THE JOY OF THE LORD


THE JOY OF THE LORD

Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV) Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our LORD. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Many times in our lives we do not feel too joyful, but here the scripture says that the joy of the Lord is our strength.  When you feel like you have no joy in your heart, lean on Him and let His joy overflow you.   His joy will carry you no matter what is going on in your life.  You can have all the powers of hell raising their ugly head at you, and yet still have a smile on your face and joy in your heart.

I think of the Apostle Paul who had so many tribulations come against him, yet in the book of Philippians he talks over and over about joy.  Let us look at a few of these verses:

Philippians 1:4, “Always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.”

Philippians 1:25, “And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith.”

Philippians 2:2, “Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.”

Philippians 4:1, “Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.”

Remember, joy is a fruit, and like any fruit, you have to work with it until it matures, and then you can go ahead and eat it.  So today, let the joy of the Lord be your strength.  Rejoice in Him with all your heart!

Confession: Today, I abide in Him, and I know that He abides in me.  My Father is joy, so I know that His joy is developing within me.  I will let His joy flow through me no matter what comes my way.  The joy of the Lord is my strength!

Today’s Bible Reading

Jeremiah 2:31 – 4:18

Colossians 1:1-17

Psalms 76

Proverbs 24:21-22

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Jeremiah 7:30-34, Jeremiah 8, Jeremiah 9:1-16

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Colossians 1:1-23

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 116:12-19

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Jeremiah 7:30-34, Jeremiah 8, Jeremiah 9:1-16

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Colossians 1:1-23

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 116:12-19