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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Discern God's Best

                Have you had your Joy Juice today?  It’s not only a good thing, it’s God’s best!

                “Don’t settle for anything less than God’s best.”  We’ve heard that said…maybe we’ve even advised others with these words….yet sometimes we find ourselves settling into a “ho-hum” existence. Let me tell something!  This is not what God wants…He desires for us to have an abundant life.  John 10:10 makes it clear:  Jesus said, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”  (NASB) 

                According to that truth, our enemy is at work to steal our joy, to kill our desire for God’s best, to destroy our God-given goals. But he does not have authority or power to do that to God’s children. Jesus came to earth for you and me; he died to set us free from the bondage of sin and paid the price with his very life.  Though we can never totally understand that kind of selfless love, we can claim the abundance that it brings. 

                To quote Charles Stanley, “God does not desire that any person live a so-so, average life.  He desires for every person to live an excellent life—morally excellent, spiritually excellent, relationally excellent.  It isn’t a matter of how much money or material goods a person has—but the degree of love, joy and peace a person has.”  True abundance comes in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

                Discern God’s best by putting Him ahead of the rest!

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