A Weekly Devotional
Tune in for An Encouraging Word weekdays at 12 noon. With Psalm 95:1 as her inspiration, Jennifer Alden uses her own private devotionals from her “Joy And Music” ministry as a way to connect the body of Christ together to celebrate and “make a joyful noise unto the Rock of our Salvation”.
|Posted on July 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
In a world where it appears that darkness prevails, we must do our best to stay in the light.
With so much wrong in this world, there are many who are losing hope. Marriages are ending; families are being torn apart. There's a separation of the church taking place like never before, and all purposed by the enemy to divide.
God has brought me through somehting that mere words cannot explain. It was a season in my life, when a decision had to be made as to where I stood. I have written several books in an effort to share my heart. My work through this ministry was only purposed to help bring us together for more fellowship, more praise and worship, and all for the body of Christ.
Do you know how many times I've wanted to quit?
There have been countless attacks against this ministry over the years. My heart is for unity and I imagine that is why the enemy is so intent on trying to destroy it.
God is reaching out to each and every one of us, to not give up. He is calling us to gather, together, in His name, and with this joy and music.
Where two or three are gathered...
There is a way; a true way. The same light that is guiding me out of the wilderness, is also shining for you.
You see, where there's rest and proper healing, there will be more peace. The enemy purposes to remind us of our suffering to, instead, keep us locked away in bondage.
In these more difficult times, we will find more strength in numbers.
When we gather in His name, praising and worshipping Him...He is here among us.
|Posted on July 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
A good friend once exclaimed, "Step into your anointing!" This was during a time when the enemy was quite diligent in trying to sideswipe me and on every life-avenue. Life was happening and it was happening fast! It was all I could do to keep up with this new and not so improved, fast-pace...
You see, I was no longer the co-pilot in life; but, was, now, having to learn to fly solo, and in many ways. The better part of the last ten years had been committed to my family, and in my doing this ministry. The changes that were taking place, were almost more than I could bear. I felt alone and afraid. My thinking was changing and it was all I could do to not stay focused on me.
Rick Warren shares, "When people are in deep pain they don't need explanations, advice, encouragement, or even Scripture. They just need you to show up and shut up. Just be WITH them. It's the healing ministry of presence." And although, we do always need Scripture, I do understand what he means.
There have been many life-transitions that have taken place, and most of which I would not have chosen for myself or for my family. In being submissive to the Holy Spirit's guidance, I've learned that who the people are in my life and where they're supposed to stand with me, is very important and all part of this very strategic process of enduring.
I have learned the necessity of practicing what is true and correct in the building of the body of Christ on this Earth. I am learning what we must each do for these necessary building-blocks to be in-place, in hopes of ever reaching His eternal Kingdom.
Where we stand today, isn't necessarily where we'll be standing tomorrow. And the people who stand with us, is vitally important in who will be standing with us for all eternity.