Each of us can look back over our lives and see a time when we were on top of the world and had much to rejoice about, and there were times when we were in dark places, but The Lord kept us. It does not make a difference if we are in the valley of life or enjoying a mountain top moment, each of us has reasons to thank and praise God. The Scripture reminds us to, rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. I encourage you today to rejoice in The Lord. It does not make a difference if you are having a good day or a bad day, rejoice in The Lord. When trials and tribulations come your way, rejoice in The Lord. When all your bills are paid and you have money left over to spare, rejoice in The Lord. When you are sick in your body, rejoice in The Lord. Even when the rain is falling in your life, rejoice in The Lord always. There is not a situation you face in your life when you should not rejoice. Everything you go through in life may not seem good at the moment, but everything you go through in life you can rejoice about, because you know that The Lord is with you every step of the way, and because The Lord is with you it will work out in your favor. No matter what it is that I may be facing in my life I will rejoice in The Lord through it all, and in my rejoicing I know that The Lord is making a way for me. Since I will always rejoice in The Lord, I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”



Lord today I rejoice because you have blessed me to see a new day. I am rejoicing through the ups and downs of life, because I know that you are with me every step of the way.. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.


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