Rhapsody of Realities 20 September 2023: It’s a Life of Joy
SCRIPTURE: 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 Peter 1:8).
Our spirit-filled life is one of indescribable joy, irrespective of circumstances. The Word declares, “The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17).
It’s one of the reasons God tells us to be constantly filled with the Spirit: “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). Imagine fi every member of the church is filled with the Spirit, and not with doubt and fear. Then you’d understand what true Christianity is; it’s a life of joy.
Imagine everyone coming into the church meetings singing and praising God with joy and carrying that same atmosphere everywhere. That’s how it ought to be. When you’re filled with the Spirit, your joy overflows.
The Bible says the joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Your spirit will continually be energized for victory and success when you’re full of joy. Joy is an elixir. Moreover, the Bible says in Isaiah 12:3, “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”
So, in spite of the things happening in the world today, be full of joy every day, and express it in theliberty of the spirit.
CONFESSION: Dear Father, thank you for the blessing of being continually filled with the Spirit for an all-day, all-time life of victory and dominion! I’m forever joyful, jubilant, triumphant and delighted in the Spirit for a life of peace and joy in the Holy Ghost! To you be all glory and dominion forever, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Psalm 5:11 – But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing andshout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.
Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!
1 Thessalonians 5:16 – Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Galatians 4:21- 5:1-15 & Isaiah 3-5
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 23:44-56 & 2 Samuel 13-14
Thank you for studying today’s Rhapsody of Realities – It’s a Life of Joy – written by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
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