THE JOY OF THE LORD

THE JOY OF THE LORD

Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV) Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

The joy of our Father is our strength.  God wants us to be strong in Him.  True strength is not just muscle, or outward ability, but it is strength within us.  When we look at Samson, he had great strength on the outside, but inwardly he was very weak.

As we look to the Word of God, we see that we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us.  I want my life to be in His strength.

Now, this is not to say that taking care of our physical man is not important; it is!  But what we do on the inside, what we do with our character, our true lives, is what is going to last.  So today, make a decision to put together a plan of action for what you can do every day to strengthen your inner man. 

It might be to start each day with a devotional like this.  It might be to read a portion of the Bible every day.  It might be to have a quiet time with your Heavenly Father.  When you make a plan and set a goal to achieve spiritual strength, you will see such a change in your life that, after a while, you will look in the mirror and say, “Is this really me?”

So today, let the joy of the Lord be your strength!

Confession:  Today, I make a quality decision to let God, my Father, be my strength.  I make a decision to let His joy be what gets me over the trials, and even the mountains, of life.  I am more than a conqueror, through Him who loves me.

Today’s Bible Reading

Job 1 – 3

1 Corinthians 14:1-17

Psalms 37:12-29

Proverbs 21:25-26 

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Chronicles 13, 2 Chronicles 14, 2 Chronicles 15

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 Corinthians 14:20-40

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 101:1-8

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 2 Chronicles 13, 2 Chronicles 14, 2 Chronicles 15

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 Corinthians 14:20-40

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 101:1-8