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Monday, January 30, 2017

Outrageous Joy

            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  That’s exactly what we need to make certain that our day is outrageously joyful!

            Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Sometimes before we even get out of bed in the morning, our anxious thoughts start racing. Let’s make up our minds from the get-go that no matter what happens today, we’re going to “count it all joy”.

            Remember the verse in James 1:2?

“Count it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trails of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

            Perseverance….plugging ahead… trusting God with each step! That’s what we need to do in order to face each new day with an OUTRAGEOUS joy because of our faith and confidence in Him.    Do you realize that God cares more about our joy than we often do?  It’s for that reason that he does not leave us alone in our misery. According to author Lydia Brownback, “God orchestrates for us and in us the humility we need in order to see that God is a kind Father and compassionate friend who sometimes allows hard situations into our lives so that he can show us our need for grace and deepen our relationship with him.  Such humility is necessary in order to count it all joy.”

            Let’s choose to have an OUTRAGEOUS day of JOY in the LORD by putting your complete trust in Him!

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