REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS:
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:
REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS for it is in him your experience in life never ceases. Delight in the promises of what God has provided for all aspect of life here in this earthly realm as well as the eternal realm. When you stop and take a moment, think on the goodness of the Lord, for he gives to each of us his love, mercy and grace. We are on the receiving end of something truly amazing simply because nothing else can fulfill the void or chaos in our lives. So, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4; NJV)
When we decide to embrace the wondrously love Jesus has given, we embrace each other. The real victory occurs when we make the choice to follow the pattern for our lives already designed and in place by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is great power in “choice” and the most beautiful part of it all is that you are the decision maker. God allows us free range in our lives and by being aware of who he is and how his awesome power can direct and redirect, we become true followers of the teachings. Make wise choices and REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS for each victory and battle won.
Let us learn to love each other as Jesus loved us by laying aside our differences, attitudes and lack of respect for one another, learn the art of compassion, empathy and sharing; all blessings flow from our hearts to one another. Scripture encourages us this way: “…put on love, which is the bond of perfection and let the peace of God rule in your hearts… (Colossians 13:15). Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (17).” REJOICE, REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS.
Rejoice is described as delight, which means there is a certain level of excitement and anticipation of how God moves about and shadow our lives. It takes willingness to humble yourself and learn to rest in the Lord, for he has promised to give you the desires of your heart. We are encouraged through scripture, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immoveable, always abiding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians: 15:56; NKJV). Let us resolve in our hearts and spirit to REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS, for the victory is already won.
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