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ENJOY WHAT GOD HAS PLANNED

Notice that the title of this devotion begins with the word “enjoy”. I would argue strongly that many of us have never truly come to enjoy the blessings that God has promised. For, what God promises, He will deliver. Celebrate the promises of God. Rejoice and give God thanks for His marvelous blessings that He has poured out on us. Whenever God fulfills His promise, do not take it lightly. Give Him praise, glory and honor. Thank Him for being a faithful and dependable God. Know that the joy of the Lord is your strength. The joys of His spiritual blessings are not just the material blessings, but also the spiritual blessing of peace, holiness, kindness, meekness, and longsuffering. The scripture reference for this devotion is found in Hebrews 10:36.

“Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”

Here, in this deep and moving passage of scripture the writer calls upon the people of God to preserve the blessings that God has given to them. He does not want them to discard their confidence and trust in the Lord. He wants the people to remember the great rewards awaiting them. No matter what they are going through, God has promised to bring them through. Paul wants them to be faithful until God rescues them. He calls upon them to remember those early days when they learned of Christ. They were faithful even though they went through difficult times. God brought them out then, and God will do it again. He wants them to be joyful in the midst of all that they are doing. In addition, in due time, God will reward them. He is clear that in due time, God will come and those living righteous lives will be blessed. Their faith and endurance will ultimately pay off. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whatever hardships or difficulties you face, just know that this too shall pass. You can rejoice knowing that in God’s own time, He will surely bring you out. Rest on His promise and take delight in His Word. Live with a joyful heart for the God we serve is more than enough.