God has given us His word, the manual to successful and joyful living on the earth. The secrets to life are all in the word of God. The promises of God in His word are so numerous and glorious it is a wonder that Christians live miserable lives. The most enriching place you could ever go is the Bible. It’s been said that the best place to hide anything from an African is in a book. There is no telling the outstanding blessings hidden in the word of God.
Those that daily meditate on the word are filled with peace and joy. If you take time to daily study and meditate on the Word of God you will be filled with joy. Simply find a promise from the Bible and meditate on it throughout the day. Remind yourself of those promises when in a challenging situation. Keep your mind on the promises of God. Refuse to meditate on the bad news the world is giving. Turn that television or radio off and tune into the promises of God. Real joy comes from the Lord and meditating on His promises and word will ever keep you joyful
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalms 1:1-3
Blessed [is] the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Glorious God, thank you for your Word. I am filled with joy and peace every time I tune into your promises. Teach me to meditate on your word day and night so I can go through challenging situations with the Joy of the Lord. Amen.