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A -Thought to Ponder 

Happiness, Joy and Oil of Gladness – similar but in many ways profoundly different.

In our town we have a new-age shop which specialises in massage, crystals, fortune-telling and various types of meditations.   It has a street sign which reads. COME INSIDE AND WE WILL HELP YOU FIND YOUR INNER HAPPINESS.

My personal experience of happiness is not something which can be found .  It is a by-product of being ‘content with my circumstances’ and ceasing to ‘struggle’ with the stuff I cannot change.

Joy  the precious Gift of the Holy Spirit also can never be manufactured or artificially produced.   It is the unexpected bubble which takes you by surprise even in the midst of difficult circumstances.

Then, thinking of the Oil of Gladness the scripture in Hebrews 1v 9 says:- Of Jesus Christ in His sinless perfection….You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness, Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the Oil of Gladness more than Your companions..

Should any of us desire to be anointed similarly.   I know we can be anointed with oil for ‘healing’ . I am also sure that Oil in massage can be an aid to injury and ‘stress’

In our lives, we will  constantly fall short of the PERFECTION of absolute righteousness and Holiness.

In that context I have come to believe that the OIL OF GLADNESS IS symbolic of absolute Holiness and Deity. It is about CHRIST.    From Him and His font alone can flow gladness.    (It has high restrictions…..is absolute righteousness and total allegiance to Him.  )   This is the Way we walk.     This side of eternity never there but one step at a time.   repenting, journeying and living.

What think you?

Blessings and Grace.!


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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