Choose Joy!


Sometimes situations in life don’t seem to warrant a whole lot of joy. But in His word, it says, “Count it all joy when you are tried and tested, for the trying of your faith will bring patience to your soul.” To me, if He says to count it all joy, He’s letting us know that it’s a choice we make that brings joy and results in newfound patience. His Word also says, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” So, if you need patience today: choose joy. If you need strength today: choose joy. If you need JOY today: choose it! In Him, we find all we need, and them some.



Today’s devo prayer selection:

Joy: Just Open Yourself

Holy Spirit I open myself to You.

I allow JOY to move through me in this moment.

I align with all that You are and all that You have ever been.
I know that JOY is here when I just open myself to all that life has to offer.

When I just open myself to having fun with my friends and family, I feel JOY.

When I just open myself to working with passion, I am JOYOUS.

When I just open myself to service and acts of kindness, I experience JOY.

When I just open myself to being silly and playful, when I don’t take things to seriously and when I open myself to creativity, I know JOY is here.

God, I know that I do not have to go anywhere or acquire anything, I just open myself to Your Magnificence and Grace and JOY is here.

JOY is my natural state.

I confess that I sometimes get so overwhelmed with trying to do everything and please everybody and be perfect, that I block my JOY.

I know that in an instant I can experience JOY.

I just open myself to You God and thank You for moving through me in a mighty way.

Thank You for the JOY that is present right now, here in this moment because I choose YOU.

I let it be so and so it is.

Minister Matt Cartwright

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