(Psalms 51:12) “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit’.
We know that the enemy of our soul is a thief. We know that he comes to steal kill and destroy; and one of the things that he purposely goes after in our lives is our joy in the Lord. He will use anything or anyone to take our joy away. King David found himself without joy behind his own sin and rightfully so, but the absence of joy doesn’t always manifest itself because of sin or something we done.
Sometimes we find ourselves lacking the joy of the Lord simply because of the daily grind of life. Or we are so busy doing for everyone else that we forgot to check in with God concerning ourselves and what’s going on inside of us. However, if we are going to be who God said we could be; if we are really going to be a blessing to others, we are going to have to have the joy of the Lord. Saints of God, nobody wants to be around negativity, pessimism, and misery, at least not too long anyway.
Thus, we must learn to serve God with a smile. We must attempt to reach back and pull up that joy we had when we first got saved. In fact, it is a must because the joy of the Lord is our strength, and without strength how do we get anything done for God. Therefore, it is important that we check our Jesus joy meter from time to time to see where we are, because if you are not checking in with God to see about your joy don’t be surprised if the devil has stolen it.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason