Friends, I know that many posts are “heavy,” and this “Call” series of posts have been filled with the many calls of Christ. Today, we will have a “lighter” call - which is one of the most important calls for a Christ-follower: The call to be joyful. Before we explore...
Friends, I know that many posts are “heavy,” and this “Call” series of posts have been filled with the many calls of Christ. Today, we will have a “lighter” call – which is one of the most important calls for a Christ-follower: The call to be joyful.
Before we explore that, let me do a quick review of all the posts in the “Call Series” from the past number of days. They have been, in the order of the posts:
Review them at www.SOLIDpastors.org, in English or Spanish. And please pray for our expansion into China. My prayer is that next year, they will also be in Chinese!
COMPELLING REASONS TO BE JOYFUL
Here are ten reasons why a devoted Christ-follower should be joyful, each supported by a scripture. If we want to be effective in fulfilling the Great Commission, the world needs to see us joyful. Amen?
1. Salvation through Christ:
Each of these verses reveals an aspect of the Christian faith that is a source of immense joy for believers.
Let us have great joy. We have compelling reasons to be joyful, meaning “full of joy.” Please join me in having a joy-filled day. This is way beyond being “happy,” which is a human desire. You can be unhappy with a circumstance and still have joy. Try it, and let me know how it goes for you. There are things that we can be unhappy about, but we can still have great joy in our hearts. It is a divine emotion, not based on feelings but on facts, like the Top Ten reasons we just reviewed.
Go make a joyful noise, my sisters and brothers in Christ. What a glorious journey we are on together!
Your aspiring servant,
August 23, 2023
POSTSCRIPT: Dear friends, if this daily, transparent “Conversations with Christ” blesses you, please go to www.SOLIDpastors.org, where you will find these posted, and a repository of all, in English and Spanish. Note: For ease of reference, all scriptures quoted are from the NIV.
If you ever want to chat, you can reach me at Daniel@SOLIDpastors.org. May Christ bless you richly as you have your own intimate, daily conversations with Christ.