Our Daily Manna daily devotional by Bishop Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe for today is here. Digest the word of the lord and pray believing in his promises.
TOPIC OF OUR DAILY MANNA FOR THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2019 -THE HAPPINESS – JOY SWITCH!
Basic Scripture: Habakkuk 3:13-19
I could have retitled today’s devotional write-up as, “Surviving Though Times!” Truth is, there no way you are going to escape trials and temporary difficulties in life, no matter how you try to pray more or live a holier life. The Holy Book says, “MANY (now few) are the difficulties (afflictions) of the RIGHTEOUS (not sinners) but the Lord will always deliver him/her out of them all – (Psalm 34:19 paraphrased). Did you get that? ” MANY!” “PLENTY!” Wow!
But note this divine bullet: ” PLENTY TROUBLE will always lead to PLENTY TROPHIES!” Hear this also: the fig tree will not always blossom – today’s scripture! The Secret Of Surviving Though Times Is Your Response To Them! The problem is not the problem! The problem is your reaction to the problem! You can only allow the problem to grind you into depression and self pity or it can become an opportunity of making progress/creative new thinking!
Listen to Tony Evans: when you are in a middle of a trial, you don’t want your emotions to dectate you actions, for the same reason a truck driver on the high way doesn’t want his cargo to dictate the ride. When that cargo start shifting and sliding back and forth, the driver soon has a truck that is out of control: swerving back and forth, but the driver refuses to be controlled by the cargo.”
But do you know that millions of people are like that truck? Our cargoes (battles) swing us back and forth and takes us where they want to go, instead of where we need to go! No matter how 2019 has been, you can make a decision that you will be joyful even in the fire! Happiness is circumstantially driven! It depends on what happens around you, but joy is not related to circumstances.
It is a decision! No matter what happens and even FIGS (fruits and testimonies) do not show up early, Vs 18 says: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” That is DECISION in the battlefront of life! Hear Greg Anderson: “You can’t prevent negative feelings all together and you can’t expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings, but also refuse us to get stuck in the negatives!
In the second half of 2019, determine to walk in JOY, even when your world is falling apart! Pray now! Wow!
PRAYER POINTS: Take your best worship song to God now.
- Worship God and pray again over that nagging problem.
- Lord, deliver me in the line with Your Word (Psalm 34:19) out of this affliction (Mention it and pray it very well).
- I blind the demonic strongman in my life.
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