THE SECRET POWER OF JOY
Even now you are happy with the inexpressible joy that comes from heaven itself. (1 Peter 1:8 | TLB)
“Rejoicing is an act of faith.” –Mark Hankins
One day, the Lord spoke to me very clearly and said, “If you only knew what happens in the spirit when you rejoice, you would rejoice everyday.” When we rejoice, we are acting like sons and daughters of God!
Rejoicing is an act of faith. Remember the words of Paul in Acts 27:25, “Cheer up…I believe God that it shall be as He told me.” When we believe God, we can cheer up! Believing and rejoicing ushers in the glory and goodness of God in our lives.
Rejoicing enables us to make progress in difficult times. Joy is the secret of faith and endurance. James 1:2 says to count it all joy when trouble comes. This must be why Job laughed at destruction and trouble (Job 5:22). Of course some people may think you are a fool, but if you have found joy, you have found the secret of survival and success.
Confession: Even now I am happy with the inexpressible joy that comes from heaven itself! The joy of the Lord is my strength. Just like Job, I laugh at destruction and trouble because I know that joy is the secret of faith and endurance. Ha! Ha! Ha!