winter

JOY!

What brings you joy?! My family, my wife and daughter and also everyone in the experience youth community, thats my answer. Social scientists talk about a life of gratitude that brings you joy. But what is the difference between Joy and happiness? I heard a man say this, “Happiness is an inch deep and a mile wide, joy is a mile deep and a mile wide.” Happiness is self centered individual focus but, Joy involves celebration and suffering with a redemptive twist! Joy is the presence of God and His grace felt by you and I when we open ourselves to the presence of God. And than we respond with Joy sending back praise and worship to God. 

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Waving the White Flag!

Hebrews 12 7-13
 
As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all. Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?

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