Connect With the Holy Ghost
While there are several ways to stir up joy within yourself—such as meditating on God’s Word, replacing your thoughts with His thoughts, and so on. Another way is to fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
According to Romans 14:17, there is joy in the Holy Ghost! So hook up with Him! Pray and sing in other tongues. Jump into the river of the Spirit with praise and thanksgiving. You may start out thinking you don’t have anything to thank God for—but you’ll quickly find out that you do.
You can begin by thanking Him for the blood of Jesus that has washed away your sin. You can thank Him that you’re on your way to heaven. If you can’t think of any other reason to praise Him, just center on those two things. Keep shouting, “Thank God, my sins are washed away!” until joy rises up within you.
“I can’t do that. I just don’t feel like it.”
That doesn’t matter! You don’t have to feel any certain way to rejoice. Joy is bigger than your emotions. In the 27th Psalm, King David wrote, “And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his [God’s] tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord” (verse 6).
Rejoicing is an act of the will. When you don’t feel like rejoicing, set your will and rejoice anyway.
If you’re having financial problems, don’t stay up all night worrying about how you will pay your bills. If you’re going to stay up, stay up and praise God. Sing. Dance. Give thanks. Shout the Word of God and laugh at the devil until joy comes. Then keep on rejoicing until you’re so filled with the strength and might of God that nothing can stop you.
Keep on rejoicing until your body is well. Keep on rejoicing until every chain the devil has used to keep you in bondage snaps like a thread. Keep on rejoicing until people start coming to you—and they will—saying, “Hey, I want some of that joy! Can you tell me how to get it?”
Think about it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we started rejoicing this Christmas and just kept on rejoicing every day from now on until this whole earth was absolutely filled with the Glory of God? I believe with all my heart that’s what God is calling us to do.
Let’s get on with it so we can rejoice our way right into the rapture.
Let’s rejoice in the Lord, always. Let’s hook up with the Holy Ghost and get that joy!
Speak the Word
I am in the kingdom of God, and therefore I have righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17)
Heiligschriftstudium: Numbers 14:21; Psalm 72:18-19; Habakkuk 2:14