Connecting With The Substance Of Your Joy

God gives us the freedom to express our love for Him while being our authentic selves.  As long as your joy is rooted in your love for Him; you don’t have to give up your joy and talent to enjoy God. How do you like to enjoy God? When we delight ourselves in Him, He gives us the desires of our heart (Psalms 37:4-5). To delight means to pleasure which means to enjoy. Our journey to wholeness is discovering who we are in Him. Discovering how He has authentically created us to express our joy in Him. Colossians 1:16 tells us, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him”, this includes you and me.

Psalms 148:11-12 tells about how every man and woman was created to praise God. What better why to praise God than to discover our joy and use that joy to glorify Him.  Our love for God should always be the substance of our joy. He is the fulfillment of our joy so that we can be whole in Him lacking nothing we need to fulfill us as we work in our life assignments. Our unique expression of the God in us is not only our joy but the joy that the world is waiting to experience. Your authentic self in Christ is what we all need to experience because your joy in Christ is His gift of everlasting love that seals us in His everlasting presence.

We need to experience God’s unique expression of love through you. Whether you enjoy writing, singing, drawing, acting, fashion, speaking, teaching, coaching, event planning and the list goes on and on. Let the message and gift of Christ be uniquely expressed in all your talents. I encourage you to start your journey of pursuing your authentic joy in Christ. I promise when you do, you will experience joy fulfilled because of the joy of the Lord that resides in you! Your faith in God should be the substance of people’s hope who encounter your joy. When they encounter your joy they should encounter the joy of the Lord who is their strength (Nehemiah 8:10). The joy of the Lord is how we receive a revelation of God’s everlasting love as we are strengthened to overcome what is trying to overcome us during the challenges of life.

The daily devotional I provide on this online publication is to help you along your journey of unique life expression. Your joy is purposed to bring God glory as you encounter the truth that sets you free and people you are assigned to free. I provide additional resources for the women who are members of the VWL Community.  Become a member and join us for a 40 day Spiritually Fit For Life Empowerment Journey where we focus on strengthening the whole person to awaken our awareness of the fulfillment of God’s promises in our relationships, health, career and lifestyle of true worship. Gentlemen, if you are in search for support groups that help you work on your whole person development, I invite you to send an inquiry and I can send you some information on how to connect with men of faith.

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