December is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united. The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays. Such as Christmas, which is about the birth of God's Son – Jesus. It is about how he came to give us love, hope and joy. That message doesn't change from year to year.
The Holy Bible says, "The joy of the Lord is your strength" (Neh. 8:10). The Bible says God gives us joy and peace. It tells us that real joy comes from God and is ours forever. The joy that is found in God's presence isn't static; it transforms and regenerates us. Hallelujah!
FOCUS “JOY” SCRIPTURES:
Romans 12:11 TPT ~ Be enthusiastic to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward him boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let him fill you with excitement as you serve him.
Romans 15:13 ~ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 12:12 ~ Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Philippians 4:4 ~ Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
Father God, thank you for letting us work with you to share your joy with the world. Help us not take for granted the gift it is to share your gospel to the nations, and to our neighbors. Help us have eyes to see the needs around us and to respond to those needs in love, joy and hope. In Christ Jesus Name we pray. Hallelujah and Amen!