Choosing Joy : A 52-Week Devotional for Discovering True Happiness

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  • Copyright: 2011-12-06
  • Publisher: Howard Books
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This 52-week devotional helps readers discover the ever-illusive quality of joy. Best-selling author Angela Thomas draws from her vast experience in teaching and speaking to women all over the country. In this four-page per devotion format, Angela shares... * An inspirational message, including personal antecdotes * Biblical teaching * Questions to guide reader into self exploration, with blank lines for personal answers * Encouraging quotes * Bible scriptures for meditation This book is the perfect choice for the many readers who work through a devotional book each year.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Joy ... Key Passage(s)
For the Glory of God Psalm 43:4 2 Corinthians 1:24p. 1
Always 1 Thessalonians 5:16p. 6
Defined Psalm 16:11p. 11
What Has Happened? Galatians 4:15p. 16
Restored Psalm 51:12 Jude 24-25p. 22
Given by God Ecclesiastes 2:26 Psalm 4:7p. 27
Was Born Luke 2:10-11p. 33
Is the Good News of Salvation Isaiah 61:10p. 39
Is a Fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23p. 45
Comes from Understanding God's Word Jeremiah 15:16 John 17:13p. 51
Is Promised to Christ Followers Psalm 132:16 Isaiah35:10p. 57
In the Presence of God Psalm 16:9-11p. 62
Is Not Found in Things Ecclesiastes 2:10-11p. 68
For the Peacemakers Proverbs 12:20 Matthew 5:9p. 74
In Between Romans 15:13p. 80
In Doing Right Proverbs 21:15 Micah 6:8p. 85
For the Rescued Colossians 1:11, 13 Luke 10:17p. 91
In Spite of Evil Proverbs 12:20p. 97
From Generation to Generation Psalm 145:4 Deuteronomy 6:4-9p. 102
Instead of Despair Isaiah 61:1-3p. 107
In the Waiting Room Psalm 63:6-8p. 112
In Surrender Psalm 37:4-5p. 117
In Becoming Wise Proverbs 15:23p. 123
Through Forgiveness Psalm 51:12p. 129
When Everything Is Gone Habakkuk 3:17-18p. 134
In Worship Psalm 100:2 Psalm 149:1-5p. 140
In Affliction Romans 12:12p. 146
In the Holy Spirit Romans 14:17 Luke 10:21p. 152
Because of Heaven Luke 10:20 Matthew 5:12p. 158
When You Are Waiting 2 Chronicles 20:21, 27p. 163
Instead of Bitterness Lamentations 3:19-23p. 169
Serving Others Philippians 2:1-5p. 175
In God's Comfort Psalm 94:18-19 1 Peter 5:7p. 181
Without Delay Psalm 68:3p. 187
While the Storms Rage Isaiah 12:2-4p. 193
When We Celebrate Believing Acts 16:29-34p. 199
In the Hope of God Romans 12:12p. 204
When You Are Ridiculed Acts 5:41-42 Romans 12:14p. 209
In Abiding John 15:9-11p. 215
In Our Trials James 1:2-4p. 220
In Generosity 2 Corinthians 8:2p. 226
In Gratitude Isaiah 12:3p. 232
In Faithful Work Matthew 25:21p. 237
In Friendship and Hospitality Acts 2:46p. 242
In the Mundane Psalm 32:11 Philippians 4:4p. 247
When You Are Weak Nehemiah 8:10p. 253
In Obedience Psalm 119:14 John 14:21p. 258
In Knowing God More Psalm 19:8p. 263
In the Kingdom Matthew 13:44 Matthew 6:33p. 268
In Sorrow 2 Corinthians 6:10p. 274
In Response to Our Blessings Psalm 126p. 279
So That I Bear Fruit Galatians 5:16 Galatians 5:22-23 John 15:16p. 285
Acknowledgmentsp. 291
Notesp. 293
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