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Word of Encouragement-Fruit

September 15th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is Fruit.

Most of us have a favorite fruit that is pleasing to our tastebuds, whether they are oranges, apples, or strawberries.

There are different kinds of character qualities that make our faith more fruitful, such as love, joy, and peace. These qualities are found in the fruit of the Spirit.

When we live by God’s Spirit, He builds godly character qualities on our foundation of faith. This is what enables us to be an effective witness to the world of God’s saving grace. Jesus said in John 15:8, “This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

Through the faithful witness of believers, the words of Colossians 1:6 are still true today. “The gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the world.”

Find encouragement in the fruitfulness of walking in step with God’s Spirit in the Year of Endurance.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Word of Encouragement-Delight

May 5th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Word of Encouragement is “Delight.”

To take delight in something or someone is to find enjoyment and satisfaction in the source of our delight.

Psalm 37:4 instructs us to “take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

This passage is encouraging us to enjoy time with the LORD. Find satisfaction in His grace, because His grace is sufficient for our needs. Find joy in worshipping Him because He is worthy of our praise and delight.

As we delight in the LORD, He will rearrange our desires to His purposes. The words of the Bible will be meaningful in building our relationship with God. We will find joy in the journey of following Jesus and being in relationship with Him. We will take delight in God’s work among us, leading to changed lives for His glory.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

 

Find encouragement in the opportunity to delight in the Lord in the Year of Endurance.

Daily Challenge-Look for God in His Word

April 28th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to look for the evidence of God in the value of His Word.

The Bible is a unique book, inspired by God, and written by different authors in different time periods. His wisdom in those words offers greater value than the riches of the world.

David wrote in Psalm 19:7, “The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.” Verse 10 adds, “They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold.”

If we take the message of the Bible to heart, it will be good news for our soul that leads us to follow Jesus. He will be our source of joy.

Take the daily challenge to look for the evidence of God in the wisdom of His Word on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

John@wjtl.com

20/20 Insight-Purpose of Jesus To Enrich Our Lives

December 18th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Vision, today’s 20/20 Insight focuses on the purpose of Jesus to enrich our lives.

Second Corinthians 8:9 says, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes, he became poor, so that you, through his poverty might become rich.”

Jesus left His place of honor and glory in heaven to become the suffering servant on earth. This was for our benefit, not for the purpose of giving us material riches, but to give us God’s grace. That is the richest place for us to be. That is where we have the favor of God. That is where we have peace with God. That is where we experience the joy of the Lord. That is where we live with the hope of moving forward in God’s plan until we reach His glorious destiny. We gain access to these treasures through faith in Jesus to save us from our sins.

Focusing on the riches of God’s grace gives us greater clarity for living out the Christian life.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-New Joy

March 20th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Acts 16:34.

One person whose life was dramatically changed by the Gospel was a jailer who put his faith in Jesus.

He was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God-he and his whole household.

He was suicidal after an earthquake shook the prison he was guarding. But Paul and Silas intervened. They assured the jailer that none of the prisoners had escaped. Then the jailer asked the life-changing question, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-you and your household.” That is exactly what happened. Through faith in Jesus, the love of Jesus has the power to fill us with the joy of Jesus from this time forward.

Through Jesus, we are set free to experience a new joy that is based on knowing Him.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Eye On Integrity-The Life

June 8th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on John 14:6.

Jesus told His disciples, “I am the life.”

He is the source of life. He spoke of two dimensions of life when He held out the offer of life to us-eternal life and abundant life.

In John 6:40, He said, “My Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

In John 10:10, He said, I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” Jesus offers the kind of life that abounds in peace, in love, in grace, in joy, in hope, in gratitude, and in good deeds. Receiving Jesus as Lord is the key to these abounding treasures.

Faith walks toward God, using the bridge that He has provided to cross over from death to life.

Walking in the life that Jesus has for us is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Playlist

November 26th, 2017 No comments

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title

Artist

Year

Album

6AM

Beauty For Ashes

Anthony Skinner

2004

Forever And A Day

Joy of the Lord (Live) [Spontaneous]

Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson

2014

You Make Me Brave (Live)

Joy (Shining Light)

Victory Fellowship Worship Band

2010

Elevator Music

I Want The Joy

Rita Springer

2002

Effortless

Happy Day

Tim Hughes

2007

Holding Nothing Back

In Your Light (feat. Jeremy Riddle)

Bethel Live

2012

For The Sake Of The World

Thrill

Charlie Hall

2008

The Bright Sadness

I Have Found

Kim Walker

2008

Here Is My Song

How Can I Keep From Singing

Chris Tomlin

2006

See The Morning

Fields Of Grace

Big Daddy Weave

2003

Fields Of Grace

Marvelous Light

Charlie Hall

2006

Flying Into Daybreak

Reckless Love

Cory Asbury

2017

Reckless Love – Single

Forever and a Day (feat. Jenn Johnson) [Live]

Bethel Live

2011

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]

7AM

Take Courage (Kristene DiMarco)

Bethel Music

2017

Starlight (Live)

Promises

Desperation Band

2006

Who You Are

Plans

Tim Hughes

2015

Pocketful of Faith

Joy Is In Our Hearts

Sara Groves

2009

Fireflies And Songs

Hymn of Joy (Live)

Chris Tomlin

2015

Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live)

Count It All Joy

Sovereign Grace Music

2005

Worship God Live

Rejoice

Dustin Kensrue

2013

The Water & The Blood

I Will Rejoice

Rita Springer

2005

I Have To Believe

Boldly I Approach (The Art Of Celebration)

Rend Collective

2014

The Art Of Celebration

Sparrow

Audrey Assad

2011

Heart

Joy Is In This Place

Tim Hughes

2004

When Silence Falls

Joyful, Joyful

Laura Hackett

2010

Joy (LIVE)

King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61)

Charlie Hall

2010

Passion: Awakening

Beauty For Ashes

Shane & Shane

2004

Carry Away

8AM

Beauty For Ashes (Live)

Chris McClarney

2015

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

Joy Of The Lord

Rend Collective

2016

As Family We Go

Your Love Never Fails

Jesus Culture

2008

Your Love Never Fails

You Are My Joy

David Crowder Band

2006

Passion: Everything Glorious

Joy To The World (You Are My Joy)

Rend Collective

2014

Campfire Christmas Vol. 1

The Happy Song

Delirious

1997

The Cutting Edge

Tears Of Joy

Phil Wickham

2013

The Ascension

Shout For Joy

Lincoln Brewster

2012

Joy To The World (A Christmas Collection)

Beautiful Things

Shane & Shane

2014

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

What Joy Is Found

Jeremy Riddle

2007

Full Attention

Joy

Rend Collective

2014

The Art of Celebration

Rejoice

Chris Tomlin

2006

See The Morning

Joy

Phil Wickham

2011

Response

9AM

Psalm 96 (Let the Earth Rejoice)

Robbie Seay Band

2015

Psalms LP

A Grateful People/Bless the Lord

Watermark

2006

A Grateful People

Rejoice

Aaron Shust

2014

Unto Us

Psalm 16 (Fullness of Joy)

Shane & Shane

2015

Psalms, Vol. 2

In Your Presence

Jason Upton

2008

Deeper (Integrity Music)

Prayer Medley (I Love Your Presence, Babylon)

Anthony Skinner

2003

Forever and a Day

In Your Presence

Lcbc Worship

2017

We Are Lives

Come And Let Your Presence

The Merchant Band

2006

The World Can Wait

In Your Presence (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live]

Jesus Culture

2016

Let It Echo (Live)

In Your Presence (Live)

Elevation Worship

2013

Nothing Is Wasted

Presence (My Hearts Desire)

Newsboys

2004

Devotion

Im a Lover of Your Presence

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

2011

Here On Earth

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

February 26th, 2017 No comments

This week in my devotions, I read from the “Jolt Of Joy” plan on the YouVersion Bible App.  It’s based on the writing of Carol McLeod at www.JustJoyMinistries.com

There were a few sentences that really stuck out to me and inspired today’s lineup with a concentration on the connection of thanksgiving and joy.

“It is important to understand the relationship between joy and thanksgiving . If you are a thankful person, joy cannot be so very far away.  If you are a joyful person, I can guarantee that you count your blessings loudly and daily.  Thanksgiving is the password that opens the door of His presence to His people.  And, when you enter into His presence, you know that you will find there: JOY!”

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Open Up the Gates

Planetshakers

Open Up the Gates

2004

Joyful (The One Who Saves)

Brenton Brown

Joyful

2010

Come Ye Thankful People Come

Leigh Nash

Hymns And Sacred Songs

2011

Sparrow

Audrey Assad

Heart

2011

Hes Always Been Faithful

Sara Groves

Conversations

2002

Psalm 96 (Let the Earth Rejoice)

Robbie Seay Band

Psalms LP

2015

When I Think About the Lord

Shane & Shane

Pages

2007

I Will Rejoice

Rita Springer

I Have To Believe

2005

Thank You Lord

Paul Baloche

A Greater Song

2006

I Have Found

Kim Walker

Here Is My Song

2008

Thank You

The Merchant Band

The World Can Wait

2006

Joy

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration

2014

Nothing Holding Me Back

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

7:00 a.m.

Thrill

Charlie Hall

The Bright Sadness

2008

Good Forever (Live)

Matt Redman

Your Grace Finds Me (Live)

2013

We Are Blessed

All Sons & Daughters

The Longing – EP

2012

Joy

Phil Wickham

Response

2011

Joy (Shining Light)

Victory Fellowship Worship Band

Elevator Music

2010

Thank You Jesus

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2014

Joy Is In This Place

Tim Hughes

When Silence Falls

2004

Thank You for Healing Me

Matt Redman

Beautiful News

2006

Thank You For Hearing Me

David Crowder

All I Can Say

1998

Thank You God For Saving Me (feat. Phil Wickham)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

You Have Been So Good (feat. Sara Groves)

Paul Baloche

A Greater Song

2006

We Give You Thanks

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Joy Of The Lord

Rend Collective

As Family We Go

2016

8:00 a.m.

Count It All Joy

Sovereign Grace Music

Worship God Live

2005

A Grateful People/Bless the Lord

Watermark

A Grateful People

2006

Psalm 16 (Fullness of Joy)

Shane & Shane

Psalms, Vol. 2

2015

Forever and a Day (feat. Jenn Johnson) [Live]

Bethel Live

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]

2011

You Are Good (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Live

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition)

2011

Shout for Joy

Paul Baloche

The Same Love

2012

Thank You

Hillsong Worship

A Beautiful Exchange

2010

Rejoice

Chris Tomlin

See The Morning

2006

Joyful, Joyful

Laura Hackett

Joy (LIVE)

2010

So Good to Me

Cory Asbury

Holy

2008

Make A Joyful Noise

David Crowder

Passion: The Road To One Day

2000

You Give Me Life

Rita Springer

Rise Up

2004

9:00 a.m.

2011

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Tears Of Joy

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

What Joy Is Found

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention

2007

The Happy Song

Delirious

The Cutting Edge

1997

You Are My Joy

David Crowder Band

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

Great Rejoicing

Crowder

American Prodigal (Deluxe Edition)

2016

Praise & Worship Show Joy Edition Playlist

June 28th, 2015 No comments
6AM
Joyful (The One Who Saves) Brenton Brown Joyful 2010
Joy of the Lord (Live) [Spontaneous] Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration) Rend Collective The Art Of Celebration 2014
Joy Is In Our Hearts Sara Groves Fireflies And Songs 2009
Be Ye Glad Glad Captured In Time 1982
Sparrow Audrey Assad Heart 2011
Sing My Love Sarah McMillan Under Your Bright Wings 2007
Undignified David Crowder Band Can You Hear Us 2002
When I Think About the Lord Shane & Shane Carry Away 2003
I Will Rejoice Rita Springer I Have To Believe 2005
Hundred Miles Judah & the Lion First Fruits – EP 2012
Great Are You Lord All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
Celebrate The Lord Of Love Paul Baloche Open the Eyes of My Heart 2000
7AM
Beauty For Ashes Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day 2004
Joy Has Dawned Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt (of Sanctus Real) In Christ Alone – Modern Hymns Of Worship 2008
Joy Is In This Place Tim Hughes When Silence Falls 2004
Count It All Joy Sovereign Grace Music Worship God Live 2005
Made New Lincoln Brewster Oxygen 2014
Happy Day Tim Hughes Holding Nothing Back 2007
In Your Light (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Be Glorified Chris Tomlin The Noise We Make 2001
For Your Glory (We Will Dance) Matt Redman We Shall Not Be Shaken 2009
Back To The Start (Gods Great Dance Floor) Martin Smith Gods Great Dance Floor Step 1 2013
Thrill Charlie Hall The Bright Sadness 2008
Joy Rend Collective The Art of Celebration 2014
You Are My Joy David Crowder Band Passion: Everything Glorious 2006
What Joy Is Found Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
8AM
Tears Of Joy Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
Psalm 96 (Let the Earth Rejoice) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
I Want The Joy Rita Springer Effortless 2002
Forever And A Day Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day 2004
I Have Found Kim Walker Here Is My Song 2008
Joy Unspeakable Todd Agnew Need 2009
Shekinah (feat. Jaye Thomas) Cory Asbury Joy (LIVE)
Sing and Shout (feat. Matt Redman) [Live] Passion Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live) 2014
Shout for Joy Paul Baloche The Same Love 2012
Shout It Out Lincoln Brewster Oxygen 2014
Your Name (We Shout) The Digital Age Evening : Morning 2013
Shout Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
My Joy Philip Herndon Love In Every Motion 2012
Rejoice Dustin Kensrue The Water & The Blood 2013
9AM
Make A Joyful Noise / I Will Not Be Silent David Crowder Lovely Noise 1999
Rejoice Chris Tomlin See The Morning 2006
Joy (Shining Light) Victory Fellowship Worship Band Elevator Music 2010
Marvelous Light Charlie Hall Flying Into Daybreak 2006
Joyous Light Chris Tomlin Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Joy Phil Wickham Response 2011
Your Love Never Fails Jesus Culture Your Love Never Fails 2008
How Can I Keep From Singing Chris Tomlin See The Morning 2006
Rejoice The Katinas Lifestyle 2002
Fields Of Grace Darrell Evans Integrity Music i Worship Next 2004
Joyful, Joyful Laura Hackett Joy (LIVE) 2010
The Happy Song Delirious The Cutting Edge 1997

Relationship-Building Principle-Focus Beyond Ourselves

February 19th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from First Corinthians 13:5.

“Love is not self-seeking.”

Sin is an “I” centered word. So is Pride. Selfish desires get in the way of thriving relationships.

The focus of true love goes beyond ourselves. In the context of our relationship with God, the focus is on bringing glory to God. In the context of our relationship with others, the focus is on blessing them with encouragement, a servant’s heart, and edifying words.

Joy can be an acronym for “Jesus, Others, Yourself”. With those priorities in that order, the door is open for us to experience the joy of living out the Gospel.

Focusing beyond ourselves is a relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Moment Of Celebration-Greatness and Goodness Of God

November 26th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the greatness and goodness of God.

We see this in Psalm 95, which begins with the invitation for us to “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.”

This is not a timid worship gathering described here. This is a jubilant celebration using music to convey love for God and to proclaim His distinct place of honor as the great King above all gods.

As we approach God with a thankful heart, we remember how we are blessed by His attributes. He is holy and is making us holy. He is merciful and pardons sin. He is wise beyond measure, and gives us wisdom as we take His Word to heart.

With a thankful heart, we also remember how He has blessed us with His precious gift when He sent Jesus to the world. First John 3:16 says, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” In Jesus, we see the evidence of God’s love for us.

The greatness and goodness of God are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com