Saturday, December 12, 2020

Have A Joy Filled Christmas

Then [Ezra] told them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold. (Nehemiah 8:10 Amplified Bible)

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. (Philippians 4:13 Amplified Bible)

This is the third Sunday of Advent and the traditional focus for this week of Advent is joy.
I love the truth that JOY isn't just some sort of fluffy, silly emotion. On the contrary, the joy that God gives us is a powerful thing, a force to be reckoned with.  It's an immovable stronghold, impenetrable to the storms of life or the attacks of the enemy. The joy that God gives isn't dependent on things all going our way-on never experiencing testing, trials or suffering.  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, December 13th at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. What a beautiful post! Joy is indeed a powerful thing. Heading over to read the rest of the post.

  2. ***the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.***

    loving this, friend.
    by HIS strength not ours.
    praise His holy name.

  3. Thank you Elisabeth for such beautiful words! God bless you :)

  4. Great Post Elisabeth, While Christmas is quite sometimes away, reading this post just filled me with Joy and God's love. Thank you!


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