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A Joyful Shout

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Written by   170
9 months ago
Topics: Joy, Jesus, Christmas, Bible

When good times are upon us it is easy to be happy and joyful. But when times aren't going the way we anticipated, we become either despondent or angry. But nobody in their right mind ever claimed life was fair, and anybody with half a brain knows this.

Some people give a joyful shout when they are drinking alcohol. Others shout in joy when their favorite sorts team wins a game. Seems like we have all done that at one time or another, and there's really nothing wrong with it.

But rarely will anyone shout for joy for what the Lord has done for them or is doing. He is always active in the lives of believers and the Holy Spirit provides us with that voice of joy to shout to the Father. So why don't we do it? Usually, we can't be bothered with it.

Busy lives

I don't know about you, but I live an extremely busy life. Aside fro working as a paid writer, I am here on read.cash almost daily writing and commenting. Additionally, and more importantly, I have a young son to take care of. Each day he must go to the beach. It's his ritual.

Technology has certainly provided our lives with dualities. On the one hand, we can access the Internet and find almost anything we care to learn about. Of course, gaming is big and people waste a lot of their time on it. Then there are social media platforms that consume our time. In the end, technology can either be a good or a bad thing.

We own microwave ovens, automatic washing machines, hot water heaters, stoves, refrigerators to keep our food from spoiling, and smartphones that help is communicate instantly. We are a blessed generation and yet we do not praise God or give Him the shouts of joy He rightly deserves.

Lack of faith

Many people who profess to be be Christians lack faith. Oh, they may mumble a few words to God from time to time, and more when troubles arise, but rarely will they shout any praise to Him who created the heavens and the earth.

A lack of faith should be your warning sign. If you are not praising God and giving Him thanks, you may not be saved or you may be a backslider. If you are a backslider, the fix is simple: you repent and turn back to obedience to His commands and fellowship with like-minded individuals.

On the other hand, if you place your faith elsewhere, such as in yourself or others, you are missing the proverbial boat of life - literally. You see, our bodies will eventually wear out and die and return to the dust of the earth.

But our souls will live on for eternity, either in glory or in hell. We have a choice. God, in His benevolence, will not force you or I to call upon Him nor will He compel us to worship Him.

Whatever our circumstances

So in good times, let's praise the Lord.
And in problematic times, let's praise the Lord.
At all times let's raise a joyful shout to the LORD!
When we shout praises to the LORD, we lift ourselves above the trials and problems that face us and our lives are much better for it.

Won't you lift up your voice to Him who alone saves and give Him a shout of praise today and every day?

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It's true that calling God eases our pain, makes us feel better. I found that believing in something is better than nothing. It helps a lot to roll on smoothly. Good to read your post.

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9 months ago

Ramona, living for Jesus will not make our lives smooth; it will make them more difficult. People will reject us, we will lose friends, and we may be beaten or jailed. Do not be misled - the Christian life is one of struggle not only against the power of sin but also against the forces of this world.

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9 months ago

This could be a great reminder for all of us. We should not forget God in our daily lives even were so busy making money, building future , we should assure to ousrselves that we are connected to God.

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9 months ago

This is true. Doesn't take but several moments each day to offer praise to Jesus.

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9 months ago

Folks are busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kickin' contest these days.

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9 months ago

More Texas slang. lolz

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9 months ago

Yeppur!

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9 months ago

We are busy making money without remembering to praise him for what he has done for us.

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9 months ago

Your articles are very much upbuilding especially in the christain way

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9 months ago

That's just the way I am, Sammy. Thank you.

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9 months ago

Yes this is indeed right. We should always give back to Him with our success, we are busy making money but we forget that God gave that to us. What an awakening post of you friend

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9 months ago

Very true, Faith. It's His money to begin with.

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9 months ago

Thank you for this wonderful article sis, we do get busy and forget to pray to the lord but our Hearts is closer to him, he. Never fails us..

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9 months ago

Welcome, Faith, it's a reminder to all of us.

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9 months ago

It's definitely one of the two: unsaved or backsliding. Neither one is good and a lack of praise for the Lord is a sign of ingratitude.

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9 months ago

Right. Ingratitude is a bad attitude to have at any time.

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9 months ago

Sounds like Dr. Seuss. lol

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9 months ago

Thanks for the reminder, Mariel. We do get so busy that we forget where our blessings actually come from.

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9 months ago

Oh, you're most welcome any time, Razor. Thanks for stopping by and your generous tip.

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9 months ago

Always my pleasure to be encouraged by your articles here on read.cash.

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9 months ago

Thanks for your kindness and loyalty.

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