Does anyone out there have a difficult person in your life? You know the thing about difficult people is that we have allowed them to bring out the worst in us when perhaps they have been strategically placed in our lives to bring out the Jesus in us. You are listening to Defiant Joy Radio and I am your host and your friend, Carol McLeod. Welcome to our current Bible Study entitled Refined – Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire.
As a believer in Christ we are called to do life entirely differently than those around us. What I have to share with you today isn’t going to be easy and it goes against the grain of what you are used to. I have to say, this is where extraordinary life begins! This is Carol McLeod. I pray that you have an open heart as we keep going deeper in the No More Ordinary that God has called you to!
I LOVE THE BIBLE! The Bible is truth, it is powerful, it gives me direction and points the way for each day. The Bible will keep you from stumbling or falling. You won’t have any regrets from knowing the Word of God. And, with the Bible, you will live in abundance and fruitfulness. Let’s continue with the list of kingdom living from 2 Peter chapter 1. I am Carol McLeod and I am honored that you have joined me today as we open the Word of God together.
I love lists, don’t you? Peter has been giving us our marching orders and next on the list is moral excellence. Did you know that your faith is revealed through the character choices you make every day? What is your character revealing to others? I am Carol McLeod and I am honored that you have joined me today as we open the Word of God together.
Suffering. Evil. The worst moment of your life. These are all part of God’s plan to strengthen your faith. These are the opportunities for victory because God has given you ALL that you need in spite of your living conditions. The question is, what will you choose? This is Carol McLeod, bible teacher and author. Thank you for joining me today as we dig into the Word of God together.
Are you ready for another dose of “Reality Bible”? We have been learning what to do AND what not to do so we can live this life well. These doses of “Reality Bible” call us to action. When you get up off the couch, you will not just survive but thrive! Let’s discover what the Holy Spirit is saying to us today! This is Carol McLeod. Welcome to Defiant Joy! Radio.
Talk about diligence! Today we are going to hear about an example of an extraordinary woman of faith. In spite of devastating and seemingly impossible circumstances, Barbara Johnson never had ordinary in her vocabulary. She even found joy in the most difficult times of her life! This is Carol McLeod and I am praying that the joy of His presence will saturate your very life today.
Here we are just in the warm up to the challenge of living an abundant life. We are going to continue our painfully practical application of what Peter instructs us to do to attempt to tap into the extraordinary life that God desires for us! This is Carol McLeod, Bible teacher and author, thank you for joining me today on Defiant Joy radio. Let’s dig in to the unchanging Word of God!
2 Peter 1:3 says His divine power has given us everything we need for life and Godliness! WOW, the power to live an abundant life is inside of me! Our lives should be a show and tell of the teachings of Jesus. Our lives should demonstrate the desires of God on planet earth today. Are you selling yourself short? This is Carol McLeod and it is going to be a great day on Defiant Joy radio!
Hang on because THE abundant life that we have been talking about is within your grasp! Today we are going to take a portion of scripture from 2 Peter chapter 1 that will teach us how to live abundantly. You CAN live a life with no more ordinary! You can be as close to God as you desire to be. Abundant life is all about WHO you know! This is Carol McLeod and I am honored to spend this time together in the powerful and unchanging Word of God.
Are you living well regardless of your difficult or trying circumstances? Despite your circumstances will you be like Joseph Aaron that said “Through all the years of my life, I knew that Yeshua was with me. He took care of me and protected me. I felt His presence in the concentration camps. He gave His life for me and now I live my life for Him.” This is Carol McLeod, Bible teacher and author, thank you for joining me today on Defiant Joy radio.
The love of Christ is still chasing you down! Continue with me today on our journey through the Biblical timeline of the Divine Romance. We will visit David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Micah, Mary the Mother of Jesus and finally Peter – a few of those extraordinary examples in scripture that show us how to commune with God in the midst of ordinary circumstances. This is Carol McLeod, Bible teacher and author, thank you for joining me today on Defiant Joy radio.
The love of God has been chasing you down since the beginning of creation. It is His love for you that makes YOU extraordinary! God wants you more dependent on Him than you are on your own circumstances. God wants to make you into something that you cannot be on your own! This is Bible teacher and author, Carol McLeod, and I am so honored that you have joined me on Defiant Joy Radio.
You are the main character in the greatest love story ever told! Yes, you! This romance is between you and God. The God of all creation is wooing you to Himself, He is calling you, He is in pursuit of your heart! He wants to lavish His unconditional love on you. His relentless love for you changes everything about you! Will you say YES to friendship with God today? This is a story that you won’t want to miss! This is Carol McLeod. Welcome to Defiant Joy! Radio.
In this study, No More Ordinary, we have been discovering what it means to live an abundant life. Today we have to set the record straight! Abundant life does not equal wealth or riches. If money comes and goes, where will your hope be found? Earthly riches are inconsistent and don’t guarantee an abundant life. To take hold of the abundant life we must know where our hope comes from. I am Carol McLeod and I am honored that you have joined me today as we open the Word of God together.
Did you know that eternal life begins right now? Yes, right now, while you are breathing on planet earth! God wants your life to be a demonstration of abundant living! An overcoming, transforming, and victorious way of life that ONLY comes from a personal relationship with the Savior! This different kind of life is only possible through intimacy with Jesus! This is Carol McLeod and I am praying that the joy of His presence will saturate your very life today
There is an enemy that doesn’t want you to live an extraordinary life! This enemy has no other purpose than to kill your joy, steal your hope, and crush your peace! BUT … Jesus’ death guaranteed you an abundant life the very moment you accepted Him into your heart! This is Carol McLeod, Bible teacher and author, and I’d like to thank you for joining me today for this Bible Study that will help you know who your enemy is and recognize that he cannot keep you from living an extraordinary life! Thank you for joining me today on Defiant Joy! Radio.
Are you living an abundant life? What does your abundant life look like? Is your abundant life a happy marriage, no calls home from the school, or a specific number on the scale? I believe that an abundant life is all about the promise in John 10:10 where Jesus says, I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. This is Carol McLeod, bible teacher and author. In this study, No More Ordinary, we are going to learn how to get out of the rut of just ordinary living and move into an extraordinary, abundant way of life! Thank you for joining me today as we dig into the Word of God together.
Today is the last day of this life-changing Bible Study, entitled, “Defiant Joy!” My prayer for you is that the joy of His presence will fill every corner of your life and that you will make a resounding difference on the world around you! This is Carol McLeod, Bible Teacher and Author. As always, it is my delight to teach you the Word of God on Defiant Joy Radio!
Today, I am going to tell you a true story about a young woman who experienced tragedy, trauma and unfair treatment. And yet, this uncommon girl choose to exhibit joy and hope in spite of the tragedy of her life. This is a story that you won’t want to miss! This is Carol McLeod. Welcome to Defiant Joy! Radio.