JOC is a ministry that is for you. Whether you are a listener or a reader, our prayer is that you leave here encouraged. We hope this will help you see the need for vulnerability, transparency and authenticity in our lives. Time has run out for faking and glamor.
We are all plain, fragile jars of clay. But with Christ, we have received such a valuable piece of treasure. One that never gets old, cannot be bought or traded, and lasts for eternity. We may be fragile, but let’s choose to be faithful.
Busyness is the devil’s playground. With our planners filling up with engagements from dawn to dusk, it is very hard to find time to soak in Truth. Yet, without God’s word constantly penetrating our hearts and minds, we will not be able to navigate through life’s tough challenges. I want to invite you to abide with me as I abide in Jesus. That is the only way to stay alive and bear good fruit.
When was the last time you experienced rejection? How did it make you feel? More so, did it change the way you viewed yourself? Whether it be from a person, job, school, or parent, being told “no” almost always feels personal. We are tempted to do a complete makeover of who we are to fit the mold of who we think we should become. Though growth is good, despising ourselves is not.
The bible tells us that we are forever chosen and loved by Jesus. His sacrifice on the cross is more than enough evidence to prove that we are validated where we are right now. It’s time for us to exchange worldly lens with spiritual ones. Rejection by this world is divine redirection by God.
Scriptures referenced: John 15:12-16
Music: Abide with Me x Indelible Grace **I do not own the copyrights to this music**