Joy Journey

joy-fun-concept-girls-legs-red-sneakers-poppy-field-117953875Have you taken a joy journey recently? The horn is blowing “ALL ABOARD” Sing along with the “Impressions” — ” People get ready there’s a train a comin, you don’t need no baggage, you just get onboard. All you need is faith to hear the Spirit calling…you don’t need no ticket…you just thank the Lord.” Expect a miracle and be thankful that on that day there will be much rejoicing. The past two years have been hard on all the peoples in this world. But, then there is God! Nothing can shut down, lock out, or silence the power of our prayers.  The truth is NO weapon formed against us will succeed! Choose to make your time of prayer fun! Created a quiet space that calls “come” and spend time with the One who loves us and provides for all our needs without fail.  We are never alone, and like a child, we squeal with glee, gladly going to our Father in prayer.  He takes such great pleasure in our time together! Take time to chill in His Presence.  Invite Him to still your thoughts as you examine your heart for anything that may prevent His JOY from invading your soul!  Ask the Holy Spirit to dominate your thinking.  Ask Him to keep your mind on things above!”200dcae065c7f839310f263856a77ea3

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 Does my face reflect the Joy that abides in me? Have I unmasked myself so that the Joy of the Lord can infect others? Ask yourself “What am I reading and whose voice am I listening to?” Whatever we feed our soul, we must see that it is lovely, true, noble and decent.  As we apply Truth to our ‘thought diet’ we can then broadcast with witty words filled with hope, or just flash an infectious smile. Our ferocious courage keeps us hanging onto the truth of God’s love and the miraculous power we have “in Him”. Listen to your thoughts, and catch any grumbling. and cast it down with genuine praise for ALL that God promises to those who keep the joy He gives that cannot be extinguished by fear or circumstance! fb262ed20c25ceca

“In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow My instructions.” Exodus 16:4 Be aware of how your thoughts affect your mood. Do you bring joy into the room?  Direct any merciless ridicule to be gone ! Do not lie to yourself, it is NOT them or they, but is up to us to police our stinking thinking! Will we trust the voice of our Shepherd and obey, or will we question His ways?  Mistakes happen, disappointments will return, but we look for the lesson in them and carry on.  We train our minds by asking self “what is good about this?” in all situations we must choose to flip the switch in our head to seek what is GOD would have us do in any given situation. “Jen-Sebring

Ask the Holy Spirit to give you direction moment by moment and trust that He will. When our faith is tested — the experience will always sharpen our connection and commitment to Christ.  We keep believing and trusting that — in the unseen battle — we win.  God said it, therefore we proclaim it, because we believe it. We are His certain victory,  but not without a fight. To blindly declare that everything will be okay, simply because God is good and gracious, is beyond naive; it is unbiblical and untrue. An accurate accounting is not only sound wisdom, it is the compassionate truth that draws people towards Him. Over the last 60 years, God has been pushed from America’s heart by strongholds of pride, materialism, humanism, and pleasure. God was expelled from schools, government, and out of the workplace and playground.  The ability to deny the blatant depravity is gone! Once again we are fortified as we praise God.   ❤️ The Lord says…Be glad and rejoice with all your heart…The Lord has taken away your punishment,, He has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:170cd36f2dbd1c591e

CONFESSION TIME:  “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” 1 john 1:8  Admitting our propensity to disobey, to doubt, to lie, to lose faith, does not shock our Father and He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. People will notice a change and your light will draw others to the AMAZING new you! Shut down the Liar with the Truth!  “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all…..Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is 29541760_609343769404176_3596552758101498016_nright, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice.”   Choose the TRUTH not the lie. Nothing will be able to bother you when you agree with God’s thoughts about you and others!  Bottom line…don’t sweat the small stuff…let it go, and think whatever is lovely! Rejoice always, go ahead and be childlike and giggle as you prepare to meet Jesus in the clouds! Remain in Mechild-holding-bright-light-bulb-little-glowing-lightbulb-black-background-education-academic-concept-49554271

Take time like the butterfly to “be still” and know God is always at work. He can transform a caterpillar into a whole new creature, only when the caterpillar settles down, forms a cocoon, and allows God to knit together a brand new thing with wings! Fly like a bumble bee straight into the fragrance of God’s Word and suck in the milk and honey!be3be62d5fd8f22e

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Yes, when we are obedient to capture every thought… “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”17c0f98deda74f80

Satan has no intention of letting up in his relentless assault on America, but the remnant is also relentlessly believing as they pray and we are winning more souls. Transformed Teens are rising up and worshipping in spirit. 85-year-old veteran warriors are storming the throne of grace, Calebs are picking up their swords, Elijahs are now challenging the prophets of Baal.  Mega-church pastors have traded their innovative performances for the power of Holy Spirit.  Thousands of starving followers have decided against shallow sermons as they seek pulpits of the entire Word of God.  Fed-up moms, dads, soldiers, business people and patriots – ALL have decided to confront and replace power hungry politicians. Satan knows his time is short, and so does God’s vast army of saints!!! Give God 60 minutes daily. ❤️ It is always a good idea to refresh thyself. Not too Shabby

4 thoughts on “Joy Journey

  1. “Do NOT be afraid for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 😍 To be used to build God’s kingdom we must be confident that God is on our side, and that supernaturally He operates through us even when we feel inadequate or overwhelmed. The day I got the call that my son was dead, I curled up in a ball and God comforted me by allowing me to hear my son’s voice “Don’t worry momma, I’m walking with Jesus” Tragedies will persist, but our Father never abandons us, ever!

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