Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near (at hand). Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 NASB
🌹Rejoice. Rejoice always. Rejoice in the Lord. REJOICE, IN THE LORD, ALWAYS.
Lord God. Lord of my life, my every breath, my every step. What a safeguard it is for me to be constantly reminded to rejoice in You always. When I am rejoicing in You I have no room for worry. God forgive me for letting worry deprive me of trusting in You, my King, who sits upon the throne and is in control of my destiny. Life is more than food and my body is for more than clothing. I want to rejoice in You and give my body for Your service, Lord; as a slave of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With good I will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good thing I do, this will I receive back from You, Lord. There is no outgiving You. God, when I am anxious, help me to remember to run to You with everything, making my request known to You by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. Guide my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, with the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension. Your word tells me, Lord, that “the steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because they trust in You”. In this I will rejoice because I trust in You. In the peace and joy of Christ I pray, amen. Philippians 3:1/Matthew 6:25/Ephesians 6:6, 8/Isaiah 26:3 NASB
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you. Philippians 3:1 NASB
THE Holy God of all wisdom and knowledge, to You I give praise unto Your name! In You I shall rejoice. Even in the sacrifice and service of my faith I rejoice. Safeguard Your people Lord and may we never get tired of hearing Your repeated word. I pray we rejoice and share our joy with one another as we work together in the fulfillment of Your word. My Peace. My Joy. My Safeguard. In Your name pray. Amen. Philippians 2:17-18 NASB
🌹Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. Psalms 119:10-11 NASB
But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me. Philippians 2:17-18 NASB
God of my joy, I pray Your joy overflows to others through me so we may rejoice together in the service of our faith. Lord, I pray asking for a heart that will most gladly spend and be expended for the sake of the souls of others so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to Your glory, God! Therefore, Lord, I ask that I will not lose heart at my tribulations on behalf of others, for they are Your glory. In Jesus name, amen. Corinthians 12:25a/2 Corinthians 4:15/Ephesians 3:13 NASB
🌹knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:3-4 NASB
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives (not sincerely), thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Philippians 1:15-18 NASB
God of truth, I pray I will always proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ out of love and goodwill. I ask that I proclaim in sincerity with pure motives. Even for those who proclaim Christ, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ, seeking their own selfish ambitions and do not obey the truth, I pray their proclamation of the gospel will still be used to bring glory to Christ and salvation to those who hear. In this I rejoice. God’s word does not come back void. In Christ’s name I pray. Amen. 2 Corinthians 11:13/Romans 2:8 NASB
🌹So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 NASB
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4 NASB
Sometimes all we can do is throw our hands up and rejoice.
Sometimes it is easy. . . And sometimes it is hard.
When it is hard, rejoicing will refresh your perspective, lighten your burdens, and most of all redirect your thoughts, plans, motives, ideas, down heartedness, and eyes back to the One in whom we rejoice. Our Savior. Our Redeemer. Our Rock. Our solid ground. Our cornerstone. Our God! Our Everything!!
🌹GOD, I will rejoice greatly in You, my Lord. My soul will rejoice in my God; For You have clothed me with garments of salvation, and wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. In You, Lord God I will rejoice. In Jesus name, amen. (Isaiah 61:10 NASB)
Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name. Psalm 33:20–21 NASB
Our shield is our trust in the God of all creation. No matter our circumstances – the highs and lows; the good; the bad; the downright awful; the joy; the pain – our heart rejoices. God, my soul waits in silence for You only; From You is my salvation. (Psalm 62:1) But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. Psalms 13:5 NASB
Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, According as we have hoped (waited for) in You. Psalm 33:22 NASB
“According as we have hoped in You”. That is quite the statement. Our hope, waiting on the Lord, trusting His shield is protecting us in every circumstance in life, that He is our protector. . . What is your level of hope in God?
🌹The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. Psalms 28:7 NASB
I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.’ ” Luke 15:7, 10, 32 NASB
🌹Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Do we respond as the angels in heaven over people’s repentance? Or are we apathetic, disinterested or take for granted the change God makes in repentant people? Shouldn’t we rejoice, come beside and encourage in the faith, and thank God for His grace and work in each other?
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. 1 Peter 4:12-13 NASB
Praise God for testing in our lives…
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11 NASB
God may we…
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:10 NASB
🌹 Succumb to testing that we may rejoice with exultation, attain the resurrection from the dead and that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our bodies.
To whom shall I speak and give warning That they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed And they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the Lord has become a reproach to them; They have no delight in it. Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing disaster on this people, The fruit of their plans, Because they have not listened to My words, And as for My law, they have rejected it also. Jeremiah 6:10, 16, 19 NASB
🌹The Book of Jeremiah is playing out right before our eyes today. Action needed: Prayer. Proclaim the gospel. Return. Repent. Reconcile. Revival. Rejoice.
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified.” Psalms 70:4 NASB
Can I not help but to be glad and rejoice in the One I seek? He said, “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.“ Jeremiah 29:13 NASB
I enjoyed this weekend playing “Hide and Seek” with my granddaughters. As much as they enjoyed hiding from me, when I found them there was much rejoicing and laughter. God does not hide from us when we seek Him. And when we find Him, there is much rejoicing.
Thank you God for the salvation that only comes through You, Jesus. Thank you for saving Your seekers. Magnify Yourself in us so others may find and rejoice in You also.
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.