“I will mediate on your precepts and have respect to your ways (the paths of life marked out by your law).” AMP. Psalm 119:15
Good morning beloved. You may have heard the expression ‘don’t be a kill joy’. This refers to a person who always finds a way to turn a positive situation or information into a negative one. Such a person always takes the fun out of a happy experience. Today we are looking at how not to kill the joy of the Lord in our hearts. In our memory verse, the psalmist said he would mediate in the Word of God for his living and direction. This is supposed to be our lifestyle. Understand that when you choose to dwell on other thoughts other than the Word of God, your joy will be drained. This is because life is full of troubles and calamities (which Jesus assured us that He had overcome in John 14) and when you decide to fix your eyes on those issues, they affect your faith and you find yourself in a state of hopelessness and despair.
You give life to the joy of the Lord in you whenever you spend time meditating on the promises of God for you in that particular situation you are facing. If you need healing, focus on healing scriptures; if you need money, focus on scriptures that speak of wealth and prosperity. The way to overcome the enemy and his subtle mind-works is to always think the opposite thoughts of what he is feeding you. Thoughts will come, a hundred per second even, but learn to prayerfully mediate on the opposite biblical version of it. It is called moving in the opposite spirit. Don’t think what the enemy is feeding you, else the thoughts will kill your Joy. Think the thoughts of God for your life, which are full of hope and expectation that will never be cut off.
Jeremiah 29:11, Mark 4:24
Healed of ulcer
I suffered from terrible ulcer that medication could not solve. I listened to daddy one night on radio and he gave a word about someone suffering from ulcer. He prayed and I received the prayer. That was the end of the ulcer. Praise God!
– Chika A.
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Father, make my daily meditations be about You and Your wondrous works in Jesus name.
2. Father, wipe out every evil thought pattern in my mind in Jesus name.
3. Any invocation against me and my family through elemental forces, catch fire now in Jesus name.
4. Every astral projection against me and my family, let it return back to the sender now in Jesus name.
5. I speak overwhelming joy into every area of my life and family in Jesus name.
[Raise other prayer points as you are led]