Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
(Psalm 47:1 ESV)
Shout for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done it!
Shout joyfully, you lower parts of the earth;
Break forth into a shout of joy, you mountains,
O forest, and every tree in it;
For the LORD has redeemed Jacob
And in Israel He shows forth His glory.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion;
He will comfort all her waste places.
And her wilderness He will make like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of the LORD;
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
Thanksgiving and sound of a melody. Isaiah 51:3
God is Joy!
And I am His !
The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
“Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” declares the LORD. Zechariah 2:10
Heavenly Father, I write words on a blog page that describe You to me. I write words that encourage my heart. I need color in my life… color that makes me think of You, for You are my Joy. I post graphics that are made by man that are so colorful and fun to look upon, but Your natural world is far brighter with the vividness of life. Thank You for your flowers and creatures of every color. Thinking of the joy of the LORD: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. (Habakkuk 3:18 NKJV) You walk with me through every step. Thank You, LORD. You hear my cries. You see my smiles. You know my heart and that it needs and desires color, rejoicing, joy! I glorify You for Your Ways. I call upon You, my LORD, for I want to be close to You. I love You, my Abba. Heal my grieving heart, LORD; heal my body from the four surgeries and keep me safe as I walk and work and do and be. I need Your touch to heal me physically and emotionally, LORD. I rejoice in You, my loving Father! I look upon the colors of this world and find You looking at me through them. This beautiful flutter-by says it all, doesn’t it, LORD? You created this in such glory. You are my joy, Abba Father. And I pray with joy, in Your Holy Name. Amen.
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? 1 Thessalonians 2:19 NKJV