Luke 10:19-20
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” 
Jesus’ disciples were excited by the authority they had been given to fulfill their calling. Jesus cautioned them that true joy doesn’t come from having authority, but from fully submitting to the authority of God–which we enter by faith and thereby become heirs of eternal life 
Living for God is exciting! There is always a new challenge, a new lesson, a new season, a new assignment. My source of joy though, must come straight from my submission to the authority of God. He will equip me with all that I need in order to succeed on my assignment, if I keep my heart submitted to Him.
This week, I need to simply focus my heart back on my relationship with the savior-and find joy in the certainty of His love for me. 
God, thank you for being my Lord and my God! Thank you for your covenant of love, and for writing my name in heaven! 

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