Daily Delight

Thursday, January 29, 2015

{"Be joyful always." -1 Thessalonians 5:16}

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16, we find a command to be joyful always. Not just today, or tomorrow, but throughout every second of every day of our lives. And ladies, when God commanded this He did not stutter. When we choose to live our lives through the expression of joy, we also surrender to the activity of God in our lives, for He is the Joy of all joys. Joy is powerful + transforming when we allow ourselves to be consumed by it. Joy guides us in our evangelistic role in God's mission for the world, and, because joy also has a contagious aspect to it, it also extends the invitation to others to jump into the Story of which God has called us all to live. 

Think of some of the times in your life where you have been the most joyful. When you are truly consumed by the joy God has created for His children, joy becomes an everyday experience + plays an even larger role in your life. The things in the world that make you happy are not enough. Joy was made just for you. Choose to "shine like the sun in the kingdom of the Father," {Matthew 13:43}. May the Creator of joy always be the one, true source of the joy that lies in your heart. 

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