The Joy of the Lord, my daily reflection
It is a new dawn. I have a quickening in my spirit. There is much to do today. My thoughts are of the Lord. The Joy of the Lord my strength moves in me. NEH:8:10 When I could not sleep last night, I repeated the scripture over and over. I refuse to give room to the enemy. He tried to fill my tired brain with lies.Then next thing I know I am reaching for my cell phone before it rings, 'Get me some juice, Get me some juice'.
I push open the blinds on the sliding glass door. I keep my thoughts on high because He is truth. I am in the Light of the Lord. I make a decision today I will not be defeated by the enemy. Nothing can steal my joy in the Lord, unless I hand it over. I know the Holy Spirit is on me. I feel His Holy presence. My body feels like each fiber has come alive with the new dawn. I feel a warmth inside, an excitement to read the Word and speak with Jesus.
I thank God for sparing his Son who shed His blood for me, for all so we could have life and have it more abundantly. (John:10) I ponder on how the Apostles must have felt when their master returned after his crucification and burial before He ascended into heaven. My heart seems to melt with joy. One day I will be with Jesus. There will no pain, no tears, no suffering. Glory to God. He is our tower and strength.
I slide the door open and feel the chill of the Autumn air. The high clouds are transparent and floating along. The sun is coming alive in the faint blue sky. I notice the fresh morning dew on the vivid, lush and green blades of grass. It is as though each blade has a tear drop. I think, 'tears of joy.' Thank You Lord. I hear the bird making himself known to me on this beautiful morning. I have heard the bird for five mornings now. In prayer one morning I asked Jesus for a sign that He was near and heard my prayer. I knew He heard me because HIs word is true. He hears our prayers.
God knows us so well, He is Father. I am given assurance He is here,now. The bird chirped. He was obvious, distinct and pleasing to my ear. In each fiber of my being I knew it was meant for me. Gods loves abounds in and around us. I wake with him, I fall asleep with him. He is with me, alive. I smile. God is truly amazing. I praise God. He sends His signs and wonders to confirm He is with you, with me. Not because we are good, because He is good, very good. The depth of His love far surpasses my understanding.
I can forget all to quickly. I must be similar to the children of Israel that were headed to the promised land. Their unbelief kept them wandering around even though God did these all these supernatural things. It rained manna each morning. Water flowed from rocks in the barren desert. Now, that is obvious. I am so grateful He forgives, He understands. These are the most difficult times we live in. Jesus tells us in his Word, 'we are the apple of His eye.' Lam 2:8 This scripture tells us He does cover for His children. He will protect the crop.
There is a gentle breeze similar to the movement of the Holy Spirit. He moves but we do not see. He shapes, bends, and touches all that concerns us in our walks and goes before us. He is our teacher, guide and comforter. The breeze hovers between the yellow and sparse golden leaves moving them ever so gently. It is not harsh nor condemning. I feel the Holy Spirit on me and around me. I know, that I know I am a child of the Most High God. He has blessed me with His signs and wonders before the sun rises. I sit on my couch. I look out at the splendor.The bird flies from one tree to the next. He is the only bird in sight. I am eternally grateful. I sit in awe of the treasures the Lord has given to us.
I recall a distant memory. I was so frightened two years ago when we knew we could not afford our home any longer. Where were we going to live ? My home sold for $8,000 more then we owed. It was a miracle. It was sold seven days after the Holy Spirit moved me to put up a For Sale by owner sign. He told me I would know. Know what? On day three I had an open house sign posted on the front lawn. She walked into the house. I was painting the hallway and I hear, 'There is no need to paint, we will probably change the colors'. Oh my God, I knew, yes! On day seven the young woman brought the funds to hold the home. In only two short weeks we were expecting a foreclosure notice. We made it just under the line. God is a miracle working God. Expect to recieve.
Dressing in the armor of God
I dress with the Armor of God. I put on the Helmet of salvation, the Breast plate of righteousness, the Shield of favor, and the Sword of God all in the name of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:10-20. The Holy Spirit goes before me like the wind. The world does not know him. He moves over, brews over, hovers over and makes the path for our situation's in life. The hand of the Lord is on my coming and goings. These are promises from God. They have always been, they always are. (John 3:8) The sun is up and the hour has past. I feel filled similar to a sponge that has absorbed the fresh and living water.
This is the day the Lord has made. Keep your eyes and ears open for His signs and wonders to come on you. We only need to look around and see. If the enemy tries to move in, cast him out with the sword. At the name of Jesus the enemy must flee.
I pray for my family and friends, the lost, the President and Israel. I am ready to walk this day. Living with Jesus is exciting and joyous. So laugh and be merry. God has a paradise waiting for you, for me. He is our Father. Are you His Child? It is a choice we make in this lifetime.I ask to be a beacon of light and hope in a fallen world. I raise my hands in Praise.A tear drops to my hand. A tear of Joy.This is going to be a Glorious Day. Then I hear my husband, 'do I smell bacon?' I reply, not yet, soon.' I chuckle.
If you are not sure of your salvation or if you have been born again it is a free gift. Ask Jesus into your heart, repent of your sin and confess Jesus Christ is Lord, the son of God sent to save us from sin and you will be saved. John 3:16. If you said the prayer and believe in your heart then you are born again. You are made a new creature in Jesus Christ. He is now your Lord and Savior. Jesus loves you and only wants your love. Please get out the Bible and read it. One will come your way if you do not have one. You will see. Go to a Bible based church. Hang on to the seat of your pants for the ride of your eternal, everlasting life in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah, Praise the Lord. The Angels in Heaven sing when one that is lost is found then saved.
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