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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Be Filled with Joy and Peace in Believing

Have you had your Joy Juice today?  I believe it’s a good habit to drink in the Joy of the Lord consistently.

 Romans 15:13 (ESV) says: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

Did you hear the words “with all JOY and peace in BELIEVING”?   Joy and peace are gifts that God gives us when we believe in Him and His Kingdom. Joy and peace in our hearts promote a cheerful unity with other believers. Matthew Henry’s commentary explains: “How desirable this joy and peace are: they are filling. Carnal joy puffs up the soul, but cannot fill it; therefore in laughter the heart is sad. True, heavenly, spiritual joy is filling to the soul; (it has a satisfaction in it, answerable to the soul’s vast and just desires. Thus does God satiate and replenish the weary soul.” 

Our God is a God of hope…but that is only meaningful to us when we allow Him to have control of our lives because of our belief in Him. When we whole-heartedly believe in His sovereignty, we will experience that joy and peace mentioned in scripture. Until we personally experience it, we cannot understand it….and even when you experience it, words are never adequate enough to describe it!  

 May the God of hope fill YOU will all joy and peace in believing………”

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