Chapter Three - Seeing God In Our Friendships

make the mark. If it is not quite what God has in mind for us, He will bring us to our rightful place if we keep our rightful place in Him.

When asked recently if she feels a little “out of it” for not keeping up with computers and the exponential explosion of knowledge Joy replied, “I agree things are changing faster than in any other time of history and moving at a rate that is almost frightening. But changes in technology don’t mean changes in human nature.

“With all the advantages, also come more sorrows, problems, heartaches, loneliness, and disconnected families, fostering less and less bonding of human relationships, bringing confusion, crime, and despair. This is where we Christians come in. We have the answer through Jesus Christ—no, I do not feel out of it—I am excited about coming to the kingdom at such a time as this.”

As Joy reflected on her years of counseling and the fruit of her ministry, she recalled, “How wonderful it is to sit together with another in counseling and feel the flow of the Holy Spirit opening, enlightening, recovering, and setting the captive free.

“To see the light shine throughout the saddened face and the whole countenance rejuvenated, and in the days, months, or years that follow the true destiny of that life being fulfilled.” This is what Joy lives for.

You may have a general idea of where you’re headed, but none of us knows exactly where we’ll be a week from now, let alone one month, or even one year. If you could understand, the value of the process would be destroyed. What is important are the lessons you learn and the decisions you make today. …Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts (He 4:7). Jesus only gives us one day at a time; Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Ma 6:34).

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