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Friday, October 30, 2015

Boldy Drink In and Share the JOY!

Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Boldly drink in the joy of the Lord and get ready to make a difference!

            There are many references in the Bible to boldness and courage.  One example is found in Joshua 1:9:  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

            We can face life boldly, with courage because our God is with us. In our own strength, we are limited…and we are often tempted to be discouraged, timid and give up. When you doubt that you can do what God has prompted your heart to do…..remember this true story of Bobby Jones.     

            Pat Williams tells about Bobby Jones, a Forward for the Philadelphia 76ers pro basketball team. Soon after joining the 76ers, Bobby went to the general manager and suggested that they have a team chapel time before each game. It had never been done before but Bobby was sure that it was something that God was leading him to start.  His idea was to gather before each game with the team, sing a hymn or two, pray and have a speaker come to talk to the players. Of course, it would be voluntary. At the first chapel time, three players showed up---plus the assistant coach and general manager.  

            “From that modest start, pregame chapels have spread all around the NBA.  Today, every team in the league has a chapel service before each game---thanks to the bold initiative of one man, Bobby Jones.” (Pat Williams in The Warrior Within.)

           Be bold and make a joyful difference by trusting God. 

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