Then I shall be joyful in the Lord. I shall rejoice in his salvation
Seems pretty simple, right? It really is!!
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We are responsible for our emotions. Shocking I know. However, it is true. Our emotions are not something that is forced on us daily. We choose how or what affects us. Choose carefully. If you will give me just a minute I will show you why I believe that. Lets take a closer look at the scripture I shared above. Our instructions from the writer are…”I shall be joyful” Ok lets break it down. I have to take it in smaller bites to get an understanding. The word SHALL is the strongest form of the word will or choose. Your will is a choice or a decision that you make.
If will also means to choose you can interchange those words. Watch below…
I will eat the apple
I choose to eat the apple
I shall eat the apple.
Simply changing out the words will, choose or shall brings a deeper meaning to the act of eating the apple.
Back to where we were. So we CAN choose what emotion we allow to lead us through our day. What is JOY? Joy is an emotion evoked or brought on by well being, or success, by the prospect or HOPE of having what we desire.
Now that we have translated a little lets read again.
I CHOOSE to be joyful or walk in the emotion of well being, or success. Brought on by the prospect or idea of having what I desire.
Lets keep going, lets dig a little deeper. The second part of the scripture reads – I choose to rejoice. The word rejoice means to celebrate publicly.
I choose to celebrate in His (God’s) deliverance / salvation.
Salvation: Deliverance from the power & affect of sin. Deliverance from danger or difficulty. Preservation of distruction.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL NEVER HAVE A BAD DAY!
It shows us that we have a choice to make. We can choose to grumble and complain, go over & over in our minds all that is wrong, could be wrong etc. Next we can chose to focus on the good, the hope, the promise of deliverance & preservation of destruction.
I CHOOSE to be JOYFUL in the Lord. I CHOOSE to celebrate in the promise or idea of deliverance from sin and the preservation of destruction.
Life might get hard sometimes – you may feel crushed or broken. I promise you HE will deliver you. Allow God to be on the throne of your life. Let Him be God over ALL. Decide today no matter what that God’s got you and your only response to ANYTHING is JOY.
Joy, Peace and Happiness are available to you, you only have to Choose to receive it & believe it.
I pray that these words “hit”, I pray that you were blessed. Let these words take root in your heart. Let them grow & produce the harvest that God has planned for you. Amen