Sunday, October 23, 2016

Brighten Up!

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. Psalm 5:11 
Rejoice: to brighten up, cheer up
Put their trust: to flee for protection, refuge
Shout for joy: to give a ringing cry
Defend: to entwine as a screen, hedge in
Love: friend, have affection for
Joyful: to jump for joy, triumph

Trust = cause to brighten up, rejoice
Defend (protection) = reason to shoutout for joy
Love = jump for joy

No matter the circumstances. No matter the politics. No matter the chaos that surrounds you. No matter..... 

Trust in God. God provides a safe place of protection. God is worthy and deserving of our love. 
And in return, we have many reasons to brighten up, and shout for joy, and literally jump for joy! 

I like that meaning, "to brighten up". We all know people who when they walk into a room, bring a feeling of dread. When they walk in, the life is sucked out of the place. 

Just think, if each of us instead, brighten upped the room! When we walk into a place, we bring the joy of the Lord with us. We make others want to jump for joy because of God's goodness! 

There are some people who it's fun to be around. They are encouraging, uplifting and well, joyful. After you have been with those people, and leave, you have a spring in your step. The joy they had spilled over and spread to you! 

To Brighten Up!
Be joyful. Share joy. Brighten up! 

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