ABC’s of the Joy God brings to my Heart

JOY is my theme for this year. Joy is a deep feeling that nothing can move. It has little to do with circumstances. Happiness can come and go. Joy—the Joy of the Lord—is the strength that helps us go on, even when we’re not happy. I have smiled through tears many times because God has given me joy in the midst of sorrow.

Looking back to the part of this year that is gone, I’m so glad I chose JOY for the theme of 2013. I needed the Joy of the Lord. I hope you can have that joy to give you strength.

Here is a hymn of praise to God for the joy he brings to my heart.

I praise God for…

Admirable answers to prayer

Blessings beyond belief

Comforting and caring counsel

Delightful deeds of deliverance

Ever-present eyes of encouragement

Faithful forgiveness and freedom

Glorious gift of grace

Holy hope and honor

Incomparable inheritance in Immanuel

Joyous justification in Jesus, my

King and kinsman Redeemer

Living, longsuffering love

Majestic and miraculous mercy

Noble new name (Revelation 2:17)

Opportunities to obey my omnipotent Father

Perfect peace and prevailing power of prayer

Quietness and quickening of the soul

Redeeming, righteous refuge

Splendor of glorious salvation

Tender truth and tenacious tolerance

Unfailing understanding

Victory through my victorious Lord

Wealth of the wondrous Word of God

eXalted expectation

Yesterday, today, and forever He is the same

Zion awaits!


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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