Day 61

October 23rd, 2014

FAITH1“Remain calm. Remember you have an unfair advantage, let FAVOR do its job!” Bethany Baptist Church. I am here because of God’s favor on my life. I am blessed to be able to post Day 61 of my Hundred Days of the Joy of the Lord. The beauty of the Joy of the Lord is that it cannot be taken away. It cannot be diminished, dulled, tarnished, or destroyed. Tears may flow, but the Joy is inside waiting to be released. It’s part of God’s promise to all of us. Just like with anyone else, there are days when I don’t “feel” joyful. Situations weigh me down. But I know that the Joy is still within. There are days when I must dig deeper to find my Joy. But I know that the Joy is still within. It’s this knowledge, this pledge of faith that gives me the strength to find that Joy. Some years ago, I wrote this poem that strengthens me daily.


Forge ahead and be not weary. The battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s.

Always keep your eye on the Prize. Heavenly places will be your reward.

Irrespective of how the future may look, things are not always as they appear.

Trust in the Lord to carry your burdens. He’ll be there for you – never fear.

Harken to The Word of our Lord and Savior. He will never lead you astray.

Have FAITH that He Who has brought you this far will continue to show you His Way.


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