Category Archives: 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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Turn on delight!

Let delight shine in your heart. Delight hearted people are a pleasure to be around. Their delight is contagious. What’s flowing out of the fountain in your heart? You can set it to stream with delight or with discouragement. Unkindness delights … Continue reading

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At the intersection of hope & despair

At the intersection of hope and despair, take the uphill road to hope, not the downhill road to despair. You’re alive; be delighted. Let God shine in and delight up the darkness in your heart. I’m not interested in apathy. I … 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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Lookin’ like a Christian?

 

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A background TV in a restaurant?

Listen. The most important things ever said to you are said by your conscience and by the Holy Spirit. Too often we treat the Holy Spirit like a background TV in a restaurant. We ignore Him and order what we want. The … Continue reading

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Can we be inspired by funny church names?

Religion has sawn the body of Christ into tens of thousands of different Christian churches, denominations, and organizations with many different names. However, Jesus prayed in John 17 that His body be one, even as He and the Father are … Continue reading

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Be a fruity Christian

There’s no better stuff than the fruit of the Holy Spirit. But you often need to go out on a limb to get it. After all, that’s where the fruit grows. Are you ready to be a fruity Christian? “But the … Continue reading

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