2.21.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. Philippians 4:4-5. Rejoice.

PRAYER: Please pray for our friends at Teen Challenge Vermont tonight.

DEVOTION: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again; Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near” – Philippians 4: 4-5

Pretty amazing night tonight in Burlington, VT. We had some guys rededicate their lives to Jesus, tears were falling and lives were being changed tonight. God moved in many lives. So amazing to be a part of it.

Rejoice. Let these words permeate your being. Be joyful. Be gentle. Let the hope and love of God fill your heart. Let your joyfulness be known. Let it be evident in all you do.

Sometimes it’s just good to say the word. It makes you smile.

Rejoice. Again I say….rejoice.

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  1. Suzanne on February 22, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    To rejoice is not always easy…sometimes I don’t feel it. I have chosen to work on obedience so that overrides my feelings. I have learned the rejoicing in the Lord combined with worship lleads to a place of confident peace. I need a full hip replacement; I was denied it because my history of MS and UTI’s, told to accept my fate. I met a new neurologist who gave me some hope; she had colleagues at a NYC Hospital that I wanted to go to. However, she too, was insisting that there first be a treatment for MS.
    I was waiting for direction. One morning I was reading Habakkuk, I followed the referenced scriptures to end up in Hebrews at 12:12-13…12 So then, strengthen hands that are weak and knees that tremble. 13 Cut through and make smooth, straight paths for your feet [that are safe and go in the right direction], so that the leg which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather may be healed….That still small voice and just dropped into me like a thunderous roar.
    God holds my future, if I want it I have to take it by giving it away…all of it…once and for all. I had been saying no to MRI’s for years. This time I said yes fully expecting God’s glory to be seen. I asked a couple of my people to pray with me “no new lesions and old ones healed” I prayed it, I had agreement then I moved on. I rejoiced about the situation. If fear and doubt tried to keep in I got louder. It was taking awhile to get the authorizations. I stayed with the confident trust that God was in control. I didn’t pray for quicker outcomes, I rejoiced that He was on the move. In January I went for the MRI’s.
    The pain has become almost intolerable affecting every aspect of my day. My husband says call the hospital yourself, try to get in. I called, we had our appointment on Valentine’s Day. THis Dr asked if I was having MS related trouble..I said no… he moved on. I had made it through the drive, the X-rays, the waiting, and the exam by rejoicing in the Lord as I overcame through Christ every hurdle. I was composed. The grace of God was on me. The Dr said,”I have a surgeon for you, we are not afraid of challenges here”.
    I fully expected to break down on the car ride home, years and years of frustration, disappointment, pain but not one tear….I only rejoiced. The appointment with the surgeon is within the next two weeks. I expect it to all go well, God is in control. I wake up every morning saying “this is the day YOU made, I am rejoicing in it”.
    Yesterday I got the MRI results. The neurologists said “no new lesions and the old ones are not active”. Rejoice…again I am rejoicing.

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