Saturday, June 21, 2008
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1
The Lord our God brings great joy. My soul cries out to Him with Joy.
The Lord is the center of my joy. How glad I am to serve the Living God, the God and Father of my Redeemer, my Savior. I can not find joy except in My Lord. He has done great things for me. What ever we stand in need of God provides. He alone knows what is right for us. He alone shows us the correct path. God is our guide, leading us into His Holy presence, His good purpose for our life.
Life may bring stress, pressures, calamity, troubles and tribulations. We may make mistakes and we often don’t live up to our own expectations much less the Lords’. Even in our messed up crazy life God still give joy. Why my soul are you cast down, why my soul do you ache, you have forgotten the joy of the Lord but glory to His name He has not forgotten you. Praise the Lord O my soul and forget not His benefits.
Today is a day of thanksgiving, a day of rejoicing, today is a good day because no matter what comes good or bad we have the joy of the Lord on our side.
Let not sorrows, past errors or the world bring you down today cast it all upon the Lord. Trust in Him, rejoice in him, up lift Him with your trust, your gratitude and your love.
Today is a day of joy; know there is no situation or circumstance the Lord can’t handle. You have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the Lord his very self is walking with you, talking to you, fellowshipping with you, calling you to spend this day with Him. Have joy, be joyful, and give joy; the Savior sets at the right hand of God advocating for you. Rejoice! The joy of the Lord is your salvation.
Commit to bring joy to the Lord today.
1-Let today be a day of sacrifice. Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, Psalm (50:14)
2-Offer prayers of thanksgiving to God. Go boldly to the throne of grace not for asking but for giving. “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.”
3-Praise His Holy Name; The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior! (2 Samuel 22:47).
4- Magnify the Lord for His marvelous works in your life; O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. (Psalm 34:3)
5- Love unconditionally Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. Ephesians 5:2
My sisters in Christ our joy comes from the great God of heaven and earth. Let today be a day of celebration, dedicate this day to God, our Father, our Savior, our Rock, our Strength, our Shield, our Provider, our Refuge, our Wonderful Counselor, our Comforter, our Peace, our High Priest, our all and all, our Lord.
“That day they offered great sacrifices, an exuberant celebration because God had filled them with great joy. The women and children raised their happy voices with all the rest. Jerusalem's jubilation was heard far and wide. Nehemiah 12:43
Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.
I'm whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I'm singing your song, High God.
He proved he's on my side; I've thrown my lot in with him. Now I'm jumping for joy, and shouting and singing my thanks to him.
O blessed Father, to you we offer a sacrifice of praise, How great is our God, the Rock of our salvation. Holy God we will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; we will praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.* You O Lord is the joy of our salvation, the center of all our joys. You delight in us and freely offer Yourself, great is thy name and greatly to be phrased. When the righteous see you God in action they'll laugh, they'll sing, they'll laugh and sing for joy.* Great is our joy because we have the great God of heaven and earth as our God. In Jesus mighty and powerful Name we offer this prayer of praise. Amen
(*Psalm 54:6, paraphrased, Psalm 68:3)