Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD Wednesday, 20th September 2023 IT'S A LIFE OF JOY

_Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory_ *(1 Peter 1:8)*

Our spirit-filled life is one of indescribable joy, irrespective of our circumstances. The Word declares, *"The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit"* (Romans 14:17).

It's one of the reasons God tell us to be constantly filled with the Spirit: *"And be not drunk with wine, wherein in excess; but be filled with the Spirit"* (Ephesians 5:18). Imagine if every member of the church is filled with the Spirit, and not with doubt and fear. Then you'd understand what true Christianity is; it's a life of joy.

Imagine everyone coming into the church meetings singing and praising God with joy and carrying that same atmosphere everywhere. That's how it ought to be. When you're filled with the Spirit, your joy overflows.

The Bible says the joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Your spirit will continually be energized for victory and success when you're full of joy. Joy is an elixir. Moreover, the Bible says in Isaiah 12:3 *"Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation."*

So, in spite of the things happening in the world today, be full of joy every day, and express it in the liberty of the Spirit.


_Dear Father, thank you for the blessing of being continually filled with the Spirit for an all-day, all-time life of victory and dominion! I'm forever joyful, jubilant, triumphant and delighted in the Spirit for a life of peace and joy in the Holy Ghost! To you be all glory and dominion forever, in Jesus' Name. Amen._


*Psalm 5:11* But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

*Philippians 4:4* 

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

*1 Thessalonians 5:16* Rejoice evermore.

*1 Year Bible Reading Plan :* Galatians 4:21-5:1-15 & Isaiah 3-5

*2 Year Bible Reading Plan :* Luke 23:44-56 & 2 Samuel 13-14       

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