Friday, February 17, 2017
Happy Friday, All!!!
So many terrific reminders for us in the message below!!
FIND JOY IN ME, for I am your Strength.
It is vital to keep your Joy alive, ESPECIALLY when you're in the throes of adversity.
Whenever you are struggling with difficulties, you need to guard your thoughts and spoken words carefully.
If you focus too much on all the things that are wrong, you will become increasingly discouraged—and your strength will be sapped.
As soon as you realize what is happening, stop this hurtful process immediately.
Turn to Me, asking Me to help you with all your struggles.
Take time to praise Me:
Speak or sing words of worship.
Read scriptures that help you rejoice in Me.
Remember that your problems are temporary but I am eternal—and so is your relationship with Me.
As you find Joy in Me, delighting in My unfailing Love for you, your strength will increase.
This is the Joy of the Lord, which is yours for all time and throughout eternity!
From "Jesus Always " by Sarah Young
"Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
"Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious! Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you."
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul."