Have you had your OUTRAGEOUS and CONTAGIOUS JOY JUICE today? If so, you are bursting forth with His love and joy!
When your heart is full of joy, there’s no room for much else….except love and gratitude! When you are overflowing with the JOY of the LORD, you don’t have time (nor desire) to grumble and complain. I’m pretty sure that’s where Paul was coming from when he wrote in Philippians 2:14-15:
“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.”
How often do we find ourselves grumbling? Fussing about insignificant things that really don’t matter that much! And then, there big, aggravating interruptions that really make us want to complain! Even then, we should realize that we are saying that God isn’t handling our affairs very well. We are showing a lack of trust in Him.
Instead of complaining about the weather or someone who has irritated us; rather than questioning why a certain situation was allowed to happen ….let’s understand that nothing catches God by surprise and more importantly…..He loves us! “It’s impossible to keep an eye out for God’s blessings while harboring a complaining spirit. When we grumble and complain, we’re blocking our expectation of good things”…and we’ll probably miss seeing them when they do come!
In order to be an outrageously JOYful Christian with a contagious spirit of love for the Lord, remember, let’s “do everything without complaining…..so that (we) will SHINE like stars in the universe!
Let's join together in prayer that we will find the joy in this new day and RADIATE His love into the lives of others.