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Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017 JOY TO THE HEART

There are times when we have had instructions or directions that just were quite right or perfectly clear. When we did what we thought we were supposed to do, things just got off track. Either we created something wrong due to bad instructions or got lost due to unclear directions. The end results was frustration and maybe chaos. One thing we can be sure of and that is God’s commandments are right and clear. When we follow what He asks us to do, His commandments will bring joy to the heart.

SCRIPTURE:
Psalm 19:8 “The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write down what God commands you to do.
2. List the ways you can obey Him today.
3. Remember following His laws will bring joy to the heart.
4. Seek ways to obey and to share His commands with others.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we want to be obedient to Your commands. We want to follow the directions and instructions You give us. Sometimes we get off track but it is only because we are attempting things on our own. Remind us each day to stay on track with You in all things so we can have real joy knowing we are being obedient to You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

REMEMBER:
God wants us to know His commands and obey only Him.

If we want true joy, we need to obey God.

Following the steps of Jesus will be a hard path but will bring us joy.

When we choose to follow Jesus, we will have hard times but we will also have peace.

If we want true joy, we need to follow Jesus.

FOCUS:
Psalm 128:1 “How joyful are those who fear the Lord— all who follow his ways!” (NLT)

Choosing to follow our own desires will lead us down the wrong path in life. Choosing to follow Jesus will bring joy.
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