Rejoice in the Lord!

October 6, 2014

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me [Jesus], because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19; Isaiah 61:1-2

Jesus came to restore us into relationship with God. Because of Jesus, we can rejoice every day, all day. Yet, we can get so numbed out by the challenges of life that our fellowship with God is hindered. If you have been meditating on all that is wrong in life, then it’s time to hit the reset button and start setting your mind on what God says about you.

You can get refreshed and renewed by spending time in God’s presence, by focusing on His promises, by saturating your prayers with thanksgiving, and by praying in the Spirit. Take the following truths found in Philippians 4 and make sure your meditation meets all eight conditions—true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellent, and worthy of praise. Think on these things!

Daily Confessions Based On Philippians 4:4-9
I rejoice in the Lord always and again I will rejoice! The Lord is near. I am anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving I let my requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, I dwell on these things.

re•joice, verb – To give joy, to gladden. To feel joy or great delight.

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff

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