The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:

Good things never come from bad thoughts. Good things come from good thoughts. Remember, you go out with joy, and you are led forth by peace.

The anointing teaches you how to enjoy life.

These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full, complete, and overflowing. John 15:11.

With My people Israel I had to make them take days off from toil and make them take days and seasons for celebration at appointed times or they never stopped working to rest in Me. People do not know how to enjoy life. They do not nourish, cherish, and celebrate things. With most people what they have is never enough, so they never stop running after things their entire life on earth. And most people, even if they have always had enough thus far, fear that they won’t have enough in the future.

Do not live in fear, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32.

In their trip from Egypt to the Promised Land, My redeemed people, instead of grumbling and complaining and making themselves miserable, could have loved, cherished, and enjoyed the journey trough the wilderness with Me, celebrating their freedom, the riches I loaded them with when they departed from Egypt, the healing of their bodies so there was not one feeble among them, and the provision falling out of Heaven to feed them everyday without fail. They could have enjoyed and cherished My presence dwelling in the wonderful tabernacle I let them all participate in creating and building with the riches I had so freely given them when I delivered them from the poverty and toil of slavery.

They could have marveled at the water gushing out of rocks to give them and their livestock drink and the amazing pillar of cloud as it lifted off the tabernacle and led them on the best way to the Promised Land. And they could have rejoiced at the victory that was to be theirs in the days ahead to be a great and wise nation that I guided and taught. They could have valued their direction and protection from a supernatural source. And I entrusted them with something no other nation had, books written at My direction, with the first words written by My own finger, that contained the laws they would need to be a great and wise nation. And they were the only nation that I had called to be My own special treasure and entrusted with My words so all from the least to the greatest could know Me and be My royal priesthood.

But they lost the opportunity to have so great and joyful a life because they limited My ability to bless them by putting a barrier between us that they would not let Me cross. And that barrier was the wall of the bitter and rebellious complainer for whom nothing is ever good enough. These are the people that constantly blaspheme Me to My face by not trusting Me to perform My Word but instead keep testing My ability and questioning My goodness. I finally had to give up My dream of giving them joy and instead had to let them go their own bitter way. They died far before the time I had allotted to man. This grieves Me.

When you cannot enjoy what you have you will never advance to more. You lose what you do not value and do not enjoy. Love and enjoy your life that you may live.

Instead of criticizing your spouse and/or your children, enjoy them and watch them become the people you are celebrating them to be. Instead of being irritated with things because they are taking longer than you expected, settle down and enjoy them. Enjoy the longer church service than you expected, get into the worship and visiting with Me. Enjoy the line at the bank or the market by making it a place of prayer and praise in your heart, and I may just have someone next to you in line who needs a word from Me that you can deliver if you will stop being irritated and complaining about the line or that the store or bank does not have more employees to wait on the customers.

Stop being critical of your job, your co-workers, and/or your supervisor. Instead be thankful for your workplace, it is your field of labor for souls before whom you can shine with a positive response and a word of encouragement. Stop complaining and poisoning your co-workers with complaints about the management or boss. Be the one bringing joy into your workplace and watch it become a powerhouse of fruitfulness.

Value and cherish the clients, customers, and patients that come to give you work instead of saying derogatory things about them when they leave or even to them while they are there. Lift them up and do not tear them down. Correct errors and give correct advice but never shame or tear them down. Do not tickle people’s ears or flatter them when they are involved in evil things but speak the truth in love and with love and you will be doing well. Do whatever I tell you by the anointing within and upon. The anointing will do the work if you let the Spirit lead you and guide you to all truth in love.

And He was saying to them, “Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides. For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” Mark 4:24-25.

Enjoy Me as I enjoy you. I am the LORD your healer, your provider, your shepherd, your peace, your righteousness, your sanctifier, your redeemer, your refuge, your fortress, your stronghold, your strength, your song, and your exceeding joy.

O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling places. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God. Psalm 43:3-4.

It is by My doing that you are in Christ Jesus, the anointed One and His anointing, and I have made Him to be wisdom to you, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30. Celebrate that every day.

My precious Mary is a good example of joy. And that is one of the many reasons she was the one chosen to be the mother of the Messiah as My Spirit had spoken through the prophet Isaiah. She enjoyed her life with Jesus. When she received the good news of Salvation from Gabriel she believed and rejoiced. You may say you do not see the rejoicing, but you do, she shared it with Elizabeth. She did not complain about Joseph wanting to divorce her or her fear that no one would believe her and stone her to death for adultery when betrothed to Joseph. No, she trusted Me to work it all out and enjoyed the journey. So much so that when she entered the home of Zacharias and Elizabeth, at the sound of her joyful voice, the baby, John, in Elizabeth’s womb picked it up and jumped with joy. When was the last time your greeting made everyone jump with joy?

Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.” Luke 1:39-45.

And do you see that Elizabeth explained Mary’s exceedingly great joy and enjoyment of her assignment, which instead of calling a sacrifice Mary called an honor and privilege beyond all she could ask or imagine, “blessed (happy) is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.” Being fully persuaded before you see My Word manifest makes you enjoy your life, like Abraham. It gives you confidence of a great outcome instead of a dreaded result. And that is shouting ground. And just ask Joshua, the joyful shout can bring walls down.

Without weakening in his faith, Abraham faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:19-22.

And when Abraham died at age 175 years, I tell you he was satisfied and full of years, good years of joy. He enjoyed Me and enjoyed his life with Me and did not leave till he was satisfied.

And what was Mary’s response to Elizabeth’s greeting? Did she tell her about all the hardships in coming to see her and the disbelief of Joseph? No, she enjoyed her life of wonders and prophesied as well.

And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His servant; for behold, from this time on all generations will call me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me; and holy is His name. And His mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who fear Him. He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. He has brought down rulers from their thrones, and has exalted those who were humble. He has filled the hungry with good things; and sent away the rich empty-handed. He has given help to Israel His servant, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his descendants forever.” Luke 1:46-55.

And you will find that from that day on, Mary, no matter whether in a manger, fleeing to Egypt, at home in Nazareth, or in the temple, pondered and cherished everything in her heart about Jesus with joy. She held the memories in her heart as precious treasure. She enjoyed her life on purpose. And so can you. She made everything a wonder that she was so privileged to participate in. She did not want to miss one moment of it. She followed Him right to the Cross and beyond to Pentecost. Love gives joy and she had both. And her moto was simple, “Do whatever He tells you.” And that is what she did with Me and My Son and the Holy Spirit.

And that will give you a life you cherish and enjoy as well. Do whatever I tell you in My Word and by My Spirit in your heart and you will have joy unspeakable filled with glory and achieve faith’s goal, your salvation. And when that glorious day comes that you graduate to My Kingdom, O! what joy will fill your heart! You will count all you did for Me on earth as joy to arrive at so great a reward!

I love you. Let the anointing teach you how to enjoy your life and make every day a day of celebration. And the wonderful thing is that it will become so. Put the anointing in you to work, He knows what to do to make your life beautiful, the most beautiful life ever lived. He will purify you.