Category Archives: Joy

· March 16, 2015

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.
Psalm 30:11 (ESV)

Think about what it would take to get you to dance right at this moment. God wants to turn our sadness and grief on its head, and fill us with that kind of joy.

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· November 26, 2014

Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together.
Psalm 98:5,8 (ESV)

In this season of Thanksgiving, give praise to God and all He has done and is doing!

The Daily Verse will take a brief hiatus for the Thanksgiving holiday and will resume on Monday, December 1st.

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· November 25, 2014

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
Psalm 96:11,12 (ESV)

Let us join the earth and sea, the fields and trees in rejoicing with thanksgiving unto God, our provider and deliverer!

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· August 26, 2014

May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us and in his special favor gave us everlasting comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and give you strength in every good thing you do and say.
2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 (NLT)

May this prayer strengthen and encourage you.

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· May 30, 2014

When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
John 16:21 (ESV)

This analogy can serve as a great reminder of the processes that we have to endure to find the joy in what God has been and is doing. If you’re in a painful season, be reminded that as far away as it may seem, there is joy on the other side.

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· May 23, 2014

I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn’t confide in his servants. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
John 15:15 (NLT)

It’s one thing to be a servant; another to be a friend. Cherish that Jesus has shared the heart of the Father with you, as a friend, and pay that love, mercy and kindness forward.

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· May 22, 2014

“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!”
John 15:9,11 (NLT)

Rejoice! You are loved.

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· May 19, 2014

May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 115:15 (NLT)

Indeed, may you be blessed! Allow this blessing to fill your soul and empower you as you begin your week, to walk in the abundance of Christ, rising above all fear, anxiety, or anything else hindering your joy and confidence!

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· April 25, 2014

That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea.
John 21:7 (NRS)

Let us seek the Lord with this kind of wild passion, thrilled to see Him at work in and around us.

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· April 23, 2014

They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
Luke 24:32 (NIV)

Jesus is alive! His Word is alive! Just as the men on their way to Emmaus realized they had encountered the living God, let us pursue that same encounter.

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