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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Abundant Joy...God's Desire for YOU!

            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Drinking it faithfully is important to assure abundant joy!

            ABUNDANCE----what does that word mean to you?  When I hear the word, I immediately think of a huge amount of something!  Sometimes we think we have an abundance of WORK!  Growing, busy families have an abundance of laundry and housework.  Many times we’re overwhelmed with an abundance of yard work.  Most likely we ALL feel that we have an abundance of bills! 

            But let’s think of abundance in the context that Jesus taught about in the book of John. Remember the passage we talked about yesterday in John 10:10?I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”   What kind of ABUNDANCE is Jesus speaking of in this verse?

            Bruce Wilkinson (in The Prayer of Jabez Devotional) writes: “The secret to TRUE abundance is to want what God wants.” That means to love God so much that we put aside our desires and trust that God knows what is best for us.  He wants us to bring our needs and desires before Him, but when we do so, we need to be content with whatever answer He gives us.

            Abundant life in Christ is living every moment soaking up His love, His will and His direction.  It is then that we will learn the meaning of being filled with abundant joy.

            Drink your Joy Juice every day, trusting God to bless you with His abundant joy…enough for you and plenty left over to share!

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