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Enduring with pure joy....
« on: September 27, 2019, 12:56:33 pm »
The last couple of weeks and really the last few months, my patience has really been tested.  Some days I did well others I struggles something fierce to not just endure but to endure with PURE JOY as we see in James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.





Enduring itself can be a real struggle sometimes not to mention enduring with pure joy....so I was hoping that we could take some time to share some of the techniques or strategies that you use to endure trials with that pure joy that only God can give.

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Re: Enduring with pure joy....
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 03:31:28 pm »
The last couple of weeks and really the last few months, my patience has really been tested.  Some days I did well others I struggles something fierce to not just endure but to endure with PURE JOY as we see in James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Enduring itself can be a real struggle sometimes not to mention enduring with pure joy....so I was hoping that we could take some time to share some of the techniques or strategies that you use to endure trials with that pure joy that only God can give.
I try to take it one day at a time and not worry about tomorrow or next week etc. I count my blessings because things could be worse. That brings me joy.

I feel pure joy in knowing that God loves me and is with me through everything. He never leaves me. 

I also try not to listen to negativity from others who want to judge or condemn me because of my circumstances. The people who tell me that I'm not living right to be having health issues or financial issues. It's as if they are telling me that I'm being punished or that it's all God's doing. These kind of negative things that people say are the same kind of things that the accuser says. I get joy from knowing that isn't true. It seems that people like that try to rob a person of their joy. To cause doubt and uncertainty about God's love, mercy, kindness and faithfulness.

The things that I endure make me stronger spiritually and increases my faith and that certainly brings me pure joy. Even if outwardly my body is breaking down, inwardly I am being renewed day by day, just as scripture says. Yes, pure joy knowing that. 2Cor. 4:16

I fix my eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor. 4:18 This life is temporary.

1Cor. 2:9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, and upon the heart of man has not come up that which God has prepared for those who love him.”

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift descends from above, from The Father of lights with whom there is no change nor a shadow of variation.

Pure joy from scriptures like these and from God's promises. But most of all, pure joy from God's love for me. Nothing and no one can separate us from the love of God. That is the ultimate pure joy.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2019, 04:23:39 pm by truthjourney »
Eph. 5:11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose and rebuke them.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
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Re: Enduring with pure joy....
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2019, 10:28:14 am »
The last couple of weeks and really the last few months, my patience has really been tested.  Some days I did well others I struggles something fierce to not just endure but to endure with PURE JOY as we see in James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Enduring itself can be a real struggle sometimes not to mention enduring with pure joy....so I was hoping that we could take some time to share some of the techniques or strategies that you use to endure trials with that pure joy that only God can give.
I try to take it one day at a time and not worry about tomorrow or next week etc. I count my blessings because things could be worse. That brings me joy.

I feel pure joy in knowing that God loves me and is with me through everything. He never leaves me. 

I also try not to listen to negativity from others who want to judge or condemn me because of my circumstances. The people who tell me that I'm not living right to be having health issues or financial issues. It's as if they are telling me that I'm being punished or that it's all God's doing. These kind of negative things that people say are the same kind of things that the accuser says. I get joy from knowing that isn't true. It seems that people like that try to rob a person of their joy. To cause doubt and uncertainty about God's love, mercy, kindness and faithfulness.

The things that I endure make me stronger spiritually and increases my faith and that certainly brings me pure joy. Even if outwardly my body is breaking down, inwardly I am being renewed day by day, just as scripture says. Yes, pure joy knowing that. 2Cor. 4:16

I fix my eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor. 4:18 This life is temporary.

1Cor. 2:9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, and upon the heart of man has not come up that which God has prepared for those who love him.”

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift descends from above, from The Father of lights with whom there is no change nor a shadow of variation.

Pure joy from scriptures like these and from God's promises. But most of all, pure joy from God's love for me. Nothing and no one can separate us from the love of God. That is the ultimate pure joy.
Through the last few physical ordeals, my patience has truly been tested.  A friend has been fighting to get her daughter healed at the same time and her patience has been tried too.  One day as we were talking, I said to her that through it all, I remained joyful because I could still see God working.  That has kind of become a secret message between the two of us, it's a struggle and we grow weary but where can we still see God working....such Joy is found in seeing God in the middle of our struggles...amen thanks for the response.
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Re: Enduring with pure joy....
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 12:32:25 pm »
The last couple of weeks and really the last few months, my patience has really been tested.  Some days I did well others I struggles something fierce to not just endure but to endure with PURE JOY as we see in James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Enduring itself can be a real struggle sometimes not to mention enduring with pure joy....so I was hoping that we could take some time to share some of the techniques or strategies that you use to endure trials with that pure joy that only God can give.
I try to take it one day at a time and not worry about tomorrow or next week etc. I count my blessings because things could be worse. That brings me joy.

I feel pure joy in knowing that God loves me and is with me through everything. He never leaves me. 

I also try not to listen to negativity from others who want to judge or condemn me because of my circumstances. The people who tell me that I'm not living right to be having health issues or financial issues. It's as if they are telling me that I'm being punished or that it's all God's doing. These kind of negative things that people say are the same kind of things that the accuser says. I get joy from knowing that isn't true. It seems that people like that try to rob a person of their joy. To cause doubt and uncertainty about God's love, mercy, kindness and faithfulness.

The things that I endure make me stronger spiritually and increases my faith and that certainly brings me pure joy. Even if outwardly my body is breaking down, inwardly I am being renewed day by day, just as scripture says. Yes, pure joy knowing that. 2Cor. 4:16

I fix my eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Cor. 4:18 This life is temporary.

1Cor. 2:9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, and upon the heart of man has not come up that which God has prepared for those who love him.”

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift descends from above, from The Father of lights with whom there is no change nor a shadow of variation.

Pure joy from scriptures like these and from God's promises. But most of all, pure joy from God's love for me. Nothing and no one can separate us from the love of God. That is the ultimate pure joy.
Through the last few physical ordeals, my patience has truly been tested.  A friend has been fighting to get her daughter healed at the same time and her patience has been tried too.  One day as we were talking, I said to her that through it all, I remained joyful because I could still see God working.  That has kind of become a secret message between the two of us, it's a struggle and we grow weary but where can we still see God working....such Joy is found in seeing God in the middle of our struggles...amen thanks for the response.
I think I can relate. My patience has been tested many times. I've struggled and grown weary too. My faith has carried me through many storms in my life.

Heb. 6:18That by two unchangeable matters, because God cannot lie about them, we who have sought refuge in him have great comfort, and we may seize the hope which was promised to us, 19 Which we have as an anchor that holds fast in our soul, which will not be moved,...
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Re: Enduring with pure joy....
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2019, 11:05:06 am »
The challenge to endure with pure joy is still a challenge sometimes but I can see God training me in that very thing through the challenges that have found their way into my life.
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Re: Enduring with pure joy....
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 07:25:09 pm »
The challenge to endure with pure joy is still a challenge sometimes but I can see God training me in that very thing through the challenges that have found their way into my life.

Good to have you back.

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Acts 17:11.."These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
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Re: Enduring with pure joy....
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 08:36:43 am »
The challenge to endure with pure joy is still a challenge sometimes but I can see God training me in that very thing through the challenges that have found their way into my life.

Good to have you back.

Blade

thanks....good to be back
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