Let’s Celebrate

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Let’s Celebrate because our strength comes from rejoicing in The Lord. {Nehemiah 8 verse 10}.

Christians have ample reasons for enjoying life, as James hints when he urges us to sing songs of praise with those who are happy. {James 5 verse 13}

The apostle Paul tells us twice to rejoice in The Lord. Philippians 3 verse 1:

“Finally, my brother {and sisters}, rejoice in The Lord.”

Philippians 4 verse 4: “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.”

Proverbs 17 verse 22: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones”.

Where does Joy, for a joyful heart come from, firstly from responsibility of all the Gifts we have been given.

Matthew 25 verse 21: “Well done good and faithful servant”. Share your master’s Joy.

Responsibility may cause us trouble, in our applying it, but even through this we can obtain Joy. James 1 verse 2: “Consider it a great Joy my brother {sister} whenever you experience various trails”.

Hebrews 12 verse 2; This verse is speaking about the Joy for the journey. Jesus {Our Lord and Our Friend} who is our only example, endured the cross, for He saw the Joy that would be achieved from it. He didn’t have to do it, but He did it fro us, for our freedom, and after He had completed the task, He went back and sat down on His throne in heaven.

We can than understand His statement, “It is finished”. His example leads us to see the Joy for the journey is focusing on the Goal, our eternal purpose with God.

Everything for our Journey has been provided for us, Galatians 5 verse 22: speaks about the fruits of The Spirit. One of the Fruits is Joy.

Our journey is in the world, but as apart of a different Kingdom, Romans 14 verse 17.

Joy is apart of our life’s journey. Joy is a fruit, and if we have enough of the fruit of Joy in our lives, we can squeeze it in times of need to bring joyfulness to our heart, as a remedy or a medicine for that time of need.

We have much to Celebrate when we look what The Lord has done for us.

The Joy Our Lord and Our Friend brings, gives us, and provides for us, is more than enough for us to be good medicine for us all, going through difficult times.

God Bless.

O F J.

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