A Joyful Heart

Many people recently celebrated Dia De Los Muertos, a holiday also referred to as the day of the dead.

It’s considered a festive holiday which commemorates the lives of those who have passed on.

Those that observe this holiday acknowledge death as a natural part of human life and take this opportunity to rejoice instead of mourn.

Just like those who celebrate death on this holiday, we as believers also have something to celebrate – we can rejoice in the fact that Jesus came and conquered death! (2 Timothy 1:10)

He not only conquered death and brought to light the fact that when we leave this earth we will enter into heaven but he also conquered death while we’re still alive here on earth – he conquered the living dead.

I don’t know about you but before knowing and believing in Christ I was a part of the living dead.

I had no sense of direction or purpose, I was empty inside just trying to fill a void with the things of this world and which always revolved around pleasing myself; the more I ran from God the more I died inside.

My spirit was crushed and my bones were dry

The enemy had me in the palm of his hands, I was bitter towards God and not happy with circumstances he had allowed in my life – little did I know how much I really needed him. 

It wasn’t until I drank from his well that my soul was refreshed.

I now have meaning and purpose and a full life – just as he promised. 

‭“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”‭‭ John‬ ‭10:10‬ 

What about you?

Are your bones dry and brittle? 

Has the enemy crushed your spirit?

Even Christians aren’t immune from the traps of the enemy, especially if you’re in a season of hurt, uncertainty or anger; this is when the enemy attacks – when we are weak.

He wants to steal our hope, kill our soul and destroy our relationship with God.

I pray that you would hold tight to God’s promise in that he came to give us an abundant life

Even in seasons of despair we must maintain a joyful heart and allow God to renew our souls; ask him to renew your spirit and fill you daily – remember, if drink from his well, you will never thirst again.
Thanks for visiting, God Bless!

Anita Marie

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