Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. (New Living Translation)
Are you sharing your joy?
Because you understand your faith in Jesus gives you grace; you are powerful. Grace is not only unmerited favor, but it is also God’s supernatural empowerment. He called you, anointed you, and equipped you.
1 Corinthians 15:10 Today I am who I am because of God’s grace, and I have made sure that the grace He offered me has not been wasted. I have worked harder, longer, and smarter than all the rest; but I realize it is not me—it is God’s grace with me that has made the difference. (The Voice TVT)
Therefore, you can do what God ordained for you to do.
Philippians 4:12-13 I know how to get along and live humbly [in difficult times], and I also know how to enjoy abundance and live in prosperity. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret [of facing life], whether well-fed or going hungry, whether having an abundance or being in need. 13 I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength (gives me grace) and confident peace.] (Amplified Bible AMP, edited)
Doesn’t this truth fill you with joy? It should and you should want to tell someone about it.
Psalm 34:3,8 Join me, everyone! Let’s praise the Lord together. Let’s make him famous! Let’s make his name glorious to all. 8 Drink deeply of the pleasures of this God. Experience for yourself the joyous mercies he gives to all who turn to hide themselves in him. (The Passion Translation TPT)
“Joy is not an occasional happy feeling; we are positioned there, in an immovable, unthreatened union!” (Francois Du Toit, author of the Mirror Bible)
The joy you feel, because of God’s grace, never goes away. It fuels your hope and strengthens your resolve as you wait for Christ’s return.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I have joy unspeakable and full of glory. I thank You for it. Each day that I live, You give me joy I don’t deserve. Your joy preserves me and sustains me in the time of trial and testing. It brings me excitement as I anticipate the return of Jesus. Just like Your comfort and Your peace, Your joy is always there. Sometimes I allow the difficult circumstances in my life to overshadow my joy and I repent. It just lets me know I need to talk about You more. Talking about You and Your goodness brings me into Your presence. Being in Your presence brings me back to the center of my joy, and that is You. I thank You…