Have you had your Joy Juice today? Don’t be distracted from the things that bring you true joy in the Lord!
“Throughout the entire Old Testament, God was calling His people back to Himself after they had chosen their own way over His way. The children of Israel encountered His holiness and supernatural power on many occasions, yet they continued to go their own way. Scripture gives very specific reasons why the Israelites repeatedly disobeyed God’s call. Satan uses the same tools today to keep you and me from passionately pursuing God’s will. If we can recognize these things and ask God to remove the power that they have over us, then we can get busy doing the King’s work.”
These words were written by Priscilla Shirer in her book entitled And We Are CHANGED! I hope they grab your attention and speak to your heart as they did mine.
We know that God loves us. We know that we should obey Him and His call on our life. But just as the Israelites, we, too, repeatedly disobey Him. Maybe it’s because we are so busy and distracted with other things! It may be that we have not made the decision to trust God totally. Or it could be a problem of being too self-confident and we think we can ‘do it ourselves’!
“True spiritual transformation begins when we are willing to relinquish control of what WE want. Then God is able to give us what HE wants” and ….you better believe, that is always best!
May God change our hearts from our selfish desires to wanting only what God knows will bring the best kind of joy.