Again, I Say Rejoice

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'The Name of Jesus is Lifted High in this Place' photo (c) 2009, {Salt of the Earth} - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/After a particularly frustrating day yesterday I went home and read my Jesus Calling devotional.  I don’t have many other words myself, so I’m just going to share that with you.  I love God’s timing.

“September 11

Rejoice in me always!  No matter what is going on, you can rejoice in your love-relationship with Me.  This is the secret of being content in all circumstances.  So many people dream of the day when they will finally be happy: when they are out of debt, when their children are out of trouble, when they have more leisure time, and so on.  While they daydream, their moments are trickling into the ground like precious balm spilling wastefully from overturned bottles.

Fantasizing about future happiness will never bring fulfillment, because fantasy is unreality.  Even though I am invisible, I am far more Real than the world you see around you.  My reality is eternal and unchanging.  Bring your moments to Me, and I will fill them with vibrant Joy.  Now is the time to rejoice in My Presence!

Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again:  Rejoice!…I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. – Philippians 4:4, 12

But you remain the same, and your years will never end. – Psalm 102:27″

This devotional is from the September 11 entry in the Jesus Calling devotional book by Sarah Young.

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