Do you believe God wants you to enjoy your life? He does, in fact part of God's will is for you to enjoy every moment of it. I know this is true because His Word says so in many places.
King Solomon, who is considered to have been very wide, wrote in Ecclesiastes 2:24 There is nothing better fro a man than that he should eat and drink and make himself enjoy good in his labor. Even this, I have seen is from the hand of God."
Solomon said to make yourself enjoy the good of your labor. We should learn to value enjoyment because it is vital to being a balanced and healthy person. This does not mean that all of life because a huge party or a vacation, but it does mean that through the power of God, we can learn to be thankful for and enjoy all of life. Dear Lord, I am grateful that Jesus came so that I might have abundant life. When times are tough and my joy feels low, help me to remember that You have promised I can enjoy my life. Thank you for the joy, peace and security I find in You. Amen
Bible Verse 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything.
The Bible teaches us to always believe the best of every person. However, if we merely let our thoughts lead us, they usually tend toward negativity. Sadly, the flesh without the influence of the Holy Spirit is dark and negative. Thankfully, we don't have to walk in the flesh, but we can choose to be led by the Sprit. When we choose to let the Spirit lead us, we will see the best in other people, and we will be filled with life and peace in our souls.
I encourage you to begin seeing other people as children of Gad rather than as adversaries. Decide to look past their faults and see them as God sees them. Be grateful that the Spirit can help you see the best in every person in your life.
Dear Lord I thank You today, Father, that You forgive my sins and don't hold them against me. I ask You for Your strength in doing the same thing for others. AMEN
Devotions taken the Power of Being Thankful By Joyce Meyer
Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty, Iowa 50433