Sunday, January 28, 2007

God is My Joy

Meditations on the attributes of God.

Psalm 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy.

Key to joy: Ps 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is the fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Benefits of joy: Nehemiah 8:10 …the joy of the LORD is your strength. Ps 21:6 You make him glad with the joy of your presence.

Joy is not dependent on circumstances.

Joy is much better than happiness. The mantra of the world is. “Whatever makes you happy.” Many times that is an excuse for doing something wrong or unwise. In the end, happiness isn’t always achieved and many times the result is sorrow.

Hanging out with God and recognizing who and what He is brings joy. Along with it comes gladness, excitement, contentment, satisfaction, triumph and cheerfulness.

Another key to joy is right priorities. Here is a picture of that:

Jesus
Others
Yourself

Philip

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