THE FIRST SPORTMOM E-votional of each month is dedicated to our word for the year...CONSIDER.
VERSE FOR THE YEAR: But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24 NIV
Elation and expectation accompany the highest forms of joy. As we consider the great things that have come to us through the years, we must also consider the not-so-great things that have often turned our path toward pure joy.
It’s an understood fact in sport competition that losses tend to prepare a team for greater wins down the road. Turning a bitter moment into an epic learning experience can mean the difference between future losses or wins.
We can choose to face troubles with elation and expectation or with defeat and disappointment…
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. James 1:2 NLT
Opportunities that are ahead can only be realized if we learn the lesson and move forward…
But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead… Philippians 3:13 NIV
Joy is ours when good things come our way, but GREAT JOY comes when we walk through troubles, trusting Jesus and watching with elation and expectation for what lies ahead.
PRAYER: I want to consider it all great joy, Lord. Thank you for your presence and your strength. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
GREAT JOY IS OURS THROUGH CHRIST!
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