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To Rejoice Is Something You Choose To Do

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Are you waiting for everything to line up, or waiting for joy as a by-product of no problems before you start rejoicing? I’m telling you that’s not sustainable. Rejoicing is something you choose to do. This is very important. If Satan can’t steal your joy, he can’t steal your strength.  You need to recognise or pay attention to Ps. 118:24 and Neh. 8:10. If you don’t have joy in your life, you don’t have strength. There’s a big difference between what the Bible calls joy and what the world will call joy. The world is talking about drunkenness or getting yourself high on something. That’s not what the Bible is talking about as joy.

True joy is rejoicing in your heart even though everything around you is collapsing. I know that there are people who will say I don’t believe that. But it’s absolutely true. The apostle Paul wrote the book of Philippians while he was in prison in Rome. He mentioned 17 times in those chapters to rejoice. He said, “Again rejoice” (Phil. 4:4). There are 17 times that joy, rejoicing and rejoice were used. It was the most joyful, the most victorious, the happiest letter that the apostle wrote, and he wrote it while he was in prison. People don’t understand that true joy is not based on circumstances. Joy is not based on what’s happening to you, it’s based on what’s happening inside of you.

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- by Evangelist Paul Acquah

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