“Blessed (happy, blithesome, joyous, spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the meek (the mild, patient, long-suffering), for they shall inherit the earth!” Matthew 5:8 The Amplified Bible.
How often does your face radiate with joy?
Think about how easy it is to see pure joy in a child’s face when he lifts his hand to catch a bubble or dance in the sunlight. In a similar way, we encounter God’s joy as we are childlike before Him. We experience life-joy and fulfillment when we see the truth of who God is. It is in walking intimately with God that we inherit the fulness of the joy that He has for us.
Max Lucado says it like this, “Think about God’s joy. What can cloud it? What can quench it? . . . Is God ever in a bad mood because of bad weather? Does God get ruffled over long lines or traffic jams? Does God ever refuse to rotate the earth because his feelings are hurt?No. His is a joy which consequences cannot quench. His is a peace which circumstances cannot steal.”
Tap into God’s pure joy by opening your heart to Him in meekness. Meekness is strength in control and it leads to you inheriting the earth.