Wednesday, February 13, 2008

REJOICE!

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!

3 comments:

Donna said...

That's beautiful!! And very true..It just makes for a whole lot of Happiness!! hugs to you sweetie!

Sandi McBride said...

Well, that is my devotional for today! I think we all forget that when things are going well, they're going well for a reason, but when things are going badly, we all look to Heaven and first ask why, then ask for help...I try to remember to say Thank You, but I'm human, some days I forget. Of course since I awakened feeling so well today, I remembered...loved this post Joan...
hugs
Sandi

justabeachkat said...

What a great post Joan and I loved the photo you used.

Happy Valentine's sweet friend!
Hugs!
Kat