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Daily Devotional - May 16th

May 16, 2017 - May 16, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read - 1 Samuel 18:5-19:24; John 8:31-59; Psalm 112:1-10; Proverbs 15:12-14
 
Proverbs 15:13
A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance,
But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the afflicted are evil,
But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

Satan hates joy because it dismantles his tactical maneuvers to cripple and paralyze My church. In the midst of sadness and despair, it makes no logical sense to laugh and dance, but these strategic moves are exactly what defeat the enemy.

If you could see what transpires in the spiritual realm when you laugh and release My joy into the atmosphere, you would keep laughing yourself right into eternity. Laughter causes total confusion in the enemy's camp and brings heaven into your midst changing the spiritual atmosphere.

When you release laughter, the garment of praise comes and replaces the evil shroud of mourning and sorrow bringing My light into your situations. Sadness cannot stand up against My joy.

I hear the cries of the brokenhearted coming from the depths of My people. A stranglehold of sorrow wraps itself around the minds and emotions of so many keeping them from experiencing the joy of their inheritance. This is not My will for your life; I came to give you life and life more abundantly.

Discontinue looking at the dark side of your circumstances and run into the light. As an act of your will, choose to look for My light in every one of your circumstances and you will find it. It is very easy to find when you are looking for it.

Begin to laugh just for the fun of it! Take a step of faith and do something that is totally opposite of how you feel. Make the devil pay each time he tries to drag you into the depths of heaviness. Laugh and giggle and then laugh and giggle some more. I use the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. I use these things to destroy the enemy from your midst.
 
Feast upon My joy and gladness. The more you eat of it, the more it keeps coming.

Feast at My all-you-can-eat buffet
Where the joy never runs out!