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Emanna for 11/13/2018

Telling Him Your Joys

Bible Verses

Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name. Mark 6:30 And the apostles gathered together to Jesus and reported to Him all that they did and all that they taught.

Words of Ministry

The above verses show that the apostles went to the Lord and told Him all their joys. Many people go to the Lord when they have difficulties, but how many pray when they are rejoicing? When men are in sorrow, it is natural for them to ask the Lord for help. But when they are happy, it is easy for them to forget about telling the Lord. Mr. Charles Spurgeon once went with a friend to the countryside for a horseback ride after he became exhausted from his preaching. At one point he was elated, jumped off his horse, and invited his friend to do the same. His friend was surprised at his move and asked him what he was going to do. He said, "Since God has given us such joy, let us thank Him at this very minute." The two of them knelt down by the road and prayed. We cannot have laughter all the time, but whenever we have joy, we should tell the Lord. We should remember the Lord at the moment of joy and share our joy with Him. The Lord never rebukes us for having too much joy. He cares for our feelings in a spontaneous way. Therefore, we should not forget to tell the Lord our joy. Our Lord is happy to listen to our sorrows, and He is happy to listen to our joys. He is the Lord to whom we can tell everything. Since we have such a Lord, why not tell Him all the secrets of our hearts?

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Tell Him. The Collected Works...vol. 18. 330-331. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/3/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.