28-February-2021

Rejoice in The Lord
Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice.
Rejoice, rejoice, and again I say rejoice.
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.
Not a lot of different words in that little chorus but a very good thought.
That is Philippians 4:4.  A little verse in the Bible about standing fast in the Lord.
Stand fast and rejoice for your name is written in the Lambs Book of Life.
This is followed by: “Let your gentleness be known to all people, the Lord is at hand.”
The Bible speaks often about gentleness, kindness, generosity and they are all based on Loving as Jesus loves us.
Where is the verse that says: Be love and everything else will take care of itself?
Seek him and all you need will be yours, that is in there.
Seek you first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and what you need will be provided for you.
Do you believe that?
I know that you want to, but do you?
Maybe each morning we should sing Rejoice in the Lord always followed by Praise God from whom all.
That would be a good start to the day.
What did the Apostle Paul have to rejoice about?
He was in prison.
He had been beaten and imprisoned yet he was rejoicing in the Lord.
We do not have it that bad.
It is amazing to find Paul wanting to rejoice in the Lord while in prison for his belief in the Lord.
Paul repeatedly urged the believers in Philippi to rejoice.
By this imperative Paul reveals to us the source of joy, and he encourages us to respond to this source if joy.
He is recommending a positive metal attitude characterized by optimism and hope amid circumstances that may not be favorable.
The Philippian believers needed this exhortation, and we need it today.
We have something to rejoice over and be glad in.
Jesus desired that his disciples experience the fullness of joy.
He came that we might have joy and that joy might be complete.
The world needs more joy, or something to be joy filled about.
To many people live in defeat and despair because they search for joy and happiness in the wrong places.
Paul did not say for us to rejoice in our health; for it can fail us at any time.
He did not say rejoice in our wealth; for it may not last long. Neither did he say rejoice in your friends; for they might forsake you.
It was not family that Paul said to rejoice in either.
Who can we really rely on?
The Lord God Almighty and His loving Son.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”
Paul encourages us to make a spiritual inventory of that which gives life meaning and purpose.
He urges us to truly value that which is valuable and to find our greatest satisfaction in our relationship with God.
Let us rejoice in the Lord’s person.
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is a moral God.
He is a God of integrity who is characterized by righteousness and dependability.
He never makes a mistake and will never conduct himself in such a way as to disappoint us, for he is a God of holiness and love.
Let us rejoice that he is the kind of God he is.
Let us rejoice in the Lord’s purposes.
All of  God’s purposes toward us are purposes of love, and he deals with us according to his perfect wisdom.
He knows our past, our present, and our future.
No evil is in him and no selfishness is in his purposes toward us.
God’s will is that none of us should perish, but that all of us should experience life in its fullness.
Let us rejoice in the Lord’s promises.
The Bible is a book that contains many promises from the Father God to his children.
We need to discover these promises and respond to them in faith and obedience.
By his promises he uplifts us and enriches us.
The future is as bright as the promises of  God!
Let us rejoice in the Lord’s power.
Our God is no weakling.
He is the creator God and the sustaining Lord.
He provides all good things for us.
In his strength we can resist evil and can become what he wants us to be and achieve what he wants us to do.
Let us rejoice in God’s inexhaustible spiritual power, which is available to all who seek and serve him.
Let us rejoice in the Lord’s abiding presence.
Our Lord promised his disciples that he would be with them at all times, in all circumstances, to the very end of the age.
He is the God who has promised never to leave us or forsake us.
It is impossible for us to drift beyond the range of his loving care.
Let us rejoice in the Lord’s provisions.
God has provided for the forgiveness of all our sins in the past, and he provides for our deepest needs in the present.
Further, he promises to provide a home at the end of the way.
Many things in life can cause us to become downcast, disappointed, and discouraged.
We must beware lest we search for happiness and joy in the wrong places.
When the Lord is the basis for our hopes for the future, we will find the source of unending joy.
Paul said, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”
As you rejoice in the Lord, you will find life to be more meaningful.
And you will find life to be more productive as you seek to minister to others.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way.
To be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey.
Trust, obey, seek and we will have, Joy overflowing.
For all our real needs will be met by the Lord God Almighty, through His Son and Spirit.
So let it be known, so let it be lived!



 

 

 

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