Rejoice

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Rejoice because your name is written in heaven.

Rejoice because we are His.  Rejoice because He has given us life, life now, and life for all eternity.  Rejoice because we know the source of our life and our hope.

Rejoice because God has made us His very own.  Rejoice because He loves us!  Rejoice because He is good.  Rejoice because His mercies are new every morning.  Rejoice because He is Faithful!

Rejoice because our identity is not found in what we do.  Our identity is found in who we are.  We are His.  That’s where our joy comes from!  Isn’t that reason to Rejoice?

In Philippians 4:4, he reminds us several times to “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” This is because God knows that our lives are more abundantly blessed and fruitful when we are saturated with his joy, enthusiasm, thankfulness and hope.

“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4) 

God means for His word to be an encouragement, refreshing, and challenge to us. To know God’s heart for each of us and what He did on our behalf, should put new energy and urgency behind all that we say and do.

Tell someone what God has done for you.

Heavenly Father, Thank You for creating heaven. A place where we will spend eternity with You and our loved ones who have accepted Your invitation. Help us live with a joyful heart always rejoicing and sharing the hope we have of eternal life with others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Author: Cheryl Downum

My name is Cheryl Downum, 2015 was a difficult year for me. I chose to separate from my husband because of his unrepentant abusive behavior and a year later we divorced. I moved from Atascadero ca to the Temecula Valley in Socal. As I’ve walked this journey, I’ve found myself growing closer to Jesus. My heart is now infused with empathy for others that find themselves in this place. And, God has given me a story, a message of hope to share. A message birthed in my brokenness that brought forth a sweet-surrendered dependence on God’s unconditional acceptance and love. The reason I am writing this blog is; I have found in my life that the Lord often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad to our deepest calling. My desire is to encourage His children to seek a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope that as you read my blog, you will feel inspired and encouraged. Thank you for visiting! God Bless! The Lord has opened a door for me in ministry with women who have been raped/sexually assault or abused by their spouse.  I have become a fulltime Advocate for women with a national organization.  For more information on this exciting chapter in my life, please visit my Healing Heart Blog https://thehealingheartblog.wordpress.com/ I am a Survivor and an Advocate, I am passionate about raising awareness about Rape/Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Visit my The healing heart facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/thehealingheart77/

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