I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
Are you a joyful person? Do you look at the brighter side of life? A thankful heart leads to joy.
What is your source of joy? It’s easy to confuse happiness with joy. Joy is eternal and happiness is temporal.
If God were to take everything away from you like he did Job, would you still praise Him? If you were to lose your joy because you had no more money in the bank or popularity or a job then your joy is not in Jesus. You see, joy that last forever is from the Lord. Everything in this world is temporary but everything in the Lord lasts forever.
If Jesus is your true source of joy then He is all you need. He satisfies your every longing.
Jesus wants to give you more than you can imagine. He wants to give you a life of complete joy. But the only way to experience joy is to trust in Him.
Don’t let worldly things consume your heart and mind. The devil is trying to steal from you. The devil wants to keep you from experiencing the benefits of the Lord. The devil wants you to live in fear and panic. But God wants you to be full of joy!
Is Jesus your Master and Savior? Praise Him today for who He is. Give thanks to the Lord for He alone is great. Does Jesus have your whole heart?
Lord, I pray that I never find joy from any other source than You. Fill my heart with gladness. Let Your light shine through me.