Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 16 June 2022 Message: Refusing to Dread
TOPIC: Refusing to Dread
A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. — 17:22 (AMPC)
I recently returned home from doing a conference, got completely unpacked from the trip, and before I knew it, it was time to pack for the next one!
In this and many situations in life, there is a temptation to dread it, but I refuse to do so. Dread steals the life and enjoyment out of things, and it is foolish to dread doing something that we will inevitably have to do anyway.
I believe Jesus wants us to enjoy our lives to the fullest, and to me that means every part of my life, especially the everyday ordinary things. Enjoying life begins with right thinking, and we can choose to think right on purpose. Thoughts of dread only drain our energy and they never produce anything good.
How much time do you waste dreading things that you need to do? Why not make a decision to stop dreading and start enjoying? Life is a gift from God, and He meant for it to be enjoyed and appreciated. I believe that one of the ways we can say “Thank You” to Jesus for what He has done for us is to enjoy every moment that He gives us.
Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 16 June 2022 PRAYER STARTER:
Father, grant me the grace I need today to do everything I do with joy and gratitude. Help me to never dread anything but to be strong in You and approach each task boldly.
Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 16 June 2022 From the book My Time with God – by