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THEME: ENJOYMENT Ecclesiastes 5:18-19 NIV ”This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to... Revelation of the Word: 


Ecclesiastes 5:18-19 NIV

This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.“


Enjoyment of one’s wealth is a gift from God. When one has this ability, it is a reason to thank God. Many among us are hospitalized, imprisoned or incapacitated and cannot enjoy their financial resources. The prayer in 3 John 1:2 crowns this saying, “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.“ 


Enjoyment is a word that comprises of the words joy which is chara in Greek and enjoy; apolauó in Greek which define act of having pleasure, fun, happiness, making merry etc. Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit and enjoy is finding pleasure and joy in something or someone. Enjoyment is a gift of the Holy Spirit given according to God’s will. We find that true enjoyment or pleasure comes only when we acknowledge God and revere Him (Ecclesiastes 12:13). When we fear God and keep His commands, He gives us long term enjoyment (Deuteronomy 6:1-2). When we honor our parents we also obtain the same promise. We are therefore reminded to honor and be joined with our parents through love and support them even during this Christmas. We are also reminded to share with the less fortunate as the Lord has enabled us anytime and especially during this season. We are cautioned from trusting in riches but to believe in Jesus (1 Timothy 6:17-18). The message of the season is the birth of Jesus. We are called to open our hearts and believe in Jesus Christ Who gives us the gift of salvation. Simeon a devout man believed and the Holy Spirit Who led him to baby Jesus and he said, “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel” (Luke2:29-32). Like Simeon, we are called to look to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith. To accept Jesus in our hearts and we will see His salvation now and forevermore. To trust in Him and we will enjoy safe pasture. To delight in Him and He will give us the desires of our hearts (Psalms 37:3-4). 


Salvation belongs to You our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Who came to redeem the world from sin and eternal destruction. Salvation belongs to You Lord our God, Who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb now and forever. We celebrate for the King of kings is born in our hearts. May You salvation power come to our hearts and homes even as we celebrate Your birth and eagerly await Your second coming. May You dwell with us and among us always during this season and forevermore. May You fill our hearts, with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self-control. May You reunite all the broken families dear Jesus and break the spirit of unforgiveness. May You protect us and preserve us from all accidents and incidences as we travel during this season and cover us with Your precious blood. May You grant us good health, peace, joy, enjoyment, happiness, prosperity and abundant life. May Your blessing always be upon us Your people. May You bless us and keep us. May You shine Your face towards us and be gracious unto us. May You show Your countenance unto us and give us peace. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen

Further reading: 2 Samuel 7:12-16, Revelation 7:10

We shall continue with the fellowship next year God willing 

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New year