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Monday, October 10, 2016

Fresh Joy

            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  It’s always fresh, like a newborn baby awakening to his brand new world.

            God’s Word has a freshness about it, don’t you agree?  Though it has stood the test of time, the truth found in scripture is new and appropriate for all time. When we begin to detect a “staleness” or “lack of appetite” when it comes to reading God’s Word, maybe we should examine our spiritual life and see what is causing this dry patch.

            The word “fresh” implies being full or renewed in vigor.  Are you “full of joy” in relationship with Jesus or are you distracted by other things? God is always ready and willing to supply an outpouring of His Spirit to those who are prepared with a tender heart toward Him.  Are we continually ready to receive His blessings by having on open heart and living a committed life in Him?  Like a newborn baby, let’s approach each new day with interest and trust and dependence on our Father.

            Mark 10:15-16 is a beautiful passage that reminds us of the importance of child-like faith:
“ ‘Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.”

           Awaken to the joy God has planned for you; receive it eagerly, like a little child.

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