Saturday, November 16, 2013

Joy Unspeakable

Nehemiah 8:10 "...for the joy of the LORD is your strength."

As we roll upon the holidays again, and this is my last blog for this year, let me touch on the joy that belongs to a child of God each day, and why this season is a great time to reflect.

Scripture says the joy. What joy? Knowing Jesus as Savior and Friend and the revelation of the Mighty God in Jesus. He's the you can and should go to every day. Now, that's real joy! And that joy of the Lord becomes your strength. Having the Holy Ghost is joy unspeakable and full of glory.

As we come into this time of year, we reflect back to the time that the joy was born in a manger. He grew, and did great works, was rejected, died on a cross, and rose on that Easter morning. He gave and is still giving out the gift of the Holy Ghost so we would know that the joy lives inside of us. We have been given power to overcome the obstacles of life, and the joy of the Lord even in the worst day.

As we sit down at Thanksgiving with family and friends, remember our lives are not perfect; but we are blessed of God. And while shopping for the perfect gift this season, remember that one true gift was found lying in a manger.

Some folks search their entire life looking for some joy. Most look high and low not realizing the joy is right before their eyes. Repent, be baptized in Jesus Name, and receiving the Holy Ghost; that joy will come flowing in like a river of living water. It is the joy that will become your strength.

In Matthew 2:2, the wise man asked, "Where is he that is born King of the Jews?" Reflect on where God has brought you from and what He has given you. And as folks start looking for Jesus this season, show them the real joy. Tell them you are a child of the King. Let them see that the joy of the Lord is your strength.

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