Choose Joy 2017 – Day 9

1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NIV)  Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. In this verse in Thessalonians, it clearly gives us three things to do that are God’s will. Be Joyful Always Pray Continually Give Thanks God wants us to be joyful always, …

Choose Joy 2017 – Day 8

  Psalm 139:14 (NIV). I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; When you were younger did you wish…….. your hair was curly because it was straight? you were taller? your hair wasn’t red? you didn’t talk so country? Do you still think now that your older you were not so fat, smarter, …

Choose Joy 2017 – Day 7

GALATIANS 5:22 (NIV). But the fruit if the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The fruits of the spirit is the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We can’t try to obtain these without Christ. I had never really noticed but joy is second. God made us …

Choose Joy 2017 – Day 6

Matthew 28:8.  (NLT).  The women ran quickly from the tomb.  They were frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the Disciples the angel’s message. Have you ever been filled with so much and joy frightened at the same time?  On a roller coaster? At a movie? Watching someone die? When …

Choose Joy 2017 – Day 5

The Life of Many People This past weekend you were busy all weekend and now you can’t even remember what, you did. Monday – well it was a Monday, nothing went right. You came home after work and was so ready to crash but….. You had to cook dinner and take your child to a …

Choose Joy 2017 – Day 4

2 CORINTHIANS 8: 2 (NIV). In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. Today I want to look at the last part of the verse from yesterday. During their severe trials, the joy caused them to be very generous to others less fortunate. …

Choose Joy 2017 – Day 3

2 CORINTHIANS 8: 2 (NIV). In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. Joy in trials?  Have you lost your mind?? I’m going to look at this verse for 2 days. I first want to look at the first half (before the and). …

Choose Joy 2017 – Day 2

When you are in a worship service or listening to your favorite christian music, do you sing with Joy?  Do you sing for The Lord?  Why not? What’s stopping you?  We should want to sing shouts to The Lord. We should want to be joyful and sing praises to Him. He is our Heavenly Father …

Choose Joy 2017 – Day 1

  John 15:11. (NIV) I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. Do you remember singing the song “I’ve Got Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, Down in My Heart” when you were little?  I remember learning it one year at a Bible School when …

Choosing Joy 2017

New Years Resolutions   Lose Weight Save Money Get Out of Debt Read the Bible Visit Family More It seems like the month of December and especially after Christmas everything you see and read is about starting new. It’s about beginning something and sticking with it. A few years ago I stopped making resolutions. Why …