Keep yourselves in the love of God and wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. Jude 1:21
Sorry for two weeks of “radio silence!” It seems that the end of the school year swallowed me whole but now it’s summer and I’m back to writing from my screen porch!
Happy 10th Birthday Joyful Words Blog!! I’m astounded that God has keep this going for a decade! When I finally quit arguing with Him and actually started writing, I could have never imagined He would still be sending me words 520 weeks later. Please know how very grateful I am to all of you who check in and give these things a read. I promised Him I’d keep writing as long as people kept reading and letting me know he was working through the words. I consider it an absolute honor to share this work with you. I thought today we could take a look at the number 10…turns out the Father has used this number for some pretty important lessons.
*10 and 10th appear in Scripture more than 320 times; pretty sure that’s at least the number of times I’ve needed and received his mercy this week!
*10 is a perfect number which suggests completeness, order and peace: may this be a year of ALL of that for each of us!
*In the first chapter of Genesis alone we read “God said” 10 times; perhaps we should work on doing what he says the FIRST time instead of needing to be told 9 more times (maybe that’s just me!)
*There are 10 Commandents; which is a great trade for more than 600 Jewish laws.
*There were 10 plagues; always a great reminder of God’s power and love for his people.
*We are asked to tithe 10 percent; after all we’re given it doesn’t seem like so much in return.
*10 generations of man lived on earth before the Flood; thank goodness He promised not to do that again.
*The Passover lamb was selected on day 10 of the 1st month (Exodus 12:3), as was Jesus, the Lamb that takes away the sins of the world (John 12:28 - 29; 1Corinthians 5:7).
I’m always so surprised at the way he uses simple things to teach like a number or a word. There is simply no end to the magnificent things he will do through us when we start with one word…YES!! I’m so glad you’ve followed along with one of my favorite “Yes’s”! Thank you to those of you who have read, liked and commented about the ways the Lord is working in your life; we truly need to help each other grow in holiness. I will be praying 10 Rosaries for my readers asking God to bless, protect and guide you.
A Seed To Plant: Say YES to God 10 times this week. It can be something big or something little like stopping to say a quick prayer for someone who comes into your thoughts. As always, please share what happens!
Blessings on your day!
6/15/2022 08:23:58 am
Happy 10th Anniversary!! I appreciate your ministry & look forward to Wednesday mornings so I can read your blog. God bless.
6/15/2022 02:46:40 pm
Thank you for your dedication to this blog. It has helped me grow as a person and in my faith life! God continue to bless Sherri's journey!! ❤
6/16/2022 09:07:13 am
Happy 10th! I always look forward to your insights! You have helped countless people over the years to stop, pause, reflect, & pray on God's words. Then put those words into action 😍 Thank you for this ministry. I have grown in my own faith because of it
6/16/2022 10:40:45 pm
I am truly grateful that my son inadvertently stumbled upon your blog a few years ago and forwarded it to me!
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