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Inspired by Joy | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 A few years ago he lost all he had. Everything. But he found Jesus. He... Read more

5 Ways to Bring More Joy into Your Marriage

Our world tends to be overly serious. We forget to let ourselves relax and have fun. Think back to the last time you had a really good laugh with a friend or your spouse and how good it made you feel. Its been proven laughter can relieve tension and stress, boost your immune system, release dopamine... Read more

Stop Beating Yourself Up and Take Back Your Joy – Encouragement for Today – October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020Stop Beating Yourself Up and Take Back Your JoyVALORIE BURTON Lee en espaolThe thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 (NIV)There is a consistent, heavy sigh I hear when I mention the subject of guilt... Read more

Jesus Touch, Blessing, and Joy | by Roy Lessin

“And Jesus came and touched them. Matthew 17:7 (KJV) Jesus touch is like no other. He reaches out to us with the hand of a true servant with the warmth of deep compassion, with the wonder of tender mercies, with the understanding of a caring shepherd, and with the grace of unconditional love. His hands... Read more

How to Experience Joy with Chronic Illness

6. Find Reasons to Laugh When I first became sick, I fell into a bit of a depression. My battle started with colitis, which initially was unmanaged, and soon morphed into an ongoing battle with fibromyalgia. The ongoing pain and fatigue dramatically changed my lifestyle. I felt like Id lost so much, including the ability... Read more

How Associate Pastors Can Fight for Joy

I took my first ministry position as associate pastor of a church in Walling, Tennessee, as a stubble-faced 21-year-old. I met my wife in that church, and left from there to obtain a couple of seminary degrees. My ultimate desire was to be a lead pastor. That was 16 years ago, and Im still an... Read more

Joy and Sadness Can Coexist | RELEVANT Magazine

We talk about joy a lot—wanting joy, choosing joy, seeking joy, being joyful—and yet, we rarely take the time to ask what it actually is. The world offers a lot of different definitions and interpretations, but for one interested in what God has to say about it, a biblical study of the word makes a... Read more

JOY! | Thoughts about God by Bill Bright

“Thou wilt show me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” Psalm 16:11 KJV “If you have lost the joy of the Lord in your life,” someone once observed, “who moved, you or God? For in His presence is fullness of joy.”... Read more

Fight For Your Joy – Beloved Women – August 5, 2020

Fight For Your Joy Beloved Women August 5, 2020READ: What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice. (Philippians 1:18 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I love that Paul tells himself what he will do in Philippians 1:8. I love that he's... Read more

Podcast: Hymns and the Joy of Singing (Kristyn Getty)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. The Joy of Singing In this episode, Kristyn Getty, featured in the ESV Psalms, Read by Kristyn Getty, discusses congregational singing, the power of music for teaching doctrine, and the foundational role of Scripture for the Christian life. She reflects on her career in the... Read more

Shea Serranos Joy Ride – Christ and Pop Culture

Shea Serrano spent today dreaming up new ways to make you smile. The New York Timesbestselling author cant help ithe transmits joy like an antenna issues radio waves. Whether on the page, or in rapid-fire tweets dispersed to his 385,000 followers, the San Antonio native revels in the small things. Except, for Serrano, everything is... Read more

40 Beautiful Bible Verses about Joy to Remember God’s Blessings

12 New Testament Scriptures about Joy John 15:11,I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.Romans 15:13,May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of... Read more

A Powerful 7-Step Plan to Reclaim Your Joy

What Is Biblical Joy? Jesus wanted his followers to be people of joy. Right before His arrest, after he taught the disciples about the importance of abiding in Him, he said:These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  John 15:11We have a... Read more

How to Restore the Joy of Your Salvation // Roland Kalifungwa – TGC Africa

Do you long to delight more deeply in your salvation? Do you still have the joy that accompanied your original acceptance of saving grace in Christ? Are you exalting Christ and what he has done in your life? Or have rival joys drowned it out? In Psalm 51 King David shares the loss of his... Read more

Joy at Any Age – Beloved Women – June 17, 2020

Joy at Any Age  Beloved Women June 17, 2020READ: They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green. (Psalms 92:14 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT:  Gardeners like myself, love perennials because you do the work to establish them once, and then they bloom repeatedly. Perennials are lasting or existing for a long... Read more

3 Ways to Keep Social Media from Stealing Your Joy

Social media often seems to reflect the opposite values of God’s kingdom. Jesus said, Blessed are the peacemakers. Social media often seems to bless the outraged. Jesus said, Blessed are the meek. Social media often seems to bless the narcissistic. Im grateful for many godly Christian leaders who model an edifying use of social media.... Read more

The Key to Real Joy | Devotional by Bill Bright

“Remember what Christ taught and let His words enrich your lives and make you wise; teach them to each other and sing them out in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing to the Lord with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, and... Read more

New Artisan Assortment Bibles: An Interview with Olivia Pleasure – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] Following the success of the primary line of NIV Artisan Assortment Bibles, Zondervan Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is releasing new NIV and NRSV Artisan Assortment Bibles. [Signal as much as get the free Bible Verse of the Day delivered to your e-mail inbox from Bible Gateway] Visually interesting from the within... Read more

Distressed by alcoholic father, Indian woman finds pleasure in Heavenly Father

[ad_1] India (MNN) — Mission India will get tales on a regular basis from their Childrens Bible Golf equipment in India and the way Jesus is making a distinction. Mission Indias Erik Morsehead shares one story they just lately heard a few 10-year-old woman named Nagia. Her father was an alcoholic who was very erratic... Read more

How Comparability Robs Us of Pleasure | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Im all the time excited each Monday to launch a brand new episode of my podcast. To not be the annoying individual speaking in regards to the Enneagram, however as a four wing 3, I like producing content material and placing it on the market. That rush of sharing new content material... Read more

Depend it All Pleasure | Devotional by Katherine Kehler

[ad_1] “Contemplate it pure pleasure, my brothers, everytime you face trials of many varieties, as a result of you'll know that the testing of your religion develops perseverance. Perseverance should end its work so that you could be be mature and full, not missing something James 1:24 My husband quotes these verses loads. I used... Read more

God, My Exceeding Pleasure | Devotional by Violet Tse

[ad_1] “Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.” Psalm 43:4 Have you ever ever felt misunderstood, alone, harassed by others, even ‘solid off‘ by God Himself? I actually have, extra occasions than I care to confess.... Read more

Bible Connection Podcast: Good Information of Nice Pleasure with Max Lucado – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] Content material supervisor for Bible Gateway Bible Gateway presents the Bible Connection Podcast, the place we discuss in regards to the Bible and the way it connects to each aspect of life. With over 30 years in ministry and books which have impacted numerous readers, Max Lucado is a fount of encouragement for all... Read more

Pleasure within the Lord | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] Rejoice within the Lord all the time. I'll say it once more, Rejoice! Philippians 4:4 Thought Pleasure is discovered within the Lord, not in issues. Pleasure is present in understanding that he all the time accompanies, sustains, helps, protects, and upholds me. How can I not rejoice? God loves me a lot that he... Read more

Tasting God’s Justice & Pleasure

[ad_1] EDITORS NOTE: This reflection by D.L. Mayfieldis a part of the 2019 Rising the Mild: Creation Reflections on Farmworker Justice. The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; just like the crocusit shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with pleasure and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be... Read more