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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Be Strong & Courageous" and Joyful!

                Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Don’t be fearful of what the day will bring! Trust in the lord and find joy in Him.

                If I were to ask you what kinds of things you fear, some of you would have a ready answer— while others might say, “I don’t fear anything.”  But let’s consider that when we worry or are anxious about something, that is a type of fear.  Some people live in bondage to fear; they’re fearful about many things that may never happen.  Others admit fear of heights, snakes, spiders, bad weather and such.  If we are honest with one another, I think we’d all have to admit that, at times, we are fearful. 

                Sometimes my fears are about something that I want to happen but I’m afraid it may not. The fact is, when we focus our thoughts on things we have no control over and they begin to consume us…then we are letting the enemy steal our joy.

                The Bible tells us in Deut. 31:6: “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

             How do we rid ourselves of unfounded fear? By trusting in God to walk with us 

  •  every step of the way
  • on each and every day
  • in our work and in our play
  • no matter what others may say! 

!                That’s how to rid yourself of fear and be ready for God to fill your heart with joy.
             Don’t be fearful; instead, be joyful!   

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