“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”
Psalm 23:6, KJV
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Many people never really manage to enjoy their lives. They spend day after day just going through the motions, hoping things will get better. Maybe you’re one of them. If so, listen to this: Your life can be better. You can be the happy, healthy, victorious, and overcoming champion God made you to be! Everything you need to start enjoying life is already inside you. You just need a little help to bring it to the surface. Surround yourself with people who will encourage you and help bring out the best in you — because it’s already there!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Lord, I know that You have promised to give me everything I need to live a joy-filled life. Thank You for Your blessings, and help me to live a life of joy beginning today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
Stop fighting God’s plan for you. Stop fighting the urge to smile, laugh, praise, and celebrate even the smallest of things. Stop draining yourself in the pit of darkness, and start reaching for and dancing in the light.
Your lack of faith is apparent in your inability to praise even the storms that will definitely come your way. You’re supposed to praise God because you know that even with the strongest of winds and rains, when things settle down, life blossoms again. God always restores. Your lack of praise signifies your lack of belief and faith in Him.
You can’t only believe and praise in the best of times, and then expect to have an unconditional and rewarding relationship with Him. Give more than you take, and then you will always receive in abundance.
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