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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

STAY JOYFUL ALL THROUGH THE YEAR

One of tendencies we have after the Christmas hoopla is behind us, is to start feeling let down and sad. All the merriment is over and presents unwrapped and in many cases family who had come from out of town for this special day are going back home if they are not already there. So back to normal we go. Back to reality as the saying goes. You must keep a positive attitude and keep focusing on good. Anytime there has been fun and family around sometimes it takes time to regroup. Just last week I had this experience after returning from visiting my son and his fiancee and it is back to normal after saying our goodbyes. You must make an effort to keep Jesus joy alive in your heart year round. Stay focused on positive things and keep looking up.

Joy does not have to be dependent upon circumstances. Joy does not have to be dependent upon another individual. Do not allow another person to rob your joy and get you to feel gloomy. Stay above that. Stay focused on God. Nehemiah 8:10 says " The joy of the Lord is your strength". In Psalm 32:11 it says "Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart." Do not let the devil try to drag you down into a pit of gloom, self pity and despair. The enemy is a master of getting you to feel down in the dumps. Resist the urge to do that and say out loud "The Joy of The Lord is My Strength".

PRAYER: Father in heaven I want the kind of joy only you can give. Nothing the world gives provides everlasting eternal joy. Only through you can we experience joy unspeakable and full of glory. Thank you for the joy only you can bring. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Click on link below to enjoy a modern rendition of Joy To the World sung by artist Chris Tomlin. Be blessed.
http://youtu.be/NLhb3qUA3uc

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