I have been stupid glad, so happy that I couldn’t think strait or see strait. This happened to me yesterday. I got a present I wasn’t expecting. I felt God’s love. I started to forget simple things that I usually don’t like bringing important papers to the work area.
Normally. I hate this. I tell myself not to be such a ditz. It wasn’t until this morning’s devotion about Rhoda that it was revealed that God likes this.
Rhoda celebrated joyfully and this is her story immortalized for eternity:
Acts 12:13-16 (NET) ” 13 When he knocked at the door of the outer gate, a slave girl named Rhoda answered. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she did not open the gate, but ran back in and told them that Peter was standing at the gate. 15 But they said to her, “You’ve lost your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was Peter, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!” 16 Now Peter continued knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were greatly astonished.”
The Greek word for overjoyed is Chara which means cheerfulness or calm delight. Synonyms for it are gladness, exceeding joy and joyfulness.
The amazing part to me was that God likes when people get stupid glad.
Here is another example of when the wise men saw the star of Bethlehem.
Matt 2:9-12 (KJV) ” 9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.”
‘Jesus help me be so joyful and infused with your joy that I forget all my worries and concerns.”.
What if I can celebrate Jesus more and more today and everyday?