Answer the Door
“…Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
(Psalm 30:5, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Scripture says that joy comes in the morning. When you wake up each morning, God sends you a special delivery of joy. It comes knocking at your door. When you get up in faith and make the declaration that “this is going to be a good day,” do you know what you just did? You just answered the door. You just received the gift of joy that God sent to you. The problem is that some people never answer the door. Joy has been knocking for months and months, years and years saying, “Come on! Let me in! You can be happy! You can cheer up! You can enjoy your life!”
Why don’t you make up your mind to answer the door for joy! Decide to wake up every morning and say, “Father, thank You for another beautiful day. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to enjoy this day. I’m going to brighten somebody else’s life. I am choosing to answer the door and receive Your gift of joy, today!”
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for joy. Thank You for peace. Thank You for walking me through the difficult times. I choose to answer the door for joy every single morning so that I can walk in the strength You have given to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
Life may beat you down, but God will show you the pathway to joy. I’m going through my own battles right now. I could use the positive prayers.
The more that I commit myself to God and giving to my Breaking Bread posts, the more the enemy attacks me. There is nothing off limits to the enemy. So I have to constantly remind myself that joy comes in the morning. I just need to make it through another day, and then start each day thanking God for my life.
Even through my pain and punishment, I’m still grateful for my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anyone else’s. It’s mine and my experiences. God thought enough of me to wake me and send me on my way each day. The least I could do is be grateful for the opportunity.
Questions of the Day
1. What do you want to testify about today?
2. What do you want to show gratitude for today?
3. What has God delivered you from today?
4. What do you still need to work on in your life to make your journey more joy-filled and spiritually full?
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