I had a very interesting conversation at the supermarket checkout this morning.
I realised I had been whistling while doing my shopping, and was still doing this as I stood waiting my turn.
A lady turned round and said, “You are happy today”, to which I replied, “Oh, I’m always happy”.
She said, “Even with all this rain?” and then she left.
The trouble with most people today is that their happiness, joy and peace are based upon external circumstances.
If only the weather was better, if only I had more money, if only people liked me more, and it goes on and on.
The unfortunate truth is that many Christians are the same!
It is external circumstances that appear to be important to some believers.
What a Christian needs to realise is that it is what is inside of us that should be used to “develop” happiness, joy and peace.
If we understand and believe that inside we are righteous, holy and perfect we will manifest joy.
If we understand and believe that we are truly forgiven we will manifest joy.
If we know that in our born again spirits we have all we every need, for health and prosperity (among other things) we will manifest joy.
Our joy, peace and happiness comes from inside, and should never be dependent upon the weather, other people or even football results!!
Our joy, peace and happiness should be dependent upon who we are through Christ and what we have in Christ, i.e. what we have inside us in our spirit.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for everything that I have in Christ and through Christ, thank you for all I have inside of me”
Ephesians 1 v 3…..Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ