Saturday, January 31, 2015

Every Reason to Rejoice!




Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice (Philippians 4:4).


Hey, how are you this morning? How are things going for you?

Going well? Glad to hear it. Rejoice!

Not going so well? Rejoice!

Really?

Well, God didn't say, "Okay. So you only need to rejoice when the sun is shining and everything in your life is all rosy."

He says, "Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice."


You might be thinking, "Hmm... that's easy for you to say. I don't have anything to rejoice about."

Really?

If you know Christ as your Savior you have plenty to rejoice about. 


  • Rejoice in the love of God for you. 
  • Rejoice in His great mercy poured out on your life.
  • Rejoice in His promise of eternal life.
  • Rejoice is the knowledge that He sees, He knows and He cares. 
  • Rejoice in the security that you belong to Him and He will never let you go.
  • Rejoice in His still small voice that brings peace and assurance to your heart. 


We could go on and on, listing all the spiritual blessings that are ours in Christ. We've been chosen, adopted, redeemed, forgiven, made alive, saved, brought near, and made a part of His body. (See Ephesians 1&2). 

No matter what your eyes may see in front of you, you know who lives within you. Sometimes you may feel defeated, but you know Who has already won the victory! There are days when you might feel you don't have the strength to keep going, but you have access to the Source of all strength. 

God, the all-powerful Creator of the universe has promised to hold your hand, never leave you, to go before you and to be your rear guard (Isaiah 41:13, Hebrews 13:5, Deuteronomy 9:3, Isaiah 52:12). He's got you back, He's there with you and He's leading the way!

You have every reason to rejoice! 

I have every reason to rejoice! 

We have every reason to rejoice!


Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice (Philippians 4:4).