The kingdom of God is a place of joy. The forces of joy are what God uses to change people’s circumstances. Put on your dancing shoes, because the kingdom of God that we seek as Christians is full of joy.
“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. ”
– Romans 14:17
Where there is joy, there is the presence of God. (Psalm 16:11).
When you allow joy to radiate in your heart, you invite God into your life and circumstances. If you turn to the kingdom of joy, things that have been missing in your life will be restored.
In 1 Chronicles 30, David went out to war, and before he arrived home, his children, wife, and all he had was captured, so the people began to weep. But David understood the purpose of joy and encouraged himself in the Lord, which changed the atmosphere.
With David, when the atmosphere was changed to the frequency of joy, all that was lost was restored. If you turn to the spirit of joy, whatever is missing in your life will be recovered.
The presence of God was with Joseph, and he didn’t permit sadness around him despite his circumstance. Joseph started his life as a son, and later became a slave. This is reason enough for him to be sad. Instead, he rejoiced to the extent that Potiphar’s wife wanted some of him.
Our joy should emanate from our inside, not on earthly circumstances. It is the first a spiritual and internal thing.
No wonder everything Joseph did prospered. He rose to become the second in command in Egypt, because he continuously created an atmosphere of joy.
In God’s kingdom, you can’t undermine the forces of joy in your life. There is joy in listening to the word of God.
“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”
– John 15: 11
We pray that you would experience that word of God that will bring great joy. Spend time in God’s word today, for the rest of the year, and as you enter the new year.
Joy is a choice, choose to rejoice now. Activate the forces of joy in your life to experience the kingdom and presence of God.
Wednesday sermon excerpt by Pastor Kayode Olutayo – December 28, 2022.
Watch full sermon here.