Joy is like a human tracker; it is what God uses to locate us when He wants to bless us. Anytime joy is absent from a man, the angels would have to put extra efforts to deliver God's blessing to him. Prayer is good, but even while you are praying the most sorrowful prayer, let your joy be full. Remember that it took an angel 21-days to deliver answers to Daniel's prayer. According to the angel, demons attacked him on the way and delayed him from the first day that Daniel began his prayer.
Remember when we were little children, how that we would joyfully plead with our parents to forgive our disobedience, despite their raging countenance. And most of those times, their countenance suddenly becomes light, and they eventually forgive us. Many people believe they must break their hearts before God will hear their prayers. Think about it for a moment; if a natural man know how to respond to the joy in his children, how much more will our heavenly Father respond to our joy? This is my take; Daniel was praying with a broken spirit, and that was why it took that long for the angel to deliver his answer. If you have observed, people who experience delay in life are usually sad people. Hannah sobered for years praying for a child, but her miracle was delayed until she changed her countenance. The absence of joy creates room for delay.
That's how far we'd go on today's Timely Note. But take these last words; A JOYFUL MAN WILL ALWAYS DO WELL, BUT EVEN GOD CANNOT BARE WITH A MAN WITH A BROKEN SPIRIT. KEEP YOUR JOY ALIVE! Have a most fruitful week, in Jesus precious name!
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