Day Four: Always Be Full Of Joy

Philippians 4:4-7 (NLT/NIV) – Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

“Every circumstance in life can be greeted with joy, but only ‘in the Lord,’ given that many situations are, in themselves, anything but joyous. Note the emphasis on rejoicing always. In any and every situation, the presence and involvement of the Triune Godhead calls for joy, because the Lord is in charge and is overseeing each circumstance to bring about good in the end (Rom 8:28).

“It is not our situation but the presence of God that determines the joy we feel. Like Paul, we are called to greet all the vicissitudes of life not with a weary sigh (though sometimes we just can’t help it!) or an angry shout, but with songs of joy—for no matter the situation, we are ‘in the Lord,’ and all will be right in the end.” [Grant Osborne, Philippians Verse by Verse]

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for all that you have done. May I seek to be in your ever-near presence, always rejoicing in you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship in singing the song “Take All of Me” written by Hillsong, played by AMC Music Team. (Click Here)

– TR