Sometimes we’re so busy ‘adulting’ that we’ve forgotten how to be joyful. If that’s you, you’re
missing out on one of the awesome benefits of being in the Kingdom. Jesus said, “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18:3) Joy and celebration are a huge part of who we are. Why? Our sins have been forgiven at the Cross. We’ve received mercy and not the penalty that we deserved. We now have a renewed friendship relationship with God our Father, and a family in the faith (2 Cor. 5). We’re going to Heaven at death (John 3:16) and we can LIVE in His presence where there is FULLNESS of JOY (Psalm 16:11) The JOY of the LORD is an access point of strength, (Nehemiah 8:10) and we can dip in to it over and over again. Paul wrote “REJOICE in the LORD ALWAYS, and again I say, REJOICE!” (Phil. 4:4) So, if you’ve been down, JOY again!