Happy Wednesday! How many of you keep a “to-do” list? If you do, does that list include anything that brings you pure joy? If not, I challenge you to include something everyday that brings you joy. One of the things that Satan tries to do is rob us of our joy. He also tries to take our peace, hope and confidence. But, what I’ve come to learn is he can’t take those things unless we “give in” or “give them” to him. (John 10:10). Satan tries very hard to be a good thief, but we have the best security system – God. He sees all. He protects at all times. He even protects us against what we see and what we don’t see! Add to your “must do” list for the day – what will bring you joy and don’t let anything or anyone stop you from checking if off your list.
The joy of the Lord is our strength and in that strength, we are able to withstand the trials and tests that come our way. That’s why it’s important to have JOY and to deliberately seek it. Satan knows the power you have when you have the joy of the Lord in your life. He knows that you will rest in peace when he’s throwing darts (problems) your way. He knows that you will have the ability to see beyond his schemes and devices. Again, the JOY of the Lord is your strength. Be bless!