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Daily Devotionals 10/26

on October 27, 2016

Planting the seed…

Joy, true joy. So you know what that feeling is? 

“True joy comes when God is #1 in your life. When you put God first, He will pour out His blessing upon you. The joy of the Lord is inside of you and it lasts forever. Discussion Point: How is feeling happy different from being full of joy?”

I can’t be happy and not have joy…. joy is a feeling that can’t be taken away… when you’re hearing a song that is God-breathed and or scripture and that feeling you get in your heart, that unshakable feeling, to me, that’s joy! That’s something the Holy Spirit poses for us …. happiness…. that’s something we can be or have, but to me, that’s temporary! 

I don’t want to long for the temporary…. I want pure, eternal and God-breathed JOY! I want excitement that creeps on you and overtakes whatever is going on and leaves you with a smile! Joy! 

“I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy

Down in my heart,

Down in my heart,

Down in my heart,

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy

Down in my heart,

Down in my heart to stay.

  And I’m so happy,

So very happy;

I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.

And I’m so happy,

So very happy,

I’ve got the love of Jesus in my heart.”

 I remember this as a kid… a child’s song…. about joy! Yes, friends, it’s possible… it’s soulful! Let’s pray for this! 

Facing a cost…. 

No matter what, we have a cost for who we choose to follow. Now, there are many glorious reasons I am a Christian and follow my God, my Heavenly Father! He’s told me, I would have trials and tribulations for following Him! 

Are you willing to pay that cost? 

“Jesus said we would have to deal with worldly troubles. These things are a part of life that we must all face when we lay down our selfish desires to follow Him.” Joyce Meyer

We are to sacrifice, die to self, give up our selfish ways and lead a life that is God pleasing….  we must deny ourselves each and everyday and come to God and let go control and let Him have it… let our burdens go, all of them. They have no room here with us and with God at our side…. 

Don’t let your ideas and ideals or idols come ahead of God…. stand firm, be faithful, be present…. 


Satan is real…

“1. You’re no match for Satan. It’s like trying to shoot a rubber band at a battleship. Outside of Jesus, you have no hope of defeating Satan’s influence over your life. 

2. Everyone gets used by Satan. Satan will put thoughts in the minds of Christians and non-Christians alike. At times we can all be a pawn of Satan. Protect yourself with the armor of God (see Ephesians 6:10-17). 

3. Not everything that is spiritual is good. There’s spiritual light and spiritual darkness. Don’t fall for the lie that all roads to God are equal. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 NIV). 

4. Satan doesn’t fight fair. Satan can’t slug you, so instead he puts discouraging and depressing ideas into your mind. You’ve got to catch him in the act, let him know you know where the idea comes from, and ask Jesus for help.” – Rick Warren

Satan isn’t a fair fighter, he’s a lier and a cheat! He’ll try anything to defeat you and make you FEEL that you’re going to be defeated… but you’re not… God is powerful, so much more so than Satan. Satan isn’t even a match for God! 

Don’t let Satan steal your joy…. he’s not worth it and he’s going to try many tricks… push ahead stand firm and pray…. say “Jesus” and that little snake has to flee, he can’t handle the powerful name of Jesus! 

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