A Highway


There’s a highway
of holiness
for My ransomed
and redeemed

where sighs and sorrows
and every step
is a joyful leap.

Jesus establishes my pathway.

“The lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. But the redeemed shall walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Isaiah 35:6,8,9,10 NKJV

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Drawing Water


I am your joy
your comfort
your strength
and your song

the salvation
you draw from
the day long.

Jesus establishes my salvation.

“O LORD , I will praise you; though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away , and You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.”
“Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:1,2,3 NKJV

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The Increase


I will increase
My Kingdom

and there will be
no end

of the joy
and justice

of which
I intend.

Jesus establishes the increase.

“You have multiplied the nation and increased its joy. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgement and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:3,7 NKJV

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You illuminate
my heart and mind

clearing away
the haze

so glorifying You
becomes the joy

of all
my days.

Jesus establishes my illumination.

“. . . for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.” Revelation 21:23 NKJV

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Great Joy


Following the star
with exceeding joy
the wise men
came from the east

finding the Child
of whom they’d heard
such great and
glorious things.

A laid down life seeks and finds Him.

“When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.” Matthew 2:10,11 NKJV

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You are called
in Me

kept in
My love
and eternal

A laid down life is kept from stumbling out of His reach.

“To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ: mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you. . . .keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our LORD Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy , to God our Savior who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever, amen.” Jude 1,2,21,24 NJKV

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No Greater Joy


It gives Me
great joy
to see you walking
in the truth

loving the brethren
and strangers
faithfully doing
what you can do.

A laid down life brings God joy.

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church.” 3 John 4,5,6 NKJV

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Just as I
chose Zion
now I also
desire you

to be clothed in My
salvation and joy
that will show through
all you do.

A laid down life is desired by God.

“For Your servant David’s sake, do not turn away the face of Your Anointed. For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation : ‘This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it’. I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.” Psalm 132:10,13,14,16 NKJV

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Great Things


I will fill your mouths
with laughter
so that the
people say

surely the LORD
has done great things
for you reap in joy

A laid down life is brought back rejoicing.

“When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, the LORD has done great things for them. Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seeds for sewing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:1,2,5,6 NKJV

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Invitations to Joy


after labs are done

the blessing of a train ride

invited up front


Each day has its struggles, but also its joys.


“You will show me the path of life;

in Your Presence is fullness of joy.” ¬†Psalm 16:11 NKJV


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