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During college, I had an intimidating appointment with the provost of the Christian university which I attended. I requested to change my major, and this learned man wanted to talk with me concerning my decision. When I reached his office, the secretary escorted me into a private area and informed me that he would be with me shortly.

As I looked around, I saw certificates and diplomas from some of the most celebrated institutions of higher learning of the day. However, the picture that touched me in the deepest part of my heart was a picture of Jesus with His head thrown back in laughter. Underneath this picture was the scripture, “Your God rejoices over you!”

Joy is one of the attributes of God Himself and is an intrinsic part of the character of God. What is it that fills God with joy? You are what fills the God of the universe with joy! God loves you so dearly that He sings over you!

Will you enter into His Kingdom of joy today? Will you live and dwell in the Kingdom of Joy while you are yet on planet earth? While your feet are on earthly soil and you breath the atmosphere of a fallen world, you must understand that you are living in the most joyful Kingdom of all … the Kingdom of the One Who rejoices over you!

Practical Application: 

1- Every day is Thanksgiving in the Kingdom of joy! Make an entry of the three things for which you are thankful. Share those things with the hashtag #beatdepression!

2- Pray for a person in your life who has hurt you. Pray for heaven’s blessing to invade this person’s life.


I declare that I live in the Kingdom of joy and will join in the celebration of that Kingdom! I will bask in the promise that my Father rejoices over me.


“Jesus, let the joy of Your Kingdom wash over my life. Let me hear the song of the Father as He sings over me today. Amen.”

Romans 14 7-19For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
8For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.
9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
13Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.
14I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
15But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
16Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
18For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
19Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

Inspirational Lifestyles: 21 Days To Beat Depression – Your God Rejoices Over You (Day 6)  was originally published on

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