Topic: The Importance of Joy and Merriment
[Seeds of Destiny 24 February 2019 Devotional]
SCRIPTURE: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The atmosphere of Joy transmits healing because joy attracts God’s Presence.
It has been established that the atmosphere of God’s Presence is the atmosphere of joy, jubilance and merriment. That is why people become depressed when they neglect the atmosphere of God’s Presence. If you want to overcome depression, crave for and embrace the Presence of God
Praise and worship provokes the Presence of God. People who are given to praising God are carriers of His Presence.
Now, what is the importance of joy and merriment?
1) Joy is therapeutic and medicinal (Proverb 17:22).
Joy usually accompanies praise and worship. This joy, in turn, supplies medicine and healing to the body. The atmosphere of joy, therefore, transmits healing because joy attracts the Presence of God and the Presence of God is pregnant with healing and deliverance. That is to say, praise escalates joy which in turn invites God’s Presence and when God steps in, healing takes place.
The Presence of God has nothing to do with sorrow and depression. Depression, therefore, is the devil’s key for disconnecting people from God’s Presence.
2) Praise connects the saints with the benefits of redemption (Psalm 67:3-5).
The flow of joy triggers the release of God’s goodness encapsulated in the redemption package.
Beloved, I curse every root of depression, dryness and sickness in your life; you shall live in perpetual joy and celebration in the Name of Jesus.
Remember this”: The atmosphere of Joy transmits healing because joy attracts the Presence of God.
1.Make up your mind to maintain your joy at all cost by engaging in praise and worship to God.
2.Forgive in advance all offences that can tamper with your joy.
PRAYER: O Lord, help me to maintain a constant atmosphere of joy and celebration. Help me not to dwell in the realm of depression, Lord in Jesus’ Name.