Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Joy Scripture Challange -- and books review !

The word for the week this week is JOY and God is so wonderful about bringing Joy into my life I'm excited to share the post about this word ! So I am going to JUMP right in to sharing the scriptures with this word that stand out to me So bare with and thanks for reading it its pretty long !

1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing to God, everyone and everything! Get out his salvation news every day! Publish his glory among the godless nations, his wonders to all races and religions. And why? Because God is great—well worth praising! No god or goddess comes close in honor. All the popular gods are stuff and nonsense, but God made the cosmos! Splendor and majesty flow out of him, strength and joy fill his place.

Job 22: 26-30 "You'll take delight in God, the Mighty One, and look to him joyfully, boldly.You'll pray to him and he'll listen; he'll help you do what you've promised.You'll decide what you want and it will happen; your life will be bathed in light.To those who feel low you'll say, 'Chin up! Be brave!' and God will save them.Yes, even the guilty will escape, through God's grace in your life."

Proverbs 15:30 A twinkle in the eye means joy in the heart, and good news makes you feel fit as a fiddle.

Acts 2:28 You have made known to me the paths of life you will fill me with joy in your presence

And as always the other verses that stood out to me and I also want to add them to the post are as follows !

Ecclesiastes 5:18 - John 15:11 - Romans 14:17 - 1 Corinthians 7:29 - Psalms 113:4

And i feel the need to share the verse for this one cause it stands out to me for those who are struggling from losing a loved one And as Ive made a few sympathy cards in the last few days and got news of another friend losing his mother this week I wanna share it

2 Timothy 1: 3-4 Every time I say your name in prayer—which is practically all the time—I thank God for you, the God I worship with my whole life in the tradition of my ancestors. I miss you a lot, especially when I remember that last tearful good-bye, and I look forward to a joy-packed reunion.

My journaling on the page reads as follows ,
The Joy that God has brought into my life is nothing short of amazing even when times have been hard theres always Joy that comes after the storm I love ability in being a child of God and having the Joy and love that he offers to me and everyone

As some of you may know here lately I've been reading alot more then crafting and Ive been reading books by the Author Karen Kingsberry if you haven't ever read any of her books I highly recommend them Ive made it through 3 of hers so far in the last 2 months

Where Yeasterday Lives - this one hit home with me because it is about losing a parent unexpectedly and then finding your self back in your hometown dealing with many mixed emotions about your faith and different things in your life ! I liked it alot and I do recommend it to any one

When Joy Came To Stay - This one all I can say is wow ! its a story dealing about a woman who gave a child up for adoption and lived with it for many years keeping it to her self ! but further more it deals with a subject that alot of people alot of Christians like to sweep under a rug and try and admit doesn't exist it deals alot with depression ! And a undying faith in God ! Very Very Good book

On Every Side - This one wow I don't know where to begin with my take on this book other then to say it really got to me in so many ways on so many levels First of all it deals with the subject of a parent stricken with cancer and dying from it and with Grama having been in that situation that's the first thing that struck out to me its also about a brother and sister separated in the foster care system for many yr and a faith that has been tested pushed aside and even doubt with blame and alot of regret , I just finished reading this one last night or i should say at 3 am this morning it got to me that much I just couldn't put it down until I finished it and with the word this week being Joy that's a sense I felt as i continued to read each page of this book , Its almost like i was there watching the scene unfold my self and the book is truly amazing If you have never read a christian fiction book , ever doubted your faith or even questioned God and his very existence and purpose for you in your life ! Please get this book and read it !

I pray today that each of you that read my blog today that maybe in some way it touches you , and that each and every one of you are safe , I am blessed and so full of my own happiness and joys in life that i want to share them with every one , and I am so grateful to God for the many wonderful family and friends that he has blessed me with and even for the things that may lie in the path ahead ! the new friends that I may make , I hope that this blog even if it touches just one person in a way that moves them closer to you Christ then I have done something good and I am grateful for that ! Please lord keep those I love safe you know the many prayer request and topics in my heart LORD ! ---- Even if i don't get to say them all aloud ! please know they are there ! .. amen !

Thank you for stopping by and reading this ! I know as always Ive tended to get long winded but this was another one of them post where i just prayed for God to guide me and give me the words to speak as I wrote it out ! I hope you have a blessed and wonderful day ! Make sure you also check out Christinas page for her take on the word Joy also !


1 comment:

Christina said...

Wonderful bright page..see the grey was ok mine is all dark and spooky looking
I think it was a theeme I had my reoccuring nightmare again last night.
Anyhoo wonderful thoughts on the word!