Isaiah 61:10 – I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Do you feel the joy in this verse? How I would love to see more Christians having fun when going to church. I wish they enjoyed it more. I wish the study of the Bible was a thrilling and exciting experience for all of us. It ought to be, and God intended that it should be. The Messiah continues to speak here, and as He does, all who are His can join in the psalm of praise. They will greatly rejoice in the Lord. The problem in our day is that a great many Christians can’t rejoice in the Lord because they are out of fellowship. They have sin in their lives, they are out of the will of God, and they are going on in their own will.
Can you say that you enjoy going to church? Do you look forward to participating in bible study during the week? Not because it is a duty for you to do these things, but because it is a blessing in your life and an opportunity to hear God speak to you. Your challenge this week is to get to the place where you can say like Isaiah here, “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God.” Please note, you will have to rejoice in the Lord and not in your experiences, you will be joyful in God and not in your situations. This is a choice you must make for every opportunity that will be before you this week. Rejoicing in God minimizes the affects of what you will deal with and not necessarily change what you will deal with. Your strength can only come from Him. God bless you.