being troubled wasn’t the solution. When Habakkuk turned away from his dilemma to focus on the Saving grace of the Lord, an atmosphere of joy sprung up.

He said in his Faith Hymn:

“Though the fig tree does not blossom
And there is no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive fails
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock is cut off from the fold
And there are no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the Lord;
I will [choose to] shout in exultation in the [victorious] God of my salvation!”
 Habakkuk 3:17-18 (Amplified).

Oh, glory to God!
What is your composure amidst your failures?

You are not sorrowful or joyful because of your situation. You are sorrowful or joyful by choice.

Don’t turn to God with complaints.

By faith behold the saving grace of the Lord and turn cartwheels of joy and praise to your Savior. Your true tranquillity and rest are in God. Therefore rejoice in the Lord!

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(Romans 12:12; Psalm 34:1-2; 2 Corinthians 6:10; Isaiah 54:1; Acts 5:41; Colossians 1:24)
 
WE PRAY
Thank the Lord for the manifestation of His glory in your most challenging times.

In the name of Jesus.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Psalm 107
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I have inward and outward tranquility.
 
– I am full of joy.
 
– I give no room for sorrow.
 
– I refuse to entertain any sorrowful thought.
 
– The perfect peace of God calms me in every circumstance.
 
– I refuse to be agitated no matter the challenge because I enjoy perfect peace.
 
– I am sound all round.
 
– I enjoy the blessing of wholeness everyday.
 
– I practice joy daily.
 
– I rejoice at every count.
 
– I start my day in joy, I continue through the day in joy and end in joy.
 
– I rejoice always.
 
OH Hallelujah, GLORY TO GOD!!!

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Sandra
Sandra
6 months ago

I am full of joy

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Sandra
6 months ago

Rejoice in the LORD always
I say Rejoice!!

Sandra
Sandra
6 months ago

My thoughts are not of sorrows..I live my joyful life in Christ Jesus

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Sandra
6 months ago

The true source of tranquility is Jesus.

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
6 months ago

I choose the way of Joy

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Daniel F. Agbosu
6 months ago

Hey, it’s a choice
I choose

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
6 months ago

OH I REJOICE IN THE LORD. I HAVE DECIDED TO BE JOYFUL. HALLELUJAH

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Juliet Yeboah Appiah
6 months ago

It’s my choice
I decide to be thankful

Eyram Amoah
Eyram Amoah
6 months ago

My life is not dependent on the situation or circumstances i face

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Eyram Amoah
6 months ago

Never ever sir… circumstances have no eternal value

Eyram Amoah
Eyram Amoah
6 months ago

I choose to be joyful everytime and everywhere

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Eyram Amoah
6 months ago

Thank you Jesus

Eyram Amoah
Eyram Amoah
6 months ago

Oh Glory to Jesus
My Joy is in the Lord

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Eyram Amoah
6 months ago

I remain joyful always.

Eyram Amoah
Eyram Amoah
6 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for this word,
I declare that im a joyful being
Gloreeeeey

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Eyram Amoah
6 months ago

Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy
I’m joyful always

Effah David
Effah David
6 months ago

I rejoice in the Lord!

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Effah David
6 months ago

Again and again and again..I don’t cease praises

Emmanuel Nanor
6 months ago

Circumstances and challenges cannot depict my joy though they might come. I have an eternal value which is Joy. I rejoice always and at all times. Thank you lord Jesus

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Emmanuel Nanor
6 months ago

Tough time don’t last therefore I cannot be controlled by it

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

The life of the born again is defined by the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
CHRIST JESUS IS MY SOURCE OF LIFE.

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

If tough times never last, then I don’t have to be controlled by these things.
I focus on the things of Eternal Value.

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

That’s a wise choice to MAKE
Eternal Value
Eternal benefits

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

Why should I invest in temporary things…
I refuse this foolishness in Jesus Name.

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

My joy and peace is in Christ.
Which means, I have eternal value.

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

In Christ alone
I place my Trust.

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

In every VICTORY
Let it be said of me..that my source of strength and hope was founded in CHRIST JESUS.

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

What a mindset Apostle Paul carried!!
He was very concious of the revelation of Jesus and never depended on his current situation.
Ohh boi!!
I imitate!!

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

Apostle Paul encouraged the Philippines to always remain joyful inspite of circumstances.
What is striking is that he wrote this epistle when he was bounded in chains in a smelly, dark, infested, air tight prison in Rome.

I remain joyful!!

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

Amazing Grace sounds Soo sweet.

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

The adversary takes delight in such thoughts of doubt towards God.
I refuse to allow the adversary sift me as wheat.

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

“Though the fig tree does not blossom
And there is no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive fails
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock is cut off from the fold
And there are no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the Lord;
I will [choose to] shout in exultation in the [victorious] God of my salvation!” Habakkuk 3:17-18.

WHAT A MINDSET!!
GLORRRREEEEEYYYYYY

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

I choose to practice joy daily in all situations!

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

You are not sorrowful or joyful because of your situation. You are sorrowful or joyful by choice.

What a MACHAIRA punchline!!
I meditate on it.

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

Hallelujah!!
My true tranquility rests in God ONLY.
I am sound all round.

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

In all circumstances I choose to BEHOLD the saving grace of the Lord by Faith and turn cartwheels of joy and praise to my Savior Jesus Christ.

Last edited 6 months ago by Francis
Francis
Francis
6 months ago

Thank you Apostle Bennie.
This episode is so rich and refreshing.
You are a Mighty Blessings to this Generation.

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

CHRIST Commonwealth Community is Blessed to have you sir.

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

I practice a Thanksgiving Life
I’m very intentional to choose to respond in praise.

Last edited 6 months ago by Francis
Francis
Francis
6 months ago

Rom.12.12 Be glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful. (NLT)

Isn’t this beautiful!!

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

I Thank the Lord for the manifestation of His glory in my most challenging times.

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

Thank you Lord JESUS!!

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

I turn cartwheels of joy and praise to my Lord JESUS!!

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

Ayadaba!!

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

Everyday I somersault!!

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

I’m full of Joy
I refuse to entertain any thoughts of sorrow, pain, disappointment, embarrassment, profanity..etc

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

My Life is to big to be controlled or determined by situations.

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

Ohh I could stop and count Succeses like diamonds in my hands.
But these tropies could not equal to the grace of Beholding the saving Grace of Jesus my God.

Last edited 6 months ago by Francis
Francis
Francis
6 months ago

In every VICTORY let it be said of me, my source of strength and hope is CHRIST alone.

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Francis
6 months ago

My Eternal Value

Francis
Francis
6 months ago

Now I seek no greater honour than just to know JESUS More.
And to count my gains but loses to the GLORY of my LORD JESUS!
My Eternal Value

Sarah
Sarah
6 months ago

Oh I rejoice! I’m full of joy! I’m joyful

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
6 months ago

My joy and peace is not dependent on my present situation.
I find my joy and peace in christ Jesus.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
6 months ago

My life is not defined by what happens to me or what I think I don’t have. My life is defined by MY SOURCE : MY ABBA

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
6 months ago

Oh I choose to joy in the Lord always
I refuse to let any circumstances steal my joy
I defend my joy always

Nuel
Nuel
6 months ago

Glory to God

I turn cartwheels of joy to my Savior amidst tough times.

Thank you Apostle

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
6 months ago

Yet, I will choose to rejoice in the Lord even in unsmooth situations.

Thank you Lord Jesus

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
6 months ago

Oh glory to God
As sorrowful yet we always rejoice
As poor yet we make many rich
As having nothing yet we ate possessors of all things

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
6 months ago

I break forth in singing
I cry out in joy in the name of Jesus

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
6 months ago

The Lord is my peace and my joy

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
6 months ago

I have inward and outward tranquility.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
6 months ago

I enjoy the perfect peace of the Lord

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
6 months ago

I am full of joy.
I give no room for sorrow.

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6 months ago

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Sulley
Sulley
6 months ago

I rejoice now and always! Glory to God!

Sulley
Sulley
6 months ago

I maintain a joyful atmosphere no matter what! Thank you Lord Jesus

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
6 months ago

I start my day in joy, I continue through the day in joy and end in joy.

Sarpong Andrews Kofi
Sarpong Andrews Kofi
6 months ago

Thank you sweet Jesus. I am joyful in all situations

Addenilla Ennin
6 months ago

Keya!!!I boast in the joy the Lord gives me and brings my way

Felix
6 months ago
Felix
6 months ago

I chose to rejoice at all time.
Thank you Apostle.

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