I’m a grandfather
and a dad, and one thing I know is that parents usually want their kids to be happy!
They want them to play and laugh and have a contented life. And according to Jesus, God wants this for us even more than parents want it for their kids! It is not God’s will that we shuffle through life, miserable. Instead, God wants His people to celebrate and enjoy life!
Psalm 68:3 says, “But let the godly rejoice. Let them be glad in God’s presence.. Let them be filled with joy!”
1 Thessalonians 5:16 says, “Always be joyful.” And John 16:24 says, “Ask and you will receive, that your joy will be complete.”
So, whether you are talking with family over dinner, or whether you strike up a conversation with a stranger at the grocery store, remember to show them the joy of Christ in your life. Chances are, people will notice your joy, and they’ll try to figure out why.
This will be an excellent opportunity to share about the Good News of Jesus Christ. Tell them how Jesus has changed your life and how, even when things aren’t perfect, Jesus is your source of joy.
“It is not God’s will that we shuffle through life, miserable. Instead, God wants His people to celebrate and enjoy life!”