Joy in Jesus
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For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life....John 3:16 KJV.
Thank you, Father!
KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS, MESSIAH, REDEEMER, SAVIOR, TEACHER, ALPHA & OMEGA, SON OF GOD, SON OF MAN, LION OF JUDAH, GOOD SHEPHERD, MASTER, RABBI, LAMB OF GOD, LIGHT OF THE WORLD, RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, ROCK OF OUR SALVATION, PRINCE OF PEACE, IMMANUEL!
Bless that Wonderful Name of Jesus!
JESUS IS LORD!
Sister, did you know that the King of Kings is your brother?:
He replied,' My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice.'....Luke 8:21 NIV.
And that you are his sister?:
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.........Matthew 12:50 NIV.
For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.....Mark 3:35 NKJV.
Did you know the the Lord of Lords is your friend?:
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.....John 15:15 NIV.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends......John 15:13 KJV.
Do you know that He is your Father?:
And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague....Mark 5:34 KJV.
Whenever I read those scriptures, I am struck by how awesome they are. How great is our God! How deep is his love and caring for us! Thank you Jesus.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid......John 14:27 NIV.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light....Matthew 11:28-30 KJV.
Hallelujah! Jesus will lift your heart! He will give you peace and joy!
Sister, whenever I need a little lift, I have a secret home remedy. I just put some old-fashioned gospel music on the stereo and sing and dance along. We praise and worship Jesus through song, and praise songs fill us with joy and gratitude for His grace. Even the titles are uplifting: I'll Fly Away, I've Got a Mansion Just Over the Hilltop, The Old Rugged Cross, There is a River, Give Me Oil for My Lamp (keep me burnin'), Bless That Wonderful Name of Jesus, I Go to the Rock, O Happy Day, I Shall Not be Moved, Caught Up to Meet Him.....
I believe that 'There is Power, power, wonder-working power, in the Blood of the Lamb.' I have felt that power in my own life!
I know for a fact that 'Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow, because He lives, all fear is gone'! (Bill & Gloria Gaither) The Gaithers' Homecoming videos and CDs are some of my very favorites- they are so uplifting, worshipful, and joyful.
Sister, if you need a quick pick-me-up, get some good old-fashioned, hand-clappin' church music and put it on your stereo. Raise your hands to your Lord and praise Him! Sing and dance to Him!
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.....Isaiah 55:12 NIV.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram's horn- shout for joy before the Lord, the King...Psalm 98:4-6 NIV.
Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds....Psalm 149 4-5 NIV.
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
I am weak, but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong.
I'll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
Just a closer walk with Thee;
Grant it , Jesus, is my plea.
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it Be, dear Lord, let it be.
Praise God- if we have Jesus in our lives, we don't need anything else. If we have Him, we have everything!
IF THE SON THEREFORE SHALL MAKE YOU FREE, YE SHALL BE FREE INDEED....John 8:36.
Hallelujah and Glory to God! We exalt you, Jesus. Thank you, Lord. You are worthy of all honor and praise. We love you, Jesus!
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