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2021/04/08

A Pocketful of Sunshine

This song by Natasha Bedingfield, A Pocketful of Sunshine, is a very upbeat song that seems to speak only about one thing – lots and lots of joy. But she isn’t the only one who has access to this kind of joy. In fact, we all are able to experience an even greater amount of joy through Jesus Christ.

Read 1 Peter 1:8 (https://bit.ly/2Orfy32).

Joy isn’t something we feel, like happiness. It’s something we experience, even with all the other things we might be feeling – sadness, anger, worry and even happiness. Joy comes from Jesus. Seek Him for your pocketful of sunshine.

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Passion and excitement.

How does your heart feel when you think about God?
Does it leap for joy or do nothing?

The guy in Psalm 9:1-2 (https://bit.ly/2EOC9ls) is so excited by what God has done, they can’t stop talking about it. Their love for God makes them break into song praising Him. Their passion for God motivates them. Their heart is burdened that others would know His greatness.

How can you develop the same passion and excitement for God? If you get to know Him better and remember all the wonders He has done, you will find that joy rising in your heart. Lord, grow a passion to praise your name.

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Positivity & Joy

Zephaniah 3:17 (https://bit.ly/2vdbrcF) says that God is with you, that He delights in you. In fact, God rejoices over you!

The underlying message for me was that God loves us just as we are. I love the thought that He takes undeserved delight in us. We do not have to do anything to earn it. It is a gift. Of course, that triggers us to respond, but we don’t have to perform in order to receive it. We cannot buy it.

How, do you think, can we let others know about this?

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Together for JOY.

God gives joy to his people as they worship and serve Him together. David wrote a song about this in Psalm 122:1-9 (http://bit.ly/2n3Kad4).

Actually, the song is about Jerusalem, but the city is a picture of happy community. David rejoices with those who want to worship God (v 1). He sees Jerusalem’s buildings built closely together as a picture of unity (v 3). Then he prays for peace for everyone in the city (v 6). For the sake of his peers and friends, he starts to work for peace (v 8).

Don’t travel solo.
Joy is found travelling together with God’s people.

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