Sometimes this life is filled with so much pain and suffering or relentless daily struggles that we can’t even remember the last time we felt anything remotely resembling joy. Peter reminds us in this passage that our true inheritance as God’s children is being kept safe for us heaven. When we feel beat down by the world, we need to refocus our attention on the reality of what Christ has done for us and let our faith produce true joy within our souls.
Questions for further thought:
1. Who is winning in the battle for your attention lately? Jesus or the world?
2. What is your JOY level this week? Full, half tank, or running on empty?
Challenge: If you’re not experiencing the joy that you would like to this season, evaluate what changes you can make to shift your focus and start implementing them. Whatever you do, keep your eyes on Jesus!
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