Turning Joy Into Strength

“Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity,  therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.”  Deuteronomy 28:47 “…the joyContinue reading “Turning Joy Into Strength”

Joy is Not Optional

“The test of Christian character should be that a man is a joy-bearing agent to the world.”   –Henry Ward Beecher The last several days have been quite difficult.  I have lived in a separated state with the Lord and that is not anything that I can long tolerate or endure.  I have gone into this periodContinue reading “Joy is Not Optional”

Shield Your Joyous Ones

   Watch, O Lord, with those who wake or weep tonight, and give your angels and saints charge over those who slumber. Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ, Rest your weary ones, Bless your dying ones, Soothe your suffering ones, Pity your afflicted ones, Shield your joyous ones, And all for your love’s sake.Continue reading “Shield Your Joyous Ones”