Don’t lose your Joy!

“For you, O Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will sing joyfully at the works of Your hands.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:4‬ ‭MEV‬‬
“You thrill me, LORD, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

God never ceases to amaze us in all he has done and continues to do in us.  I am astounded and amazed at the grace and mercy of God.  I see my family and the work I get to do and I am so amazed at what God is doing.  God is up to something, and we need to see with His eyes what he’s doing.  It’s so easy to get distracted and focus on the issues of life.  There are so many issues.  But, what if we choose to have JOY! Real Joy!   I see Joy as a natural response to what God has already done for us, and what he is in the process of doing.  We can either focus on what we think is missing, or choose to live in Joy because of who he is!  Don’t lose your joy!

Lord help me to never lose the joy of your salvation, help me to never lose my sight of what you are truly doing.  You are up to some great things in my life.  I don’t want to miss anything you are doing. Lord I know you will leave me amazed at what your hand is doing.   Today is a great day to sing a new song filled with Joy.  Don’t lose your Joy today!

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Not everyone will like your praise!

“Now as the ark of the covenant of the Lord was entering the City of David, Michal the daughter of Saul was looking down from the window, and when she saw King David dancing and spinning, she despised him in her heart.”
‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭15:29‬ ‭MEV‬‬

Praise is a personal response to what God has done in us and for us.  Michal David’s wife did not go thru what David did to bring the ark to Jerusalem.  The first time he attempted to bring Gods presence back, he mishandled it and Uzzah dies by the ark.  They tri d to roll it in on a cart. We need to handle Gods presence well.  But, David just wanted to bring the ark back, and not everyone was happy.  Not everyone will like it. Even at the point where the ark entered the city, David was praising because of what he had been thru…Michael disposed his praise.

Don’t despise someone’s praise. Don’t look down on people because of how they praise.  David was dancing and spinning!  It’s time we learn to just be free enough to praise him based on all that He has done for us.  We have been thru a lot, but that does not change who God is!

Praise is a response…so let’s praise him!

Lord help me to never gage my praise on the response around me!  You have done so much more for me!  Forgive me for the times where I was reserved, because of who was near me..I want you to be near me.