Posted by: Pure Glory | 06/13/2020

How To Be Joyful!

by Hazel Straub

Worry and fear manifest from your thought life. Guard what comes in through your eye gates and ear gates. If we feed on negativity and bad news, then depression, insomnia, and anxiety follow us. Instead, when we meditate on the Word of God and ask Holy Spirit to teach us, praise of God and joyful songs bursts from us. Our sleep is sweet and peace surrounds us.

So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always. Follow the example of all that we have imparted to you and the God of peace will be with you in all things. (Philippians 4:8-9 TPT)

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  1. Your “eyes gates and ear gates” is a great word picture. There is so much out there to distract. Things that aren’t really REAL. Christ is the only way truth and life…but I’m preaching to the choir. 😊

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    • Yes! Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Holy Spirit leads and guides us into the troth. I ask Father God for wisdom. Blessings of discernment!


  2. We receive freedom from the Son to be able to choose to think about the things that are true and pure and just; Jesus is the truth and pure, righteous justice! things of this world are the antithesis, but eating and drinking from the Word, the resurrection life and Spirit of Christ of God, purifies, refines, strengthens, cleanses, washes, and regenerates righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. I find whatever is going on, meditating, chewing on the meat of the Word, changes my state of mind, heart and motivations like nothing else! re-minds me into Christ’s transformative, transfiguring, unchanging mind of God! re-members me into Christ’s Body and River of Spirit! thank God for Jesus and his Words!

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  3. Thank you Pure Glory, I needed to read this. Stay safe and God Bless you.

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    • You are so welcome! God is so good to give us what we need. Stay under the safety the the Almighty’s wings. God is richly blessing you and your family!

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  4. True! God bless!


  5. Praise God for His peace and joy–I can’t imagine life without those precious gifts. Thank you for the uplift, Hazel!

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  6. Amen. The news is filled with so much anger and fear that it is easy to get anxious, thinking that everything is out of control. We have to keep our eyes on God and remember that He is still in control.

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    • Yes! We also need to read the Word of God and that will help us have the right attitude.


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