True Joy.

If we cannot suffer with joy, then there is no glory given to God.  His purpose in our suffering is to bring about perseverance and His righteous character in ourselves, and to bring glory to Him through our obedience, trust, faith, and JOY in suffering.  But, if there is no joy, there is only pity, […]


The Lord has impressed upon my heart His JOY and perseverance.  He tells me to receive JOY from fellowship with Him, obedience to Him, and to draw strength from HIS JOY  (The JOY of the Lord shall be your strength). He draws my attention away from my circumstances–away from the first trimester symptoms, away from […]

Never-ending Joy

One of the ways joy comes to me always is in obedience.  Obedience, wherever I am, to what God wants me to do in that moment.  It isn’t any pre-set idea of how I am supposed to behave or how things are supposed to go…it is simply seeking His will for me in each and […]

Praising the Lord

I have often wondered how it is possible for me to ” Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”.  -1 Thessalonians 5:16 Here is some insight on how it can happen from God’s Word: “I will extol the Lord at all times; […]

Joy Stealer….

There are so many things out there to steal our joy in Christ.  But, it is WE who allow it to be stolen.  He so graciously gives His joy to us….but we have to hold onto it.  We cannot let it be stolen.  The enemy has no power over us.  He has to work in […]

Joy Bringer…!

I was thinking about what has brought me joy here…all the things God has taught me to turn to, to be joyful during this time of my life.  And I thought I’d compile a few here: 1. Feeling God’s Presence (Time with Him) 2. Hearing God’s Voice and Guidance (clarity in His Will-through His Word and Prayer) […]

His Greatest Joy!

I have been praying lately for the Lord to show me His Joy throughout my readings and throughout my day so I can understand more fully what His Joy is all about.  He has shown me and I am most thankful. As I have been reminiscing about my friend Linda, another friend also came to […]