Consider it Pure Joy

James 1:2-3 NIV, “2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” Joy may not always be our first response when faced with trials. Instead it may be fear, worry, confusion, or anger, just to name … Continue reading Consider it Pure Joy

Knowing Jesus Brings Joy

Psalm 94:19 NIV, “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” When we are overwhelmed by the anxieties of the world, “The joy of the Lord is truly our strength (Nehemiah 8:10)!” Even though the circumstances we face may seem uncertain, we can have joy knowing our circumstances are not beyond the … Continue reading Knowing Jesus Brings Joy

Jesus, Our Daily Bread

John 6:35, “Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” I hadn’t heard this song Breathe by Michael Smith in years, but I woke up this morning with it on my mind. Truly Jesus is the air … Continue reading Jesus, Our Daily Bread

Hope That Never Disappoints

Psalm 25:4 NIV, “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.” This verse is a great encouragement for those times where we may feel discouraged. It tells us to keep hoping in the name of Jesus, because when our hope … Continue reading Hope That Never Disappoints

His Goodness and Mercy

Psalm 23:6 KJB, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” This verse is a regular prayer of thanksgiving for me. I find myself telling God often that I’m thankful for His goodness and mercy that follow me … Continue reading His Goodness and Mercy

The Barnabas Award – 1

I thank you to my sister in Christ Lisa for nominating me for The Barnabas Award!! This is my first time receiving this award and I'm super excited! 🎉🎉🎉🎉. Lisa, I always enjoy reading your posts because they motivate and encourage me to not give up on my quest to know Jesus better. You help … Continue reading The Barnabas Award – 1

I Will Exalt You My God

Psalm 145:1 NLT, “I will exalt you, my God and King, and praise your name forever and ever.” No matter what is going on in our lives we can look up to our God and give Him praise. He is our Strong Rock, He will never fail us. He is our Great Hope, He will … Continue reading I Will Exalt You My God