How to Experience Joy - Win the Day

How to Experience Joy 

Air Date: 4/21/21 - Joy in ALL circumstances?  Yes!  Today Pastor Nat shares how to let the joy of the Lord be apparent in your life, regardless of your situation. 


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My Dear friend Carolyn You have been,"Chosen" You have The Greatest Love You will ever know. It is true our Joy and Peace get tossed sometimes but remember You build and stand on The Solid Foundation and Rock of Jesus Christ. Often we make our request known and expect it "soon" but Jesus tells us "soon" is His to give not our to take or question why. As His children we do ask why and it's alright to do so. Just remember that Jesus has overcome this world there will still be broken things within us but His Promises remain Today True! We are on His Time Plan not ours. Again remember you are good enough because you are made in The image of God. Peace through Jesus Christ be with you my sister in Christ. “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13 (KJV)
Heavenly Father often we forget as You tells us it is about our "hearts". Father we are to lead with Your Love in all things. During the storms, trials we are to surrender all to You. For every valley low when we look up to You there is a Mountain waiting for us to climb as we learn the lessons You teach during each one. Lord we often forget that turning to You in Prayer brings the Joy from You. Let go giving everthing to You Trusting, Believing You are right there with we Your children leading the way. Reminding us we must turn to You with all things then Trust Believe Your Will not ours will be done. Often I say ok Lord well I will Trust in You with all my heart as You tell us. Then when You bring the new day Joy does come in the morning. Father often we may forget we will never be perfect for only You Jesus were and remain to be Sinless. Father which is why You gave us life back through You to "live" and not just be alive. Knowing we would sin but turning to You for confessing what You already know. Trusting in Your Promises Word that with open arms You still fight for us in all things, we are never alone. Joy is in building life through You Jesus knowing we are good enough even through the sin because of Your Precious Blood paid for all sin. Yes Father I seek daily to draw neaier to You abide in You as You abide in me/us not forgetting You are The I Am, we are not nor will ever be. I Thank You Lord for knowing whatever comes Your Leading the way Your Plan is set for the life You have giving us through You. I Still believe I Still Trust in You my Heart is Yours You are my every Hope, Faith Strength my every need. I know that I am Loved which allows me not to be ok because You have got me! Your Presence is our Greatest Weapon. Thank You Father I am Yours, in Jesus name Amen. John 14:18 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” “No injustice, no persecution, no trial, no sadness, no heartache, no suffering, no wound—however deep, however wide, however painful—will be excluded from the comfort, peace, and lasting hope of Him whose open arms and whose wounded hands will welcome us back into His presence.”
Thank you Pastor Nate, for this encouragement that we are in a troubled time, God wanted his children happy.
Great message thank you.
Great observation, Chaz! Happiness and joy are different. And each is a choice. We have access to joy, peace, and happiness. But we need to embrace them!
Thanks pastor nat , I learned sometime ago that there is a difference in having joy and feeling happy . It took me a long time to understand that happiness doesn’t bring about the joy found only in Christ . But joy always accompanies Peace even when the road is rough . Thanks again YBIC
Me too, Debra! Me too! Thankfully, God doesn't shame us when we fall. He extends His hands to us and gets us going again.
Deborah you are so right... I don't know why it's so hard to let go of worry. Sometimes when it's something simple and I'm able to do it, it does work! I guess I just have difficulties when it comes to the bigger things... I hate that my first response is almost always to worry. But I suppose like anything else, if we practice long enough it will work!! Peace be with you!! 😇💕😇
Pray and not to worry about it ... it is not easy and I fail way too many times at this! But, it really does grow one's trust in God when you realize that you did pray and not worry about it!
Rejoice and be glad! Amen.
I receive the gift of joy! Years ago, I learned about the gift and asked God for it. He freely gave it, and it was mine until I chose to ignore it during a dark period in my life. God didn't take back the gift; I didn't use it. Only when I turned back to the gift in a moment of clarity did God renew that joy within me.
That's the ticket! I just pray I keep my focus right.
Carolyn, I am amazed by how quickly my peace is rocked. I am shocked at how quickly my joy can turn to anger or fear. This is why I have to come back to the Bible to see God and hear from Him. Sometimes I respond quickly. Other times it can take a while. But we all struggle. And we can encourage each other as we battle. Praying for you, friend!
Dear Carolyn - God loves you more than you could ever imagine. Let that sink in. Listen, I have the same struggles too, but when I am overwhelmed with discouragement, I just ask God for His Peace, and somehow He delivers it to me. Try this dialogue with God ~" Lord, I have your Peace within me for I believe that that I have it because you gave it to me when I prayed for it. Thank you, God!" Jesus says, (John 14:13-14) "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. "And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." Hope this helps. Pastor Bob
I have struggled with this too when I read your post I feel like it's me writing them I am doing better with my worry and anxiety I try to take my burden to the Lord and leave it there not turn around and pick it back up its hard but I'm getting better and it does work keep praying and I will pray with you to find rest with this struggle
I don't know why I have so much trouble with this. One of my favorite scriptures Pastor Nat sited here "Have no anxiety at all, but In everything by prayer and petion, with thanksgiving make your requests known to God. Then God's peace, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus". I try this so much. I just want peace. I often feel like a failure, like I am doing something wrong. Like my Faith can't be strong enough. What is wrong with me?? God please please please help me find this Joy that you are talking about. I am not asking for you to take away my trials... but to help me find peace and Joy while they are there. Take away my worry. I beg this of you my God. Teach me how. You've heard me ask this of you over and over...please allow whatever is blocking my heart to leave so I can let you in so you can teach me. I love you and I need you. Please help me with this...... in Jesus's name I pray. Amen 🙏
So true to those words, Amen
Amen Glory to our God!!! Thank you for sharing Pastor
Great message today! One of the hardest things to do is be joyful in times of stress, strife and troubles. But if we could just focus on what Jesus has went through for us, it helps us!!
Amen! Thank you for that timely word of encouragement.
Thank you and Amen!
Thanks Amen.