Ps.16:11 (GW) You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever.
Have you experienced and expressed JOY lately? One that flows from deep within?
It’s like a big WOW- a big fat grin…a giggle…a song…a dance…a celebration… a bubbling…a partying… sometimes a suppressed laughter on the inside!
…without (Joy) the entire earthly Christian experience would be like a journey through the wilderness in a rickety car without the comfort of a cooling system.
At times it’s so deep that one wonders and tries to recall whether he won a lottery of recent! Whereas,’everything might very well be ‘upside down’ on the outside in reality!
The difference between happiness and Joy is that while happiness takes its source from the outside and basically depends on happenings, Joy is a fruit of the re-birthed and regenerated spirit which flows from deep within!
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38 (KJV)
Joy is a major component of the Christian lifestyle without which the entire earthly Christian experience would be like a journey through the wilderness in a rickety car without the comfort of a cooling system.
A ‘joyless’ life is that frustrating!
Without Joy, the Christian is both powerless and helpless; besides Divine interventions are rare. However, Joy is synonymous to victory.
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
Isa 12:3 (KJV)
God is a joyful God: Joy emanates from His presence.
Would you like to experience and express the real Joy that accompanies salvation? It starts by building some regular quality time with the Lord into your busy routine: time for fellowshipping with Him and learning at His feet.
Lord, as I fellowship with You daily from today, please cause my heart to experience the deep joy that comes only from Your presence – and the great benefits and pleasures of Your right hand thereafter. Amen.
Funmi Adebayo © 2015