“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Romans 14:17
Sometimes the cares of life try to weigh me down. The daily stresses of life will try to replay over and over in my mind, and situations will tell me that everything is a burden. If I’m not careful, I will begin to feel like being a wife is a burden, being a mother is a burden, and being a minister, a sister, and a friend is a burden. At that point, I stop and say, “You know what! I’m not operating like this! I am God’s daughter, and because I am His daughter, I can be at peace and joyful.” I’ve discovered living burdened down doesn’t produce joy or happiness. But thank the Lord that He lifts my burdens and helps me remember who I am and that I am a citizen in His Kingdom, and because of this, I have righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
My sister, we have a supreme spiritual gift that can impact every natural aspect of our lives. God’s will is that we live joy FULL, peace FULL and cheer FULL. We are called to be a joyful mother of children, a cheerful wife to our husband, a caring servant and minister to others, and a happy employee that works as unto the Lord. He promises to be our God so that we can remain carefree and happy daughters of our Father. A happy woman is a singing woman, a confident and free woman, and is a great blessing to be around! Let us reject all feelings of worry, fear, and anxiety over small things that we can do nothing about and allow our hearts to fill up to the full with God’s supernatural peace and joy in the Holy Ghost!
Prayer: Father, you are my God, and I am so yours. Thank you for placing me in your Kingdom and for teaching me how to receive from you peace and joy. I fill up with it now and pray that it overflows from my life into others around me. I bind every mental distress, inner turmoil, and emotional disturbance that’s robbing me of joy. I cast my cares on you right now. I know you care for me. You will take care of all the problems I face. I decree I am a happy, peaceful, and joy-filled woman. In the name of Jesus, Amen.