Have you taken a journey for joy lately? Even when we are locked down, we have the freedom to roam the world in the secluded quiet of our prayers. Make it fun, get creative, and decorate a place at home in such a way that it calls you to “come” and spend time being childlike. Never alone, a child squeals in glee that our Father takes great pleasure in our joy!
Take time to chill in His Presence. Invite Him to still thoughts as you examine your heart for anything that may prevent Him from joining you. Inquire within: “What dominates my thinking?”
Does my face reflect the Joy that abides in me? Have I unmasked myself so that the Joy of the Lord can infect others? What am i reading? Whatever is lovely, true, noble and decent? As we apply Truth to our ‘thought diet’ we can then broadcast with words or silence, our ferocious courage. Listen to your thoughts, to catch any grumbling. Cast away any self ridicule!
Be aware of how your thoughts affect your mood. Do you bring joy into the room? Direct any merciless ridicule to be gone ! Do not lie to yourself, it is NOT them or they, but is up to us to police our stinking thinking ! Mistakes happen, disappointments will return, but we look for the lesson in them and carry on. We train our minds by asking self “what is good about this?” in all situations we must choose to flip the switch in our head 🙂 to seek what is GOOD about this, not what is wrong. Ask God to reveal what He sees in you?
In church many religious leaders refuse to point out the true condition of America. I get that they want to encourage us, but we are to be salt and light. When our faith is tested it sharpens our commitment to Christ. We keep believing and trusting that in the unseen ongoing battle, we win. God said it, therefore we believe it. We are certain of a victory, but not without a fight. To blindly declare that everything will be okay, simply because God is good and gracious, is beyond naive; it is unbiblical and untrue. An accurate accounting is not only sound wisdom, it is compassion and part of what draws people towards Truth. Over the last 60 years, God has been pushed from America’s heart by strongholds of pride, materialism, humanism, and pleasure. God was expelled from schools, government, and out of the workplace and playground. The ability to deny the blatant depravity is gone! Once again we are fortified as we praise God. ❤️ Zephaniah 1:14 “The great day of the Lord is near— near and coming quickly.The cry on the day of the Lord is bitter” Examine yourself Am I Audit Ready?
Conscientiously…overtime…your thoughts will cease to be so cynical….and joy will emerge in full bloom and you will be the light. People will notice a change and your light will draw others to the AMAZING new you! In time, when we apply God’s warning to “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all…..Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice.” Nothing will be able to bother you when you agree with God’s thoughts about you and others! Bottom line…don’t sweat the small stuff…let it go, and think whatever is lovely! Rejoice always, go ahead and be childlike and giggle as you prepare to meet Jesus in the clouds!
Take time like the butterfly to “be still” and know God is always at work. He can transform a caterpillar into a whole new creature, only when the caterpillar settles down, forms a cocoon, and allows God to knit together a brand new thing with wings! Fly like a bumble bee straight into the fragrance of God’s Word and suck in the milk and honey!
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Yes, when we are obedient to capture every thought… “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Satan has no intention of letting up in his relentless assault on America, but the remnant is also relentlessly believing as they pray and we are winning more souls. Transformed Teens are rising up and worshipping in spirit. 85-year-old veteran warriors are storming the throne of grace, Calebs are picking up their swords, Elijahs are challenging the prophets of Baal, Mega-church pastors, who traded innovative performance for the power of Holy Spirit are convicted, awakened and preaching Truth, thousands of starving followers have decided against shallow sermons as they seek pulpits of the entire Word of God, fed-up moms, dads, soldiers, business people and patriots – have all decided to confront and replace power hungry politicians. Satan knows his time is short, and so does God’s vast army of saints!!! Give God 60 minutes daily. ❤️ It is always a good idea to refresh thyself. Not too Shabby