Jul 11, 2017
Many times, we envision God as being anxious, stressed, or angry…
Or we see Him as Holy. As a Judge. As Righteous.
The Bible tells us that God is also joy, though. In fact, one third of the Kingdom of God is joy (Romans 14:17). And, we learn that the One who sits in Heaven laughs (Psalm 2:4), rejoices over His people with singing (Zephaniah 3:17), and empowers us to lean into His joy- as that is our strength (see Nehemiah 8). Indeed, the sound of the throne is one of joy (Psalm 89:15).
When Jesus came, it was a message of great joy (Luke 2: 10), and He communicated deep truths to His disciples so that their joy would overflow (see John 15:11). He even tells us to enter into the joy of our Master (Matthew 25:21).
Did we miss something?
We often equate tears, mourning, and seriousness with spirituality. And, we equate happiness and laughing with… well… irreverence (if expressed in a church service).
Listen in… and see, sense, and experience something new.
In this podcast I refer to the Grace Basics video series. Learn more about The Happy God in the intro video, which you can stream free in the following locations:
*The Overflow website- www.GraceBasics.com
*The Overflow YouTube channel- https://youtu.be/4-yNERrZ1Pk