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“Thou wilt show me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” Psalm 16:11 KJV

If you have lost the joy of the Lord in your life,” someone once observed, “who moved, you or God? For in His presence is fullness of joy.”

That saint and prophet of earlier years, A. W. Tozer, suggested several ways for the believer to achieve real joy:

1. Cultivate a genuine friendship with God. He is a Friend who sticks closer than a brother.

2. Take time to exercise yourself daily unto godliness. Vow never to be dishonest about sin in your life, never to defend yourself, never to own anything (or let anything own you), never to pass on anything hurtful about others, never to take any glory to yourself.

3. No known sin must be allowed to remain in your life. “Keep short accounts with God” – never allow unconfessed sins to pile up in your life.

4. Set out to build your own value system based on the Word of God. Meditate on the Word; practice the presence of God. Set priorities as you realize what is truly important. It will be reflected in the standard of values you set for yourself.

5. Share your spiritual discoveries with others.

Bible Reading: John 15:7-11

Thought: Knowing that the best witness in the world is a joyful, radiant Christian, I will try to be that kind of believer, trusting the indwelling Holy Spirit to thus empower me and radiate His love and joy through me. I will share my spiritual discoveries with others.

By Dr. Bill Bright
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“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.” Psalm 37:5

Trust me.” We say this to convince someone to believe that what we are stating is true. Scripture tells us over and over that trusting in the Lord is paramount if we want to live a godly, purposeful life. His ways are true, and we can rely on Him.
So for me Trust is:

Totally
Relying
Upon our
Savior’s
Truths

Office bonding exercises often involve blindfolding a person in order to determine if they can trust the other person to lead them somewhere safely. They have to rely on the seeing co-worker to guide them away from any dangerous obstacles. Those that do trust the co-worker, walk at a steady pace. But those that are unsure walk more cautiously and try to “see” by way of touch or sound; they doubt the person leading them has their best interests at heart or is capable.

In order to follow God’s will, I must place my trust in it. If doubt creeps in, my steps slow. My mind begins to question. “What-ifs” cloud my thoughts.
Doubt is:

Deviating
Off
Upheld
Biblical
Truths

Jesus said He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Each time I am faced with a decision, I can either trust in that statement or begin to doubt its believability.

Do I believe His teachings speak truth, or do I see them as antiquated and irrelevant? Does He truly give me life eternal and abundant, or is His will a straight jacket of rules that are impossible to live by?

How about you? Will you trust Him to lead you, even if you can’t clearly see why or where?

Dearest Lord, help me to erase all doubts that creep into the corners of my thoughts. Keep me focused on Your footsteps and living according to Your Truths as You guide me through this life into life everlasting. Amen.

By Julie Cosgrove
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