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Friday, June 24, 2016

What Has Happened to Your Joy?

            Have you had your Joy Juice today? This is the day… drink in the joy God has planned especially for you!

            I’ve been gleaning much truth about JOY in the Lord from the writings of the great theologian Warren Wiersbe. His book entitled This is the LIFE! Has a great sub-title: “Enjoying the Blessings and Privileges of Faith in Christ”.

            My question for you…and for myself….is this: ARE we enjoying God’s many blessings and privileges?  Do we see the joy that is ours by having faith in Christ?  In the words of the author: (Warren Wiersbe):

When Paul wrote to the troubled churches in Galatia, he asked them this question: “What has happened to all your joy?” (Gal. 4:15) Whenever we lose our joy in the Lord, we make it easier for the enemy to attack us.  We become critical and difficult to live with, and this makes it harder for us to do God’s work as we should and to encourage others.  The absence of a joyful heart is a symptom of deeper problems that must be solved. When we start the day discouraged and downhearted, we are asking for trouble.  We should be saying, “This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24) God’s compassions are new every morning (Lam. 3:22-23) and no matter what happened yesterday, we can make a new beginning today.

            Claim your joy by accepting His joy!  THIS IS THE DAY…….

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