Day 10/21 - Choose Joy

Welcome to day 10 of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Journey! To help you on this journey, we have provided a prayer guide you can follow! You can access it here. Our daily devotional is modeled after the "First 15". This is a habit we want to create that takes the first 15 minutes of your day and dedicates it to spending time with the Lord.

FIRST 15:
5 Minutes - Worship
We made a worship playlist that you can use during this time of worship!
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5 Minutes - God's Word
Habakkuk 3:17-18 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The book of Habakkuk first begins with Habakkuk questioning and complaining to the Lord about the evil that is happening in his time. The Lord then speaks to Habakkuk telling him he must wait in faith and patience. The Lord continues to speak, describing what will happen, letting him know that evil will be judged and doomed when the right time comes. The book ends with Habakkuk choosing to reply in faith and to trust the Lord. He also remembers what God had done in the past and believes that God will do it again. In the last chapter of this book, we see a powerful prayer from Habakkuk to The Lord ending with a beautiful scripture which is meant to be a song to The Lord. This scripture is a great example of something we love to do here at Faith Family as a church, to choose joy. Choosing joy is more than just choosing to be happy. It's a declaration of our faith to the Lord. Even when things aren't going our way, we choose joy. When everything seems to be falling apart, we choose joy. With doing that we show our faith, letting God know that we believe in Him and all the things He has planned for us. I heard something one day that changed me forever. In heaven everything will be perfect. No more sorrow and no more pain. However, we are still here on Earth. Where those things are still very real and present. We only get one life on this planet. What a great opportunity we have in our hands to show God how much we really love Him! Let's view this lifetime as an opportunity to show Him what He means to us. We owe it all to Him so let's give all that we are back to Him! Great and powerful things can happen when we surrender to Him, and all He wants for us is good. You can trust that fully.

5 Minutes - Prayer (can be read aloud)
Father, I come to you full of thanksgiving. You chose to love me and to be with me even when I didn't deserve it. You sent down Your Son to die for me just so I could have a relationship with You. For that I am so grateful. I pray that in this next season You open my eyes to see the blessing you've given me. To see the good in my situation. To learn to anchor myself to You in times of need. To fully trust You and have faith in what You're doing in my life. And to be a light of hope to those around me. In Your name I pray, Amen.

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11 Comments


Esperanza - January 15th, 2020 at 3:17am

Amen, thank you Father for all that you do. In the mist of a storm Lord, help me see things through your eyes. Your blessings are so big and yet sometimes I don’t see it that way. Your timing is perfect for everything, help me Lord in remembering that. I love you JESUS!

Josh Ramirez - January 15th, 2020 at 5:14am

Dear Lord, thank you for who you are and for being in my life. I pray for understanding and help me see you in every situation. I love you Jesus.

Harold Dixon - January 15th, 2020 at 5:18am

Praise God, I choose Joy. Pray for me as I practice to choose Joy daily, it is something I would like to accomplish because I need Joy in my heart.. Thank you all and God bless.

Portia - January 15th, 2020 at 5:47am

Thank you for the prayers. Today and from now and moving forward I choose JOY. Thank you JESUS!!

Agnes Faye Jones - January 15th, 2020 at 6:19am

Amen!

Jamie Aguero - January 15th, 2020 at 6:44am

Thank you Jesus for this day and the power to choose joy and use this day to bring honor to your kingdom and draw others closer to you. Amen!

Catherine - January 15th, 2020 at 6:56am

Lord, despite how I feel through this storm, I am so grateful that I can have joy and peace in You. Help me see to beyond what I need and clearly see Your Treasures in the earth and help draw them closer to You. I decrease so that You increase in all of me. In Jesus name. Amen!

Diana Zajicek - January 15th, 2020 at 8:52am

Thank you Father for the Joy you bring me.Thank you for answered prayers.Thank you for your guidance and protection.Help me Father to see the Joy in all I do.I love you Father from your loving child.Amen ! 🙏 I choose Joy!

Sota - January 15th, 2020 at 9:52am

Amen. I am so happy to be doing this 21 day fast and prayer. I look forward to it everyday. Thank you Jesus

Glenda Morales - January 15th, 2020 at 4:15pm

Father thank you for JOY which can only be found in your Son Jesus, for He is JOY and your Spirit is JOY! I Choose JOY, for Your JOY has become my Strength, my Weapon of War! Rejoice and again I say Rejoice! Thank you for your revelation of Joy in ALL things! Amen!

Harold Dixon - January 15th, 2020 at 6:48pm

Amen