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What is it that may have stolen your joy this morning? For me, it’s often that one negative email among the other fifty positive ones that manages to spoil my state of mind… 

But are those joy-spoilers (generally little things, if we’re honest) really important enough to derail us? If we take a closer look, we quickly realize that these often “trivial” things aren’t worth the joy we lose! That’s why, today, I’d like to explore changing certain habits we may have because…

“If joy can be stolen, it can be taken back!”

I have a vivid memory of taking a train without a ticket when I was a child. I had no money with me that day, but of course I had to get home. Though the ticket cost less than a euro, the fact that I’d stolen stressed me out the whole night!

Have you ever done something that plagued your conscience? Even if we don’t always notice it right away, our consciences continue to work subconsciously, and this is often when we lose our joy. But when we admit our guilt and, if possible, correct our mistakes, our joy and peace often return. 

The Bible tells us that “‘He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.'” (Luke 16:10, NKJV). Convicted, I went to the train station the next morning, bought a ticket, and threw it away. And as I threw it away, I found my peace and yes, my joy, again!

Things like this may sound relatively small, but they’re actually subconscious joy stealers that steadily creep in. So I’d like to encourage you…make sure to pay close attention to them today! Don’t allow them to rob you of your joy in the long-term. As you listen to the Holy Spirit, He will show you how to respond and what to do. :-)

Even if there’s a deeper, very serious reason you’re finding it difficult to smile today, I’d like to reassure you…because of our amazing God, you always have a reason to smile: “‘…Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.'” (Nehemiah 8:10, NKJV)!

Shall we pray for this together? “Jesus, thank You for giving me a joy-filled life! Please help me to protect that joy. I so want to share this divine joy—the joy that can only come from You—with the people around me. I ask for Your grace to spread Your joy every day! In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Wishing you the most joyful day ever!

You are a miracle!


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  1. Katie+Pena. on 24/01/2023 at 1:41 PM

    Thank you Lord Jesus, help us to not let anyone or anything steal our joy today. Amen ????????

  2. Zandile on 24/01/2023 at 1:58 PM

    Help me Dear Lord. Amen.

    • Charinoshka Torres on 26/01/2023 at 11:05 PM

      Dear heavenly father Thank you for helping us prayers together and help us not to let anyone steal our joy today ???????? and always guidance us

  3. Sharon Garrison-Skinner on 24/01/2023 at 4:28 PM

    Help me Jesus amen I am a miracle !!! Love your messages Deborah much love alway

  4. Sylvia on 24/01/2023 at 4:43 PM

    Thank you ???? ???? I did wake up on the wrong side of the bed some how today and my joy was stolen but praise be to God I put on some praise and worship songs on my Google play ▶️ and got on with the jobs I needed to do. Granted, things were getting to me, but I took deep breaths, gave God thanks ???? and journeyed on through. Now, I am settled down with my bible ???? and ???? listening to encouragement from you all. And bless be to God. I stole my joy back, ha ha ha ???? praise be to God the giver of life. He gave me a small tune to sing ???? as well :
    Love for the father
    Love for the son
    Love for his Holy Spirit ❤️

    Wash me now, cleanse my soul
    Oh, holy father
    Wash me now, cleasense my soul
    Oh, oh heavenly father

    Bless you for your words today ???? ❤️ xxx

  5. Maggie Madsen on 24/01/2023 at 5:16 PM

    Heavenly Father, I am seeking You with my whole heart and want to feel Your peace and joy in my life…and not be shaken. Please lead me each day Holy Spirit and help me to find my purpose. I want to help others and be a blessing everyday…and not just exist each day. I truly want to LIVE…and be well like the man at the pool of Bethesda. For as it is written, by Your stripes I am healed mind; body and soul Jesus. I believe in Your word Father and receive it today in Your Most precious name Lord Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit

    ~+~ AMEN ~+~

  6. Sharron+Kibler on 24/01/2023 at 9:07 PM

    Amen ????????????????????

  7. John on 25/01/2023 at 12:20 AM

    Thank you, you as well ????!

  8. Terri on 26/01/2023 at 5:03 PM

    Thank You God, for all the joy You give us each day! Please protect us from the evil one who tries to steal our joy! We are so grateful!
    Thank you Deborah and God bless????????❤️

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