The Joy of the Lord is my strength… How many times have we heard that phrase and really thought “Yeah, right! If I had the joy of the Lord then I wouldn’t be going through this right now?!” Or how about Proverbs 17:22 where it says a happy heart is like good medicine and we’ve wondered how is it possible to be happy in “this” situation?
Let's face it... This world really does give us LOTS to grumble about... it's NOT perfect! No one in it is perfect, things don't go according to 'plan' and there's ALWAYS something that makes us go "ugh!". With an attitude of gratitude, we can change our perspective and we can choose to see the good. We can see God's hand
Sometimes we don’t see our successes or our improvements or our growth. So often these things just evolve over time. They aren’t usually instant and they don’t usually have a finish line. When we ‘get there’ we aren’t met with rapturous applause or parties of congratulations most of the time.
My own Christian walk really started to flourish and make a big difference within me when I moved back to Canada from England in 2003. It was ‘coincidentally’ through my job and one of my bosses inviting me to church with his family for their Easter service.
Our family always listens to Christian music in the car, and often at home but more in the car (we spend a lot of time going from here to there). Sometimes it’s a CD, sometimes it’s a radio station, and sometimes it’s from our phones. But we are always listening to it as we drive. Very often the girls and I will have the music up LOUD! They’re in the
Two years ago, almost to the day, I had a meeting which was so inspirational, so encouraging and very motivating – it was the meeting to launch me into my dreams and purpose here on this little spinning ball in the universe.
Everything I had ever had planted in my soul was about to
God never complicates things. We do. If life is getting complicated or confusing or chaotic then we are getting off track somewhere. Obedience to God leads us to peace, righteousness and joy. Not confusion or complication.
James 4:7-8 says submit to God. Resist the devil and he will leave
Whether we like it or not, we have an enemy and he’s not nice. He plays games, twists truth, manipulates, schemes, steals, kills and destroys. With me, he likes to play in my head and with my thoughts. He likes to try to use God’s word against