Where Does It Come From?

My Devotion to Him #165
Verse Passage: Psalm 4:7 “Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.” – NIV
This passage is a great one indeed. David wrote this Psalm and in this he calls on God to fill his heart with joy when other gain in harvest. 
Now I’m sure we all at some point have thought about having an abundance of money. Not only do we think about how many problems could be fixed with it but also how much we could enjoy life more with all kinds of money. We could do this and do that with it. And at some point we even might think that it could even bring us happiness by lifting some of our burden. But in the end money won’t bring a lasting joy. Yes, we could very well have some time of happiness but we wouldn’t have a permanent happiness that would be joy. We might be able to fix some problems but that wouldn’t stop other problems from coming our way.
Without money it is possible to have a joy that is so unspeakable and so filling that it overflows from you. Not only does this type of joy change your thinking but also the way you act, the way you carry yourself, the way you respond, the way you are in general. 
A relationship with God is a greater blessing than any amount of money you could ever receive. Only God can give you lasting joy. Only God can give you a filling kind of joy. Only God can give you an abundance unlike any other. 
David knew this and in return he called on God to give him joy when others gained in this life. David didn’t get upset when others had more or when other had some kind of success. He wanted to be happy for this and be happy because of it. He knew that only God could give him true joy. He knew that only God could give him pure joy. He knew only God could give him abundance!
Verse Passage: John 16:24 “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” – NIV
Don’t be afraid to ask that your joy be filled and that you be full! 
The harvest and money is only but fruit of the world that will only wither away. But the joy of God is a ripe fruit from Heaven that’s never ending and everlasting! 
Where does your joy come from and is it abundant?
God bless.
Copyright © 2018 by Jacob D. Olinger

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