Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Words of Wisdom for the Weekend: Choosing Joy


 





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"For any man or woman who takes spiritual maturity seriously, the pursuit of joy must become a priority. Joy in your everyday life will not always be the comfortable kind of joy we have grown accustomed to in our culture. Pursuing joy in God is very different from just enjoying His gifts. Most of us know how to enjoy His gifts. But the pursuit of joy actually transforms us from the inside out.
Through His Word and our pursuit, His power and our surrender, the Creator of joy can put His joy inside us. He can create in us what we have not been able to manufacture on our own. The more we approach the throne of God for His transformation, the more of God we will encounter.  God desires that we would find our joy, our happiness, our peace, and our purpose in Him. When we have done so, He is glorified."
~Angela Thomas, "Choosing Joy" [emphasis mine]

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{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 
For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}

3 comments:

  1. I rejoice when flowers begin to bring color to our world. And my favorite colors would involve the pink and the lilacs, especially. Always make my heart filled with joy. Thank you. And the words that prod us to move forward with the Lord, doing what He has called us to do, forever and ever. Thank you.

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  2. Lovely pictures! I need to add this Angela Thomas book to my list of future reads. Thanks for sharing. :)

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