I asked the Lord what do you want me to write and He said:
Tell my people to enjoy life, be joyful, be free in the Spirit. WOW!!! These are power packed words! How can we enjoy life, be joyful and be free in the Spirit with the hustle and bustle of daily activities? There is so much to do for the Kingdom and to enjoy it along the way! Yes! That is what our Heavenly Father desires for us! To be filled with Joy! Packed with Joy! Overflowing with Joy! JOY!!! JOY!!! JOY!!! It’s all about joy! If we can’t do it joyfully; then why are we doing it?
It’s not just about focusing on the Kingdom. Advancing for growth and prosperity of the Kingdom. It’s about enjoying the journey. I believe as pastors and ministry leaders we forget to enjoy the journey. It’s all about the journey and the journey is a process. A process that we need to be most willing to take joyfully. If we can’t be joyful how will people be attracted to what we have to offer.
I know Jesus was joyful! He was a fun loving and playful man while He walked this earth. I can see him just having fun. I am sure He enjoyed the journey on to the place He was going. Are you enjoying your journey? This journey is difficult, it tests us and tries us, so we need to find joy in the testing and trying process.
Examine yourself, find where you have lost joy and where you can rediscover the joy in doing ministry to advance His Kingdom.