Joy and Peace on Earth

Jesus did not come to make God’s Love possible but to make Father’s Love Visible. His birth, death for us and as us, along with the power of His resurrection life confirmed the truth for us from the beginning. One Man, One Lamb, and One plan… Once and for all sealed with His Covenants of Love, Peace, Mercy, Union, and Holiness unto the Lord.

Knowing and trusting HIM that we are ONE now, helps us take a deep breath knowing there is nothing that needs to be done but rest in the works of His Hands. He has said, it is finished, blessed, sanctified, and called it holy for us!! ;♥) … and God Winks.

Jude 24 reminds us by saying, “Now to Him that is able to guard you from stumbling. He has SET you IN HIM, who is the Presence of His Glory and you are without blemish in exceeding joy.” Without blemish? Yes, He is Holy! Since the root is holy the branches BE HOLY too! Christ IN YOU is your Hope and His Glory!! He abides and remains as one with us even when we cannot believe it is true. Why? Because He is Faithful and cannot and will not deny Himself. Yes, Your Peace Matters! He calls you HOLY!

There is joy & peace when we believe … but what are you choosing to believe? Faith is when I trust and believe Him with my heart and my hands open to receive His provision. He remains as the Faithful One even when we cannot rest or relax enough to know, see or feel His giant size grip of Grace. Why? Timothy knew His will and purpose was to have Christ gifted inside every man. The Hidden Treasure now abiding in our earthen vessels to enjoy this day He has made IN Glory. His will has been done on earth as it is in heaven. Oh what LOVE!

2 Timothy 2:13-15; Romans 11:16 & 15:13; Colossians 1:27

Excerpt from my 2nd book The Power of His Resurrection. All copyrights reserved ©

His Glory, Hope & Beauty!

Prayer … Remembering in this powerful day the knowledge of His Glory being seen in all the earth … His Glory, Hope and Beauty – Christ in you!!

Father, we declare and testify to the truth that YOU alone are the Source of Light, the Life within, the Air we breathe, and the Bread of Heaven by which we are sustained. The Living River of Water which renews, restores, and keeps us clean; and the Voice with the sound of a perfect love with no fear. YOU are spotless and we share joined as one-yoked-in union with the Eternal Father. Just men made perfect with justice for ALL.

Oh how mighty and wonder-full YOU are to cover us! Tenderly with kindness as ONE who watches over tiny plants growing in a garden; powered with light and life freely given to bear up under any circumstance or weather. May our precious hearts know your truth and our identity in YOU! May we be encouraged to turn and return to view YOUR majesty that is so secure, lofty, sinless, glorious, and our daily benefit. YOU have freed us forever from any guilty stain or shame. May we know with surety to rest in the Peace of Your Eternal Love! That love which is never moved or shaken and with a strong knowing that nothing, absolutely nothing can separate us from YOU. We are exactly the way YOU created us to be. We declare and testify, “So it is in Heaven so let it be seen in Earth.” In the Name and the Nature that IS Holy… Christ Jesus, Amen, Amen, and Amen!!

With His unlimited capacity to love –

Always-N-Joy, Joanne

The Anchor Holds

The Anchor Holds

Throw 5 Anchors to stabilize the Fellow-ship, Relation-ship, Champion-ship, Citizen-ship, Partner-ship, Court-ship, Disciple-ship, Distributor-ship, Friend-ship, Leader-ship, Member-ship, and Workman-ship.

1.     Christ in us – Our place there in rest & peace.

Philemon 1:6, 2Cor.4:6, Jude 1:24

2.    Union one with Him – Joint-Heir.

1Corinthians 6:17 and 12:13

3.    His Covenants – What He has in place to keep us.

Isaiah 54:10, Hebrews 13:20

4.    Grace Gift – Righteousness which is Christ in us.

Romans 3:24, Romans 5:17-21

5.    Mercy – His Covenant of mercy is in place for unbelief.

2Timothy 2:13, Romans 11:32, Psalms 23:6, Romans 15:13

Psalms 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”

Philemon 1:6 “That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which IS IN you IN Christ Jesus.”

Romans 5:21 “That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through Righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord” Christ IS the Righteousness of God.

Romans 15:13 “Now the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound IN Hope, through the power of the Spirit of Holiness.”

Jude 1:24 “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the Presence of His Glory with exceeding joy.”

Always-N-Joy, Joanne

Attitude & Laughter! :-)

ATTITUDE means a bodily posture showing a mental state, emotion, or a mood.

LAUGHTER is JOY flowing and a countenance glowing because of an attitude of trust, faith, hope, and love will find an expression –Manifestation in Delight!!

Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; and I was daily His delight,

…But a just weight is His delight…But the blameless in their walk are His delight. Proverbs 11:1 & 20

… Those who prepare and make ready faithfully are His delight. Proverbs 12:22

… The prayer of the Righteous is His delight. Proverbs 15:8

Being able to laugh with God denotes JOY that is expressed because of our position AS ONE with Him. … And HATH raised us up together, and made us SIT together IN heavenly places IN Christ Jesus. This is a faith laughter that stems from deep rooted faith in the ROOT that is HOLY making the branches Holy too. This is the Victory joined as one spirit and en-grafted into Holiness now to bear fruit unto HIM!

To remember His holy covenant, the oath which He swore to Abraham our father, to grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear IN Holiness and Righteousness before Him ALL our days; guiding our feet into the Way of Peace.” Luke 1:68-79

Always-N-Joy, Joanne

The Faithful Believing City

Hello City!

Did you know you are the City of God? Emmanuel IN us with us!

The City of Righteousness is called the Faithful Believing City. Isaiah 1:26

The lesson we learn while we are here is Love. How to receive it, believe it, and to share it. Christ is the Righteousness of God and the Life of God Himself in us. The seed is Christ the Love of our Father.

Jesus who was, is and is to come – is the Word made flesh and dwelt among us. Showing us the Love of our Father and His prayer that we would know Him, the love  and the fullness of His being AS ONE and all in all.

 I love this saying, “Nevertheless -alwaysthemore, the more than enough.”

The children of Israel wandered in the wilderness because they did not believe and call it today.

Hebrews 4:3 “We enter into rest when we believe.”

Romans 15:13 “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Spirit of Holiness.”

* Jacob’s heart “fainted” because he did NOT believe.
* Abraham believed and it was counted to him as righteousness.
* Their countenance was cast down when they did NOT believe.
* When they believed they sang praise.

What are you believing? What you believe you repeat – What are you reporting?

Now to just believe and receive JOY unspeakable and full of Christ-Glory. The word unspeakable means IN a COMPLETION that is indescribable.

The sound of joy and rejoicing is heard in the cities and tents of the righteous and they are satisfied with His fruit unto life everlasting.

He shall reward every man according to HIS Works not ours!!

Now that is Mercy and Grace all over our days and nights!

Always-N-Joy with peace for the journey, Joanne

Taking out the TRASH

I was walking around my apt complex to walk off some extra weight, stress from work and grief therapy for me since Pat died. Being single again was not on my day-timer. Our apartments have a special perk benefit. They pick up our trash curbside Mon-Wed-Fridays.

Each morning when I walked I was able to SEE the trash laying out for pick-up. Some things were not even in bags, as the complex requires. Some bags the birds were picking at. The smell of some…well you can imagine. I began to appreciate this benefit and the one WHO picks it up for us and takes it to the dumpster to save us the walk. I had wondered if anyone ever said THANK YOU. I had this PUSH in me to bring my permanent Sharpie Marker to write on the bags and boxes left out…THANK YOU with smiley faces. I walked for 2 weeks more without doing that, because I thought how silly if the neighbors saw me writing on trash.

Well, one Friday I started my walk and got about 1/2 block away and saw some trash that really I wouldn’t even pick up if that was my job. That was really raising a question in my mind and the faithfulness it showed by this young man dedicated to his job. I went back home to get the marker and said, How silly for me to worry if someone should ask …I am only writing THANK YOU on their trash. Well, I giggled and had fun and was so blessed to Thank Someone. I then realized how committed and doing the job that so many of us forgot could be offensive and reek making it harder for Francisco.

I went home after writing on all the trash bags and boxes left outside that day and wrote a Note on Paper and taped it to mine. Thank YOU for keeping us cleaned up all week!! I wish I was bird that day to SEE his face and wondered did he notice, (who can miss a smiley face) and what did he think? But, I knew in my heart that GOD noticed and I realized anew HE is never afraid of the trash we put in His hands each day. Our mistakes, losses or the smell of the attitudes we speak in hurt or pain. He shows us His Love and Light clearing the way again, removing the trash I put out for HIM.

Hope this finds you Always-N-Joying each moment! Joanne

This LOVE has always been FOR you!

Mountain bike sul Lago di Garda(1)

What kind of adventure are you living?

What kind of life are you hoping for?

The treasure hunt that our Heavenly Father has placed here on purpose for us brings joy and peace when we seek to find Him. The LIFE is Christ and the tokens also called signs are like stones of remembrance or trail markers. The joy is finding these pointers that have been set in the WAY and the TRUTH all aglow showing us the Father and His Love. Love notes all over our days and nights.

I know in the natural I have left plenty of love notes in lunches packed, on sidewalks written with chalk, and even put love notes on letters mailed out for every mailman to remember WHO they are.

One day it hit me — if my heart is so overflowing with Love to put out visible signs for the ones I love, so they can remember – it was a DUH moment with smiles. My Father in heaven, invisible to my natural eyes must have a “visible token” for me to find too!

That day – I squealed, “let the bragging of God’s adventure begin.” Then I started looking for love He placed on purpose for me. Remember, they are there for you too!!

You choose what you gather each day. Whatever you focus on you are sure to find it. What have you been looking for? Or should I ask, what are you expecting to find? The harvest is Christ and fruit always unto eternal life. If you focus on the wrong man instead of marking the perfect man (Psalms 37:37) you gather in vain.

When I travel and minister talking to others they tell me: I’m stressed out, stretched to their limits, working to hard, scared about the future, out of balance, can’t trust anyone these days, leaning into chaos and wishing for more well being, ease, lightness, fun, peace and grace in their lives.

I am looking for Righteousness, Peace and Joy. My King who is Holy, Righteous, Loving, my Faithful Witness, Glorious, Tenderhearted, Merciful, and full of Goodness. That’s just a small portion of what I have found all over this trail. He silenced the false witness and liar by setting the presence of Himself within us.

I took a second look at the Cross and found the Light shining like pieces of silver and gold rocks along the path I am on, for the renown of His Holy Name.

He put forth His Hand upon the ROCK of Christ and He overturns every mountain for me and you, by the ROOTS of His Holiness. They all did drink the same spiritual drink because they drank from that same spiritual Rock which followed them all of their days. That Rock today is still called Christ.

It’s always been this unconditional LOVE is FOR YOU!! Yes, finding His Peace that matters! Always-N-Joy!! Joanne

© Book excerpt from Volume 2 ~ Eyewitness to His Majesty … The Power of the Resurrection