JOY LIKE A RIVER

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“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.” –Ps. 68:3
The Christian life is a pilgrimage that is full of assurance and expression of boundless joy, even in the face of adversity. Some people choose not to dedicate their lives to God because of the misconception that a soul that aligns himself with God will not be at liberty to have fun. They fail to realize that the greatest joy on earth does not come from the things that are seen. If they had known that the Spirit of God in the life of a man is a spring of everlasting joy, they would have disentangled themselves from worldliness. Until you draw near to God and taste of His goodness, you will be operating under the delusion that the world is the central point for maximum pleasure.
The psalmist knew that the best place to experience joy to overflowing is God’s presence. That was why he said, “You will show me the path of life, for in your presence there is fullness of joy” (Ps 16:11). When you stand in God’s presence and reverence His awesomeness, the joy of His presence will catapult you out of this world into the realm of the supernatural.
Joy like a river can also flood the heart of man who experiences a divine visitation. When the Lord God says it’s your turn for a miracle, which you have been waiting for, your heart cannot but overflow with joy. The Bible says when the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, they were like those that dream; their mouths were filled with laughter and their tongues with singing (Ps. 126). Hence, I pray God remember you for good and visit you with pleasant surprises, which will keep you overflowing with joy unspeakable in Jesus name.
When the host of enemies that were pursuing hard after the children of Israel were stuck in the Red Sea and were unable to make headway or move forward, God was preparing the ground for the Israelites to rejoice with exceeding great joy. Are there stubborn pursuers in your life? Are there limiting factors to your joy? Are you experiencing sorrow over lost possessions? God is restoring them to you now in Jesus name. Enemies that do not want you to sing for joy will certainly sink into despair while you rejoice with exceeding great joy before God. As you encounter God today, may the oil of joy overflow in your life, to silence everything causing you to sorrow in Jesus name.
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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.

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