Category Archives: Joy

Surplus

Matt.7:7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

God specializes in surplus and this is consistent with scriptures. Read the rest of this entry

Color Catcher

Matt.11:28 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Shepherds are to sheep what the goatherd is to goats. Have you ever seen a goatherd? I saw one once when I was serving in Northern Nigeria. That day, we were evangelizing from village to village, Read the rest of this entry

Big Picture

Isa.43:10 “…There is no other God— there never has been, and there never will be. 11 I, yes I, am the Lord, and there is no other Savior… 13 From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.” [with emphasis].

Have you tried playing chess with an eight-year-old? There was this eight-year-old girl that had won chess tournaments for her school. Read the rest of this entry

The Way

Heb.12:2 “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne” [with emphasis].

Do you want to sit in the place of honour God has for you and your destiny? If your answer is yes, then you must keep your eyes on the joy while you go through the pain. It is not about the pain, it is about the joy. Read the rest of this entry

Good News!

Isa.9:6 (KJV) “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

 

Christmas is very unique for several reasons and I will explain why. The Christmas season is very unique because it is the season we have chosen to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Joy vs. Happiness

James 1:2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

 

Nobody enjoys trials, not even Jesus. Jesus did not like the cross and He is the Son of God. Jesus told everyone that the cross was the purpose for which He had come but when He was faced with the cross, He ran to the Father. “Lord, if it is Your will make this cup pass over me”. Read the rest of this entry

Pure Joy II

James 1:2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance” [with emphasis].

 

It appears that man’s perception of joy is very different from God’s reality. Yesterday, we learnt that there is joy and there is pure joy. God says we should consider it pure joy when we face trials of different kinds. And that does not really line up with our idea of what happiness is. Read the rest of this entry

Pure Joy I

Ps. 16:11 (VOICE) “Instead, You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life.  As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending, and I know true joy and contentment.”

 

The joy that is in the Kingdom is in the Holy Spirit and in walking with God. It is as we get into God and into our relationship with Him that we get into His life and experience His joy. Like it is stated in today’s Scripture reference, as you walk with God, the pleasures in your life will be unending. Read the rest of this entry

The Holy Spirit

Rom. 14:17 (KJV) “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost”.

 

This Scripture gives us a clue into the source of joy. There are people that cannot get excited unless they take a substance. But after the substance wears out, they are back to being sober and sorrowful. But you and I have the Holy Ghost constantly with us so we are on a constant high. Read the rest of this entry

Say Amen!

Isa. 55:12 (NKJV) “For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands

 

Everybody can say there is a casting down but you will go out in joy – believe me! You have to receive it. Again I declare over you, everybody can be saying that things are hard but you will be led forth in peace, in Jesus Name. Read the rest of this entry