Sunday, January 11, 2015

Joy The Fruit of Holy Spirit..

Ten Days of PrayerAdventists whole around the world are having 10  Days of Prayer...
Our Theme is: Experiencing the fruit of the Spirit
Galatians 5:22-25....

Its by these fruits of the Holy spirit that we are able to live and enjoy having one another....and also being able to survive day by day...

I thought of sharing this with my readers... and today I am starting with day 3 lesson as follows..
Day 3: Joy
Scripture  Study: Habakuk 3:17-19 & Isaiah 12

EGW Passage
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. John 15:11.

We, as Christians, are not required to go about with long faces, sighing as though we had no Saviour and no hope. This will not glorify God. He desires us to be cheerful. He desires us to be filled with praises to His name. He desires us to carry light in our countenances, and joy in our hearts. We have a hope that is far above any pleasures that the world can give, and this fact should be made manifest.

The joy of Christ is a pure, unalloyed cheerfulness. It is not a cheap gaiety, that leads to vanity of words or lightness of conduct. No, we are to have His joy, and His greatest joy was to see men obeying the truth.... Plead with God, saying, “I make an entire surrender. I give myself away to Thee.” Then be joyful. The Word is in you, purifying and cleansing your character. God does not want His children to go about with anxiety and sorrow expressed in their faces. He wants the lovely expression of His countenance to be revealed in every one of us who are partakers of the divine nature; for we have power to escape the corruptions of the world....

We are not, because Christ died, left a company of orphans.... It is possible for us to obtain victory after victory, and be the most happy people on the face of the earth.
Why should not our joy be full—full, lacking nothing? We have an assurance that Jesus is our Saviour, and that we may draw freely from Him. We may partake freely of the rich provision that He has made for us in His Word. We may take Him at His word, believe on Him, and know that He will give us grace and power to do just as He bids us.... Our High Calling p. 148

It is not what is around us, but what is in us; not what we have, but what we are, that makes us really happy. We want a cheerful fire on the altar of our own hearts; then we shall view everything in a happy, cheerful light. We may have the peace of Christ.... If we will be obedient, trustful in God, as a child in its simplicity trusts its earthly parents, we shall have peace—not the peace that the world gives, but that peace which Jesus gives.... Life, this life, has much brightness in it if we will gather the flowers and let the briers and thistles alone. In Heavenly Places p. 245
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Have a fruitful Monday...
Xoxo

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