Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, remind us that we should radiate joy. We’re told, “Not only must you rejoice, but your Joy must be made manifest. “Known unto all men.” -quoting directly from the message.
The scripture about lighting a lamp and putting it under a basket is used to illustrate the point. (Matt 5:15) That joy is meant to lighten up the whole house, so all who are in it can be touched by it; just as the light is to give light to all in the house. When I read this, I think about my home, my work space/workplace, my church, my communities. I say communities because we all have different groups of people that we come in contact with. When we purposefully make manifest our joy and our joy(s), in our surroundings, we can make some very positive impacts.
I’m not talking about putting on airs. I’m talking about putting on the joy of the Lord; making a garment of it, so to speak. That means I take all those talents, knacks, and little things that touch me, and share them. Part of manifesting that joy is creating beauty, peace, joy, and a loving atmosphere in my spaces, my surroundings. The rest involves just being who I am and letting that joy flow outwardly. This is why God loves it when you get over your shyness. He likes bold lovers! I use the word “lovers” because we are to love, and because love empowers boldness, and freedom. Putting on the joy of the Lord comes when we put on the promises of God. These empower a quiet spirit, as well as the fruits of the Spirit. (Col 3:8-13)
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 19, 2019, 12:00 p.m.