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 confessions of your mouth, and when you have no faith, you have no connector to the power of God. When you are not connected to the power of God, the power of the devil will rule in your life, and negative changes will take place. Power produces change, but it is faith that connects to power. The power of God and joy connects to faith. Do you see the connection between joy and the life of God that is in a child of God?
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 and thanking Him for what He has not yet done, but what He has released in the spirit; for what has not yet manifested, but God has already settled in the spirit. When you do that, you are releasing and stirring up joy. When the Bible says rejoice, it means stir up joy. It means that joy is there, stir it up. Why? Because it is the voice of faith.
When you look at many people who are silent,their situation has gotten to them so much that it is all they can talk about. God doesn’t want us to be silent. He wants us to speak, but speak the right words, and if you are going to do that, you must maintain your joy. Don’t let anything about your circumstance or 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 that situation for the better.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for this truth, 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 in Jesus’ name. Amen. Take some time to release the voice of faith over a situation that is beyond you this morning.
Bible in a year: Isaiah 22:1-24:23, Galatians 2:17-3:9, Psalm 60:1-12, Proverbs 23:15-16