“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.” Philippians‬ ‭4:4-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Remember remember! If we lived our lives in the light of the return of Jesus, with our eyes set on heaven, it might change how we live in the moment. It is near on impossible to always be full of joy, to rejoice, if our eyes are set anywhere else but on the Lord Jesus. Circumstances can work against us, the enemy will come against us, our inner thoughts and feelings tend to negatively influence us, and it leaves us weak and vulnerable. But what a difference when we are considerate of Jesus in everything we do. Real joy will never be found from our feelings within or from our circumstances without, it is found in the Lord, and that joy found in the Lord is what gives us strength! We need to rejoice in Him: for His love, for His sacrifice, for His faithfulness, for His help, for His presence, for His power, for His wisdom, for His will, for His Kingdom, for His return! Lord, help me never to forget to look to You, and to find my joy in You. Lead me in Your strength and in Your will today. Amen 🙌🏼❤️🙏🏼