JOY NEUTRALIZES PRESSURE
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God. (Acts 16:25)
“If you allow pressure to push you out of position, you’ll miss your miracle.” – Mark Hankins
The Apostle Paul had the Jews, the Gentiles, and the Romans putting pressure on him. During one of the most difficult hours of his life, he began singing praises to God.
The devil can put pressure on you and get you into a corner, but as long as he can’t shut your mouth, you can overcome. Oral Roberts said, “Everyday there’s a miracle coming to you or passing you by.” That means if you allow pressure to push you out of your position, you’ll miss your miracle.
When you start counting it all joy, it neutralizes the pressure. That is a challenge, but rejoicing is a choice you make that will strengthen you so that your faith and patience will hold you steady. “Is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow and don’t try to squirm out of your problems.” (James 1:2-4 | TLB)
Confession: When my patience is in full bloom, I will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete. (James 1:4 | TLB)