Today we pray for Joy (page 28).
I have had a lot of hard experiences in my life and sometimes I don't show joy. But everyday, my son wakes up with a smile on his face and says "Good morning, mommy!" I need to take a few pointers from him because no matter what he always finds something to smile about. I want his attitude with Christ's joy in my heart. And I want to teach him about true joy in Christ.
Salvation may be a once and forever event, but trusting in Christ is ongoing. Trusting in Christ's work of grace on the cross to be important enough to change my grumpiness to gratefulness. Trusting in Christ's work of grace on the cross to get me through a rough day with my children. Trusting in Christ's work of grace on the cross to be enough when I'm enduring tantrums in the grocery store. Trusting in Christ's work of grace on the cross when my sons choose their own will …
"The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him." ~Psalm 28:7
Question for Discussion:
*What is something in your life that brings you joy?
Tomorrow (9/17) we pray for Peace (page 29).
Also, it's link up day! If you have blogged about this prayer challenge, please link up so we can read each others thoughts.