ENJOYING THE TRIP
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
“Jesus paid too high a price for our freedom for us to be bound.” – Mark Hankins
Several years ago, Trina and I took our children to Disney World in Florida. It was quite an expensive trip for our family. I thought it was funny when I saw a mother scolding and correcting her little boy who had been whining and complaining. The mother grabbed him firmly by the arm and said, “I brought you here to have a good time, and you’re going to have a good time!” She said, “I paid too much for this trip for you to be grouchy and complaining. It has taken too long to get here for you to ruin it with your whining!”
Now I can imagine our Father God having a similar problem with some of His children. I can hear Him saying, “I brought you here to have a good time — now you are going to have a good time!” The price of our freedom was the precious blood of Jesus. We are blessed in Christ. It is time to enjoy our victory in Christ! It is time to enjoy our redemption!
Confession: The joy of the Lord is my strength! I will rejoice in the Lord always! This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it! (Nehemiah 8:10; Philippians 4:4; Psalm 118:24)