Even Jesus Spent Time with God + Book Review

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Spending time with God is the answer to most of our problems, especially our trust issues. I realized, that the days I struggle trusting God most are the days I don’t spend time with him. Do you trust in God’s plan for your life? Do you spend time with God on a regular basis through reading the Bible or praying?

You will begin to trust God more and know God more, the more you spend time with him.

Often, we wonder why our plans for our lives are different from God’s plans for our lives. We question, “Why hasn’t God given me ___?” Then, we begin to think that God doesn’t love us because he has not given us what we want. This happens because we think our values are the same as God’s values. We think we share the same channel of thoughts as God. But If we don’t spend time with God, we don’t know his channel. This lack of time together creates miscommunication between God and us. And a lack of trust.

To know God and understand why he does things, we have to spend time with him. Even Jesus had to spend time with God, and he is God! It is that much more important that we spend time with God!
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Why do I blog?

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Friends, family, roommates, and strangers have asked me, “why do you spend hours a week blogging?” I smile and think where do I even begin. There are so many reasons why I spend hours typing away on my computer. I think about my readers and the encouraging comments they leave, the community that has formed between other bloggers and myself, the pleasure I get in writing a post, the excitement I feel marketing each one, but none of those reasons are the reason why I blog.

If only one woman, one soul, would read my blog, and realized that Jesus loved her, then I would have fulfilled the purpose of this blog. I desire for each and every one of you to know how powerful your story is, that Jesus has a purpose and plan for your life, and that you are his precious beautiful daughter.

I dream about a world where every woman has experienced the life change of Jesus. They feel his power. They trust him with their life and experience healing. Shame exists no more! They know that they are loved by their father in heaven.

That is why I write and put countless hours into this blog.
That is why I created Joy Pedrow Ministries.

Everything I do, is for Jesus.

I believe that Jesus will use me and my story, and you and your story, to help women. I invite you to join me on this journey, check out my posts, and invite other women to join us on this journey.

Experience Jesus. Experience His joy. Experience His freedom.

My name is Joy Pedrow and I blog for Jesus.

 

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3 Ways to Love Your Dad

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Happy Father’s Day weekend!

It’s important to show your Dad some love every day, but since it is Father’s Day weekend: Daughters lets go out of our way to love our Dads!

Here are 3 Ways to Love Your Dad

  1. Ask him questions. Ask your Dad questions about the things he loves. This will show him that you care about what he cares about. For example, my dad loves playing music. He recently tried out as guitarist for a local band. The band gets together and plays for fun, but I secretly hope they’ll make it big. Either way, I have a rock star for a dad! When he came home from the audition, I made a point to ask him about it. I asked how he did, what they said, how they sounded together, etc. I may not be as interested in music as he is, but because I love my dad, I care about what he cares about. What is your Dad interested in? Go out of your way and ask him about it.
  2. Spend time with him. My Dad loves to golf, so every fathers day we go golfing. Think about what your Dad likes to do. Could you spend time doing this with him? Plan something for the weekend that your Dad would love. Has he mentioned something that he’s been wanting to do? For example, my Dad mentioned how he wanted to go to a concert downtown. So, I found one and we are going! Brainstorm different things you could do with your Dad this weekend!
  3. Share Jesus with him. This may be the hardest, but it may also be the most important. There are many ways to do this. Invite him to church or share your story. Depending on where your Dad is on his journey with God, you can ask different questions to have Jesus centered conversations. Here are some examples: What have you been learning in your recent Bible reading? How have you been growing? What question would you like to ask God? After he has talked, then you could share an answer to the same question. Share how Jesus is working in your life.

I hope you all have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend! Comment if you have any other tips!

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