a Whisper…step into joy

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“My joy is your strength. So, in moments of frustration, make the choice to step into joy.  Whatever is causing you frustration, is not worth allowing it to do so. You can control your reactions to recurring irritations by how you choose to respond to them.

Sitting in traffic, another drivers carelessness on the road, and foolish things that others say and do can be irritating to you. Rather than reacting in a way that is not good, (anger, name calling, hand gestures, etc.), seize the moment, take it captive. Don’t allow these things to overtake you and disrupt your peace of mind. Have the presence of mind to quickly step back from your emotions and regroup your thoughts.  Bless the person that cut you off, pray for the safety of those in the path of a speeding driver. Forgive the one whose careless words are offensive, and remember to be thankful for the blessings that I have provided. Counter cultural responses will help you to step into joy. You will be amazed at how quickly your attitude changes.”

  • Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2a
  • The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalms 28:7
  • Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers…Psalms 1:1
  • Does he not see my ways and count my every step? Job 31:4
  • The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps. Proverbs 14:15
  • Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. Psalms 106:3
  • And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
  • Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

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Author: Nancy Nelson Larson - Whispers from God Blog

I am a devoted follower of Christ who believes that when we have ears to hear, God will speak to us. He not only uses His word through the Bible, but he uses the Holy Spirit to communicate with us in many different ways, but mostly in the ways He knows each individual heart will hear Him. This blog is simply about sharing the whispers that the Lord has spoken to my heart during quiet times with Him. I give Him all the credit for the words shared on this site. If there is any encouragement for you, as there has been for me, the blessing is from Him. I pray that all who find this blog will hear his voice in these Whispers.

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