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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Think Joy! Feel Joy! Live Joy!

           Have you had your Joy Juice today?  No pressure, but it does your heart good!  

            Joyce Meyer writes: “Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do. But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.” 

            I believe what this author is referring to is the “enlightenment of the eyes of our heart” as mentioned in Ephesians 1:18.  Our heart is the “thinking instrument” of our soul; it is the seat of our emotions.  When Paul speaks of the “eyes of the Christian heart” being enlightened, he is asking God to help us grasp the revelation of His Truth. He wants the revelations to move, motivate, and deepen our spiritual insight, and feel the genuine emotion of joy.   

But we must be careful. Yes, it is okay to FEEL the truth with our emotions, but it is not okay to be led by the emotions of the heart alone.  Jeremiah 17:9 warns that the heart is impossible to understand and is deceitful.  No wonder the heart needs eyes to see what the mind is learning from God!  

Search the scriptures for wisdom and allow the Truth to permeate your heart…then drink in the joy as you  comprehend the jewels and gems of Biblical wisdom. 

            Think Joy! Feel Joy! Live Joy by applying God’s Truth to your life!

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