Joy Heard Even Far Away

Dec.01, 2023

Here are my reflections and comments from today’s scripture from Our Daily Inspirations App.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, before I read or comment on God’s word, I pray that He prepares my heart to receive his guidance and ask that He uses me as his vessel to comment on His word. If you want to leave comments or feedback, you can email I am joyful every day. I express my joy to God through songs and worship. God bless you.

The scripture is from Nehemiah 12:43: “They offered great sacrifices that day, and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; and the women and the children also rejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even far away.”

The devotion is titled Joy Heard Even Far Away by Darla Noble. Darla starts by talking about a couple who after suffering five miscarriages and was informed by the doctors that their chances of having a baby was less than ten percent. So, when they were finally expecting a baby, they were very excited. The couple wanted everyone to know how grateful they were to God for what He was doing for them.  

The couple could not stop posting how grateful and joyful they were to God. Some people stopped following them on social media. They were tired of hearing all the joy; joy of motherhood, being pregnant, etc…

Darla is asking what we are grateful for and how are we expressing our joy to God for His blessings.

Reflections, Questions, and Challenges for Us: What are some ways we can openly express our joy to God for who He is and what He does for us?

Here is my response, yours may be different: I express my joy to God for who He is and what He does for me through songs, worship and witnessing.

A Personal Prayer for us: Dear Lord, we praise Your wonderful name for the blessings You give, for the love You extend, and for the joy we have in knowing we are your children. In the name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.

Inspirations (2023/01/12) retrieved from Website: Daily Bible Joy Heard Even Far Away by Darla Noble.

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