Scripture Reference: “All the days of the desponding afflicted are made evil (by anxious thoughts and foreboding), but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast (regardless of circumstances)” – Proverbs 15:15 AMP
There is every indication that even in prison, Joseph was exceptionally joyful. Only an active and excited man could have been given the right to lead. He exhibited strength, which is a product of joy. Dr. David O. Oyedepo said, “For you to remain joyful and excited, you must break every connection with the negative past”. Joseph’s joy came from the fact that he obeyed God and was sure that God would vindicate him. There is every reason to thank God, for a “living dog is better than a dead lion”. Joseph could have been killed. God preserved his life and his destiny was preserved.
Laugh and the world will laugh with you. A cheerful person who never drags his troubles around him, but shuts them out so as not to bore others, can win the greatest number of friends. Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. Spread sunshine wherever you go. Make people feel like new beings. By your presence, let the thoughts of others be inspired and their imagination be stirred. You should be a pacesetter.
Daily digest: S. Perry said, “Nobody likes sad People”, so be cheerful.
Prayer: Lord, I rejoice at your word. I thank you for I choose to remain faithful in spite of circumstances, for I know that therein is lasting toy. Thank you Lord. In Jesus’name, Amen.
– BeGreat Devotional – May 7http://begreatng.org/devotional/joy-unspeakable-part-2/