Monday, 10 April 2017

The Joy of Salvation

Happy new month people!

I'm so glad to have you here again! A special thanks to all who made comments on the last post. God bless you!

So today, we will be talking about a burden I have had for some time now. I say “we’ because I will only bring forth the challenge; you will contribute your opinion to the causes of the challenge and the possible solutions to this challenge. I look forward to your comments. Don’t forget that this will help someone out there. Let’s get the ball rolling!

Case Scenario:

Whenever I go for a service, as I enjoy it and praise God, or lead people in worship, I can’t help but notice the alarming number of people who are just indifferent about the service. It’s difficult for them to shout “hallelujah”, say “amen” and even more difficult to sing, dance, or clap in praises to God! One may think they are just “stiff” but I dare say, and I have pondered over this for a while, that these people have lost their excitement. Somewhere along the line, they seem to have lost the joy of their salvation.

Ironically, the Bible says that there is fullness of joy in God’s presence, so how come many who claim to carry the presence of God (which is full of joy, don't forget), still seem to lack God’s joy, or the excitement that comes with God's joy?

For some, I have come to understand that their loss of joy came as a result of the storms of life they have encountered here and there. Whereas for some others, they never really experienced that joy, so they do not even know what it means.

So, the floor is open! What do you understand by this "joy of salvation"? What do you think has caused Christians lose their excitement and joy? What can a Christian who seems to lack God’s joy, do to regain that joy? In case, you have been a victim of losing your joy due to any reason at all, but were able to get it back, please share with us the steps you took. I have not put up any scriptural references so please, feel free to do so.

I can’t wait to hear from you! You will be helping someone today as you share. Leave your comments in the comment box below and don’t forget to subscribe to our blog!

Have a blessed week!

Shalom,

Precious.

2 comments:

  1. Truly, belivers do lose their joy and excitement for life owing to circumstances and the arrows hell unleashes from time to time. However I just finished reading a book "IN PURSUIT OF VISION" authored by Bishop David Oyedepo. He made a salient point about how beleivers can't hear or receive God's direction for life in a depressed mood. According to him he doesnt even permit people who are not joyous to be around him because depression or an unjoyous mood drives away the spiirt of God which is a spirit of joy!

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    1. @ Lucky, thank you very much for your response! It is highly appreciated!
      #Don't permit joyless people around you.

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