1. We need to make our prayer requests with joy. I got to wandering about this particular point - how are we supposed to give prayer requests with joy when usually we are worried or saddened by what we are praying for - but then I had this thought...we need to have faith and hope that God will answer our prayers. Just thinking about the fact that God can totally fix any problem we have should cause us to be happy and joyful. Also, I don't think God wants us to come to Him in prayer grumpy and angry with Him or anyone else.
2. Several times the Bible tells us to make a joyful noise unto the LORD. It must be pretty important to God that we are joyful and not grumpy and cranky.
3. Peace will give us joy.
4. We need to make a joyful noise with the instruments that we may play.
5. We need to go to church with joy. If we go to church with a chip on our shoulder or all angry and bitter, then it is going to be harder for us to get anything out of the service. Yes, I realize that church can uplift us and bless us, but it would be a whole lot better if go to church looking forward to hearing from God and learning more about Him than if we go to church dreading the services and with the "here we go again" mentality that we sometimes bring with us into a church service.
I hope these few thoughts help you. Have A Wonderful Day!!!
Originally posted on April 16, 2016