Small children depend on their parents and rest in their love and protection. They don't focus on the negative and aren't afraid of the obvious. They have joy in their hearts and look for the good things in life. As Christians living in a chaotic world, we need this same attitude. Jesus loves us and … Continue reading Joy and Strength
Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas, what do you say? The world's people say Happy Holidays because to them, it's a holiday, the time for Santa, gifts, parties, and festive gatherings. But, for Christians, we celebrate Jesus, our Savior, so we say Merry Christmas! At this time of the year, when people seek peace and joy … Continue reading What Do You Say?
Regardless of what surrounds us, our lives can be beautiful when we focus on the goodness of the Lord and all that He has done for us. God is good, and He blesses us when we trust Him, and He fills us with hope and peace. Let's encourage one another through these difficult days so … Continue reading Encourage One Another
Evil is closing in around us and many people are inheriting the fear that comes with it. But believers are not of this world; we are citizens of Heaven and Jesus is our Lord. He knows exactly what's going on and has warned us about it in the Bible! This dark world is heading for … Continue reading Joy makes us Strong
When we surrender to Jesus and make Him our Lord and Savior, we are redeemed back to God our Father and the angels in Heaven rejoice. God is happy because one more person has been saved from the clutches of the devil and can have a relationship with Him as a child has with their … Continue reading When God is Happy
One of the things that the hype of the Coronavirus has done is steel joy from so many people and replace their hope with fear. We need to remember that God is in charge. We also need to follow the advice to stay at home so the virus can be quenched instead of spreading. But … Continue reading It’s Wednesday!
There is a big difference between Joy and Happiness, and too often we confuse them. Happiness is a temporal state of the mind; joy is a permanent condition of the heart. Happiness is the result of our emotions being satisfied; joy is the everlasting imprint on our heart that gives us strength. We may go … Continue reading Joy Comes in the Morning
The Bible tells us in Psalms 111:10 and in Proverbs 9:10 that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom". Many people who do not understand Scripture—and this includes non-Christians AND Christians—think that we must be afraid of God and do what He says or die! Others are afraid of people and live in fear of … Continue reading A Fearful Heart
Have you ever wondered how some people can be so happy and carefree one minute, and then become totally ticked and angry at the slightest dispute the next? It's because the happiness that they display when everything is going well is a result of their emotions. And our emotions can and do change, just like … Continue reading The Joy of the Lord
Sometimes it's really hard to be joyful. We're attacked from different directions and we get knocked down, and the joy we once had slowly oozes out of us. Maybe we had plans for that extra bit of money that came in and it got sucked away by an unexpected bill. Or maybe a health issue … Continue reading God is Greater than the Attack!