Part of the joy of Christmas is giving. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son…” That’s what Christmas is all about!
For many centuries, Advent was a season of spiritual preparation before the celebration of Christmas.
“Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before Him, singing with joy.” Psalm 100:2 (NLT) Do you worship with gladness? It’s not the style of worship that matters, but the heart of the worshiper. The psalmist said, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house […]
Would you describe your life as filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy? It can be!
When the Kingdom of God comes to this world there is great joy! The first fruit of salvation is joy.
Making the best use of my time, like this verse expresses, results in joy – not stress. When I use my time with what I’m passionate about, it makes my heart sing!
In addition to the weekly Sabbath in the Old Testament, God established seven festivals for His people to celebrate and worship. These were intended to be celebrations and memorials ordained as feast days of supreme JOY and sublime REJOICING! So, when did we turn festivals into funerals?
Christmas brings the joy of giving! For God so loved the world, He gave…. You can give without loving, but you can never truly love without giving! The joy of giving comes from a heart of love and compassion.
Would you describe your life as filled with an inexpressible joy? It can be! I’m not talking about a shallow sense of happiness or a fake-it-till-you-make-it disposition, but actual deep-down joy!
The kind of joy the shepherds experienced was so contagious it could even bring a smile to Mr. Grinch! The world is full of Grinches that need joy. You may know some. They’ve confused the joy of Christmas with presents, tinsel and lights.