I love experiencing all that God has to offer in my life. I enjoy his peace in my life. I enjoy his love and joy in my life. But more than anything, I enjoy when other people can experience Christ for themselves and share in the joy of what I’ve been experiencing.
This morning when I came to work a coworker of mine came to me and told me about her experience with Christ over the weekend and it made me realize how contagious the joy of the Lord can be. I’m not sure about anyone else, but when other people start talking about Christ and what he’s done in their lives, my soul lights up and I rejoice because it’s nothing like being around other believers.
This coworker of mine, she’s not necessarily a spiritual person, but she has her moments with Christ. Personally I have prayed for her a few times, particularly concerning her and her husbands marriage. This past weekend she went to visit her brother in laws church down in Gainesville and this morning when she told me her experience, I was so excited for her. I was glad that she had had this amazing experience with God. There are some things that you just have to experience for yourself with Christ. No matter how much you try to describe them to others, essentially they just have to walk in for themselves to really know.
So when she told me about her experience at altar call and special prayer and how she felt refreshed and light hearted afterwards, I couldn’t do anything but smile because I knew she had experienced something genuine. Something I knew she would remember the rest of her life. An experience, that opened her eyes to something different about her relationship with Christ. And it made me happy that she was happy and had felt that joyous experience.
The kicker of it all was that she was so excited about her experience that she kept sharing with others in the office. And I kept saying to myself how great God’s joy is. When God really touches you, it’s almost like you can’t contain the joy from it and something in you feels compelled to share. And knowing what kind of person she is, to hear her share just really touched me and inspired me. I was just genuinely glad that she’d had that experience, because ultimately I hope that more people truly come to experience Christ like never before. To truly experience Christ is priceless and always life changing.
But the more she shared I could see it on her face, I could tell in her demeanor, that her experience was real. I got joy from her having joy knowing that God is always at work. How can I not rejoice when he touches someone and they come to know him as I’ve come to know him? How great is it that we can share in that joyous experience together?
I almost don’t have words for it myself, but truly God’s joy is contagious. I got excited because she was excited and I know what it feels like. It really is a certain joy you can’t contain..you have to share. You can’t talk about the goodness of Christ and your spirit not feel something uplifting. His joy is just too contagious.
I pray that even after reading this, that you may experience Christ’s joy like never before and spread his word to others in your life. Amen.
Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.