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The Misery Index

I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High (Psalm 9:1-2). There is an official Misery Index.   Developed as an economic indicator, the list helps determine how citizens are doing economically. I guess the underlying idea …

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The Joy Meter

May the grace and favor of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit!  Philippians 4:23 TPT Philippians 4:4 tells us to rejoice always. I don’t, and I doubt that you do either. There is a “Joy Meter” in Philippians 4 by which you can measure your joy. Remember, the more joy, the more contentment …

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Commanding Joy

 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials.  James 1:2 NASB95 Commanding joy, not just hoping for happiness. The word in the Greek is translated consider in the NASB95 or invaluable opportunity in the TPT or count in the ESV. That’s… Consider it all joy or See it as an invaluable opportunity or …

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Suffering as Joy

No one likes to suffer. Yet, Hebrews 12:2 says, “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Personally, I like to focus on Jesus’s statement that we can ask anything …

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