Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 5 February 2018
Topic: Forgetting About Ourselves
Key Verse: If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. – Isaiah 58:10 (NKJV)
Message: Paul said that he had been crucified with Christ. In other words, he had to stop thinking about himself in order to live for God. And we are encouraged to do the same.
At this point you may be thinking, What about me? Who is going to take care of me? This is usually what prevents us from living the way God wants us to live.
It’s easy to just think about what we want, think and feel, but living for yourself is actually a frustrating, empty way to live. It’s amazing how focusing on God and what we can do for others brings freedom from fear of having what we need or want.
The secret to having joy is giving your life away rather than trying to keep it. When you get the focus off of you and onto God, God can show you how to live a truly meaningful life.
I encourage you to start your days by dedicating yourself to God. When you do, He will faithfully help you live a godly life.
Prayer: Lord, I offer You my eyes, ears, mouth, hands, feet, heart, finances, gifts, talents, abilities, time, energy – all of me! I don’t want to live for me, I want to live for You. Amen!