Greetings, Loved Ones, on this Wednesday, a glorious new day! Celebrate the joy of life today by being passionate about fulfilling GOD’s plan for you!
Nehemiah 8:10 AMP – “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength and your stronghold.”
Have you ever met people who exude joy…like, even when circumstances arise that we think would downshift their glow, their joyful countenance persists? We want to be around them because they light up the room! Where does that resilient joy come from?
John 15:10-11 AMP – If you keep My commandments and obey My teaching, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. I have told you these things so that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy may be made full and complete and overflowing.
Galatians 5:22-23 AMP – But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Ahhh…the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit who is living and working in us, the second “seed” right after love! So, joy is linked to love, the most important attribute that GOD insists we live in, and joy is described in Nehemiah 8:10 as powerful and stalwart. Joy is the fullness of GOD’s love overflowing in us as we live in obedience to Him.
Joy is a powerhouse seed of the fruit of the Spirit that we should pursue to possess in our lives. If all of the fruit of the Spirit is operating fully in our lives, then we are the people that others recognize and desire to be around…because we exude joy!
Jude 1:24-25 AMP – Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling or falling into sin, and to present you unblemished [blameless and faultless] in the presence of His glory with triumphant joy and unspeakable delight, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and power, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
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Elder Gloria J. Hunter – Visionary/Steward/Servant in Leadership