The Power of Joy – Part 2
2 Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ “3 Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
The word salvation is a compound word. The Greek word is ‘Soteria’ meaning deliverance from all evil, healing, prosperity, etc. From the above scripture we can see that through joy we draw from the wells of all deliverance, healing, and prosperity. If you are aware of the primitive wells, you know that to they are dug very deep in the ground and to draw water from them you will need a bucket and a long rope. You tie the bucket to rope and le it down into the well to draw water up for your use. In like manner joy is the tool with which we draw from depths of God provision for us. That is why joy is valuable treasure that we much keep and protect. Jesus warned the disciples in John 16:22 not to allow anyone to take their joy. Joy is an essential commodity to live above the troubles of life. No matter how much you love God , you will face troubles and the outcome of the troubles would depend largely on your joy level if your joy level is low, you will offended and may give up. But if you keep your joy level high you will go though the fire and the storm and you will overcome them.
Having and keeping your joy is not optional, it is a compulsory element for triumphant Christianity. You have all of God promises and blessing in Christ but to partake of them you need joy. Without joy you cannot draw form the well of salvation. To prevent yourself from dying of thirst from all that Christ has bought for you guard and replenish your joy.
You protect and replenish your joy by renewing your mind through the word of God that God loves you and how your living in victory is connected to joy. Always declare that the joy of the Lord is your strength and medicine. Sing praises to God for his goodness in the past and be thankful to Him for who He is.
Isaiah 61:1-3 1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
For further study:
John 16:22, John 10:10
Questions for you to reflect on
What is trying to steal your joy?