The disciples asked Jesus many things during the course of His ministry, but as He drew close to the cross He told them that they hadn’t asking for anything in His name. He instructed them – and us – to ask in His name so that they would receive and their joy would be full. Despite the questions that often arise regarding delays in answers to prayer, when we are following the leading of the Holy Spirit to seek first the Kingdom of God there will be joyful answers from the Lord even if we don’t fully understand them. The life of a Christian is hard. That is a scriptural promise. This journey to joy is paved with trials, but we must continue to seek, to ask, and to press in. Pray boldly in this hour and know that Jesus has won the victory for us. May God bless you and give you joy!
Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Welcome back to The Amateur Society for another stimulating conversation! This discussion focuses on the nature of parenthood as Courtney and I prepare for the birth of our first daughter. It is important to learn from the experiences of others in addition to exploring these important topics through our own worldviews. Parenting is an awesome responsibility and something that so many throughout the generations have found such joy in. We will be taking a break from podcasting likely through the beginning of 2020 depending on how everything goes. We appreciate your prayers as we embark upon this magnificent journey. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!
We all face challenges. Sometimes they are grueling and intense. In the midst of a storm it is the Lord’s presence and His Word that sustains and uplifts us. Every so often we need a reminder that our God is more powerful than any storm. He is the one who calms the ways. We must be thankful and joyful in the presence of God. Our Lord is faithful, and He has made promises to us. A storm will either be an occasion for doubt or an occasion for faith to triumph. No matter what you are facing today know that the Lord is your refuge. Jesus is there for you! Thank the Lord for the strength that He provides to endure.
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the Lord is the great God,
And the great King above all gods.
In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand.
Today, if you will hear His voice:
“Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion,
As in the day of trial in the wilderness,
When your fathers tested Me;
They tried Me, though they saw My work.
For forty years I was grieved with that generation,
And said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts,
And they do not know My ways.’
So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”
Join us On the Objective as your host Steven Menking (The Amateur Society) sits down with Pastor Mike Spaulding (Soaring Eagle Radio) to discuss God’s rest. In this moment we are experiencing a teeth-grinding level of tension that robs us of our rest, peace, and joy. People are frustrated, impatient, and clamorous. No wonder. One look at the headlines is enough to put many into a frenzy. Brothers and sisters, if we have lost our ability to rest in Jesus then we need to press in to God. Immediately. We hope you are encouraged and blessed by this conversation!
On the Objective
The joy of the Lord is absolutely indispensable for Christians in this critical hour. Join us as we discuss the joy and peace of the Holy Spirit that Jesus provides us even in the midst of trials. It can be utterly devastating to deal with the nature of evil that we are confronting in our generation. Only the supernatural power of God can give us the joy that we must have in order to be nourished and empowered to represent Him properly, accomplish His will, glorify His name, and win victories for the Kingdom of God. We hope that you are encouraged by this message!
Listen to “The Joy of the Lord – Steven Menking – 03.29.2017” on Spreaker.