“When was the last time you expressed the joy of your salvation? For that matter, when was the last time you were even thankful that you have been saved from eternal separation from Me? How hardened has your heart become? Are you using your salvation as a license to not care for the well-being of others? Why are you not shouting the joy you’ve been given from the rooftops to others? Why are you not filled with delight every day so that others can see your joy? Have you forgotten the incredible value of the free gift you’ve been given? Sometimes it seems that way to Me!”
Ps. 13:5-6 AMP
5) But I have trusted, leaned on, and been confident in Your mercy and loving-kindness; my heart shall rejoice and be in high spirits in Your salvation.
6) I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.
Ps. 40:16 NIV
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “The LORD be exalted!
Ps. 149:4-5 NIV
4) For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
5) Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.
Rom. 15:13 AMP
May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.
Phil. 4:12-13 AMP
12) I know how to be abased and live humbly in straitened circumstances, and I know also how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every situation, whether well-fed or going hungry, having a sufficiency and enough to spare or going without and being in want.
13) I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].
I have experienced some people who call themselves followers of Jesus who are real prune faces with dead hearts. I believe that if the Lord would choose to give them a million dollars, they would complain about some other area that makes them a teeny bit uncomfortable.
How foolish have we become? How far have we fallen? When are we going to remember what this wonder-filled relationship is all about and bubble over to others in our joy?
Teach me to bubble rather than blubber, Lord,