April 28, 2006

Desiring God

"Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find favor in Your sight. And [Lord, do] consider that this nation is Your people." ~Exodus 33:13 AMP

Lord, how I desire to know you more each day. I want to know you personally and intimately. Help me to become deeply acquainted with you today so that I can understand your ways.

April 18, 2006

Worrying about the future...

Do you worry about tomorrow? I do. I worry about things that might never happen. Sometimes I allow myself to have thoughts about "what if this" or "what if that" happens..."what will I do?" Today, while reading my devotional, this very subject was addressed. The scripture used was:

"You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11 AMP

Satan desires to steal our joy by getting us to focus on the "what if's" in life. If we are constantly worrying about things that might never happen, we cannot accept the joy that was purchased for us at the cross of Calvary.

Joyce Meyer writes, "When we make Jesus Lord of our heart, we have joy in our lives." The writer of Roman's states:

"After all] the kingdom of God is not a matter of [getting the] food and drink [one likes], but instead it is righteousness (that state which makes a person acceptable to God) and [heart] peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." - Romans 14:17

God desires for us to have a good life, a life filled with His joy and peace. If we allow Satan to steal our joy and take our peace, we will certaintly be left with confusion and despair.

It is a choice we must make each day. The power to choose is a gift of God's Grace and we can choose life!

Don't let Satan steal your joy today. Choose to accept the gift of life and the joy and peace that is yours through your relationship with the Lord.