Christmas Joy Over Discouragement

Jesus brought JOY to earth

  • Luke 2:10 “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
  • John 15:11 “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
  • Galatians 5:22-23 (Fruit of the Spirit) – Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance.
  • Nehemiah 8:10 “The joy of the LORD is your strength.”
  • Psalm 126:1 “When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. (2) Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.”

Vision and Purpose brings JOY

  • Supernatural Perspective – Seeing things as God sees them
  • Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) “Where there is no vision, the people perish, but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
  • Proverbs 29:18 (NIV) “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.”

Get a Vision, Get a LIFE!

  • Sea Sickness = Motion without Direction
  • Proverbs 19:21 (NIV) “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”
  • Luke 17:20-21 “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation…. Behold the kingdom of God is within you.”

Get Pregnant with Vision

  • Begins with CONCEPTION
  • Is going to STRETCH you
  • Changes the way you WALK
  • Changes the way you EAT
  • Changes the way you TALK
  • Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform ituntil the day of Jesus Christ.”