Todays reading is centered on the Sabbath day and resting our souls. I doubt that those living in NYC and Long Island actually take their rest day to ready their souls. It’s a hard thing to do unless you are … Continue reading
July 2 2017
feel or show great joy or delight.
Archaic: cause joy to.
transitive verb :to give joy to: Gladden
intransitive verb : to feel joy or great delight
REJOICE. to experience joy and gladness in a high degree; to be exhilarated with lively and pleasurable sensations; to exult.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29
I will rejoice in thy salvation. Psalm 9
To make joyful; to gladden; to animate with lively pleasurable sensations; to exhilarate.
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father. Proverbs 29
- the act of expressing joy and gladness.
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacle of the righteous. Psalm 118
- The subject of joy.
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart. Psalm 119
- The experience of joy. Galatians chapter 6
Rejoic’ingly, adv with joy or exultation
[exultation. NOUN. a feeling of triumphant elation or jubilation; rejoicing:]
Commentary from July 2nd, “sorrow is of the devil…”
He that gives to the poor gives to Him(God). This is scripture based,
Psalm 5:11 Be joyful because the Lord is always with us and looking out for us.
How to Get Joy Back When It’s Gone?
- Get or take all that is bothering you and give it to God. Leave it with Him. Do not take it back. Leave it with Him. Proverbs 3:5-6
- Listen to music that will cause you to rejoice and dance.
- Spend time in the presence of God. Which, to me personally, means to pray (not just for a minute or two, but to really pray, let my heart loose with the Lord), to sing praises to His name, to be happy in Him or become happy in Him, to dance to music that lifts God up. Music that lifts God up in praise is not music that talks about me or you, it talk about God and how awesome He is, how awesome His works are, how wonderful and beautiful are the works of His hands.
today’s devotional July 7th 2017 Our Daily Bread Phillipians 3:1-11 Good morning readers! Todays devotional had an interesting start. The author and her brother grew up in Jamaica. Which is the culture I grew up in while living in America. Anyway, … Continue reading
This thing of going first is risky at times.
It is going first with risk of what you give not being seen or accepted.
Going first comes with the risk of being vulnerable.
Going first is not easy for some of us.
It requires us to be, what some would say, mature.
Going first is loving first.
Pushing past the hurt of what another person said or did and still choosing to love them. Loving them because you and I, we know it is right and we know it is what Abba requires of us.
From experience I can admit that going first is certainly hard. I thought that the more I went first the easier it would become, but I’m finding out now that is not how it works. So now, I consider my flesh dying. My flesh, the past of me that is selfish, that only thinks about myself, that cares little about others, that hates other people. Galatians chapter 5 gives a greater description of the flesh and also of the Holy spirit.
Todays devotional talks about going first, loving first. God, Abba, heavenly Father, Jehovah loved His creation first. He loves us first at all times.
This morning I realized He loves me more than my fiancé does. I see that my fiancé loves me, but by events I now see that my soon to be husbands love for me is not greater than God’s love for me. God’s love for me is something I can be content in and content with. It is a journey for me to say something like this, because I know how important it is to keep God first in my heart and by my actions.
When I have children, I will have to love them first.
After loving God and after loving my husband – as is taught by the Lord knows who, because I don’t know where or who it came from.
Some of us know the story about Joseph in the old testament of the Bible. Each of us have had many reactions to what happened to Joseph. The thing I appreciate about Joseph’s life is that God kept him, … Continue reading
Todays Our Daily Bread devotional ends with this question: “What are you thankful for?” I’m thankful to have gotten more sleep than the night before because I woke up at 2AM yesterday for reasons I won’t share. I am alive! … Continue reading