June 6, 2012
I found some sermons today in the chapel. I recognized the name – Katie Souza, because she wrote one of the best Bible studies I’ve done. The Captivity Series. Every prisoner should get a hold of this Bible study! It speaks right to us! So I was excited when I found these CD’s.
So the first one I listened to was “The Awesome Power of Purpose.” She was talking about the joy that she found when she first got saved. How she walked around the prison – smiling and having a grand ol’ time… not even feeling like she was in prison.
And that made me smile because I know that joy! That joy has been my strength. But I haven’t had it lately. I’ve kinda been dragging. Just going through the motions. And as I listened to her, I said to my friend Erica, “I miss that joy she’s speaking of. I’ve lost it.”
And the next thing that happened was Katie prayed, “Lord, if there is someone here who is already walking out their purpose from God and they aren’t feeling this supernatural joy – I break off the assignment of the enemy that is hindering the joy they need to follow through…”
I was like “whoa… that prayer was for me.” And I realized the devil has stolen my joy! And I wanted it back! So I prayed and I took it back!
And I am going to walk in His joy and fulfill the assignment I am on right now!
I am on assignment here! And until my next one is revealed to me – I will give my all to Him here!
Hebrews 12:2 says, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross…”
So I am going to endure my cross and take hold of the joy that is given me so I “do not grow weary and lose heart.” (v.3)