DEAR GOD: Joy From Within~

 

 

 

 

 

 

A highly productive feeling of importance associated with ones’ success or circumstances in life is usually fleeting at best.  To be productive is not a “bad thing” in fact, God wants us to produce both in terms of “work” and in terms of “fruit.” But, when we’re not in acknowledgment of GOD and the role of significance He plays in our life is when we get can get into trouble. Life on earth is fleeting.  Eternity is forever.

We are all one body in Christ, and we have the Holy Spirit within that abounds in joy and peace and wisdom, and gives us all a clear perspective of what is good and right, by conviction and unction.

Feeling joy from within is inherent in every follower of Christ.  To be one with Christ, and to experience the Sovereign Magnificence of His power is an awesome reality most of us live by.

Sadly, there are those who haven’t experienced this joyous and precious gift,  who are walking in the dark, not aware of His light or His dynamic- consuming pulsating- unconditional- and powerful  love.

The enemy wanders about seeking to destroy all of us.  Whereas, ostensibly, the LORD in His Grace and Sovereign Supernatural Magnificence, seeks to “love” and protect His children.

We have the choice, the LORD or the alternative.

Jesus said “go out and teach the gospel to all the nations in the world, shine your light so that others can see it.”

Don’t put it (your light)  under a bushel where the world cannot see it.  Instead openly display the light for those in the dark, and shine, shine, shine!

There are many ways to shine that light.

 

By being compassionate.

By being kind.

By smiling.

By offering encouragement,

By being an “ear.”

By being a friend.

By being a witness to God’s great glory,  sharing all of the victories you’ve received through the LORD.  Especially when going through a crisis, holding onto faith and believing in God’s promises, and recognizing He will “never leave us nor forsake us.”  We give witness to faith, when we go through the valley, holding onto to the LORD, while trusting in His will and His love.

The joy from within is the ability to rise above any occasion presented.

The joy from within is the ability to conquer the fiery darts the enemy throws our way, by the power of Jesus Christ and His glory in His name.

The joy from within is the ability to transcend the elements of this world knowing that this/earth is our temporary home, whereas eternity is forever.

The joy from within is the ability to commandeer a roomful of individuals who are non-believers, and provide seeds and pray the LORD will provide the water.

The joy from within is the ability to feel the love of the LORD 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

And, finally the joy from within is the ability to listen to our Father, pray to our Father, and spending time with our Father, and loving our Father.

And, my brothers and sisters, just knowing that one day we will be with Him forever and ever, isn’t that joy in and of itself?

Now that is what I call joy!

Amen….

 

Rejoice evermore.  –  1 Thessalonians 5:16

 

And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. – Psalm 27:6 (NKJV)

 

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth. He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. – Psalm 47:1-3

 

My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered. – Psalm 71:23

 


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