Joyce Meyer - The Joy Of Trusting God
Well, thank you for joining us today on "Enjoying Everyday Life". As I like to say, if you put the Word of God first place in your life, it will help you enjoy any day more than if you don't give the Word of God a place of importance in your daily life. I love to teach people to study the Bible, not just read it. So today, we're going to take the time to study one of the Proverbs with you, Proverbs chapter 3.
You know, sometimes if you open your Bible up and you feel like, "I don't know what I should read or what I should study," I even do this a lot of times. If it's the 15th of January, I'll look at Proverbs 15. You know, there's 31 of them, so you've got one for every single day of the month. So, nobody has to wonder, "Well, in wonder what I should read, or look at today, or study," because there's always a good hint there for you if you can't think of anything else.
So, there are more than 15 lessons in Proverbs chapter 3, 15 different lessons. And so, if I don't get to all of them, which I may not, I want to challenge you to get a notebook and a pen, and read through Proverbs 3 yourself, and see if you can learn all 15.
Verses 1 and 2, "My son, forget not my law or teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments. For length of days and years of a life [worth living]," I love that, "And tranquility [inward and outward and continuing through old age until death], these shall they add to you".
So, guess what? Keep God's commandments and you won't just walk around the earth breathing, but you'll have a life worth living. I wonder how many people today are living, but you don't feel like you've got a life that's worth living. You don't really even like your life.
Matter of fact, you may hate your life. But you know what? When you begin to study the Word of God, have a relationship with Jesus, begin to implement the Word of God in your life with God's help, you'll be amazed at how fast things will change.
Now, I like to tell people this, maybe you have let the enemy, Satan, ruin your life for 40 years, and now you've just now decided, "Well, maybe I do need God". Well, let's just don't get upset with God if everything's not fixed in 2 or 3 weeks. Surely we can give God as much time as we gave the enemy, amen? That's just good advice. And so, keep God's commands and you'll enjoy a life worth living.