Phil 48-9

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV)

I have a Joy challenge going on through email and a private Facebook group. I would love for you to join. You can sign up here: 28 Day Joy Challenge

I am so excited about everybody who has stepped up to try to live more joyful lives, even when we have difficult days.

3 Ways you can challenge yourself to have more daily joy!

1. Take your thoughts today and ask yourself is it true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.

2. Get out of your head today. Do not worry! Instead of worrying about your problem, pray and lay it at the feet of Jesus.
Our thoughts can steal our joy.

Sometimes, we may find ourselves thinking of all the things that could possibly happen or go wrong, which in turn bums us out. My sweet husband, Jeff, tells me sometimes, “Get out of your head, Brenda.”

It is called worry. We are borrowing trouble off tomorrow before tomorrow even gets here. Half the time what we worry about never even happens, does it?

God wants our thoughts to be focused on Him first and foremost every day.

3. Practice handing your thoughts, problems and everything to Him today. Try to picture yourself giving your situation to Jesus, whatever it is!

As a result of being obedient to this practice, He promises His peace will be with us!

Join the challenge here and you will start walking in the freedom of JOY!

To go deeper, my book, “Joy Beyond, 28 Days to Finding Joy Beyond the Clutter of Life,” is available through my website here or on Amazon.

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About Brenda McGraw

Brenda McGraw is the founder of Ask God Today Ministries where a team of writers share hope and truth with others. She has a God-given dream to reach the masses with the gospel of Christ. Brenda is an author and speaker who reveals how to discover joy beyond the clutter of life. She draws from her own life experiences in the #1 Amazon Best seller,“Joy Beyond, 28 Days to Finding Joy Beyond the Clutter of Life”. She has two new books released. Finished, Top Ten Steps to Finish Writing a Book and Living Uncluttered, An Abundant Life Bible Study. Brenda lives in South Carolina with her husband, Jeff and one of their five children. She is a survivor of breast cancer and a heart attack. Despite the challenges she has endured, Brenda found peace through her relationship with Jesus Christ.
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