Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Joy of the Lord is Your Strength
Joy of the Lord is my Strength
My niece and I had been
clearing out her very sick mother’s mobile, (my sister) taking many van loads to
the Salvation Army and food and women’s clothing to our local Hope Center. Lastly three van loads of garbage were hauled to the
community garbage and we were both exhausted. We had only made a dent and next week we would begin again.
Back at the mobile, suddenly
my heart began to pound and shortness of breath hit me hard.I backed into a soft chair and asked my niece
to bring me one of the bottles of water.My strength drained and I told my niece, I think I will leave as this
was enough work for today.My niece
The weakness continued for
several days, and the Lord gave me some instructions along with the Verse, Nehemiah 8:10 “The Joy of the Lord is my Strength.”
You may think this silly, but
God told me to stop certain vitamins and to begin a teaspoon of molasses each
On Sunday, at our Bible Study
our teacher Linda, told us our lesson for today was on Rejoicing.I was amazed how God guided her to bring this
lesson (just for me J)
She was reading from 1 Peter
1 Peter 1:6-7 (NASB) In this you
greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if
necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,so that the
proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is
perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and
glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
The word REJOICE – To exalt, rejoice – to be exceedingly
At all times, we can count on
who Jesus is, but we cannot always depend on others.
Peter was urging the
Believers to rejoice anyway, even though
times were tough.He was exhibiting
genuine Faith in the face of adversity.“When I am weak, He is strong.” Rejoice with Joy unspeakable.
I Peter 1:8Though now you do
not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible
and full of glory,
Psalms 16:7I will bless the Lord, who hath given me
counsel:my reins also instruct me in
the night seasons.
David was bringing the ark
into the Tabernacle and he sang a song of praise.1Chronicles 16:27
“Glory and Honor are in his presence; strength
and gladness are in his place.
Trials are going to happen
every so often – that is just life !Peter says, you have been grieved by trials – We do not rejoice because
you are having problems, however rejoice because God is with you during the
James 1:2-4 encourages us that
trials produce patience!My brethren, count it all
joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you
may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Let God use trouble that Satan
puts on you - - to prove His Word is True.