|The Secret Source Of Man\'s Activity!
“The God of hope will fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” - Romans 15:13
JOY; PEACE; HOPE; are probably three things that most men in today’s society earnestly seek after and few find and keep. But the Apostle Paul does not think he is asking too much from his disciple friends in Rome when he simply asks that these ‘angel visitors’ may dwell with them. They are, for the majority of us, if I might use such an example - like bright-winged, sweet songbirds that dart and shine about us. We hear their beautiful voices, but nets and cages are hard to find when we want to capture them and make then stay close by us.
If we want to really know how to secure and retain these blessings, let us meditate on the above words of this Scripture verse that Paul wrote in the Book of Romans. This is God’s promise as well as a personal prayer and opens up for us as believers the eternal secret of the way to find everlasting joy, peace, and hope through His Spirit.
God is our only joy. While worldly brightness may go all round the circumference of the globe, and so to speak, gild first one segment of it and then another; there is nothing that can satisfy all the desires and necessities of a human soul except being filled with the fruits and delicacies of the Holy Spirit. Only when we allow the colouring matter of God’s sweet Spirit in at the fountain-head will it tinge every ripple of our lives. Only when we have God for the joy of our hearts and the peace of our else troubled spirits without it, will the joy be full in our lives.
Otherwise, however abundant the flood may seem, there will always be some gaunt, barren peak lifting its ugly head up, parched above the rejoicing waters. No man, no woman, was ever glad up to the height of their possibility who did not find their abundant joy anywhere else than in their Great Redeemer’s sacrificial, agape love - the love of the joy-giver - God Himself. For joy is the secret power source of man’s activity and the living energy of God’s indwelling Spirit that occupies his heart. If you require your activity to become your blessedness, work your rest and service your freedom and dominion - then get some real joy today from God, the only true joy-giver!!!
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