Seed of Destiny Devotional
Saturday, 13 August 2016
Topic: The Lifter Called Joy
SCRIPTURE: Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat;…Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. – Habakkuk 3:17-18
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Joy is the secret of strength, wisdom, favour and the Anointing.
Living in joy is very critical to fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives. Being joyful is also medicinal. This is because people are elevated when they are joyful and feel defeated when they are depressed. The anchor Scripture seems to be saying: ‘Although nothing is working around me, yet I will rejoice, and as I rejoice, the Lord will make me walk on my high places.’
Joy lifts us above earthly limits to our high places in God.
A life of depression keeps people in the valley but a life of excitement takes people to the mountain top.
Beloved, make up your mind to kill everything that fights your joy because joy is the secret of strength, wisdom, favour and the Anointing. Joy connects you with all that is needed for your successful journey to the top.
What then do we do in order to experience the Joy of the Lord?
1.Cast all your cares upon Him.
2.Focus on where you are going, not where you are.
3.Focus on future possibilities; not on past losses.
4.Focus on what you have, not what you lack.
Remember this: Joy is the secret of strength, wisdom, favour and the Anointing.
1. Live each day with the determination to be joyful at all cost.
2. Guard your joy jealously despite confrontations.
PRAYER: O LORD, I ask for the grace to rejoice in You always despite confrontations. Nothing can steal my joy in the Name of Jesus.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: JOY FOR THE TOP (PT 5)
QUOTE: Joy opens doors to all that your eyes can see and more. Culled from 22 LAWS OF LIFE (VOLUME 1) by Dr Paul Enenche
DAILY READING: Nehemiah 5:14 to 7:73a, 1 Corinthians 8:1 to 13, Psalm 33:1to 11, Proverbs 21:8 to 10.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 13/8/1913 – First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
AMAZING FACT: Starfish have no brains.