During college, I had an intimidating appointment with the provost of the Christian university which I attended. I requested to change my major, and this learned man wanted to talk with me concerning my decision. When I reached his office, the secretary escorted me into a private area and informed me that he would be with me shortly.
As I looked around, I saw certificates and diplomas from some of the most celebrated institutions of higher learning of the day. However, the picture that touched me in the deepest part of my heart was a picture of Jesus with His head thrown back in laughter. Underneath this picture was the scripture, “Your God rejoices over you!”
Joy is one of the attributes of God Himself and is an intrinsic part of the character of God. What is it that fills God with joy? You are what fills the God of the universe with joy! God loves you so dearly that He sings over you!
Will you enter into His Kingdom of joy today? Will you live and dwell in the Kingdom of Joy while you are yet on planet earth? While your feet are on earthly soil and you breath the atmosphere of a fallen world, you must understand that you are living in the most joyful Kingdom of all … the Kingdom of the One Who rejoices over you!
1- Every day is Thanksgiving in the Kingdom of joy! Make an entry of the three things for which you are thankful. Share those things with the hashtag #beatdepression!
2- Pray for a person in your life who has hurt you. Pray for heaven’s blessing to invade this person’s life.
I declare that I live in the Kingdom of joy and will join in the celebration of that Kingdom! I will bask in the promise that my Father rejoices over me.
“Jesus, let the joy of Your Kingdom wash over my life. Let me hear the song of the Father as He sings over me today. Amen.”