Be Joyful

Psalm 118

“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!”    John 15:11

This central idea of this portion from Scripture is that Jesus tells His disciples that they are not the ones who chose Him, but that He is the one who chose them. We didn’t chose God either, but God, in His infinite grace, chose us by making us an offer borne out of His love. The importance of this verse lies in the fact that we can use it to make a list of things we have been chosen and called for. In the first instance, we are chosen to be joyful. No matter how steep and difficult Christ’s road might be, both in journey and purpose, it will always be a joyful road. there is always joy in knowing that you are doing the right thing. If we have sidestepped some duty or another, and then go back and do what had to be done, we experience special joy. 

Christians are cheerful people who live by the words in Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again Rejoice. A heavy-heart Christian is a contradiction and nothing in the entire history of Christianity has done more harm than the negative connotations of black clothes and long faces. It is in this that the secret of their joy lives. How it is possible to be unhappy if you walk the road of a life of Christ. 

Prayer: I praise and thank you, Lord Jesus, that You brought joy into my life.  Amen

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

 

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