1 Chronicles 16:27 (NIV)

Splendour and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling-place.

The Royal Standard is always raised on top of Buckingham Palace while the Queen is in residence. Here in Australia, the same is done when the Governor General or Governor of the State is in residence at Government House.

 

For those of us who are believers in Jesus Christ, the Royal Standard of Joy should be seen by all who are around us. People can be happy but happiness relies on emotions based on circumstances. Joy - true joy that comes form God - is a state of the heart. Joy remains even when the circumstances are terrible and even catastrophic, because the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Let joy be the flag flying high from the castle of your heart today.

The following words are from a well known church chorus that was very popular in the 70's.

Joy is a flag flying high from the castle of my heart
From the castle of my heart
From the castle of my heart
Joy is a flag flying high from the castle of my heart
For the King is in residence there

So fly it high in the sky let the whole world know
Let the whole world know, let the whole world know
So fly it high in the sky let the whole world know
That the King is in residence there.

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