Devotional For The Month!
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
(Philippians 4:4 & 3rd John 4)
There is a word that I never used until after becoming a Christian. It appears over 150 times in the Word of God. It is a word that unbelievers will never understand.
I am speaking of - JOY. A word that basically means gladness, or better yet, intense happiness.
Ever since meeting Jesus Christ, I have had the joy of the Lord bubbling up within me.
I have often wondered why some Christians seem to constantly have gloom and doom written all over their faces, when the Lord speaks so strongly about having His blessed joy.
You may ask, - Pastor, where does this joy come from? Why are you so happy?
I have got the joy of the Lord because my sins have been forgiven.
The Bible says, Blessed [happy] is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered (Psalm 32:1).
I have got the joy of the Lord because I am now walking in fellowship with Jesus.
I was once walking in darkness; now I am walking in the light.
I used to wake up with a hangover, but now I wake up with joy all over.
I have got the joy of the Lord because the best is yet to come.
My eyes are focused on eternity, and I know that one day Jesus is coming back to take me home.
And finally, I have got the joy of the Lord because my spiritual children are living for Jesus.
What a thrill to see so many people come out of darkness and walk in the light.
There is no greater joy than to see my children walk in truth.
Friend, if you have been delivered, you have got a reason to be joyful.
Even when everything else seems against you, stop and think about what He has done for you, and that joy will start bubbling up inside!
(1st Kings 19:1) (Thessalonians 2) (Daniel 1) (Psalm 105)