REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS! PHILIPPIANS 4.4
This was the message for the day from my little devotional called Hope for Each Day by Billy Graham.
This is what it goes on to say: when our hearts are surrendered totally to the will of God, then we delight in seeing Him use us in any way He pleases. Our plans and desires begin to agree with His, and we accept His direction in our lives. Our sense of joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment in life increases, no matter what the circumstances, if we are in the center of God's will.
The Christian life is a joyful life. Christianity was never meant to be something to make people miserable. The ministry of Jesus was one of joy. The Bible teaches that a life of inward peace and outward victory is a Christian birthright. It also goes on to say this, will others see the joy of Christ in your life today?
This really spoke to me because I tend to focus on things that keep me out of that joy instead of focusing on my joy in the Lord. Here's hoping you have a joyful day!