Connecting with the passion of Christ in you is the joy of the Lord people should get to know. This joy is where the love of God is known as it is shared and multiplied in people. When you are in your joy, it will attract people to join in and experience the joy you have. Nehemiah 8:10 tells us the joy of the Lord is our strength. This strength is who God has gifted us to be and what He has gifted us to do. Our strength is found in this joy setting us free to walk in the liberty of our faith. It is this joy that redeems us and makes us whole, while everything works out for our good.
Your joy becomes your strength when you enter the presence of the Lord on a daily basis. How do you like to enjoy life? When God is the center of your joy it will open the hearts of those around you inviting them in to experience joy as they are strengthened in their faith. God desires us to enter His joy through our gifts and talents. His joy is heaven on earth because it is His presence manifesting in our gifts and talents. The word of God tells us in His presence is fullness of joy. God wants us to be full of His joy so His presence will manifest through our gifts and talents. In Matthew 25:14-30 it talks about the parable of the talents, where two faithful servants was told to enter the joy of the Lord where God would make them rulers over many things.
When you change your perspective and enter the joy of the Lord, He breaks chains off you so you can walk in your true authentic identity in Christ. Your true identity in Christ is where the presence of the Lord gives rest to your gifts and talents; allowing you to no longer toil to creatively produce wealth. Anything God is telling you to let go off is because it does not belong in your true authentic identity. It is actually keeping the true you from emerging and living the abundant life Christ already made available to you. Let the joy of the Lord be your consuming passion and desire freeing you to be authentically you. Your authentic identity in Christ is how you praise the Lord with all your mind, spirit, soul and body (Mark 12:28-30). When you praise God in advance of people accepting your authentic identity in Christ, you command their belief to align with the truth that has already set you free, but now it has the opportunity to set them free.
The daily devotional I provide on this online publication is a start in helping you strengthen your authentic identity in Christ. I also provide additional resources for the women who are members of VWL Community. Ladies join us for a 40 day Spiritually Fit For Life Empowerment Journey where we focus on strengthening the whole person to better ensure our fulfillment in our relationships, health, career and lifestyle. Gentlemen, if you are in search for support groups that help you work on your whole person development, I invite you to send an inquiry and I can send you some information on how to connect with men of faith.
Listen to “Put A Praise On It” by Tasha Cobbs. She reminds us to put a praise on it.