Yay for the beginning of a New Year! Beginnings are an exciting time and there are a lot of new beginnings right now. I want to “wish” you a “Joyful 2013” (instead of a “happy” one). This is because happiness is based on pleasant circumstances, but joy is based in a much higher reality than being able to control the things that happen around us. JOY is one of the most valuable commodities in heaven. So much so that it was one of the primary gifts the Father gave Jesus for enduring the cross!
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
Thanks to a couple of new resources I have found, I have been learning about having “Victorious Mindsets” (a book by Steve Backlund. The way that we think is one of the big keys to having Joy.
Holy Spirit, Helper. Come transform us as You renew our minds with Your truth- the truth of the Word! Help us walk in victory, live joyfully, and be forward-moving people. We are excited for all You have in store for 2013!
Joyful 2013 to you all! Let’s learn together how to fight for and live in the territory of JOY!