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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Rejoice Always!

Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Rejoice always, no matter what you’re facing today!

We are familiar with the Bible verse in Philippians 4:4 that tells us to “Rejoice in the Lord always; and, again, I say, rejoice.” 1 Thess. 5:16-18 says: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” We “get” that! It’s a good thing to have the “joy of the Lord”.  But while that concept is easy to remember, it’s not always easy to live out, is it?

Can we always rejoice in ALL circumstances?

·         REJOICE on those days when everything that could go wrong, does go wrong?
·         REJOICE on those boring, dull, mundane days of daily routine?
·         REJOICE when we are exhausted from running and racing with work, family,  church & civic obligations?
·         REJOICE when it seems God is not answering our prayers for our deepest heart’s desires?
·         REJOICE when the unexpected happens…like loss of a job; a broken relationship; sickness; death of a loved one.

HOW do we rejoice at those times?   WE CAN’T in our own strength; but God can strengthen us and give us HIS joy.

             In John 1:16…the New Living Translation puts it like this:    
“From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.”
           Let’s look for those gracious blessings today and REJOICE ALWAYS!

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