CHOOSE JOY | PART 2 – THE DAILY CHOICE
July 12, 2020
CHOOSE JOY | PART 2 – THE DAILY CHOICE | 07.12.20
Isaiah 61:3 (NKJV) to give them… the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
Ephesians 6:12 (NCV) Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world.
John 16:33 (NIV) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 10:10 (NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
“We can’t have sin in our lives and be at the same time.”
Psalm 32:1–5,10,11 (NLT) Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Interlude Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.” And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.10Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord. So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!
THE DAILY CHOICE
Acts 3:19-20 (NIV) Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord.
1. Daily to put to death my old .
Psalm 51:2 (NIV) Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
Romans 8:12-13 (NLT) Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.
2. Daily my past and take another step toward .
Matthew 6:15 (NIV) But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Ephesians 4:32 (NCV) Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.
Psalm 51:7 (NIV) Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
James 5:16 (MSG) Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.
3. Daily God’s for my life.
Psalm 51:10 (NIV) Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Romans 12:2 (NLT) Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
4. Daily that others.
Psalm 51:12-13 (NIV) Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.
“Joy is more than a . It’s a way of .”