RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Tuesday, May 25th.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17).
According to the Scriptures, there’s a relationship between joy and the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13 says, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
Also, in 1 Thessalonians 1:6, the Bible says, “And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.” And our theme verse says the Kingdom of God is “righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
Although some Christians have received the Holy Spirit, their hearts are full of troubles; they’re worried about many things. They’re worried about their children, their health, business, etc. They just seem to have so many reasons to not be happy.
Someone may say, “With the things happening in my life, I need a change of environment; I need to travel somewhere I can really be happy.” No! Don’t Leave comments on today’s devotional atwww.rhapsodyofrealities.orgFURTHER STUDY:1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN61John 12:1-19 & 2 Kings 16-17Mark 12:35-44 & Numbers 281 Peter 1:7-8; Proverbs 17:22; Nehemiah 8:10look to anything external to give you joy. Joy is one of the fruits of your recreated human spirit. So, it’s in you. Your spirit produces endless joy. It’s called, “…joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8).
True joy and happiness have nothing to do with what’s going on around you. Our joy is independent of circumstances. We’re joyful in adversity. That’s what the Bible says: count it all joy, when you go through diverse tests (James 1:2).
Some thoughts may come to you to dampen your faith, to douse your joy and dampen your spirit; always be quick to discard such thoughts. Be joyful ALWAYS! The Spirit of God does more for and with us in an atmosphere of joy and happiness. So, make up your mind to be joyful, today, and always.
I’ve been brought into the life of unending joy, the joy that comes from the inner man and transcends physical circumstances. My joy is of the Spirit, and independent of circumstances; I’m ever strong and alive, for the joy of the Lord is my strength! Blessed be God!
FURTHER STUDY: || 1 Peter 1:7-8 – That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 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:
|| Proverbs 17:22 – A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
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|| Nehemiah 8:10 – Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN=>John 12:1-19 & 2 Kings 16-17
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN=>Mark 12:35-44 & Numbers 28
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