Possessing Joy On The Inside

There are two kinds of people in the world.  One person wakes up and says “Good morning Lord.”  The other type of person says “Oh Lord, it’s morning!”  Every day that you wake up is a good day, and it is a day that the Lord has made and you should be glad and rejoice in it!  No one should take for granted that they are alive today.  No one has been promised tomorrow, and that is why you should make the most of today.  It doesn’t matter what your circumstances might be, if you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you have much to be thankful for.  Many things that you will experience in your life will not be of your choosing; they will just happen.  Having joy is one thing in your life that is under your control and it must come from the inside out.

Life is often challenging at best, but Believers have the spirit of God within them.  Therefore, you must learn how to be content in whatever state you find yourself in.  Contentment depends on your relationship with your heavenly Father and nothing else.  Life is full of changes; people change, you could change your career, move to another state or change jobs but for a certainty, the one thing that will never change is that Jesus will never leave nor forsake you.  The goal is to not let your circumstances control you, but you should always be in control of your circumstances.  Knowing that you are in the hands of God gives you the advantage you need to succeed in life because God is the strength of your life.

Psalm 16:11 says that “in your presence there is fullness of joy.”  Commit every day to the Lord and invite Him to be involved in whatever you do and you will experience the joy that the Bible talks about.  When your heart becomes over-whelmed, go to the rock that is higher than you are; go to the rock that is above your problems.  “The name of the Lord is a strong tower and the righteous run to it and are safe.”  (Proverbs 18:10).  The joy that God gives to His children are to be enjoyed by His children and no one can take it away.  Walk in the spirit and let the joy that is within you change you and change those around you.