Category Archives: inner joy

Joy in commandment keeping!

Some observations from John 15:9-17: * Jesus loves you the same way that God the Father loves Him. * To abide is to settle into and continually bask in Christ’s amazing love for you and not get distracted or run … Continue reading

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Joy lies beyond self-awareness

God made the first humanFrom the dust of the ground.When we feel groundInto accepting our humilityBy the grind of daily life,We’re on good groundTo experience the blessingsOf being “poor in spirit.” The light of Christ shinning in my heart is … Continue reading

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Self-focus (like “hocus pocus”) makes happiness disappear

Self-focusLike hocus pocusMakes happinessMagically disappear. The greater your self-focus, the less will be your happiness. The more you define happiness, the harder it is to find. Happiness is discovered through simple joys, not by a detailed, self-focused plan. Our self-focused … Continue reading

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It’s easy to overlook inner miracles

When people don’t see God working around them, it’s because they’ve ignored or denied God’s working within them. Begin to notice the miracles happening in your own heart as God lovingly tries to steer you toward Himself and away from … Continue reading

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No need to be sad or boring–the Bible says, “Rejoice.”

No need to be sad, dull, or boring. The Bible says to “rejoice.”

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Is there too much agreement in church?

Passive agreement is overrated and often bland. Connecting with people heart-to-heart is much more powerful and fulfilling. Social media trains people to be interactive while church continues to insist on keeping people passive and silent. However, when most of the … Continue reading

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Some things make more happy-sense . . .

People talk about common sense — basic wisdom for living well. But people also need happy-sense — the insight to live happy. Much unhappiness is self-made. Everyday decisions are determining your destiny: joy, mediocrity, or misery. To stop doing, thinking, … Continue reading

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The beach ball in my heart . . .

The Beach Ball In My Heart –When life shoves me under And tries to hold me down, The beach ball in my heart Comes bounding back, Thrusting me to the surface Like a jack-in-the-box And keeping me afloat, Displacing sadness with … Continue reading

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What’s true Christianity?

True Christianity is More than a program. It’s the presence and power Of the Person who died and now lives! True Christianity is Not about listening to a man. It’s about listening to Christ in you And doing what He … Continue reading

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