The Joy Of The Lord Is My Strength- Genuinley

For the joy of the Lord is your strength-Nehemiah 8:10

This is one of the most inspirational scriptures in the bible. Reading this scripture will strengthen a believer very quickly. There must also be an understanding of the scripture as well. Nehemiah is a book of the old testament in which Nehemiah prayed to the Lord to rebuild the city of Jerusalem. The prayer was not answered overnight,but it was eventually answered which is a lesson in itself. God blessed Nehemiah to get this work done. This was not an easy task. Opposition was very strong and knowing God had answered his prayer had to let Nehemiah know ” the joy of the Lord is your strength. Anytime we pray something and notice that the prayer is being answered gives us joy and strength knowing God is with us. If you have ever had a prayer answered before you know exactly what I am talking about. Just because our Lord answers prayer does not mean the pathway is clear. You can bet your bottom dollar resistance will rise up against you. The entire book of Nehemiah is full of opposition and fear. Read the 6th chapter alone and you”ll see for yourself. Enemies of what Nehemiah was trying to get accomplished did their best to keep him and those working with him in fear. The Lord had blessed them to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem but they would have to overcome fear to get it done. I imagine the only thing that made that possible was the joy of the Lord being their strength.

Mans Arch Enemy-

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1st John 4:18. We overcame death and hell with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everybody should know that by now. One thing that we tend to overlook is that we overcame fear as well. Some things are okay to have a healthy fear of. Those things may be a matter of life and death. The fear I am referring to is the fear in the heart. Just as we read about Nehemiah, when God blesses you in a task or anything for that matter there is nothing the enemy would love more than to scare us away from it. I hate to say it but some of us are easily frightened in this regard. Fear ! fear! fear!. We have to be careful not to let fear in. Fear has many disguises but they all seek the same result.

Go all the way back to the garden of eden. One of the first results of Adam and Eve’s sin was they became fearful. The Lord called out to Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. Genesis 3:9-10. Alot of people overlook the seriousness of that scripture. Before sin came into the world there was no state of fearfulness whatsoever. It is possible to be delivered from sin and still have the condition of fear. This is the reason the joy of the Lord is your strength. Without the joy of the Lord we would all be in deep trouble. Knowing that Jesus has got your back goes a long way. There have been days and nights that I was so full of worry and fear. I remembered to call on the name of Jesus. Amazing is the only way I can describe what happens to the worry and fear in my mind at the calling of his name.


Obtaining The Joy-

The strength I am writing of is not just an inspirational work. This is genuine power. Jesus made it possible for everyone to have this power. Unfortunately not everyone takes advantage of it. People that are not saved obviously are not able to use it. Surprisingly, there are many saved people who don’t utilize this strength either. The joy of the Lord is always available. It is not one of those things you have to cry out to receive. The joy of the Lord is something that we come into possession of. Going to church brings forth this joy. Reading our bibles also gives us this joy. Studying our bibles as well. Praising the Lord is another way. Did I mention prayer? I also can not leave out doing the work of the Lord. Basically spending time with God is how we obtain the joy of the Lord. How can we have joy in something we know nothing about? The more time we spend with the Lord the more we believe that he is indeed with us. You can pretty much measure your joy with the amount of time spent with Our God. Have you ever been to church and just be overcome with joy unspeakable?

Ruled By Joy-

There are some people that I know that are hardly bothered by anything. Some people I know are as full of negative energy as is possible. When you know anyone of these two people described it becomes apparent quickly who has joy and who does not. Both of these attitudes give off energy. People who are full of joy are areal pleasure to be around most of the time. These full of joy people can change the mood of a person or atmosphere for the good. Personally I don’t like being around negative people for to long. They drain my spirit and if I am not careful I will be feeling as miserable as them. The thing I love about being ruled by joy is you don’t have to force it. You are either full of joy or you are not. Notice I did not say you have a great attitude or not. An attitude is something that you can actually force yourself to have whether good or bad. The difference with joy is that it is from the Spirit of God and you don’t turn it on and off. If there is joy in you then it will have to manifest itself. An attitude is something you control. Joy is something that controls and influences you.

Have Some Please-

Joy is free to us all. If we want to laugh, we can be around funny people or even pay for a comedy show. There is a difference between the two. They say laughter is good for the soul. I don’t know if that’s really true or not. Laughter is a result of an emotion. Joy on the other hand is a direct gift from the Lord himself. When you have joy laughter is not even necessary. We are happy on the inside and that’s what really matters. Joy is good for the body and the soul. People in the world today are so overwhelmed with stress when they don’t have to be. Joy gives us strength against all worry and stress no matter what the problem is. Joy will keep you together no matter what it is we are going through. Get yourself some joy and be happy. We do not have to go thru this life miserable. Our Father wants us to be happy. What father wants his child full of the worry this world offers? I encourage you to fill yourself up with the things of Christ and spend the rest of your life joyful. The joy of the Lord is our strength, so why would we not use it? I hope you enjoyed this article. As always this ministry is here to serve. Please connect with me personally by leaving a comment below. If this ministry can help you in any way please don’t hesitate to ask. It is my passion to do so.


Minister Phil

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Todays Christian Music – Still Inspiring

What a relief it is-

In a world where just about every day is challenging, I’m so glad we have christian music. There are many days in my life where it made my day. Even after all these years it’s good to know that todays christian music is still inspiring. Counting the days that the christian music brought relief to my mind would be impossible. Sometimes we are not able to get to church or study as much as we would like. Todays christian music is enough to hold us over until we can get back on track. The music itself is underestimated in my opinion. All it takes is one song to turn someones life around. That is not always the case. Think of how many Godly inspired songs have led to someone giving their lives to Christ. I wonder just how many people grieving for the loss of a loved one heard a comforting christian song. That song probably made them feel closer to that one they lost for the rest of their life. Stress itself can be subdued by the spirit through Christian music. Trust me I know.

Closer To GOD-

I tell you what, you wanna have an intimate experience with the Almighty? Turn on some good christian music and you shall have exactly that. Alot of times we are just crying out on the inside for more of Jesus. Sometimes we just get into this place where we feel like we are missing something. Christian music can fill that void very quickly. There are times when I just spend time listening and singing gospel music. During those momements I feel as close to God as ever. This is especially true when it comes to songs that sing of his goodness and greatness. Some days a song can just pop into your mind and you know it’s the Lord speaking to you through that song.

Some people don’t know this, but praise is one of the most powerful weapons that we have in spiritual warfare. It is said that praise actually confuses the enemy. Being able to have a song on your heart while going through a test is very helpful. Sometimes we have a favorite song of ours. There are other times when you hear a new song that is right on time for what you are going thru. Funny how that works out. We spend alot of time worrying when were going thru something. I challenge you to take some of that worrying time and trade it for listening to christian music time and watch the results. The bible tells us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 98:4. There’s an easy scripture to obey. It is also a fun and fulfilling scripture to obey. There are countless benefits to enjoying christian music when it comes to our relationship with God.

Some of my favorites-

There are some songs that I have heard throughout my life that have just stuck with me. I’m sure the same has happened to you. Today it is no different. Some of my top christian songs and artist are as follows. Number one for me right now has got to be victory belongs to Jesus by Todd Dulaney. Everytime I hear this song it just stops me dead in my tracks. Not only are the lyrics great and true, but this is just one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. This guy really sings from the heart. Another one I love as an artist is Tamela Mann. You talk about an anointed woman of God. Whether it’s “take me to the king”, or ” God provides”, Mrs. Mann will have you feeling the presence of the Lord in no time. I defintley can not leave out Travis Green. His hit “made a way” is right on the money. He will quickly remind you how able God is to make a way no matter what. Another hit he had is called “intentional”. This is a song that I could jam to no matter where I am. There are far more artists that I love but believe me these are a great few to get the party started.

Surviving time-

Alot of music comes and goes. It is such a beautiful thing to know that Christian music has survived for over 2,000 years. That ought to let us know something right there. Actually it’s been around forever when you really think about it. Just think how many kinds of music have come and gone in our own lifetimes. No matter what happens in this world throughout history Christian music is always adapted and serve a purpose to each and every generation of people. I love some older artists that were before my time. The late Mahalia Jackson, as well as the late James Cleveland just to name a couple. They possessed really special gifts that left marks and continue to leave marks in peoples lives to this day. Most different kinds of music have a certain kind of culture to them that are not really true or good. The message in Christian music has always remained the same all the way down thru time. This is just amazing to me.

Continue to sing-

Imagine a world with no christian music. That would be a sad world. Todays christian music brings joy to the world just as it always has all thru history. It is important to the health of our souls that we keep a song on our hearts at all times. The song can be found throughout the bible. …… With my song I will praise him Psalm 28:7, …….. and they sung as it were a new song before the throne…… Rev14:3, Now therefore write this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. Deut 31:19. I will praise the name Of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanks giving Psalm 69:30. The song has been with Gods people from the very beginning. Whenever we are happy or sad christian music is there to serve a purpose and we would be foolish not to take advantage of it. The next time you are going thru some trials or test I encourage you to put on some of the todays christian music and enjoy the results. As always, I hoped you enjoyed this article.Please a comment and let me know some of your favorite artist and songs. I am here to serve,so please connect with this ministry for any help that you need us. If you would like to bless this ministry please click on the thankyou for being a blessing page above.


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Straight talk on depression by Joyce Meyer review- great choice Healing from the Holy Spirit-

           When it comes to reading books on a certain subject, who better to read it from than an expert. Joyce Meyer is a #1 selling author. I have been reading her materials and being inspired by her for over twenty years. I bought my first package from her when I was nineteen.I’m 41 today and highly recommend this book as a useful tool when battling depression from a spiritual perspective. Straight talk on depression by Joyce Meyers helps you understand where depression comes from. The book also gives you real options to battle depression that won’t leave you feeling like a zombie. You can not go wrong with this purchase.

Knowledge is power-

One of the great things about this work by Joyce is that she calls out depression and exposes it. She does that by helping you to see the enemy. This is hard for most people to do when they are depressed because they are so focused on the actual condition. The illumination of the enemy in this book gives you the motivation and the tools you need to combat the enemy in a very real and aggressive way. Knowledge gained in this book is good for an entire lifetime. Another benefit is that once you apply these strategies and see for yourself that they work, then you can be a blessing and help to someone else. Depression is a very real problem that effects alot of people. The knowledge gained here breaks alot of chains for you and others around you.

The author has suffered as well-

I don’t know if you have ever heard Joyce Meyers testimony before. It’s a painful one to listen to. What this woman went through as a young lady is enough to make me cry. She rose from the ashes of abuse and depression to become one of the most Spirit filled ministers of our generation. I would trust someone who can relate to my struggles and made it through to lead me out as well. There is nothing like working on something that helps someone. Add the fact you have the experience to write the work and you’ve got something special. The results she achieved are available to us to.


The Lord is all over this work by Joyce. One thing I can appreciate is the Spirit being involved as you read and become empowered over the real enemy. This book adds a whole new meaning to the phrase ” let the Lord fight your battles”. As you read each page and chapter you can sense the presence of the Lord comforting and healing you. The anointing will break the yoke. Soon the bondage of the enemy is replaced by the mind of Christ. It quickly becomes apparent what you have to do to keep the enemy away from you. I believe all you have to read the book and the anointing will take care of the rest.

You owe this one to yourself-

Enough is enough. I can not stress to you enough how bad I wish every person who is directly affected by depression could read this book. Take some time out of your busy schedule and get this. The struggle is real. So is the solution to the struggle. Here is real help for a real condition. Try it for yourself don’t just take my word for it. The time has come to kick depression out of our lives for good. I truly believe straight talk on depression is a powerful tool in accomplishing that.

Please let me know how this book by Joyce Meyer impacted your life You can find a great deal on it right here.                                         Leave a comment below so  others will know the benefits of this book are true or false. We are always here to serve at . If you are ever in need of prayer or fellowship please let us know and we promise to be there for you.


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Bible verses- Gods blessing

God can bless anyone at any time-

Many of us search the bible for that one scripture that is going to change everything. There are scriptures that can set us on fire and motivate us. Preaching or teaching on a certain scripture can have us absolutely addicted when we hear it. The gospel is called the good news after all. The fact of the matter is that the Lord does not need us to know a certain scripture to give us a certain kind of blessing. Truth be told it is the words of the bible as a whole that cause us to abound in blessings. Being so full of the word of God attracts blessings to us. The bible tells us to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. Romans12:2. That same scripture reminds us that once our minds are renewed, we will prove what that good and acceptable will of God is all about. You see, then the Lord constantly pours out not only a blessing, but the blessing out on us. What does blessing mean? It means Gods favor and protection. This is what we have always when we have the mind of Christ. Here are a few more bible verses for Gods blessing.

Abide in me and I in you-

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch can not bear fruit in itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except you abide in me. John 15:4. Magic scriptures do not exist. We can use the scripture to stand against the enemy. We can also use them to exercise our faith. You can not get me to believe I can quote a bible verse and wala,I got what I want. The only way any of this works is to be connected to the source of the blessing. If you want the Lord to move on your behalf then you had better make sure you and he are linked up. we can’t expect anything to happen and not be spending time in prayer, reading, studying, worship etc. To me this is one if of the most important bible verses when you start talking about Godsblessing.


And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13) Do you know how to pray? I hope you do. If you do not it’s ok. Praying is not as complicated as alot of people try to make it. Praying is also far more productive than quoting your favorite verse all day long. You start by entering into his courts with thanksgiving and praise. This means you don’t just start by saying Jesus help me and give me this. You start by basically reminding God of how awesome he is. You may thank him for his mercy and grace. Whatever you decide to say, make sure you say something nice and do it for a while before requesting anything from Jesus. Once you do finally begin to pray to the Lord for what you want or need speak from the heart. We spend so much time searching thru the bible for that magic scripture we don’t even realize all we had to do was pray about it. One thing some of us find frustrating about prayer is how long the answer takes. Sometimes it can take a really long time. Being connected to God like we should be gives us all the confidence we need to know our prayers were heard.

Study to show thyself approved 2ndTimothy 2:15-

Really being blessed by God is simple. Study the word of God and you will be so blessed. I am talking about the kind of blessing that you don’t even think about being blessed anymore, you just are. What field of study is there that you don’t need to study it to apply it. People are always looking for a shortcut instead of putting in the work. What is unique about studying the word of God is that you don’t have to memorize a particular scripture to reap the blessing. It is the time out taken to study that gives us the favor of God. When we study,scripture becomes second nature to us. The moment you stand in need the voice of the Lord will begin talking to you about it. This is a direct result of studying. You won’t need to search for a scripture because you will have it already. I tell you the truth, if you have never taken some real time to study the word you are missing out big time. The state of mind it leaves you concerned about deeper things than being blessed. Gods blessing just comes with the territory. You don’t have to study a certain part either. It can be as simple as going over your church notes day after day. When you tell your brain something over and over it tends to understand it as the truth. So then, when I began to say to my mind every day that all things are possible with God that’s what I believe. I no longer have to force myself to believe it I just do.

Joshua 1:8-

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do all that is written therein: for then thou shall make thy way prosperous, and thou shall have good success.(Joshua1:8) There you have it. The blessing of God does not need to be searched for. It is in every word of the bible. You can also find it by going to church. Put in some work for Jesus and you will find the blessing there as well. All these things accumulate to us keeping our minds constantly on the word of God. Day after day, night after night. In order to receive the blessing of God all we have to do is be in tuned with him. I know for a fact that the blessing we receive in this meditated state of mind is nothing compared to what the Lord will allow you to know and see.

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Minister Phil.