52 Bible Verses to a Joy Filled Year – Week 31

Well here we are, week 31 of 2017 already. A week that will see me learn, excel and grow while leaning on God for strength to climb a new mountain.

denys-nevozhai-191635

fear not, for I am with you;
    be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 

He will strengthen and helping us reach the top of our mountains. May God show you how He is helping you climb the mountain or mountains of your life this week.

 

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives by seizing new opportunities. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer.

Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 30

(Author’s Note: It is Monday 7/17 as I write finalize this post. The day this post goes live, an event will have already happened. I am attempting to keep a positive mind set about what the future holds, but given all the false reassurance from people over the past few years,  I am nervous. So here’s to a good event happening this week – whatever it is.)

 

For the thing that I fear comes upon me,
    and what I dread befalls me.

Job 3:25

When I saw this verse included in Norman Vincent Peale’s 52 Weeks To A Positive Life, I thought

“Now this is not very positive.”

However, the verse is intended to be a warning. Guard your thoughts. You are what you think you are, you become what you think you will become, you think evil will happen and it will because you reap what you sow. It’s not just the result of your actions that come back to you but the result of your thoughts as well.

It’s like the secret to a good yard – feed the grass. The grass will choke the weeds.

dawid-zawila-253510

Feed your mind good thoughts and read positive material and you will choke the weeds out of your mind and good things will happen.

book

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives by seizing new opportunities. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough.

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 14

Thank God it’s Sunday again. Hell week is over. The last week of March is brutal because it is the anniversary of Joe’s passing.

Couple that with still being unemployed and no income because unemployment ended, and being stabbed in the back twice by people who know my situation and refuse to assist and there is fear, frustration, anger and rage in my house. I realize it needs to be gone.

Instead of one verse to meditate on, I’ve used two in this post and linked to one more. The first verse is the one I chose and the second one is from Norman Vincent Peale’s 52 Weeks to a Positive Life card series.

So it is the start of a new day, week and month which means time for new beginnings, which will hopefully calm the fear. New beginnings spring up just when you lease expect them, mostly because our eyes are blind to seeing them. We are dwelling on the past.

“Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:18-19

Prayer

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 

2 Timothy 1:7 

Dear Holy, Gracious and Loving Heavenly Father,

We humbly and gratefully come before you today with praise and thanksgiving for your love, graciousness and your mercies being new this morning as they were yesterday morning and as they will be tomorrow morning. Thank you for every day being a new beginning.

Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross, a death we deserve because of our sin.

Holy Spirit I ask that you work mightily in our lives. Give us a spirit of power, love and self-control this week as we go about our lives. Let others see the fruit of your work in us every day.

Prevent us from dwelling on the past, give us eyes to see the new beginnings and the courage to seize the opportunities they represent. For you will bring us out of the wilderness by making streams in our desert.

In Jesus’ holy and precious name I do pray –

Amen

 

 

%d bloggers like this: