Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves: we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:1-3.

Therefore look carefully how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:

See every moment as an opportunity to rejoice in Me. Proverbs 8:30-31. How? Watch for every opportunity to do good to those who hear you. Ephesians 4:29-32. Redeeming the time for eternity to change each moment into a golden moment. Ephesians 5:15-16. Not wood, hay and stubble but solid gold! 1 Corinthians 3:12-17. Think of that next time you are about to send out a nasty, critical email or let someone know the mistakes another made, instead let it go and make it a golden moment and “let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:6. Watch yourself that you may receive a full reward! 2 John 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:9-10.

Golden moments. Concentrate on our relationship and be aware of Me and My love for you and make it an opportunity to give Me something of your heart. Not an ugly moment that sets you off in darkness because of justifying yourself or getting back at someone who hurt you. Instead delight in pleasing Me. It will bring a great reward.

My apostle Paul wrote this for you as inspired by My Spirit, “Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight— we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:7-10.

Your life can become wonderful if you stop walking in the flesh, grow up, and move forward to do the right thing. Let go of the horrible allegations and move forward in the Spirit. Let go of fear and cast all your anxiety and care on Me because I care for you. Learn how to speak to mountains in rebuke and how to pray to Me in the POWERFUL Name of Jesus for healing, restoration, protection, deliverance, and light.

Stop paying so much attention to you and your reputation and glory, I am your righteousness and I vindicate you, when Jesus was accused and condemned He opened not His mouth. Look at Me and decide how you can conduct yourself in the situation that would be pleasing to Me. Turn it into a golden moment for eternity instead of an anger fit moment in your flesh for a fleeting satisfaction of putting another in his or her “place.” Many say they are nasty and reveal others’ faults for the “principal” of the thing, but actually that is not the case. They are trying to gain something for themselves, whether it be monetary or presenting themselves as the “good” one. The problem is you have all sinned and fallen short of My glory. I am not saying to tolerate sin, but I am saying to speak the truth in love and with gentle kindness, forgiving one another as I have forgiven you in Christ. I have told you that if your neighbor sins against you, first try to reconcile and keep it between yourselves. You do not need to post it on social media, tattle to your boss, publish it in court papers, and tell everyone who will listen to your bitter story. First, it would be good to get My input on the situation.

My apostle Paul had plenty of opposition and nasty things said about him that were not true, but he did not focus on it or try to get even, or even justify himself. He said, “Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy. But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself. For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord. Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.” 1 Corinthians 4:1-5.

But rather than paying so much attention to others’ behavior, which can make you very unhappy and threatened, it would be good to be paying more attention to My beautiful relationship with you through Christ Jesus and My Spirit in you and on you. Let us unite and hook up at every moment and turn your life into a well-watered garden of delight instead of a barren and parched earth. Have you never read, “Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart”? It is true. For I know the desires I have put in your heart for love, comfort, happiness, wisdom, fruitfulness, protection, safety, abundance and peace. It is all about My plans for you of Shalom.

I would like to show you a glimpse of how I operate with My Son and My Spirit and you will get an idea of how to spend your day now that you have become one with us. My Word is Spirit breathed and here My Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom, which is the Spirit of truth, is speaking of how We operate: “The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old. From everlasting I was poured out, from the beginning, from before there was ever an earth. When there were no depths I danced, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I danced; while He had not yet made the earth and the fields, nor the first dust of the world. When He prepared the heavens, there I was, when He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep, when He made firm the skies above, when the springs of the deep became fixed, when He set for the sea its boundary so that the water would not transgress His command, when He marked out the foundations of the earth; then I was beside Him, as a master workman; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him, rejoicing in the world, His earth, and having my delight in the sons of men. Now therefore, O sons, listen to Me, for blessed are they who keep My ways. Heed instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Blessed is the man who listens to Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at My doorposts. For he who finds Me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord. But he who sins against Me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death.” Proverbs 8:22-36.

The Holy Spirit declares to you the way to spend your day with Me making all your moments into golden moments: “I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him, rejoicing in the world, His earth, and having my delight in the sons of men.” Can you look up and spend your days and nights with Me in this way? Take delight in My Kingdom in you that I have given you and you access by the Spirit, rejoice before Me making melody in your heart, rejoice in the world I have made and given to you to richly enjoy in all its wonders, and take delight in the sons of men, and this includes your family, your friends, your co-workers, and all the people I daily but you in contact with. Each one can become another citizen of My Kingdom if they are not already. Don’t hate them, delight in doing good to them. Pray for them like Job did for his abusive friends and get double the riches you already have in Me.

Golden moments. How do you have the beauty and peace of a day filled with golden moments? Listen to the way My apostle Paul did it, “Let no evil, idle, unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:29-32. So many golden opportunities each day, which way will you go? If you want sweet sleep, never let the sun go down on your anger. Songs of the night make the darkness bright and let My love swirl through the world to let you know I am with you. Don’t fume, sing songs of beauty and love in your heart to Me because of the Cross you are free of the chains and encumbrances that held you so tightly.

You can fill your day filled with wood, hay, and stubble by nasty comments, resentment, offense, crying in self-pity, sharing others’ abuse of you in unrestrained self-justifying conversations OR you can fill your day with the solid gold of edifying speech, wisdom of actions, reserved conversation consulting My Spirit within you on what is the right thing to say, that is, keeping a curb on your mouth so that your speech is always with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. Colossians 4:6. Watch yourself that you may receive a full reward! 2 John 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:9-10.

In other words, you can spend your day within Me or you can spend your day outside of Me. But in My presence is fullness of joy and My joy is  your strength. If you spend your day in nastiness and offensive and offended words you will be tired and weak and you will not sleep well. Stop torturing yourself with walking in the flesh, for a mind set on the flesh is death, but a mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.

First, lay the foundation of Jesus in your life, who is My Word. Build you house on the solid rock foundation of hearing and doing My Word. Then be careful how you build. If anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the Day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire of love will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any believer’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. 1 Corinthians 3:12-15. Do you not know that you are My temple and that My Spirit dwells in you? If any man destroys the My temple, I will destroy him, for the My temple is holy, and that is what you are. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17.

How is your building project going today? Time to grow up and live golden moments. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, there are those among you who are still whining babies looking only for their own way, as they perceive it, to be done. You have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of My oracles. Babies need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:12-14. Time to take control of your emotions and live golden moments. Come, you children, listen to Me; I will teach you how to walk in a way pleasing to Me. Who among you desires life and loves length of days that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Psalm 34:11-14.

Do you still now understand?

Be on the alert, Satan is prowling around like a roaring lion seeing how he can ruin your day and make it unfruitful. Stop giving him the time of day. Instead redeem the time for all eternity. Don’t let him steal your reward!

I love you. Let us begin right now to live a golden moment. Turn every moment around into a golden moment. It is the dance of two companies. Song of Songs 6:13.