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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Glow with Joy

            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Glow with the light of Jesus; shine with His joy!

            I’m sure most of us have seen the glow sticks and the glow-in-the-dark necklaces and toys that are such fun for children at the circus or amusement parks. The problem with these kinds of trinkets is that their glow begins to fade after a time.  They don’t continue to glow on their own…..but often they can be refreshed by being in the presence of another light source.

            Consider that you and I respond to life in a similar way. At times we glow and shine brightly with the love and joy of the Lord; but there are those times when we begin to fade and need to be recharged & refreshed! Some people that we choose to hang with can sap us of our energy and glow. They lead us away from God.  But good friends are those who help to fill us and refresh us so that we can regain the light of Jesus in our life. 

            Do you have close friends who edify and encourage you?  Or are you continually being put down and your glow being snuffed out?  We need to be diligent to protect our hearts and minds. Let’s surround ourselves with people who actively are involved in helping us to seek God and His will for our lives!

            Proverbs 4:23 says: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”

           Shine for the Lord and surround yourself with those who fill your “wellspring” with His joy.

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