Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Be Joyful Always; Pray Continually


Many people view dependence as a despicable condition, so they strive to be as self-sufficient as possible.

This is not My way for you!

I designed you to need Me continually—and to delight in that neediness.

When you live in harmony with your Creator's intentions for you, you can maximize your potential and enjoy your life more.

The apostle Paul exhorted Christians to be joyful always and to pray continually.

There is always Joy to be found in My Presence, and I have promised I will not leave you or forsake you.

So you can speak to Me at all times, knowing that I hear and I care.

Praying continually is a way of demonstrating your deliberate dependence on Me—the One to whom you pray.

Another powerful way of relying on Me is studying My Word, asking Me to use it to transform you through and through.

These delightful disciplines help you live in joyful dependence on Me.

Delight yourself in Me more and more; this increases your Joy and glorifies Me.

Stay Strong!

"Be joyful always; pray continually."
—1 Thessalonians 5: 16–17

"The LORD, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed."
—Deuteronomy 31: 8 NKJV

"With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes."
—Psalm 119: 10–12 NKJV

"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart"
—Psalm 37: 4

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