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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Count Your Many Unearned Blessings of Joy

            Have you had your JOY JUICE today? When we sense God’s presence as we are praying, our hearts are filled with peace and joy.
            Think about all the times you have poured your heart out to God in prayer. Sometimes we’re not sure what God’s doing in our lives.  But there are other times when we feel His love being LAVISHED on us.  Have you ever been so touched by God’s goodness that you can’t believe that He gave you such “an exceedingly, abundantly” wonderful answer to your prayer?  When God blesses like this, we may ask, “Lord, what did I do to deserve this?”

            Well, the answer is: NOTHING!  There is NOTHING we can do that will make God love us any more or any less.  According to author and pastor David Jeremiah, “Let us not forget that our prayers are heard, not because we are in earnest, not because we suffer, but because Jesus suffered… The mystery of why God answers prayer is all wrapped up in the mystery of why He redeemed us; just like the Cross, it points to an infinite love that is far beyond human explanation.”

            Ask, seek and knock on the door of God’s heart today; Bask in His love…and feel the warmth of His JOYful embrace that you have never had to “earn”, but is given  freely to each of us. 
Count you many unearned blessings of joy and praise the Lord for His goodness and generosity.  

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