JOY, THE VOICE OF FAITH - ROMANS 4:18-19

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Bible in a year: 2 Samuel 14:1-15:22, John 18:1-24, Psalm 119:97-112, Proverbs 16:8-9

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A Christian that the enemy has stolen his joy through sorrow has no spiritual strength and it becomes easy for the devil to attack and overrun him. Joy is the voice of faith and when your joy is stolen, your faith becomes silent. When your faith becomes silent, it dies. Faith grows by the word, by the confession of your mouth and when you have no faith, you have no connection to the power of God. When you are not connected to the power of God, the power of the devil rules and gives rise to negative changes. Power produces change, but it is faith that connects to the power of God and joy connects to faith. 

Abraham had no child at a particular time and was physically hopeless. He considered not his circumstances but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. To give glory to God means you are praising Him, you are thanking Him for what you have not yet seen, but you believe He has released in the spirit; for what has not yet manifested, but that He has already settled. When you do that, you are releasing and stirring up joy. When the Bible says rejoice, it means to stir up joy. It means that joy is there, but you need to stir it up. So, why do you need to stir up joy? It is because Joy is the voice of faith. 

 

When you look at many people, they are silent. Their situation has weighed them down so badly that if they don’t talk about their problem, they don’t have anything to say. God wants us to speak, but He wants us to speak the right thing. And if you are going to do that, you must maintain your joy. Don’t let anything in your circumstance or in your situation affect your joy.  Your joy will connect you to the faith of God, and the faith of God will connect you to the power of God and the power of God will change your situation for the better. 

Prayer: Father, I receive grace to always release the voice of faith that will connect me to the power of God and change my situation for better. Take some time to release the voice of faith over a situation that is beyond you today.