OVERFLOWING WITH JOY
When we find ourselves with our hearts bubbling over with joy, we should also realize the joy of the Lord is our strength. God blesses us in so many ways. As Pastor, I have discovered the joy that comes with watching God’s people grow over time. I am encouraged when I see people honoring God by the way they live. I cannot put into words the happiness I experience as I watch people give generously to the work of the Kingdom of God. My heart is filled with joy as God’s people turn their lives around, or when I see a new convert give his or her life to Christ. In 2 Corinthians 7:4, we find these words:
“I have the highest confidence in you, and I take great pride in you. You have greatly encouraged me and made me happy despite all our troubles.”
Here Paul, the servant of the Lord, was overwhelmed by the presence of God. Even in the difficult times of his life, his heart was flowing with joy as he witnessed people honoring God. When you get a chance, read this entire chapter. My heart is overflowing as I write these words
because God is so amazing! Joy comes to those who love the Lord. Prayerfully we will all have our hearts
overflowing with joy!