Check Your Status

Posted: March 19, 2010 in The Word

All the time I see on facebook everyone’s status saying “good day” or “bad day” or whatever their day was like. Now I don’t know everything about their day, but I’m guessing that the things that went on that day was what determinded if their day was  successful or not.

Paul tell us in Philippians, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Now normally you would just read by this and take it like it sounds. But you have to realize that Paul is in jail when he is writing this, we’re not talking a modern jail with beds and basketball courts, we are talking a hole in the ground and being chained to a wall. So my guess was that Paul’s facebook status would not have been “good day!” However, Paul did have reason to celebrate and rejoice.

When we see Paul write, “Rejoice in the Lord,” what does this mean? Take out three very important words, “in the Lord” and put in something that you’ve been blessed with. Rejoice in winning a state championship. Rejoice in getting a raise. Rejoice in the fact that it’s the weekend. Rejoice in the Lord!

Your attitude and true joy should not be a reflection of what is going on around you, but a reflection of what Christ has done and what He is doing in your life. When we are rejoicing about anything people notice. People should notice your joy in the Lord. If they aren’t noticing, listen to Paul, and “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

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