A Life Of Joy

Posted in One Year Bible, Victorious Living by PCraig on April 29, 2010

Probably my favorite Psalm is the 100th, and it’s part of today’s reading in the One Year Bible.  Here’s the main challenge it presents: live a life of joy!  If you’ll look, the words joy, gladness, joyful, thanksgiving, praise are used throughout.  How do we do this? 

According to this Psalm you need to cut loose and become a person of praise.  Give exuberant expressions of thanksgiving before God, including singing.  Think about your position in Him as He is watching over you like a shepherd over his sheep. 

Be a thankful person, because it’s extremely difficult to be thankful and depressed at the same time.  Remind yourself of the Lord’s character:  He’s good, loves eternally, and is faithful through all the ages of time. 

Along with reading this Psalm I got an awesome email this morning from someone telling how the church and our ministry has touched their life.  It couldn’t have come at a better time of the week to help me over “hump day” (Wednesday).  I’ve never felt more overwhelmed by all the responsibilities of our growing church, yet never felt surer of God’s guiding hand. 

Are you battling depression?  What do you need to be reminded of today?  Do you need to cut loose with some unbridled praise and worship?  It can fill you with joy, which is our strength!

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