I don’t remember one word of the sermon, but this phrase caught my attention.
May your joy in Christ overflow on account of me.
Wait a minute! Our presence should be making others happy? Oh-Oh!
Then I found that it is also to cause others to exult and glory in Christ. Oh-Oh!
It should even cause them to boast in Christ. Oh-Oh!
See for yourself.
So that in me you may have abundant cause for exultation and glorying in Christ Jesus, through my coming to you again. (Philippians 1:26, AMP)
So that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me. (Philippians 1:26,NIV)
My Grandpa always said that some people cause joy by arriving and others by leaving.
Which one are we?
Prayer- Lord, help us be the kind of people whose very presence brings joy! Only in Christ. Amen