Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Battle for Joy



The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matt. 13:44


And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Luke 1:43-44

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:10-11

And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, "This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep." For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, "Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength." Nehemiah 8:9-10


6 comments:

Milap Christian Fellowship said...

Hi Matt nice to read some of your articles. We pray that God bless you in all that you do. Want to follow your blog regulary but didn't know where to click.

Norah said...

Happy Thanksgiving Matt!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanskgiving!!!!

Matt Perkins said...

Milap Christian Fellowship, I checked out some of your pages, may God bless your ministry and may you be satisfied in Him. Thanks Norah and Jake (I think) for the Thanksgiving wishes. Happy Thanksgiving to you both also.

Jacob Aho said...

This time anonymous is
not Jake Aho.


Jacob M. Aho

TLF+ said...

Man, what a blessing to hear this and read the Bible selections you posted. Really the right kind of challenge. Thanks, Matt.