Monday, September 28, 2009

Rejoice and Be Merry!

When the world is telling you that you can’t have this dream, or that dream here’s what you should do. Be happy and praise the Lord your God, because He is about to give you your heart’s desires. Yes that’s right! This is not a misprint!

When we rejoice and give praise to the Lord, He will move mountains for us! You see, God in His mercy wants His children to be strong in their faith, and to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. This act of faith, tells our Father in heaven that we know and understand that He is in control of our situation, and that we believe that He is about to deliver us to our blessings.

It also sends the devil and his cohorts packing. It is written in Philippians 4:4 NKJV “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” Notice that is says always. We are being told to rejoice always. Not only when things are going right for you, but always. Even, despite the troubles you may have for this will enable the Lord to do His work for you, so that you will have that new car, that promotion, that new job, that baby, that happy marriage, or whatever it is that you’ve been praying for.

Surrender all your troubles to the Lord, and He will come through for you. He wants to see you joyful and happy. He wants you to go through life enjoying the many miracles He has prepared for you. Psalm 68:3 NKJV says “But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.”

God wants us to rejoice exceedingly! Not just a little bit every now and then, but exceedingly! Another word for exceedingly is excessively. That means a lot! Get the picture? God knows something we don’t know, and that is all the wonderful possibilities that He is lining up for us in His grace! If only we could see beyond that curtain, we wouldn’t be able to believe our eyes! We’d be out singing and dancing in the streets!

These possibilities become ours when we surrender to the truth and let our God be the God that is promised to us throughout the Bible. Psalm 118:24 NLT says “This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” We certainly do have a lot to rejoice about, that’s for sure. I bet if you look back on your life, you would see the many blessings He has already given you. Even the things that perhaps seemed like problems to you, eventually all turned out for the best, even though at the time you couldn’t see it.

The Lord knows what is best for His children, and we must trust Him implicitly with our very lives. Psalm 33:21 NKJV says “For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.” Our Lord would love nothing more than to see us all singing and dancing out in the streets right now and giving praise to His holy name!

If you’re a parent reading this, then you would know how happy your heart is when you see your children being joyful! It makes your heart sing with joy! Imagine then, how happy our Father in heaven is when He sees us rejoicing simply because we love Him and trust that He has got everything sorted! It is written in Psalm 33:1 NKJV “Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.” Amen!

All glory goes to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit whom I believe gifted me with these words today.

PS One more thing, a merry heart not only cheers our Father in heaven, it serves to create a buffer around you so that when things seem to go wrong, you are better equipped to walk through your days with a smile on your face and trusting the Lord. Proverbs 15:13 NKJV says “But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.” Praise the Lord! Amen.

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