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HEARTFELT JOY


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

IT HAS BEEN SAID THE CHRISTIANS ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOOD REASON TO LIVE JOYFULLY. AFTER ALL, AS CHRISTIANS WE POSSESS FAITH PLANTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT; WE RELY ON GOD'S FORGIVENESS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST; AND WE'RE ASSURED OF GOD'S GOODWILL AND MERCY TOWARD US NOW AND FOREVER.

THROUGH LIFE'S SET-BACKS, ILLS, AND CHALLENGES MAY CAUSE US TEMPORARY UNHAPPINESS, THE HOLY SPIRIT REMINDS OF GOD'S CONSTANT CARE AND EVER-RESENT LOVE. THIS IS WHERE TRUE JOY COMES FROM--THE KIND OF HEART-CENTERED JOY IN CHRIST THAT TRIALS AND TROUBLES CANNOT TAKE AWAY.

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, LONGSUFFERING, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS, FATHER, MEEKNESS, TEMPERANCE. Galatians 5:22-23.

In life, God never promised we would not have trials and tribulations to deal with, but we know as Christians that He will be with us throughout. If God brings us to it, He will take us through it. We have God's assurance that He will never leave or forsake us.
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JUDITH316 9/7/2012 1:19AM

    Praise God, for the past 35 years I've walked with Jesus I've seen and experienced many trials and tribulations, but also experienced many mountain top experiences and my God has been with me walking me thru them all. We serve a Mighty God... Thank you Jesus, Great is Thy Faithfulness!

Lamentations 3:22-23

22 Through the Lordís mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.


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FISHINGLADY66 8/31/2012 10:21PM

    Sorry wrong blog.

Comment edited on: 8/31/2012 10:22:08 PM

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BLUEKITTYJAN 8/31/2012 2:40AM

    I have learned to be careful what I pray for. I prayed the pray of Jabez. Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request. (NIV) It was my whole church who did this and God answer my prayer. But I was healing from my back injury and was still weak and suddenly my territory was huge. I was struggling to maintain it. I had to count on others to do what I felt God wanted me to do. I was beginning to feel more like Job. Now days I spend my time in prayers of thanks than asking God for more. I am happy with the fruits he has given me.

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FISHINGLADY66 8/30/2012 12:09PM

    I love this " If God brings us to it, He will take us through it. I lean on HIM every day. Thanks for the uplift sweetie. emoticon

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BEAGLEMAMA2 8/30/2012 9:58AM

    Yes..even though we are in the world we DO NOT have to be of the world! Thanks for sharing.

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SANDRALEET 8/30/2012 6:41AM

    We are were God put us God only promise all we need No matter were God put us Praise the Lord and Be satisfied and do not put your aim on Gain That is whot all do The good and bad can have Gain or not.It is the will of God.

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EDITOR 8/30/2012 2:05AM

    Excellent! Truer words cannot be spoken. Thanks for presenting to us the written Word on the happiness and joys of the Christian life.
Thanks Joan also for the goodie, sweet note and comment on my blog.

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LADYGSC 8/29/2012 10:55PM

    Amen! Oh how I love Jesus!! Be blessed.

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