Holding On To My Joy

The greatest blessing that we have ever received is God sending Jesus to walk this earth for us.  It is the greatest blessing because we would not be where we are now if it had not been for the ultimate and great sacrifice of Jesus Christ in our lives.  It is because of His great and mighty sacrifice that we can have peace and joy through the struggles of life.  It is because of His word that we stand on that we can endure the trials of life, knowing that it will all work out for our good, because of Christ in our lives.  

The Scripture reminds us that, now come I to you; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  I encourage you today to stand on the word of The Lord for your life, and when you stand on His word you will discover joy like you have never had before.  The word that He has spoken into your life is a word that will keep you and bless you through all that you may face and go through in your life.  

Christ has spoken a word to you, all so that you might have His joy in you.  The joy that you have even in the face of valleys and difficult situations, joy in all and through all that you face, because you know that Jesus is right there with you.  Every thing that you go through Christ has already made a way for you, and all you have to do is look to Him and He will lead and guide you where He wants you to be, and fill you with His joy.  This joy that I have it did not come from anyone or anything but The Lord and no matter what it is that I am facing I will still have joy, because Jesus has spoken it into my life.  

Since I am basking in the joy of The Lord I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”


Thank you Lord for speaking this joy into my life, please never allow me to lose my joy even when I am facing unpleasant situations.  In Jesus Name Amen.

Be Inspired,
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY