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The Joy of the Lord, my daily reflection

Updated on November 1, 2012

Nehemiah 8:10

It is a new dawn. I have a quickening in my spirit. There is much to do today. My thoughts are of the Lord. The Joy of the Lord my strength moves in me. NEH:8:10 When I could not sleep last night, I repeated the scripture over and over. I refuse to give room to the enemy. He tried to fill my tired brain with lies.Then next thing I know I am reaching for my cell phone before it rings, 'Get me some juice, Get me some juice'.

I push open the blinds on the sliding glass door. I keep my thoughts on high because He is truth. I am in the Light of the Lord. I make a decision today I will not be defeated by the enemy. Nothing can steal my joy in the Lord, unless I hand it over. I know the Holy Spirit is on me. I feel His Holy presence. My body feels like each fiber has come alive with the new dawn. I feel a warmth inside, an excitement to read the Word and speak with Jesus.

I thank God for sparing his Son who shed His blood for me, for all so we could have life and have it more abundantly. (John:10) I ponder on how the Apostles must have felt when their master returned after his crucification and burial before He ascended into heaven. My heart seems to melt with joy. One day I will be with Jesus. There will no pain, no tears, no suffering. Glory to God. He is our tower and strength.

I slide the door open and feel the chill of the Autumn air. The high clouds are transparent and floating along. The sun is coming alive in the faint blue sky. I notice the fresh morning dew on the vivid, lush and green blades of grass. It is as though each blade has a tear drop. I think, 'tears of joy.' Thank You Lord. I hear the bird making himself known to me on this beautiful morning. I have heard the bird for five mornings now. In prayer one morning I asked Jesus for a sign that He was near and heard my prayer. I knew He heard me because HIs word is true. He hears our prayers.

God knows us so well, He is Father. I am given assurance He is here,now. The bird chirped. He was obvious, distinct and pleasing to my ear. In each fiber of my being I knew it was meant for me. Gods loves abounds in and around us. I wake with him, I fall asleep with him. He is with me, alive. I smile. God is truly amazing. I praise God. He sends His signs and wonders to confirm He is with you, with me. Not because we are good, because He is good, very good. The depth of His love far surpasses my understanding.

I can forget all to quickly. I must be similar to the children of Israel that were headed to the promised land. Their unbelief kept them wandering around even though God did these all these supernatural things. It rained manna each morning. Water flowed from rocks in the barren desert. Now, that is obvious. I am so grateful He forgives, He understands. These are the most difficult times we live in. Jesus tells us in his Word, 'we are the apple of His eye.' Lam 2:8 This scripture tells us He does cover for His children. He will protect the crop.

There is a gentle breeze similar to the movement of the Holy Spirit. He moves but we do not see. He shapes, bends, and touches all that concerns us in our walks and goes before us. He is our teacher, guide and comforter. The breeze hovers between the yellow and sparse golden leaves moving them ever so gently. It is not harsh nor condemning. I feel the Holy Spirit on me and around me. I know, that I know I am a child of the Most High God. He has blessed me with His signs and wonders before the sun rises. I sit on my couch. I look out at the splendor.The bird flies from one tree to the next. He is the only bird in sight. I am eternally grateful. I sit in awe of the treasures the Lord has given to us.

I recall a distant memory. I was so frightened two years ago when we knew we could not afford our home any longer. Where were we going to live ? My home sold for $8,000 more then we owed. It was a miracle. It was sold seven days after the Holy Spirit moved me to put up a For Sale by owner sign. He told me I would know. Know what? On day three I had an open house sign posted on the front lawn. She walked into the house. I was painting the hallway and I hear, 'There is no need to paint, we will probably change the colors'. Oh my God, I knew, yes! On day seven the young woman brought the funds to hold the home. In only two short weeks we were expecting a foreclosure notice. We made it just under the line. God is a miracle working God. Expect to recieve.

Dressing in the armor of God

I dress with the Armor of God. I put on the Helmet of salvation, the Breast plate of righteousness, the Shield of favor, and the Sword of God all in the name of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 6:10-20. The Holy Spirit goes before me like the wind. The world does not know him. He moves over, brews over, hovers over and makes the path for our situation's in life. The hand of the Lord is on my coming and goings. These are promises from God. They have always been, they always are. (John 3:8) The sun is up and the hour has past. I feel filled similar to a sponge that has absorbed the fresh and living water.

This is the day the Lord has made. Keep your eyes and ears open for His signs and wonders to come on you. We only need to look around and see. If the enemy tries to move in, cast him out with the sword. At the name of Jesus the enemy must flee.

I pray for my family and friends, the lost, the President and Israel. I am ready to walk this day. Living with Jesus is exciting and joyous. So laugh and be merry. God has a paradise waiting for you, for me. He is our Father. Are you His Child? It is a choice we make in this lifetime.I ask to be a beacon of light and hope in a fallen world. I raise my hands in Praise.A tear drops to my hand. A tear of Joy.This is going to be a Glorious Day. Then I hear my husband, 'do I smell bacon?' I reply, not yet, soon.' I chuckle.

If you are not sure of your salvation or if you have been born again it is a free gift. Ask Jesus into your heart, repent of your sin and confess Jesus Christ is Lord, the son of God sent to save us from sin and you will be saved. John 3:16. If you said the prayer and believe in your heart then you are born again. You are made a new creature in Jesus Christ. He is now your Lord and Savior. Jesus loves you and only wants your love. Please get out the Bible and read it. One will come your way if you do not have one. You will see. Go to a Bible based church. Hang on to the seat of your pants for the ride of your eternal, everlasting life in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah, Praise the Lord. The Angels in Heaven sing when one that is lost is found then saved.

© Copyright Skye Tudae


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      skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Beautybabe I am touched with your loving comment. I will pray for you to be over insomnia sister. Nothing is too large for our GOD He loves you so much. You are a precious heart bb. Your shine with the Love of Christ. You keep on in Him. K. Keep on and keep on. Phil 4:13

      U will I am sure. I love ya sista, May God Bless you and yours in abundance this new year 2012. He has His Children covered. When GOD is for us what can man do to us? Hugs galore.

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      This is lovely Skye. I was just about to go to bed of course if is 3.05 in the morning. I suffer from insomnia and usually up to a very late time. Some people don't believe in the goodness of the Lord or even if he exists. This is such a lovely way to invite them to come and pray.

      The Father in heaven loves all of us. This is a wonderful hub. Praise the Lord. Thank you Skye. God Bless BB

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      Lady Summerset 6 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      All that I can say is: "He Breathed on Me and Blessed Me!" Love you my dear sister in Christ!

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      pink umbrella Is it fair to presume you did not care for the hub or understand? It is all good. My prayer is Peace for you and that the Love of Christ will fill you heart with HIS truth. I guess you read it, Blessings any who. (-;

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      the pink umbrella 7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.


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      Williamjordan 7 years ago from Houston TX

      Great Hub was glad to hear from you because this Hub was what I needed today. I will visit more often.

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      Williamjordan 7 years ago from Houston TX

      Great Hub was glad to hear from you because this Hub was what I needed today. I will visit more often.

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      Sciantel 7 years ago

      I used to think that nothing can steal my joy but you see, the Devil knows what buttons to push. Even though he cannot take away our Salvation we obtained in the Lord, he can and does try to hit our exchanges of mood we go through every day. He can certainly take our happiness and try to make it his, for a day. For weeks and months he has tried with me but in the end God overcame him still.

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      linda paatriot 8 years ago

      Skye, what an inspiritional hub. Thanks so much for lifting my spirits! I am a believer as well. I have gotten too much into politics and the news. It has brought me down. But your hub was so inspiring I am ready to wwrite again. Keep on writing! I am new to using the computer to write. Haven't quite got putting pictures on my hubs yet, still learning. I feel the same you do. Couldn't live without Jesus and Holy Spirit! He knew I needed an uplifting word this morning. So I found you by accident. Please pray for me, I'm having a hard time learning how to get my hubs just right pictures and all. I'd like to add advertisers for Christian books and other helpful links. I'll figure it out. I pray and God always answers. Thanks again God bless you. If you have any hints for help please email me at

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      coffeesnob 8 years ago


      the joy of the LORD is indeed our strength.


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      skye2day 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Dear Froggy, Praise God. I am praying for you and your wife. All things are possible. My little girl was 3 years old and dying of kidey failure. She was miracoulsy healed. There was no other explanation. God still does miracles. Bless you. Be strong in Him, he will carry you. My Love Thank you for your nice comment.I give Him the Glory. Thanks for hopping in my friend.

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      Greg Boudonck 8 years ago from In Nebraska After Hurricane Maria

      Thanks Skye; I sure did need this today. God was using you just for my wife and I. She just received a call yesterday telling her that her heart is too weak for a kidney transplant. It has ate at me all night and as I read your hub this morning, I feel a renewed strength. Thank you!

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      quietnessandtrust 8 years ago

      So honest and so open!!! Transparent!! Personal and sincere!

      Thanks for this testimony and witness.

      Keep the faith, do not be shaken, do not be moved.

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      simplyjo 8 years ago

      Hey sweets - Another awesome hub from you. You rock, really. Well to be honest in the vote I selected - I do not know.. And when I saw 93% voted Yes.. I could not help but wonder if there is something wrong with me ?

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      holmesjenn 8 years ago from Colorado

      I deeply enjoyed your hub. Thank you for sharing. I also love to listen to the chirps of the birds as dawn approaches. Thank you

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      You are a wonderful witness to God's faithfulness. Thank you for your work on this Hub. It is inspiring.

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      DoodleLyn 8 years ago from Upstate New York, USA

      Your joy in the Lord comes through loud and clear in your writing. You are so right, His promises are for us now, if we but call on Him. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt hub, I loved it. Just what I needed to read when I got home from a hard day at work today. Keep being a blessing!

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      ftgfmom 8 years ago

      God has blessed you with the gift of writing. This is wonderful. God is so Good! Thank you for sharing. I love the poll. I'll be praying for you a Jabez encounter from the poll. God loves ya!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      When the joy of the lord is upon your heart, peace is found within :) Thanks for sharing your heart and thoughts and feelings :)

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      Tracy711 8 years ago

      This is a wonderful hub. It's wonderful to see how theLord helps everyone once we realize that without him we will be lost. He loves us and only wants the best for us. Thank you it was beautiful.

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      Betty Bolden 8 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      wonderful hub

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago


      Wonderful hub!

      You are so right! I agree we are on the same page! "I will not be defeated by the enemy." he sure will try...

      But, when the JOY of the LORD is your strength he can't take your JOY!

      The armor keeps us protected! Praise God!

      Yes this is a wonderful quote "Christianity is an experience, not a religion"

      Thank you my friend. I Love HIM Big time and I am HIS child!


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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      This Hub lifted me up!!! The poll lifted me up!!! The Holy Spirit lifted me up! You lifted me up!!! Thank you my friend for this lovely testimony!!!!! Blessings!!!!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful, beautiful - the words sink into my heart. As usual I will bookmark and read and reflect on it again. I hope in a few weeks time I will have a Testimony for you and you will see how your Hubs have played an important part in encouraging me deeply. Have a Blessed week. Love, Elena x.

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      Kebennett1 8 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      I like the new pole. It will be interesting to see the results as they keep coming in.

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      Judah's Daughter 8 years ago from Roseville, CA

      I'm excited to see the results of the poll! You draw more light with the Light! What a descriptive hub and it shows how very much you are IN LOVE with our Lord and we know because we are IN LOVE with Him, too! I appreciate your testimony of yet another victory over fear in His Name! Many, including myself, are in the same boat ~ I am trusting for His provision and also know that He will be with us (my daughter and me), even if it means selling the home ~ we truly let go of the material and follow wherever He leads, knowing He KNOWS the plans He has for us! Never to bring us harm, for we are the apple of His eye!! And, if His eye is on the sparrow (that little bird that sings and chirps His love to you), we know He watches us!! AMEN!!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      This is indeed a great inspiring hub. I am inspired to trust God daily. Thank you for sharing it skye2day.

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      Wealthmadehealthy 8 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

      A breath of fresh air as I get ready to shut la machine off for the evening, of course it is 1:00 am....After reading many hubs tonight, I praise God this is the last one I read today...It is wonderful Skye and I will sleep with the peace of the Lord...Thank you for writing this...

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      "Quill" 8 years ago

      Skye you have done it again girl, just what I needed to read tonight. Thank you...know that you are loved by the Father and all that read your hubs....awesome "Praise the Lord"

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      Kebennett1 8 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      Skye, What an absolutely wonderful testimony. What a beautiful explanation of the presence of the Holy Spirit and God sending affirmation of his presence. What a wonderful invitation to those who need to come to the LORD. You are blessed with a calling!