Mary finds out that Elizabeth is also carrying a child of promise. They say that misery loves company, but so does joy, and hope, and deliverance, and redemption. We like to share Good News with others who are also receiving it. Even in the beginnings of the parade of providence, we have joy from seeing the miracle in other people’s lives. The joy we have is made fuller when we share it, and when it is received.
Joy is joyful at the joy of others. Those who truly know they are truly blessed don’t mind when others are blessed even more than them. The blessed are blessed by the blessing of others, in their obedience and desire to do the Lord’s will.
The fullness of the heart filled with the joy of God will result in exclamations of praise, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Yes our lips should always pour forth praise, but it will not need to be a manufactured thing when we are filled, it will simply be the result.
The King of the Universe is waiting to fulfill His destiny in your destiny, and that is all the reason you need to be full of joy, and to spread that joy, and it will bring joy to others who will find it and others who have received it for themselves. If you believe in the fulfillment of what the Spirit has promised, you will receive the fullness of the Spirit in practice. If you act according to God’s will, His promise for your life, you will have joy.
Then the words of Mary will be on our lips and the sublime statement of ultimate joy will be ours in reality, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…”
Join the company…Jesus IS joy.