Have you ever had the enemy STEAL something valuable from you?
- A relationship?
- An investment?
- Your health?
“Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold…” Proverbs 6:31 (NKJV)
Relax! Not only will God get all your stuff BACK, but He’ll make the thief pay SEVEN times!
Satan’s Really After Our Joy
“Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV)
The devil knows that if he can take our joy, even over something SMALL, then he can sap all our strength, too.
It may be a “bad hair day” when our spouse starts fussing. Then to top it off…the car won’t start!
- If we lose our JOY then we lose our strength.
- If we have no STRENGTH then we can’t resist the devil.
- If we can’t resist the devil then he’ll NEVER flee from us!
Joy Is A Powerful Spiritual Force!
The Bible says to give God a “sacrifice of praise”.
How, you may ask, could praise be a SACRIFICE?
But praise is REALLY a sacrifice when the devil attacks us and we just don’t FEEL like it!
Let’s Do It Anyway!
Remember, if the devil can’t steal our joy then he can’t KEEP our stuff.
God doesn’t ask us to lift our hands and praise Him BECAUSE something was stolen from us.
He asks us to praise Him in SPITE of it all!