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April 2018

Joy and Peace

You may look at me from the surface and ask what can this girl offer me
Right now I’m not a millionaire but I do have joy and peace
Wealthy in things that can’t be bought
I have joy and peace when many do not
Knowing it hasn’t always been this way
I’m familiar with depression and had plenty of rainy days
Then one day I realized obtaining happiness is not enough
Trying to stay high on happiness was an addiction that I couldn’t keep up
I needed something stable so I prayed for joy and peace
Most of all I’m grateful because God actually gave it to me
Now my smiles are real and my laughs are sincere
My perspective has completely changed
Everyday I am living proof that there is power in His name
So thank you God for these fruits of the Spirit
They are so nice and sweet
I feel like dancing in the rain cause I have so much joy and peace
John 15:11
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 
John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 

Let Go and Let God Have His way

A few days ago I was singing this song and it really hit me. The song is called “Let Go” by Dewayne Woods. I remember when the song first came out years ago, but lately the lyrics mean so much more to me. Some things don’t really hit you until you get older and get life experiences. As I was singing the chorus I realized that I wasn’t letting God have His way in my life completely. If you were to evaluate your life right now then you might say the same thing. Sometimes you have to get brutally honest with yourself. We should always strive to be better. I also want to talk to people who are procrastinating. When you procrastinate you are not letting God have His way. So today I want to encourage you to let God completely have His way in your life.

Daily Sacrifices

Letting God have His way in your life means you will need to make daily sacrifices. Before we were ever born God created a unique purpose for every person. Fulfilling our purpose and God given assignments is going to take a lot sacrifices. Thankfully, God no longer requires us to sacrifice animals, however He does expect us to sacrifice of ourselves. Sometimes God will ask us to sacrifice our time, our relationships, comfort, and our finances. You may have already removed toxic people from your life but you are still not managing your time wisely. Maybe you need to get serious about your spending, saving, and investing habits. Sometimes we are letting the enemy have his way in our life more so than God. Daily we need to make the necessary sacrifices so God can truly have His way in our life.

Much Effort

Fulfilling our purpose takes effort. It takes late nights and early mornings. It takes work after work. No matter how hard it looks, God has given each of us the amount of grace we need to complete our assignments. So be willing to go into overdrive and put in more work this year on your purpose than ever before. God loves to see us walk in our calling and when we work diligently on our purpose then we allow God to have His way in our life.

It’ll Make You Happier In the End

Lastly, when you make the necessary sacrifices and put in much effort then you will be happier in the end. I think of all the people in the Bible who made sacrifices for God, worked hard for God, and ultimately reaped great rewards when they obeyed Him. We have to remember that our vision and dream is not just for us. Their are people connected to our obedience. We are in a new month and we still have work to do. So this month let us sacrifice when God tells us to sacrifice and let us work when God tells us to work. Let us not delay and instead let God have His way!