Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! – Philippians 4:4
God’s children should be the happiest people in the whole world. It is a great compliment to the Father in heaven if the world would see His children as happy people. We should be so happy that other people around us wonder why those Christians are so happy, excited and grateful? We Christians are not only happy because we are facing a great future, because we are going to heaven. No, God’s children enjoy each day the Lord is giving to them.
Are you happy? Are you excited? Do you enjoy everything God has given you? Other people should see this in you.
Renew your happiness
Some people who watch our TV program say: ‘David, you are burying your head in the sand. The pressure of life is heavy. If you only knew what I’m dealing with, you wouldn’t preach to always be happy.’ No, dear friends, even when life is hard and the pressure is high, you have to renew your joy every day.
Circumstances in life cause your joy to vanish. Once you were so excited to read and study the Bible, to pray, and to attend church meetings. You could not get enough of it. Then suddenly you think: ‘What’s the matter with me? I’m not that driven anymore. I no longer feel that passion.’ Some people will then look for new things.
However, as children of God, we must break the routine and encourage ourselves daily in the good things of God. Allow His peace, His rest and His joy into your life every day. Just as Israel had to collect a fresh supply of manna every day, we should also have a new, fresh supply of joy and happiness daily. That is why God says: ‘My mercy, My goodness is new every morning.’
Make your choice. Take the decision not to live one day without the joy and happiness of the Lord Jesus Christ.