Today I choose ‘JOY’ Over Sorrow and Despair

JOY MAKES YOU DANCE FROM THE INSIDE AND EXPRESSED OUTSIDE…

So… you woke up this morning, before your body told you how it felt; A glimmer of hope, a ray of sun shine, what felt like joy, cleverly embraced you and you unintentionally oozed out a smile… Did you grasp it and hold on to it or did you let it fly by because you did not understand why it was there…? Because you felt undeserving of it…?

Psalm 86:4

New International Version (NIV) 

Bring joy to your servant, Lord,  for I put my trust in you.

Sometimes we get into a ritual of sadness, hopelessness and anger. You have long forgotten the reason for it, but it lingers like a bad odor smelling up your dreams and admirations. An odor of shame, guilt and bitterness clouding your thoughts, purpose and dreams until there is nothing left to hold onto…

What do you do?… LAUGH! LAUGH! This crap can’t last forever. That glimmer of hope was God inspired, your breakthrough is on the horizon. Focus…Focus on the glimmer of hope. It is the spiritual chisel that will break you out of your self -imposed tomb of gloom.

Luke 6:23

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Rejoice and be glad at such a time and exult and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is rich and great and strong andintense and abundant in heaven; for even so their forefathers treated the prophets.

God gifted you with that glimmer of Hope out of His rich treasures of Love. Look at the following verse:

Romans 15:13

Amplified Bible (AMP)

May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.
God is the God of all hope. Do you really believe that satan could or would give you hope? I don’t think so! So, whatever hope you have has been given to you by God. Remember now, God is Love and that is what love does. Love gives you hope, when you know that you are loved it gives you the strength to go on.

Romans 5:5

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Such hope never disappointsor deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.

Nehemiah 8:10

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Then [Ezra] told them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.

CHOOSE, CHOOSE TODAY, NOT BECAUSE OF HOW YOU FEEL, BUT BECAUSE OF HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL…. JOY..JOY…

GOD IS LOVE, LOVE CONQUERS ALL…
Much love,
Pastor Harris

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  6. Muriel Artis

    EuGennia, I haven’t heard from you in while but I’m glad throught this post to hear from you! I CHOOSE JOY today!! Despair leads only to depression and destruction. Your friend Muriel Artis–Virginia

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