Listening Journal: Got Joy?

Listening Journal: Got Joy?

I often wonder….what if my desire to listen to God equaled His longing to speak personally with me? Listening prayer for me is simply being still in God’s presence, anticipating His voice, recording His words, impressions, or pictures, and then responding in love, faith and obedience to what He whispers. It’s absolutely amazing — I always receive exactly what my heart is longing for — sweet companionship, fresh encouragement and specific guidance. I’m praying that this excerpt from my “Listening Journal” will encourage you to begin a practice of listening to God. –Debbie

Break Away, Breathe and Bless Joy in My Presence.



Live-joy – BLESS JOYFULLY (a joyful heart is good medicine)

Rejoice in Me always! Joy in Me constantly! … choose a continual lifestyle of joy and rejoicing!

Joy frees you to live to the fullest

Joy is the fruit of My spirit dwelling, abiding, on the throne – overflow

Joy is the song of heaven, language of heaven

Joy is the life of Jesus

Joy is My love language

Joy is letting go of the worries, fears, and doubts of this world

Release to Rejoice. 

Lift up your heart and mind voice and actions to praise, worship, and rejoice in Me, Your Lord! Do it right now – let go….

Let go of… GLANCE

  • The temporal circumstances and situations of everyday life
  • The faux immediacy and urgency that others place on us
  • The stressors of relational ministry – friends, family, neighbors, coworkers – those we come in contact with

Lift eyes God-ward – GAZE

  • Enjoy – what is it – Joy in God (His character, promises, Word)
  • Take joy – how to get it – Joy in and through Me
  • Live joy – how to live it – Joy to the world

Break away, Breathe and Bless.

Debbie headshot from book trailer


Debbie McGoldrick is the founder of NBS2GO and blessed to be married to Mark and the adoptive mother of Melissa and Matt. Debbie is an avid collector of heart rocks and shells, a lover of color and always looking for a reason to go to the beach.

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