A Touch of His Joy
Could you use a touch of joy? Joy is your birthright as a child of the God who delights in you and celebrates your existence. God approves of joy. It is what he made you for.;Yet we live in a...
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Could you use a touch of joy? Joy is your birthright as a child of the God who delights in you and celebrates your existence. God approves of joy. It is what he made you for.;Yet we live in a world at war against gladness. From our relationships, to our careers, to our health, to our hopes and dreams, a conspiracy of sorrow seeks to steal the joy that the Bible says is our strength. Life's struggles are real. But so is God's kingdom and his intention to fill our hearts to overflowing. In the midst of the daily grind, even in the face of heartbreak and mourning, joy is just a choice away.;In thirty-one sensitive, insightful devotions, Dr. Charles Stanley explores the nature of joy through the lens of Scripture. In his personal, straightforward style, he speaks to the stuff of life we all contend with and shows us the Bible's path toward the heart of joy.;Whether we're dealing with anger, or unforgiveness, or loss, or disappointment, God is able to turn our circumstances into gateways of blessing. Often, the blessing lies in getting God's perspective, not ours. A Touch of His Joy shifts our focus to the character and purposes of the One who stores our tears in a bottle, and in his own time, uses them to refract the light of his love into rainbows of blessing that delight our soul.;Filled with beautiful, black-and-white photographs taken by the author in the Rocky Mountains, this devotional contemplates the joy that fills the creation Dr. Stanley's camera so poignantly captures. A Touch of His Joy will touch you with joy, as you discover God's multifaceted love for you in the ups and downs of life.
In 31 devotions, Stanley illuminates the eternal qualities of God's joy, through words and photographs. Through clear illustrations and pointed applications, Dr. Stanley guides us to the specific truths that lead to a richer life of faith. Complete with the author's own striking photographs, each volume in this series is a treasury of life-transforming meditations by one whose camera artistry reflects his equally keen spiritual vision.
Features devotionals & stunning photographs that bring home to our hearts the truth that the "joy of our Lord is our strength."
Dr. Charles F. Stanley is founder and president of In Touch Ministries, which is broadcast on both television and radio around the world in eighty languages. He has also been the senior pastor of the 15,000-member First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, for more than thirty years. Dr. Stanley received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Richmond, his bachelor of divinity degree from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and his master's and doctor's degrees from Luther Rice Seminary. He has twice been elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention and is the author of many books, including God Is in Control, Seeking His Face, Walking Wisely, When the Enemy Strikes, Success God's Way, and How to Listen to God.- Publisher.
- Photographs 9 Acknowledgments 11 Introduction 13 1. A Simple Joy 17 2. Beyond Bitterness 21 3. Celebrating Forgiveness 25 4. Choose Joy 29 5. Dealing With Anger 33 6. Delighting In The Lord 37 7. Difficult People 41 8. Fresh Encounters With God 45 9. Fullness Of Joy 49 10. Rejoice! 53 11. God's Keeping Power 57 12. God Is Good 61 13. Great Joy 65 14. Joy In The Journey 69 15. Joy Runs Deep 73 16. Restful Joy 77 17. Just Do It 81 18. Let God Choose 85 19. Man Of Joy 89 20. Many Thanks 93