I read another amazing entry from Jesus Calling. I had to share it with my readers because it was that good. What I got out of it is the importance of always rejoicing. When I was in Cambodia the first time, God showed me the true meaning of Philippians 4:12. And every single time I read it I am reminding of that moment. I was in a dirty, hot, smelly hotel room. I was so uncomfortable for a number of reasons that I’m not going to mention here. But God showed me that verse and I learned firsthand to truly rejoice in Him. I pray you read this entry and reflect on His undying, everlasting love for you today.
Rejoice in Me always! No matter what is going on, you can rejoice in your Love-relationship with Me. This is the secret of being content in all circumstances. So many people dream of the day when they will finally be happy: when they are out of debt, when their children are out of trouble, when they have more leisure time, and so on. While they daydream, their moments are trickling into the ground like precious balm spilling wastefully from overturned bottles.
Fantasizing about future happiness will never bring fulfillment, because fantasy is unreality. Even though I am invisible, I am far more Real than the world you see around you. My reality is eternal and unchanging. Bring your moments to Me, and I will fill them with vibrant Joy. Now is the time to rejoice in My Presence!
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! … I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
—Philippians 4:4, 12
But you remain the same, and your years will never end.