MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS:
“I heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands.” (Revelation 5:11)
Allowing the Lord to bring thankfulness into our lives to some is like yanking an old tooth out of our mouth. Learning to be “filled continually filled” is a lifetime challenge. Call it whatever you want, drinking His presence, praying in the Holy Ghost, letting it bubble up from your belly, living supernaturally is possible and is a must!
Years ago, on my search for true joy I came across this passage concerning John and Charles Wesley.
“Part of Sunday my brother (Charles) and I then used to spend in walking in the meadows and singing psalms. But one day, just as we were beginning to sing, he burst out into a loud laughter. I asked him, if he was distracted; and began to be very angry, and presently after to laugh as loud as he. Nor could we possibly refrain, though we were ready to tear ourselves in pieces, but we were forced to go home without singing another line.”
I was so taken back with this! To think the presence of the Lord could be so strong to overtake someone with such joy. I knew then that I had blockages as a Christian and the “cares of this world” were stealing my joy. Normal life to me was just mundane and depressing. Thank God joy came and paid me a visit! Have you allowed yourself to be touched by joy? “Digging deep into the mine and seeking out treasures of life divine” is what Charles Wesley wrote and experienced. Going down deep inside and allowing the gospel to shine in those dark areas isn’t a cake walk. But when we let Christ come and change our garments of mourning into praise, we too will find ourselves overcome with laughter. Charles Wesley spent the rest of His life overflowing with praise; His life was touched and changed by Christ. He even prayed for 1000 tongues to express this!
“Oh for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!
My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.”
Learning to use our mouth to continually praise him out of a “heart of thanksgiving” means we let go. We trust that He “has the ball” and as I say to myself in any given day-“He’s got this”. Walking in joy brings liberty and freedom and helps us face defeat, death and loneliness supernaturally.
“JOY BECOMES THE AFFIRMATION OF THE TRUEST THINGS IN THIS LIFE-The joy of the Lord is rooted in the now and the not-yet of the Kingdom of God.” (Sarah Bessey)
I pray you too can join in with the angels and ask for a language that will guide you through life into deeper joy and revelation. Oh God give me a thousand tongues to express my love to you!