It’s Time To Suit Up.

There is a time to PRAY,
And there is a time to SAY;

But there is a time to COMMAND things,

To get out of the way!

There is a time of PEACE,

And there is a time of WAR;

So you better use your spiritual WEAPONS, 

For there is a THIEF at the door.

Whether you believe it or not, there is a real thief that is daily knocking at our door. His name is the devil. He wants to get into the house. He has a plot. It is to kill, steal and destroy. And as we can clearly see he is not even afraid to go into a house of worship. But I am comforted by the words that Jesus spoke to His disciples, “let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) I am so thankful that the body of Christ is not a building. For the true and living God does not live in a physical building , but in the heart of His people. So even if you destroy the church building or the physical body of a believer, their spirit will live on forever.

It is time to discern the time and season in which we are living. We need more than just eloquent prayers and words of condolences. We need a divine strategy for this critical hour! We must realize that we are not fighting mere mortals! We are fighting the invisible forces of darkness. And no natural weapons can defeat these forces. But God has given every believer an armor to fight and overcome. It is time for us to take a refresher course on the Spiritual Armor of God. It is time to Suit Up! The bible says,  “So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.” Ephesians 6:10-12  “Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.” Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG

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Love Is The Link.

Today Count It All Joy is keeping Hope alive by praying for peace and love to prevail in our nation and around the world.                

                          
                          ~The Link~

We don’t need to see any more mass destruction,

Lord, let us see Your power and Your resurrection!

We don’t need to see anymore fighting and debates,

Lord, help us to bury the violence and the hate.

We don’t need to see anymore division and mistrust,

Lord, help us to hold  fast to the link that unites us.

#LoveIsTheLink             

Joyce A. Boahene© 10/6/17

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Midnight Prayer.

Apart from momentary help, Prayer is the most humble thing that we can offer in the path of the storm!  “Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.” Psalms 107:28-29 NKJV

           ~In The Path~

Lord, for those who have been caught,
In the path of the storm;

I ask for Your angelic assistance,

To bring peace and calm.

Lord, for those who are homeless,
And left without hope;

I pray that You would give courage,

And help them to cope.

Lord, for those who feel helpless,
With no place to turn;

I pray that they find grace and mercy,

At the seat of Your Throne!

Joyce A. Boahene© 9/8/17
         

      

         

      

      

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HE GOT UP.

I am Counting It All Joy this morning because “I Got Up, I’m Still Breathing, I’m Not Bleeding, I’m Not In Pain, I’m in My Right Mind and I Have Peace With God!” I am mindful of the fact that all of this is made possible because JESUS GOT UP from the grave and is now reigning victoriously in my life.  

He did not just get up for me or a few…… He got up for all of humanity! SO BELIEVE and RECEIVE THE SON! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17 (NKJV). I am sooo………thankful that HE GOT UP! #HappyResurrectionSunday!
   

  ~HE GOT UP~

Because He GOT UP,

We don’t have to stay down.

And whatever circumstances we are facing, 

He can turn it around.

Because HE GOT UP, 

We don’t have to stay down;

For He has arisen victoriously-

And given us His crown!

Joyce A. Boahene© 3/22/17
         

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

     
         

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

      

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The Fruit Of The Spirit.

We are constantly sowing seeds whether good or bad! But the most fruitful and lasting seed that we can sow is the fruit of the spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV. 

During this season of Lent, I am especially thankful for Jesus sacrifice! I am thankful for His Love and Forgiveness. I am dedicating myself anew to His purpose and calling. I am choosing to grow up spiritually because no law can legislate that! I am thankful for the gift of creative writing which can be viewed  @  www.count- it-joy.com or Amizon. As I move forward in my walk of faith, I am believing God for advancement and more  of His luscious fruits in my life. #WhatAreYouBelievingFor?

                                             🍇THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT🍇

Let LOVE be your COVERING,

And JOY be your STRENGTH.

Let PEACE rule your HEART,

And let PATIENCE be a part.
Have a tongue that speaks KINDNESS,

And always seek to do GOODNESS.

Offer GRACE and FORGIVENESS,

And be a person that is known;

For your FAITHFULNESS.
Let your hands be an extension of GENTLENESS,

And impart a blessing,

For you have been blessed.

No longer be entangled with the issues of old,

For you have been given the power of self-control.

Joyce A. Boahene© 3/5/17
 

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

     
         

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

      

Touching The Heart Of God.

There are so many things we can disagree about on a daily basis.  But today, how about touching the heart of God and agreeing on walking in “love, joy, peace,Longsuffering , kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23. If we pray, God will make a way!

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~Prayer Of Agreement~

We are touching and agreeing,

That The Word of God is true.

We are touching and agreeing,

That we have the victory.
We are touching and agreeing,

That we have power through the Blood;

We are touching and agreeing,

That this test will work for good.
We are touching and agreeing,

That our God will make a way.

We are touching and agreeing,

That He will give us strength for each new day.
We are touching and agreeing,

That our faith is growing strong.

We are touching and agreeing,

That this pain will not last for very long.

Joyce A. Boahene©2007

               

 

 
      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

     
         

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

      

      

         

      

      

      

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I Am Here.

Day # 76: Of my 100 Days Challenge of Counting It All Joy.

Today, I am returning to my 100 Days challenge of Counting It All Joy. I am renewing my hopes and dreams by remembering why I am still here. I am here because my life matters to God! I am here to discover my true value, purpose and identity through the Eyes of Perfect Love. I am here to be a blessing to my family, friends and vocation. I am here to use my pen to encourage, uplift and leave an indelible mark. I am here to sow seeds of goodness and watch as they grow. Above all, I am here to be a true servant of Jesus Christ!
    
           
        ~Seeds of Goodness~

I am planting seeds of goodness,

And watch as they grow;

For they’ll soon spring up before you know!

I am starting out with love for everyone,

Never counting the score for the wrongs they have done.

I am adding an element of joy,

Instead of a desire to hurt and destroy .

I am offering up peace instead of war,

In the midst of life’s conflicts and uproar.

I am exercising patience through the storm,

And I am seeking to lend an extended arm.
                

Joyce A. Boahene© 1/27/17

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Stop Throwing A Fit.

I am thankful for social media that helps us to create events, share information, voice our opinion and instantly bring us up to date with current affairs. 

However, I have discovered that:

Facebook really tries……. but cannot solve all the drama.

Instagram has a way of sharing……But some images are not appropriate.

Twitter gives a short update ……but not everyone really cares about your tweet, tweet.

And if you are not really careful, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can cause you to throw a FIT instead of providing you with any real solution.

But God’s ears are always open to our cry! “The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.” Psalms 145:18-19 NKJV

#SoLetUsStopThrowingAFit!

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Facebook….F 
Instagram .. I 
Twitter…….. T

And today, as you reflect on the tragedy of 911, I pray that you would join me in asking God for healing for this generation.

~LORD~

Reach out and touch this generation,

With your healing and salvation.

Give them the true vision to which they are called, 

And anchor them securely so that they won’t fall.
Lord, tear down the walls of hatred and separation,

And bring peace and reconciliation.

Lord,bring comfort to the hurting hearts,

And the lives who are crushed and torn apart.

Lord, give them a reverential fear,

And close the doors to deception and despair.

Lord, give them sound wisdom that comes from on high.

And bend down your ears to the voice of their cry.

Joyce A. Boahene© 9/11/16

We Are Stronger Together.

It is time to build a Wailing Wall and a community where people of all nations can come together and pursue peace and walk in love. #WeAreStrongerTogether!
   

 

      ~THE WAILING WALL~

It is time for us to build a Wailing Wall,
And cry out for heaven to touch down on earth.

It is time to stop inciting more rioting and fighting,

But let us walk in the light and start globally uniting.
It is time to stop the excuses for old habits and abuses.

And remember the old principle called sowing and reaping;

But above all, love is the key that everyone should be seeking.
It is time to dig deeper and become our brother’s keeper,

It is time for us to come together and repent,

For we are all guilty of evil thoughts and actions;

That we must all now relent!
   

Joyce A. Boahene© 7/13/16
         

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

     
         

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

      

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

I am on Day # 60 of my 100 Days Challenge of Counting It All Joy, and it is Independence Day!

I am Counting It All Joy today as I Celebrate Independence Day. For I realize that I am living in a Country where I can experience certain rights and privileges but never without taking responsibility and accountability. Independence is not my license to say or do whatever I please. It is rather a sober reminder and a charge to maintain the principles upon which our Nation was built. “We hold these truths to be self- evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Declaration of Independence as originally written by Thomas Jefferson, 1776, ME 1:29 Papers 1:315 

The idea of this basic principle of equality was never intended to change between Then and Now! Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word Unalienable as ” impossible to take away or give up.” So as we gather all across this nation to celebrate this special holiday, let us remember the heart and words of our founding fathers. Let us endeavor to never oppress or take away basic human rights. Let us walk in love with one another. Let us pursue peace. But above all, let us daily use our freedom to serve humanity and always do unto others as we would have them do unto us.

HAPPY 4TH.#LifeLibertyAndThePursuitOfHappiness!