Joy for Breakthrough

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Joy of Livin'

We speak of the joy of the Lord quite often as a strength in trouble or a fruit of the Spirit… but I truly believe it is a great weapon for spiritual breakthrough.

 God is completely faithful, beyond all other means of provision. When we are in need, He wants us to recognize His love and allow joy to lead us to our breakthrough.

 The psalms remind us that God’s loving kindness is new every morning. His mercies are like the rains that fall upon the fertile soil of the heart to bring forth the seeds of spiritual strength. No question, God is the instigator of our breakthroughs; yet we are all called to walk in step with Him for the achieving of spiritual victory.

 We are co-laborers in the Kingdom of Heaven for our breaking forth.

 As Kingdom Agents, we can and must see the joy of the Lord as a spiritually anointed tool that releases us from the chains of oppression. Joy is a great weapon against fear and depression.

 In Sunday School years ago we used to sing about the power joy had to bring great freedom in the Spirit. We would sing “if you want joy you must laugh for it” and off we’ld go with, “ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha”. Pretty soon we would all experience laughter that would cause us to see differently the rest of the day.

 Those little songs were a point of release, setting the atmosphere of joy that influenced our dispositions and changed our heart attitudes. In one sense we were taking our thoughts captive without even realizing we were having moments of breakthrough.

 I truly believe that the supernatural life of the Spirit is more natural than we think… try it – laugh a little and see if it doesn’t lighten the load. (Neh 8:10)

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