Saturday, November 11, 2023

Restore Your Joy

Truly our fellowship is with the Father and His Son Jesus Christ (1 John 1:3). Fellowship with God brings joy. When we are out of fellowship with God, we need to confess our sins, that the joy we once knew may be restored. Sin separates us from fellowship with God. 

Restored fellowship with God results in joy. The barrier of sin is removed, as we confess it to God. The joy of salvation is restored. We may pray, Restore to me the joy of Your salvation (Psalm 51:12).

True fellowship with God is joy. His joy is our strength for living. Fellowship makes you aware of God's presence. His presence is the place of joy. Your joy now and forever is found in fellowship with God.

Make fellowship with God a daily part of your life. Praise God through prayer and singing unto Him. Give thanks to God for His love, goodness, and joy to you. 

Ask God to bring to your attention any sins that you need to confess. Recognize that fellowship with God is a joy. Then, we can truly sing, "what a fellowship, what a joy divine, leaning on the everlasting arms." Restore your joy in fellowship with God.