Day 6 | Joyful
One thing I have realized is this: there is no convenient time to renew your mind or to become joyful. There is always a good reason why today is not a good to walk in hope and joy. Ha ha. Let's just laugh at that.
I used to have this romantic view of life where I thought I would be joyful in a coming future moment when everything lined up just right for me (no uncertainties, the people in my life are doing what I think they should be doing, I have overcome all personal weaknesses, my finances are great, etc.) - THEN I would be joyful. This is a delusion. If I am not joyful now, the chances of me being joyful then are slim.
Yes, we are to believe for greater manifested blessing as the kingdom advances in us and around us, but there will always be some level of uncertainty about our future. If there wasn't, we would not need to exercise our faith. So, as today's devotional so wonderfully exhorts us, let's blast away uncertainty about the future by putting God's promises in our heart and mouth now. Let's choose joy now. Yes, Amen!
A suggestion to do this fast successfully – Laugh every day during the fast. It is medicine to your life, and it helps your perspective go higher (because to laugh you have to let go of something on the inside that is probably holding you back).
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“The joy of the LORD is my strength!”
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