Do you have quiet time with God each day? Each morning after breakfast, Beth Jones drinks a hot, creamy cup of coffee, prays, and reads the Bible. She calls this her "Coffee with God" time. This is not a rigid, religious ritual, but a relaxing time to spend time with God to hear His still, small voice and to get His wisdom and direction for the busy, hectic day ahead. You don't have to spend hours to do this, and it doesn't have to be early in the morning. It can be any time, day or night. You can include worship and praise, journaling, making a to-do list, and even jump start your speaking and writing. Be encouraged by Beth for God to become your daily GPS on this exciting, sometimes scary, adventure called life.
Do you struggle with your thought life or the words of your mouth like I do? I think Speaker and Author Joyce Meyer may have written her book, Me and My Big Mouth, just for me! Words are powerful. They can encourage and bring hope, or they can tear down and destroy. God Himself created the world with His words. You and I are made in His image, so our words are powerful, too. As speakers and writers, our words matter. They have influence. Be encouraged and inspired in today's podcast that each word you speak and write is a beautiful gift. Find out where Beth Jones will be speaking next on this topic.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! One of my fave holidays, because I love Ireland and green is my favorite color. Saint Patrick was captured by Irish pirates when he was 16 and taken to Ireland. While there herding sheep and watching cows, he began to pray to God and eventually converted to Christianity. He escaped Ireland but later came back to share the love of Jesus. What about you? Would you be willing to go where God sends you?
I saw a sign in town the other day which read, “Try to be worth following instead of trying to be well-known.” More importantly, you and I should try to make Jesus inside us well-known. You and I are His letter to a dark, lost world. We make Him known by operating in the fruit of the Spirit, being humble, and walking in His purpose and our calling. Join Speaker/Author Beth Jones as she shares how you and I can be Christ's ambassador, letting His light shine through us to others.
What do you have faith for today? Do you believe you'll receive it? God wants to give you the desires of your heart! It is faith that pleases Him. I've been praying for years to go to Ireland. Recently God answered that huge prayer and dream, and I flew to the Republic of Ireland with our precious, beautiful daughter Leah, who wanted to go, too. Ireland is gorgeous and was amazing! God is so good. He wants to answer your prayers, too. In this episode, be encouraged that God will reward your faith in Him.
Happy Independence Day! Have a fun and safe one with your family. In this short episode, Beth Jones prays for our nation America. II Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
"Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily."--Francoise de La Rochefoucauld. Successful New York Fashion Designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead two days later in her New York apartment by her housekeeper, by an alleged suicide. Kate and her husband Andy created a mult-million dollar empire with their handbag company, Kate Spade. In 2016 she returned from a decade long hiatus to launch Frances Valentine, an accessories line named after her daughter and changed her name to Kate Valentine. Her husband Andy said she had struggled with depression and anxiety for five years, was under a doctor's care, and was on medication trying to heal, but "she battled personal demons." Her sister believed she had bipolar disorder. The news of Kate's tragic death has caused social media to blow up. In this podcast, I share about my own struggles with suicidality and attempts and panic attacks and the healing, delivering power of Jesus Christ. I share about the need to shatter the stigma of mental illness and mental disorders and to reach out to the hurting or to ask for help if you are depressed and suicidal. #shatterthestigma #mentalhealthawareness #katespade
Is the seed in your heart growing and producing a harvest of righteousness? What kind of soil does your heart have? Recently I changed the theme on my website at BethJones.net, and the header has a beautfiul sunflower picture. Sunflowers have many seeds and there are some fascinating facts about sunflowers. One is that sunflowers track the sun, following the sun across the sky as the earth moves each day. Sunflowers always face the light. Even as sunflowers follow the sun and the light, may we as believers follow the Son and the Light, Jesus. In this podcast, I share about Jesus' parable on the farmer scattering the seed. What kind of soil is in your heart? Is the seed bearing fruit, or have the enemy Satan, distractions, and the cares of this worlder stolen the seed and choked it out? Consider and pray if your heart's soil is fertible, ready to receive and grow God's word to produce an abundant harvest of righteousness. Remember to sow good seed iday and night nto the life of others, sharing your love, spiritual gifts, time, money, and efforts. Luke 8:4-15 and Ecclesiastes 11:6 are the main scriptures for today's study.
Do you need hope? Have you ever felt I-just-can't-take-this-kind-of-pain despair? Join speaker/author Beth Jones as she encourages you that through fatih in Jesus Christ, there is always hope. There are times in your life that are so dark, it looks impossible for anything to change. But hope and faith believe even in the dark. Hope is very important to your success, health, and happiness. "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not being seen." (Hebrews 11:1)