Destination? Joyful! ™ from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

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It’s great to be with you for our coffee hour! Thanks for stopping by for more of this series, Destination? Joyful! ™ Grab your coffee and let’s get back to where we left off.

So far we’ve discovered that joy is a representation of the abstract feeling or concept and we’ve also seen from the Old Testament that joy stirs us into action! Let’s keep digging for more diamonds so joy may make us sparkle inside and out.

Did you know there are approximately 210 references to joy, in all its forms, in His Love Letters to us? In many of the references, music was/is involved! As I look at the first several mentions of joy, I’m suddenly filled with a curiosity to check out all the surrounding circumstances that brought about the many people mentioned who were singing, playing instruments and rejoicing with joy.

Let’s go check out what stirred up King Saul’s joy in 1st Samuel 18:6. Oooooh, it isn’t the joy of King Saul, but of the women of all the surrounding cities of Israel. Let’s dig a little deeper to have a true concept of the context of joy.

So the backdrop of this joy is King Saul, the father of Jonathan, had taken David under his wing. David was also his son’s BFF. King Saul took David everywhere with him, setting him over the men of war and he was accepted by everyone, even Saul’s servants. Well, David is coming home after an assignment wherein there was a major victory and the women were singing and dancing – to meet King Saul – with tambourines, with joy and with musical instruments [1st Samuel 18:6] and I am a bit amused by their song:

“Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.”20140627_113228

Hmm, I’m so tempted to go off on that obvious detour, but we are going to stay on the joy track! I will give you this quick fact, though about this demonstration of joy: This planted the first seed of jealousy in King Saul’s heart that grew to such hatred, hatred which overtook his own life, and while David was definitely no saint, his heart was consistently seeking after God.

Now, let’s get back to joy and the women rejoicing joyfully: Joy always follows a victory!

Oh, that we would seek after more spiritual victories that we may be washed in joy!

In His Joy,



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