Worship Involves Connection

"Come near to God and God will come near to you," James 4:8a In addition to worshiping God because God is worthy, worship is about connection! Worship allows humanity a sacred space to connect with God. How amazing is it that the God of the universe wants to spend...

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Worship Involves Commitment

"Commit your work to the LORD, and your planning will succeed." Proverbs 16:3 As Christ followers, God asks us to be people of worship! When we commit our lives to Jesus, we commit to a lifestyle of worship. Praising God isn't optional for the believer - it is a...

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Worship Involves Celebration

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before God with joyful singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is God who made us, and we belong to God; we are God's people, the sheep of God's pasture. Enter God's gates with thanksgiving...

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Worship Involves Surrender

Worship involves the surrendering of our lives to God! True worship is based on a desire to honor God. It requires a personal revelation of God as found in scripture. "I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living...

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Knocking

Knocking

I have a sign on our front door that says, "Shhhh! Baby sleeping and crazy dog! Please do not ring or knock! Family and friends may call or text. Kindly leave packages at the door." However, many people don't see the sign until after they've knocked or rung the...

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Ears to Hear

We are so excited to have you LISTENING to JoyWorship! We pray that you are ushered into the presence of God by hearing JoyWorship. In the book of Revelation, we read Jesus' seven letters to seven churches. At the end of each letter he says this, "He who has an ear,...

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The Wait

The best part of my day is when my husband comes home. When I’m home all day with our 3 boys we are all excited for Daddy to walk through the door at approximately 5:30. When the boys hear the garage door open the come running to the mud room shouting, “Daddy’s home”...

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Inside Out

Everyone has done it. It happened to me yesterday. You are going about your day, minding your own business and you inadvertently knock over a glass! Don’t you hate that? Not only is it embarrassing, but it makes a huge mess! Everything that was inside the glass spills...

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Beautiful Creation

I’m the mom of a 1-year-old baby boy. My extraordinary son Cohen happens to live with Down syndrome. Most days I stare at my little boy and think he is the most beautiful being on the planet. Isn’t that the belief of every parent? I think we’re supposed to think our...

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