“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!”
Philippians 4:4 NLT
As a child of God, redeemed by Jesus through the cross and being recreated in him, the day doesn’t get to choose if it is enjoyable or not, you do.
The “always” is there because you won’t always feel like rejoicing.
Some days test your patience, challenge your sanity and make you want to say bad words.
“Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
Philippians 4:5-6 NLT
Instead of blowing up, bow down in prayer.
God is close- so close, you can lean on him, talk to him and ask for his help all day long.
“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:7 NLT
The peace of God does not depend on outward circumstances, other people’s choices or mistakes. It comes from God and transcends all human understanding.
You can have the peace of God within you as the world goes crazy around you.
You don’t have to understand it to receive it.
Rejoice is the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice.
Enjoy it all as you walk with Jesus today, my friend.