Are you in the valley of despair or on the mountain of Joy?  If you are in the valley of despair, you do not have to stay there! 

It is a lie straight from the pits of hell that we have to remain in valleys.  The Bible says, "The Joy of the Lord is your strength".  The Bible also says in Galations 5:22  "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith".

These are the ingredients for us to use in our daily lives but too often we forget to put them into practice.  God has given us all we need to live a daily, victorious life through Jesus.  However, He is not going to do it for us.  We can ask Him for strength and courage to do what we need to do, but we are the ones to employ these principles He has given to us.

I challenge you to let Jesus help you get out of the valley of despair and back up on the mountain of Joy.  Never forget that God may want to use you today and you need to be ready.

Joanne Lowe January 11, 2005

 

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