Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
When things in life seem to go array, the first thing that we seem to compromise is our joy. What a wrong chose that is. Joy is our strength and was given to us by God to be a help during times of distress and temptation. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit. Joy is vital to our existence and victory. In the human body we have vital organs that we cannot live on the earth without. Our bodies require a heart; we cannot live without one. If the heart shuts down the body will die. When the heart is diseased or only functioning at 40-50%, it negatively affects the whole body.
The word vital is defined as being extremely important and necessary, or indispensable to the survival or continuing effectiveness of something.
The joy of the Lord that resides within our spirit is indispensable. You must never under estimate its worth and try to face life without it.
Jesus declared in John 15:11, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”
Let the joy of the Lord live big in you today and everyday!