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New Life Daily Devotion - Sept. 18, 2009

  • 2009 Sep 18

Let the Celebration Begin

I've told you these things for a purpose:
that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature.
John 15:11 MSG

Oswald Chambers correctly observed, "Joy is the great note all throughout the Bible." C. S. Lewis echoed that thought when he wrote, "Joy is the serious
business of heaven." But, even the most dedicated Christians can, on occasion, forget to celebrate each day for what it is: a priceless gift from God.

Today, let us be joyful Christians with smiles on our faces and kind words on our lips. After all, this is God's day, and He has given us clear instructions for its use. We are commanded to rejoice and be glad. So, with no further ado, let the celebration begin...

When we get rid of inner conflicts and wrong attitudes toward life, we will almost automatically burst into joy.
E. Stanley Jones 

Joy is the direct result of having God's perspective on our daily lives and the effect of loving our Lord enough to obey His commands and trust His promises.
Bill Bright

When Jesus Christ is the source of our joy, no words can describe it.
Billy Graham

You have to look for the joy. Look for the light of God that is hitting your life, and you will find sparkles you didn't know were there.
Barbara Johnson

Today's Prayer

Dear Lord, You have given me so many blessings; let me celebrate Your gifts. Make me thankful, loving, responsible, and wise. Make me be a joyful Christian, a worthy example to others, and a dutiful servant to You this day and forever. Amen 


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