When I say “Be Joyful”, I am talking about the joy of the lord. Let the joy of the lord be your strength. There is strength and power in joy. The absence of joy is weakness.
There is a huge difference between joy and happiness. Joy and happiness are wonderful things to experience but are different .
Joy is more constant and it is cultivated internally. It comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are .
On the other hand, happiness is externally triggered and it is based on other people, things, place and events.Joy is important in the life of a believer. No matter what you are going through, let the joy of the lord be planted in you.
Did you know joy is not seasonal? It is a way of life, it is a lifestyle. Joy creates healing and keeps you alive. Joy in you is the presence of God in you. When you have no Joy, there is something missing somewhere in your life.
Joy is more effective than happiness. A happy face exudes youthfulness – Proverbs 17:22. There is no substitute for joy. True joy is a gift from the lord, and you get joy by obeying God’s words – Romans 15:13.
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” – Romans 14:17.
In Psalm 51 : 8,10,12 the Bible explains that Joy is the source of happiness . Joy can’t be found in a place where there is no peace. Joy is part of the fruit of the spirit – Galatians 5:22.
Joy is powerful . The joy of the lord is your strength. When there is Joy in you, you think of positive things to do. When there is Joy in you, there is HOPE.
Finally, that there is joy does not mean there is no sorrow. It is your duty to replace this sorrow with Joy and this is possible with the word of God – John 16:22.
I pray for you…
God will give you an everlasting Joy that no man can tamper with in Jesus name.
Perseverance as a word can also mean endurance, and patience. Perseverance is God’s commandment to every believer, as God promises to unleash His blessings to those who have the spirit to persevere.
Perseverance is one of the seven keys to success. Therefore, to achieve success in your spiritual life and other endeavors, you need to persevere.
A man or woman who has the Spirit of endurance will always win in life, regardless the challenge they are going through.
James 1:2-3 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience”.
God is not interested in the size of your problem, but He is looking at your ability to endure every ugly situation you are going through.
Job is a good example of PERSEVERANCE. He lost everything he had built for years, and was even afflicted with severe sickness yet, he did not give up on God.
I decree that God will come through for you in this trying period.
God is too faithful to preserve you in tough times, only if you put your trust in Him. (Read 1Corinthians 10:13).You are encouraged to fix your eyes on Jesus who is the author and the finisher of our faith. Just forget what out are going through in that marriage, relationship, or in your finances, and fix your gaze on the prize which is Christ’s finished work on the cross of Calvary.
The glory ahead is far better than whatever challenge you have at the moment.Child of God, I see God increasing your capacity on every side. There are blessings for your perseverance.
James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him”.
Whatever you find yourself doing in life, do not be weary. The bible encourages us in Galatians 6:9 that we will reap the fruit of our labor if we did not faint on the way. Endure till the very end.
Sometimes, perseverance is a ” time of waiting”. Our attitude in tough times depends on the result we get.
Romans 5:5 “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us”.
The attitude of perseverance is important in every believer’s life, even as God promised that if we suffer, we shall reign with Him in glory.
Feed yourself with God’s words of promises and remember that God will surely complete the good works He has started in you.I want to assure you that having hope in God can never put you to shame.
Job in all of his suffering said ” For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” (Job 19:25).
I pray for you…
God will complete the good works He has started in your life in Jesus name, amen!
The mind controls the intents of an individual. The mind is said to be the brain box of the body where different thoughts come out from. With this, whatever comes to the mind either benefits or destroys it. Your mind controls the activities of your life. This is in consonance with our text in Proverbs 23:7 which explains that you are what you think; and what you think is what you become.
Text: Revelation 20:11-15 There is strength in judgment. God will bring to judgment the works of men irrespective of race, religion, colour or nationality. He will judge the world with the works of men – Revelation 22:12.