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JOY! Magazine

JOY! Magazine May 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!

South Africa
JOY! Magazine
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R 299
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
memory-making mom

Traditions Are Worth It! “Sometimes life has me overwhelmed. Occasionally I’m tempted to throw in the towel on traditions and skip Christmas for a year or something like that. But that’s when I try to remember the champions, the pioneers paving the memory-making path before me. Sick, sick, sick! A few years ago my sister, Jenny, had the kind of week that would have made me disintegrate into a puddle of self-pity. Her entire family was infected with the stomach bug from you-know- where. Her husband barely recovered before he left the country for a week. It was the Christmas season, so she had just had out-of-town guests, and more were coming soon. (Brave guests.) From exhausted to energised I saw her once from a distance, and don’t tell her, but she looked like she had…

2 min.
bring god’s light into your world

“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”– Matthew 28:19-20 Lately, wherever I go I seem to encounter people who are so unhappy or worried about something. Many are filled with tremendous anxiety and never seem to overcome their problems. It’s as if they are going from one crisis to another. I am not only talking about non-believers, but Christians too. In the case of Christians, I have been troubled by this and wonder if it…

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.…

6 min.
letters to the editor

The Bible in a Nutshell is amazing! I have just received a ‘Bible in a Nutshell’ book as a gift from my mom. Wow, wow, wow – what a treat. I can’t put it down and have learned so much from it. What a treasure. Thank you for producing such a valuable product. Every Christian should have one. Brenda Thank you Brenda for your support! We are so glad that you love the book. We pray that it helps you grow in your understanding of the Word. For the readers who have not yet got their copy, hurry! We are only on sale in supermarkets until the 8th May – Don’t miss out on this amazing book, which is guaranteed to grow your love for the Old Testament! If you can’t find us…

3 min.
how to reach your full potential for god

Are you excited about your life or do you feel as if you are merely existing? Are you moving towards a desired goal or are you drifting along without any sense of purpose? Is your marriage boring? There are reasons we feel stuck, discouraged, or adrift. Reasons why people lose their enthusiasm for life and lose their hope, their sense of purpose and joy. Has your dream died? If you truly want to pursue and reach your full potential, you must acknowledge two things: God has placed more in you than you realise, and you have likely settled for the life you have now. Your dream has died! You may be asking, “How does God see me?” Your Heavenly Father sees you through eyes of love and forgiveness. God sees all the potential and…

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. Our readers 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. prayer@joymag.co.za…