He Sends the Wine
And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine. —Joel 2:24
God intends for our hearts to overflow with His joy. He fills you with joy as a result of your spirit man being in tune with Him.
Nehemiah 8:10 declares, "The joy of the Lord is your strength." His joy sustains you when the doctor says you will not have long to live, when your kids are on crack, or when you don't have a dollar to change. True joy is unaffected by your circumstances.
When you become filled with the Holy Spirit, you receive His joy. In Acts 2, those present in the Upper Room became "intoxicated" with the Holy Ghost, causing the crowd to believe they were drunken with wine. In Luke 10:21, Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 reveals that the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
They became drunk with joy! The early disciples of Jesus were drunk with the new wine of His Spirit and with the joy of the Spirit. Thank Him for His incomparable joy permeating your spirit.
Thank You, Jesus, for filling me with
Your joy. Guard my heart so that
nothing will rob me of Your joy.
I will rejoice in all things,
giving You praise. Amen.