Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: (1 Pet. 1:8 KJV)
Joy is a gemstone of heaven in our hearts here on the earth. Humanity has not yet found a means of successfully fabricating joy in this world. It seems to always slip between our fingers. We can purchase momentary moments of a transient burst of happiness, but it soon passes away as smoke in the air.
1 Peter 1:8 above says “joy unspeakable and full of glory” results when we put our faith in Christ. Faith initiates the joy download into our hearts! The Lord knows that true joy is not a function of material things or our circumstances. Nevertheless, He also knows that our “joy is full” when our physical needs are met. He said “ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” (Jn. 16:24 KJV). There is increasing sorrow and depression in the hearts of people today. Your faith in Christ gives you access to overflowing joy from heaven. Rejoice in the Lord!
Take a moment and give your mind entirely to the Word above. Ponder on the Word. Are you joyful or typically “low key” or even depressed?
Thank God for the seed of Joy in your life. Ask the Holy Spirit right now to help you activate joy at all times.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
If you have faith in Christ, then “joy unspeakable and full of glory” is yours. This is called the “joy of the Lord”. It is independent of any outward circumstances. You respond to this joy in faith. Rejoicing is reacting to the seed of joy. There is none of us who will naturally rejoice in the midst of a financial or health crisis. This is just natural. You are not natural, but supernatural. Joy is not natural, but comes from above. One of the greatest manifestations of our faith is rejoicing in the Lord in the midst of a crisis or when there is no natural reason to be joyful. This joy unleashes the Spirit to change the natural circumstances to make your joy full! Can you believe? Release your faith and rejoice in the Lord!
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