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Thursday, March 31, 2016

JESUS: Our Role Model for Uncommon JOY!

Have you had your Joy Juice today?  We have a perfect role model….Jesus! He is the reason we can have our own personal serving of joy through all circumstances. 

            Susie Larson so beautifully explains: “Jesus led by example; He showed us how to walk, how to live, and how to love.  When He was accused, He didn’t become insecure; He already knew who He was.  When He was mistreated, He didn’t fight back; He saw past it.  When He should have turned His back on us all, He instead prayed, ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.’” 

            This is such an “uncommon” way of thinking and living, isn’t it?  In our world today, it seems that constantly we hear someone talking about their “rights”.  The common way of thinking is to “Demand YOUR rights….no matter how it affects others.”  It’s a selfish thought process.     The Word of God, however, teaches us to live “uncommonly”, by using Jesus as our example.   Jesus was selfless, forgiving, loving; He taught us to love one another and to treat people the way we want to be treated.  

            Peter summed it up well in 1 Peter 3:8:
 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” 

            That my friends, is how to live an “uncommon” life.  May we follow Jesus down the path of uncommon joy.

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