Spiritual joy is neither to do with having our naturally desired outcome nor linked to the achieving of our anticipated human results. Spiritual joy is a power the redeemed receives from God following our new birth in Christ, and sustained by our constant fellowship relationship with Him. Through our reconciliation to God's Holy Spirit made possible by our new birth in Christ, we have God's supernatural Holy Spirit presence in us. The presence of God as LOVE itself in us, is presence of a joy, peace and rest, which surpasses human reasoning and natural understanding. The joy of the LORD is a divine strength, which keeps us strong in situations meant by the enemy to debilitate and emotionally stagnate us. And as long as we remain in oneness and in perfect fellowship relationship with God, we will in His presence continually remain joyfully strong in all realms and dominion no matter the situation or circumstances we can possibly find ourselves in.
God’s joy as divine power in us gives us the might and the strength we require to rise above our human feelings of negative emotions. Through God’s prevailing joyous feelings in our hearts, sadness and sorrow can never have its way in our soul. The joy of the LORD protects our hearts and souls from sorrowfulness and it shields us from the crippling effects of sadness and negative emotions. The joy of the LORD is indeed our strength. And as long as we remain in God's presence we will remain full of His supernatural strength, joy, peace and rest in all the seasons of our lives.
In the midst of our mind boggling natural situations, the joy of the LORD as supernatural strength enables us to be strong. It gives us might in the midst of weakening situations. It keeps us joyful in the midst of sad situations and makes us to be full of laughter in our spirit man amidst daunting tearful natural circumstances. Our soul in the supernatural presence of God is daily sweetened and gladdened by His outpouring of His loving kindness upon our lives. And our spirit man in His divine Holy Spirit presence will daily rejoice and be gladdened no matter our natural world situations to the utmost glory of God our Maker.
Rejoice in the presence of the LORD today and magnify His presence daily in you with your riotous worship and praise. Strive daily to habitually praise Him in the beauty of His holiness. Make a joyful noise and reverence His holy name. Relax and rejoice in the presence of God. He is faithful and He will always make a way where there seem to be no way.
LORD God I praise You in my heart and worship You in my spirit. Fill me up with Your joy and sweeten my spirit with Your blessed assurances. Have Your way in me LORD today and forever. Keep me as Yours and let my soul be gladdened always by the assurances of Your loving kindness for me.
I will praise and worship You LORD God in the land of the living. I will praise the LORD of hosts my King and Maker. The joy of the LORD is my strength and in Him I will remain strong. For the LORD is Mighty in deeds and forever victorious in battle and I know He is able to make a way for me where there seem to be none.
Rejoice with me O ye those in the land of the living. Praise the LORD of lords and King of kings. The LORD reigns forever in the highest and His goodness and mercies shall follow me all the days of my life and for eternity to eternity. Amen.
"He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.