Joy!

snoopyO LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psa 16:5-11 NKJ)

You can always tell where a person has spent their week by their attitude. The one that is full of dome, gloom, and woe probably hasn’t drawn close to God; they were just looking for company in their misery. ‘But you don’t know my situation and circumstances,’ I hear you say. No, but I remember the suffering and hardship endure by Jeremiah.  In his lament, he recalls to my mind, “Therefore I have hope. Through the LORD’S mercies, we are not consumed Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” (Lam 3:21-24 NKJ)

I choose his presence because there I will find the fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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