Have you had your Joy Juice today? When we’re drinking His joy, it helps us to learn the scriptures more quickly!
As we begin 2016, we’ve been talking about hiding God’s Word in our hearts so that we may aim toward a year of joyful obedience. There are many verses in the Bible that instruct us to obey our Heavenly Father. Let’s look at Jeremiah 7:23.
“Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in all the ways I command you, that it may go well with you.”
God loves us! He wants this new year to “go well” with us. How can that happen? We need to be obedient. That doesn’t mean going through the motions, the rituals so to speak. It’s a matter of the heart. We should love Him so much that we WANT to obey Him. Knowing that He would never ask us to do anything that would harm us, should be a motivator to stay consistantly in His Word so that we will know what He says. And when we’re feeling weak…like we are going to fail, we can call out to Him and He will answer us.
Sometimes we go running to Him like a child jumping into the arms of a loving father. Other times we are so weak, that He has to scoop us up off the ground and pull us to Him. Either way, we can feel those strong, loving arms around us in every type of situation. Even when the unexpected heartbreak comes, it can “be well with us” because of our relationship with him…a relationship of comfort and JOY.
Obey God by walking in His ways and drink in the Joy Juice that He has poured for you this new year!