Where do we find joy?

I was talking to another recently, and they used these words: “There’s no joy in … ” That saddened me, because it was obvious they were looking for their joy in all the wrong places. I tried to reason with them, to tell them of the true source of joy, but they wouldn’t listen, and… Continue reading Where do we find joy?

Take delight in the Lord

While reading this morning from Psalm 37, I came on this note by Charles Spurgeon on verse 4. I think it’s worth sharing. “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” The worldly person says, “I thought religion was all self-denial; I never imagined that in loving God we could… Continue reading Take delight in the Lord

Selfless, not self-centered

Studying in the book of Philippians we see the antithesis of a supremacy philosophy, unless it is specifically the supremacy of Christ. Paul said this in his letter “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests,… Continue reading Selfless, not self-centered

The ultimate painkiller

My mother of almost 60 years died tonight. Well, her body died anyway. She actually took one last shallow breath here on earth and and took her next breath in heaven. The change was so subtle we didn’t even see it happen, and had to get the nurse in to verify. One moment she was… Continue reading The ultimate painkiller

Joy!

I am substituting for Pastor Currie in his Sunday School class this morning, teaching in Philippians 1.  Philippians is a great book full of joy and rejoicing, with some form of that word used roughly 12 times (I’m not too good at counting – may be more, may be fewer).  Paul prays with joy, he… Continue reading Joy!