God’s Joy For The Day….
“And without faith, it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
From My Heart To Yours…..
So, what is it with me and this Joy thing? Well, let me share a little bit of how I got to this place. A place that I would not give up for anything in this world. My journey has been long and the trials have come over and over again but let me tell you God has been in the center of each one. I have believed and He has answered. I have trusted and by His grace, I am still here. Today I am so Joyful that the walls have come down with each moment I have chosen to lean closer and closer to Him.
You see…. God has been there when I sought Him during the months of radiation after being diagnosed with Hodgkins. When the illness wanted to steal my Joy God showed me how to pray through the hard miserable moments. He extended His hand and I grabbed on for dear life. I drew from Him what I did not have inside myself. He reminded me through my beautiful mom, family, and child at that time that the fight was going to be worth it! He allowed this journey and all I had to keep doing was believing, seeking and knowing He was and is always in control no matter the journey.
You see…..when divorce stepped in and I felt like I had failed and the devil wanted to fill my mind with lies. I choose to believe in my King. I choose to seek Him. He filled me with His living water as I drew from Him and I found Joy in the struggle! He has blessed me over and over again through this as I learned to pray harder, ask and seek Him harder and watch Him work through the losses with me.
You see….when my mother suffered through cancer and passed to be with our King at such an early age. He showed me His Joy through her smile as she was joining Him in His kingdom. Oh! How the Joy and peace filled my heart then and does today when I think of her. What JOY!
You see….as I have been living with pain from a condition called “Fistulas” for over 7 years and I still can’t believe how my heart rejoices after 7 surgeries believing and trusting harder and harder in my King. See I am going in for one more surgery, believing this is the end of this journey and I am totally believing, seeking and knowing in His plan.
Today, believe it or not, I am the most Joyful! I am so grateful that the journey and walk through the dark places have drawn me into His beautiful light. I really don’t know how it all happened but I pray you find this Joy with Him through whatever you are going through today.
Don’t give up no matter the trial you are in, remember God is intentional and has a plan. Continue to pray and believe in Him. Trials won’t be easy and won’t go away but how amazing is his love that He will carry them with us and through us.
He will always be there and all you have to do is believe and the Joy you will experience will become contagious.
Will you join me in prayer…..because He makes a way!
Pray with me…
Father, Oh how I yearn for you each and every day. How wonderful it is to walk in my trials with you. Lord, everything the devil has intended for bad in my life you have taken and turned into pure Joy! I am believing, trusting and knowing you will see me through it all.
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Help me, Father, to be thank full for what you have brought me through. Draw me closer and closer to you dear Lord. May your love be where I dwell when I am feeling hopeless and defeated.
Lift me, Father, when I fall and hold me when my heart is troubled. I can’t do this Lord without you! I welcome you to my day as My Jehovah Jirah (My provider), My El Olam (Everlasting God) and My El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty). I am believing you Father for a great work in me.
I seek your plan for my life because your work in me is intentional.
Today as circumstances in my life seem out of place and life seems like too much to bare still me so I can see your perfect unchanging ways and will for my life.
I welcome your Joy, your way into my life!
Seek and Journal…
Write down the following scriptures in your Journal, spend time in His word and believe, seek and know that He is God!
“The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.” (Psalm 14:2)
“But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.”(Deuteronomy 4:29)
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)
Make His Joy Contagious,