Tuesday, May 13, 2008

His Joy, Our Strength

Nehemiah 8:10 "Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared.  This day is sacred to the Lord.  Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.""
I love that last part, "the joy of the Lord is your strength."  Too often I think we try to draw our strength from ourselves, I am so bad at this!  But God is our strength, His joy gives us strength and this knowledge can be put to good use so that we may focus our energy on giving Him glory in all we do! 
Father, Thank You for Your joy and for the strength You have granted me through it.  Please help me to cling to this knowledge and call upon You when I begin to feel weak.  Amen.

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