Zephaniah 3:16-18 (Living Bible), Psalm 100:1-2
announcement to Jerusalem will be, ďCheer up, donít be afraid. For the
Lord your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty Savior. He
will give you victory. He will rejoice over you with great gladness; he
will love you and not accuse you.Ē Is that a joyous choir I hear? No, it
is the Lord himself exulting over you in happy song. *Make a joyful
noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come
before his presence with singing.
is a very wonderful thing and God wants you to have it. God has joy. He
is always joyful and He wants you to be joyful too. Do you realise that
just like our text above says, God is always rejoicing over you? Think
about it for a moment. If God is always rejoicing over you, then there
is no reason why you should not rejoice and be glad at all times. There
are things that God sees and knows about you that is causing Him to
rejoice over you. There are things that God has already made possible
and available for you in Christ that are making Him glad and joyful over
you. I pray for you that you will always have the joy of the Lord. The
joy of the Lord is the same joy that God has. I pray that God will fill
your heart with His precious love, thoughts, plans, promises and
provisions that He has available for you.
You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
peculiar people, called to show forth Godís praises, 1Pet.2:9. He has
given you all that pertains to life and godliness and He has given you
His great and precious promises, so that you can partake of His divine
nature, 2Pet.1:3-4. You are blessed and lifted. You are loved and
special in Godís sight. You are Godís precious child. Whatever you may
be going through that is not the will of God for your life is temporal.
Donít allow it to affect your joy and vision, 2Cor.4:17-18. Donít allow
it affect how you serve God. Serve God with joy and gladness of heart.
Your God reigns, Isa.52:7b. Your redeemer lives, Job 19:25. It is well
with you, Isa.3:10. Rejoice in the Lord. Be strong in the Lord and in
the power of His might. Walk by faith and not by sight. You will come
out better on the other side. You will testify!
PRAYER: Dear Lord, I rejoice in Your great love, thoughts, plans,
promises and provisions for me. I am blessed and lifted today!