Greetings My Dear Brothers and Sisters, welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. For it is truly an amazing moment that we have this opportunity to begin a brand new week with our hearts filled with JOY!
The CHOICE we make this day will determine our success are failure for the rest of this week and possibly the rest of our natural life. Therefore, I encourage you to choose well this day whom you will follow and what and whom you will allow into your space and minds, knowing that you are going to face many test of your faith as you step out into the world. The old devil and his band of angels are waiting for you to enter into their space so they can show you all their glitter, tempting you to CHOOSE their way instead of the Lord’s way.
However, we can find encouragement in the Word of the Lord when He was faced with similar test from the devil, and this is what He says to us, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” (James 1:2-3 ESV)
BE ENCOURAGED IN THE LORD
My Brothers and Sisters as we walk the walk and talk the talk, let us remain steadfast in our faith when we face trials of any sort because, in Jesus we have the perfect example in which to follow. Listen to what the Word of God says to us, “Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2 ESV)
My Brothers and Sisters, it is my hope and prayer that as you begin your journey this week you will be filled with JOY in all that you do. Therefore, I leave you with the final word from the Lord, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13 ESV)