“Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
Welcome to our month of Overwhelming Joy. This is God’s will and intention for us this month. God is committed to making you joyful by giving you testimonies upon testimonies. Shout Amen! However, you will still have to play your own part by consciously letting the joy of the LORD spring out from your spirit and take over your whole being. Every day of this month, there are topics that will further open your eyes to the benefits of joy, how to activate divine blessings that bring joy and how to enjoy your life no matter the situation.
Joy is not a response to circumstances. It is a faith response to the promises of God regardless of what is happening around you. It comes from your inner man. The outflow of joy is the in-working of the Holy Spirit in your life. As long as you are born again and filled with the Spirit, you have access to joy that only heaven can give. All you need to do is open the tap of joy in your spirit and let it flow. This joy is not understood by human reasoning. Apostle Paul understood this joy. That was why, even when he was facing severe persecution, he still told the Philippian church to rejoice. “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4). This was because he had the Holy Spirit, the source of joy and also because he knew that joy is a secret of overcoming adverse conditions. If you are sick for example and you remain moody and depressed, no matter the medical intervention, you will still remain sick, but if you are joyful and always cheerful, the sickness will not linger. Despite all Apostle Paul faced, one of the reasons why he could not be killed before his time was because He was a joyful man.
Joy will deliver you from protracted affliction and also deliver God’s promises into your life. You have been sad for a long time and nothing has changed. It is time to change strategy. Get born again if you are yet to, rededicate your life to Jesus, ask God to fill your life with joy, and then consciously be joyful. When you do these, before the end of the month, your basket will be full of testimonies. Hallelujah!
Nehemiah 8:1-10, Philippians 4:1-8
During a service last December, daddy declared that those who had forgotten us will remember us. I received it and sowed a seed as I was led. On 25th, my mum’s younger brother came to see us. He said he didn’t have rest of mind and was thinking of something tangible to do for my mum. He said he would build a house for us. They started the building on 29th and it is at roofing level now. In addition to that, he gave my mother’s children 4 and half plot of land to share. The God of Pastor Larry is God indeed. Praise God!
– Ogechi Reuben
1. Father, thank You for bringing me and my family into another month. Be praised forever in Jesus name.
2. Any plan of the enemy to rob me of my joy this month, I cancel it now in Jesus name.
3. Every projection of evil coming against me this month, I send it back to sender in Jesus name.
4. I decree, whatever I shall do this month shall prosper in Jesus name.
5. I speak overwhelming joy into every area of my life and family in Jesus name.
[Raise other prayer points as you are led]