Mindful Mutterings # 7 – The Joy of the Lord

Accompanying blog: What Makes Joy Work in Our Lives?
Accompanying PDF: Mindful Mutterings 7

Read the lie. Then read the scripture and the bolded Greek or Hebrew definitions. Meditate on them for a few minutes. Denounce the lie and pronounce the truth. Do you see an additional lie or truth? Write it down. Denounce the lies and mutter the truths under your breath several times a day for at least 21 days, until you know them by heart. Try to memorize the scriptures (at least memorize the main idea). When Satan or anyone else (including you) speaks the lie, mutter the truth in response. THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!
*Definitions are taken from Strong’s Exhausted Concordance which is based on the KJV. I’ve used corresponding words in different versions.

Accompanies the post: Three Things That Will Bring the Joy of the Lord Back

The Lie (1)

I can’t rejoice when people are treating me badly

The Truth

Luke 6:22-23 Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great . . .

Rejoice: calmly happy; full of cheer

Speak the Truth: Through Christ, I can be happy and leap for joy when people mistreat me

The Lie (2)

Shouting for joy is not for everyone. I’m just not that kind of person.

The Truth

Psalm 5:11 But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy,

Rejoice: brighten up, gleesome

Speak the Truth: All who put their trust in God should sing and shout, so I’ll shout for joy

The Lie (3)

Dancing is for nightclubs, not for worship

The Truth:

I Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Rejoice: jump for Joy

Speak the Truth: I will jump up and down with unspeakable joy