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JOY! Magazine August 2019

JOY! Magazine is one of the premier Christian Family Magazines in the world, covering a range of content including breaking Christian news, relevant current affairs, articles on marriage and family, devotional teachings and much more!

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2 min.
‘shameless audacity’

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your SHAMELESS AUDACITY he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;…

1 min.
salvation prayer

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name of Jesus. I acknowledge that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself; I need your forgiveness and salvation. I believe that Jesus died on the Cross, and on the third day He rose to be with You. I confess Jesus as the Lord of my life. I invite Jesus Christ to be my Lord and Saviour and I surrender my life to Him. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace that has saved me from my sins. Please, Lord Jesus, transform my life so that I may bring glory and honour to You alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for the gift of eternal life.…

3 min.
ask val

A. This could be a condition called arithmomania. It is a form of OCD that leaves people with a strong need to count numbers, their actions, or objects in their surroundings. The circuitry in the brain needs attention. It’s like a scratched CD that gets stuck and doesn’t want to move on. Go to the Lord first for wisdom and help. Jesus is still the healer and I recommend that you seek out someone to pray with and for you. Faith and medical knowledge are both gifts of God, so also have a chat with your doctor. Some people find medicine alleviates the symptoms. King Asa missed going to God first. The Bible says he developed a serious foot disease. “Yet even with the severity of his disease, he did…

3 min.
you are not a failure!

This is a story about a water bearer who had two large pots. They hung on each end of a pole – which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect. The perfect pot always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, while the cracked pot arrived only half full. For two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots of water to his master’s house. The perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, miserable that it was…

1 min.
prayer & intercession

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His Name.”– Psalm 100:4 JOY! has an intercessory network of over 300 readers around South Africa. They receive prayer requests each month for our ministry, our partners, and requests that have been sent to us. Contact us today to join our intercessory network, and to take hands and pray together for this nation. You are welcome to submit prayer requests too. email us on prayer@joymag.co.za…

1 min.
reviving our passion for christ

We are living in very challenging times, surrounded by people who do not know Christ. The Body of Christ must awake from the spirit of lethargy that has prevailed too long in the Church worldwide. The Church is often compared to a sleeping giant. A dear friend of mine in ministry, Dr. Hannes Jonker, who has gone on to be with the Lord, had a vivid dream of a giant tied down by many ropes with demons surrounding the giant, ensuring that the ropes would not come loose. The interpretation of this dream was that it reflected the Body of Christ around the world. It is time for revival I had a banner placed outside our church saying, “Revival Has Begun” and this is my prayer: revival to spread across our nation…