The Joy of the Lord

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before him enduredrepparttar cross, despisingrepparttar 127057 shame, and is

set down atrepparttar 127058 right hand ofrepparttar 127059 throne of God."

This one blows my mind! Jesus had joy inrepparttar 127060 midst of

facing being crucified, one ofrepparttar 127061 most painful deaths one

could endure. His crucifixion was right ahead, he knew it,

and he was joyful! Why? Because He saw beyondrepparttar 127062 cross,

what it would accomplish. It would accomplishrepparttar 127063 right for

ANY person to be His child and go to heaven if they want.

He did it for us because He loved us so much and wants to

give us so much, if only we will receive Him.

Here's some other really awesome thoughts of how God

views us:

Zephaniah 3:17 says, "The Lord thy God, inrepparttar 127064 midst of

thee is mighty, he will save, he will rejoice over thee

with joy, he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee

with singing."

God sings joyfully over us?! That's what He says. Have

you ever thought that we could make Him happy? All He

wants is our Love, because He loved us first.

In closing one more view of God, Luke 15:4-7 says,

"What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lost

one of them, would not leaverepparttar 127065 99 inrepparttar 127066 wilderness

and go afterrepparttar 127067 one that is lost until he finds it?

And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders

rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together

his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice

with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.

I (Jesus) say unto you, that likewise joy shall be

in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over

the 99 which need no repentance."

Jesus cares so much He seeks out to findrepparttar 127068 ones

who are lost, and it gives Him great joy when He

finds that one. Even all of heaven throws a party!

If you don't know this loving, kind and joyful Jesus

of Nazareth, I'd encourage you to simply ask Him

into your heart. Receive everything He so wants

to give you. Eternal life, joy, andrepparttar 127069 peace of

knowing you're right with God. Just a simple prayer

to Him anywhere of what's on your heart will do, and

watchrepparttar 127070 joy flood your soul! And know also that

you've given Him great joy too.

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Dreams, Does God Still Use Them Today?

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whoís voice that probably was? Becauserepparttar last one had been so accurate, I did pray. The next day I drove with my children several hours away, we were going through Seattle onrepparttar 127056 freeway at 65 mph and drove under several overpasses. I donít know for sure what happened but I believe someone from on top ofrepparttar 127057 overpass through a huge rock over, it wasrepparttar 127058 size of a full human hand and came from above, not from a truck kicking up a rock. I had cars on both sides of me and saw this rock flying right at me and again began praying (in a scream). The rock hitrepparttar 127059 very center top of my windshield, both my children and myself saw it hitrepparttar 127060 glass (close torepparttar 127061 roof however). Miraculouslyrepparttar 127062 windshield held, and I did not drive into anybody else. There was NO crack, or chip inrepparttar 127063 glass whatsoever. Later, we did discoverrepparttar 127064 metal right aboverepparttar 127065 glass where it had hit had a fairly large dent in it. We also learnedrepparttar 127066 week prior, repparttar 127067 exact thing happened to another motorist inrepparttar 127068 area, andrepparttar 127069 person was killed. Again I give all glory to God for saving me. The last dream God gave me I was reading (inrepparttar 127070 dream) my hometown newspaper, and was just flipping through it and ran acrossrepparttar 127071 obituary section and read how a classmate I had known since kindergarten was killed in a car accident. This person however is still alive, so I knew this to be another warning to pray for his protection, safety and life, and more specifically about any car accidents. Iíve asked several others to be praying for him as well. He is still well and alive, and I know that is because ofrepparttar 127072 Lord. I am nothing but one ofrepparttar 127073 Lordís children, there is nothing special about me. Itís about a special God. Any of us can ask Him to give us dreams from Him, to ask Him to give usrepparttar 127074 recall to remember those, to ask if we could serve Him in this capacity. Then when He gives something, trust Him with that, and pray. He is a kind, loving Father, and I know He gave those warnings because it was not those individualís time to go. He would also not have shown those things if He werenít able and willing to change them through prayer. He forewarned of those accidents, yet life was spared.

Iíve found this to be a way of life now. He is able to do this whenever He desires because Iíve invited him to be welcomed to do so. Sometimes dreams can give you direction for your life (from Him), encouragement, correction or whatever else He wishes to communicate to you. Itís all at His loving hands. I would encourage you to invite Him to work through your ďnight seasonsĒ as He sees fit.

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