The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). (John 10:10 AMPC)
Isn’t it interesting how whenever we’re in the middle of a celebration, something “suddenly” happens that tries to steal our joy? I’ve noticed that whenever there’s a joyous occasion in my life or in the life of someone I know, something (or someone) always tries to ruin that happy moment. I use the word “try” because it doesn’t have to be that way, if we don’t let it.
See, the devil is a joy thief. He really doesn’t want us to enjoy life. He will do anything to steal, kill and destroy our joy in life. But just like you would do whatever it takes to keep a thief away, you can keep the devil from stealing your joy. Our best defense is Jesus. He has the power to keep us safe and happy. He came and paid the price so we “may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” Guard that joy with all you’ve got and don’t let the devil take it away!