“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”
“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.”
The scriptures command the believer to rejoice always Php. 4:4. This means the tendency of the believer’s situation will ordinarily suggest the contrary. God then gives the instruction to help the believer with the right attitude that will enable him make the most of his life. The scriptures make us to understand that joy and rejoicing will secure God’s manifest presence, and this is the secret for sweat-less and all-round breakthrough in life Psa. 16:11; Psa. 114:1-8. Joy is not a gift that is imparted, but a virtue that is cultivated Gal. 5:22-2. This means being joyful is individual’s responsibility.
Scriptural understanding that empowers the believer for joy and rejoicing.
God’s presence is the believer’s guarantee for fulfillment in life Exo. 33:14. Despite the great things that he has done, Moses knew this and refused to do anything without God’s presence Exo. 33:15. The scriptures show us the joy will result in praise, and praise will secure God’s presence Jms. 5:13; Psa. 22:3.
There is nothing more frustrating in life than to put in efforts with no result to show for it. This is what is referred to as unfruitfulness. The scriptures make us to understand that joy and rejoicing empowers believer’s effort to deliver expected results and outcome Psa. 67:5-7; Joel 1:11-12.
Naturally, a man will measure his progress by how he is fairing in comparison with others. The scriptures says this is foolishness, which will result in failure 2Cor. 10;12; Mat. 7:26-27. Comparing oneself to another will produce wrong judgment because, we are running a difference race as individuals Heb, 12:2. Therefore, there is no basis for comparison.
Jesus is Lord!
Father, in the name of Jesus, I cast off everything that make for a downcast spirit in my life, and I receive the help of the Holy Spirit for joyfulness and rejoicing Php. 4:4.
Look closely at the situation, you will find one reason to be excited in it.
Grace to keep your head raise no matter the situation is released now!
I decree joy and gladness becomes your identity from today!