Day: June 27, 2007

Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Joy

I’ve been trying to catch up on my email and I came across this message from Joel Osteen and knew I had to share it because the enemy will try anything and use anyone to take away your joy and get your focus where it should not be. God bless and have a great day!

A message from Joel Osteen

Keep the Joy

Today’s Scripture

“I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy” John 16:22 (NIV).

Today’s Word from Joel and Victoria

Your life is probably so fast paced that it seems to be swirling around you at times. In the midst of a hectic schedule, there are plenty of opportunities to lose your joy. But you don’t have to let any circumstance rob you of the joy that is rightfully yours in Christ. Once you decide to follow God and listen to Him, alone, nothing can take away that joy that is within you. And when your heart is set on joy, no one can wrestle it away from you unless you allow it. Your enemy is roaming around like a lion – waiting to devour, destroy and rob you of joy (1 Peter 5:8). But he can’t steal what Jesus has given to you in the first place. Today’s verse is a promise from Jesus, Himself – so hold on to the joy that He has put in your heart!

A Prayer for Today

God, thank You for giving me unspeakable joy in my life. Help me today to hold on to what You have given me and not allow anyone or anything to take it away. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.