Another great word from Kim:
“Rejoice in the Lord always! I will say it again: REJOICE!” Philippians 4: 4
Let us REJOICE!!! Let us CELEBRATE!!! Let us PARTY together in the Lord!! Now these are words to pick us up today! In the midst of our pain, hurts, problems and sufferings let us Celebrate in the Lord!!! What Joy and Peace He offers us!
What Love He unconditionally pours over us!
What HOPE He gives us that things WILL get better!
“Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD,,
I will BE JOYFUL in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3: 17-18
“Consider it PURE JOY, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds” James 1:2
“But REJOICE that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be OVERJOYED when His Glory is revealed.” 1 Peter 4: 13
Thankfully, we do not have to live for this world, a life filled with disappointment and struggles, but we have a GLORIOUS FUTURE up ahead!! Thank You Father for that PROMISE!!!
Our Stronghold, we are so weak and the sufferings this side of the clouds are so Overwhelming! Thankfully, we have Someone who is stronger than this world and all it can throw at us! You have conquered it all!! Alright then, with Your Strength…
… help us to continue in this walk set before us!
… help us to be Your light in a dark world!
… help us to swim in the fishbowl that everyone is watching,
… help us to heal and mend relationships, not tear them a part,
… to be Your Witness,
… help us to grow in Your Word,
… to be a servant of Yours and Your children,
… to learn to Love as You do,
… help us to be ready for Your return!
Father, this life can be so difficult, so physically and emotionally draining, we cannot be an effective light with our own energy. Please REPLENISH us with Your Energy, Your Enthusiasm, and Your Spirit!
This was the scripture that Pastor Tony used in church yesterday too: “Rejoice in the Lord always! I will say it again: REJOICE!” Philippians 4: 4
i can hear you saying these verses outloud.. because you quoted them to me so frequently =) i love u