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Light Reflection-Jeremiah 15:16 Joy and Delight

February 2nd, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Jeremiah 15:16.

The Prophet Jeremiah said to the LORD, “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.”

Our attitude toward someone will greatly affect how we receive their words. If we are skeptical, we will respond with resistance. If we respect them, we will be receptive to what they have to say.

Jeremiah loved the Lord, and received His words with great joy and delight.  This is how God’s Word can affect our day today as we open the Bible to the words of life. They can guide us to a better understanding of who Jesus is so that we might be better prepared to follow Him with a faithful heart. They offer hope and encouragement for our faith. They remind us of a God who loved us so much that He sent Jesus into the world to save us from our sins.

This Light Reflection inspires us to take great joy and delight in God’s Word in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

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Light Reflection-John 15:11

January 12th, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from John 15:11.

Jesus said to His disciples, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

Having God’s love in our hearts leads us to a place of complete joy. To understand the pathway to joy, we need to recall His previous statement in verses 9 and 10. He said, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept the Father’s commands and remain in his love.”

Joy is a light that shines brightly as a result of walking in an intimate relationship with God. Isaiah 60, verse 5 says, “Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy.”

This Light Reflection inspires us to live with the joy that comes from the Lord in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Playlist

December 26th, 2021 No comments

Merry Christmas to you!

This morning’s playlist is filled with joyful Christmas songs of worship from We The Kingdom, The McClures, Maverick City Music, Chris Tomlin, Kirby Kaple, Hillsong and more.

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Here I Am to Worship (More Than Life) Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas 2021
Prince Of Heaven Hillsong The Peace Project 2017
Ring the Bells (feat. Meredith Andrews) Big Daddy Weave (iTunes single) 2013
His Name Shall Be Matt Redman These Christmas Lights 2016
Sing We the Song of Emmanuel The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane Worship Initiative Christmas – EP 2019
O Come Let Us Adore Him / King of Israel SisterBrother (digital single) 2012
The First Noel The Worship Initiative & Shane & Shane Worship Initiative Christmas – EP 2019
Carol of the Bells Phil Wickham Christmas: Acoustic Sessions 2020
Emmanuel Has Come Kirby Kaple Let It Be So – EP 2021
Angels (Singing Gloria) [feat. Chris Tomlin] Matt Redman These Christmas Lights 2016
Unto Us Aaron Shust Unto Us 2014
Glory (Let There Be Peace) Matt Maher Glory (Let There Be Peace) 2016
Rejoice Jordan St. Cyr Single 2021
7AM
Glory Hallelujah Matt Redman These Christmas Lights 2016
Hope Has A Name Passion Single 2020
O Holy Night Crowder Single 2021
Receive Our King (feat. Mike Weaver Of Big Daddy Weave) Meredith Andrews (iTunes Single) 2016
Joy to the World (Joyful, Joyful) [feat. Phil Wickham] Shane & Shane A Worship Initiative Christmas, Vol. 2 2018
Seasons Hillsong Worship Christmas: The Peace Project 2018
Rejoice Life Center Worship Single 2019
Noel (feat. Chris Tomlin) (Live) Lauren Daigle Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live) 2015
Emmanuel God With Us Chris Tomlin Christmas Songs of Worship 2021
Come And Adore Lifepoint Worship Single 2019
Emmanuel (Glory in the Highest) Sovereign Grace Music Heaven Has Come 2020
Hark The Herald Angels Sing Phil Wickham Christmas 2019
Glory In The Highest Meredith Andrews Christmas 2020
Joy to the World / Joy of the Lord Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas 2021
8AM
Christmas Morning The McClures Single 2019
Born Is The King (Its Christmas) Hillsong Born Is The King EP 2011
Christmas Day (feat. We The Kingdom) Chris Tomlin Single 2019
Today Is The Saviors Day Rend Collective A Jolly Irish Christmas (Vol. 2) 2020
Arrival Hillsong Worship The Peace Project 2017
Love Came Down Kim Walker Smith Capitol CMG Christmas 2018 2018
Here Comes Heaven Elevation Worship Hallelujah Here Below 2018
All Hail King Jesus (Live) Jeremy Riddle Joy to the World (Live) – EP 2018
Joy! He Shall Reign Big Daddy Weave Single 2020
Wonderful (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman) Cain Single 2021
He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) Meredith Andrews (single) 2009
A Christmas Alleluia (feat. Lauren Daigle & Leslie Jordan) Chris Tomlin Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship (Live) 2015
Heart Sings Hallelujah (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
O Come Let Us Adore Him Hillsong Born Is The King EP 2011
9AM
Hallelujah The Lord Has Come Jadon Lavik Christmas 2010
Light of the World CLA Worship Emmanuel Is Here – EP 2021
Rejoice Aaron Shust Unto Us 2014
Adore You River Valley Worship Single 2018
Hope For Everyone Matt Maher The Advent of Christmas 2018
Emmanuel (Hope of Heaven) North Point Worship Single 2018
We Have A Savior Hillsong We Have A Savior 2013
Jesus Is Our King (feat. Mike Grayson of Mikeschair) Cross Point Music Single 2020
High King of Heaven / Jesus We Love You (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
Light Of The World (Sing Hallelujah) We The Kingdom Single 2020
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) (feat. Ed Cash) Chris Tomlin Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship 2009
Hallelujah Blessing Offor Emmanuel: Christmas Songs of Worship 2021
Go Tell It on the Mountain Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas 2021

Praise & Worship Playlist

December 8th, 2021 No comments

It’s Week 1 in a Season of Joy Sunday mornings on WJTL. This week’s Praise & Worship playlist is filled with songs of joy from Dante Bowe, Phil Wickham, Kim Walker-Smith, We The Kingdom, Aaron Shust, Rend Collective, Shane & Shane and more!

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
6AM
Beauty For Ashes Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day 2004
Joyful Dante Bowe Circles 2021
Joy Phil Wickham Response 2011
Joyful (The One Who Saves) Brenton Brown Joyful 2010
Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble? Delirious Revival Generation 1998
Up in Arms Hillsong UNITED Zion (Deluxe Edition) 2013
Joy to the World / Joy of the Lord Maverick City Music A Very Maverick Christmas (feat. Mav City Gospel Choir) 2021
Rejoice Dustin Kensrue The Water & The Blood 2013
joy. for KING & COUNTRY Burn The Ships 2018
My Joy Philip Herndon Love In Every Motion 2012
Your Love Never Fails Chris McClarney Love Never Fails 2008
Make A Joyful Noise – I Will Not Be Silent David Crowder All I Can Say 1998
Rejoice Chris Tomlin See The Morning 2006
Shout for Joy Paul Baloche The Same Love 2012
7AM
Tears Of Joy Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
What Joy Is Found Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
Take Courage (Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music Starlight (Live) 2017
Joy of the Lord (Live) [Spontaneous] Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
I Have Found (Live) Kim Walker-Smith Revival Nights (Live) 2021
Find a Reason (Joyful Joyful) [feat. Brett Stanfill] North Point Worship Find a Reason 2020
Count It All Joy Sovereign Grace Music Worship God Live 2005
I Will Rejoice Rita Springer I Have To Believe 2005
O Rejoice Hillsong Celebrating Christmas 2005
Rejoice Brad+Rebekah Single 2019
Praise the Lord / Rejoice [feat. Eb Cole] Daniel Bashta My Resurrection 2017
8AM
In Your Presence (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live] Jesus Culture Let It Echo (Live) 2016
Psalm 16 (Fullness of Joy) Shane & Shane Psalms, Vol. 2 2015
Joy! He Shall Reign Big Daddy Weave Single 2020
Rejoice Andrew Peterson The Burning Edge of Dawn 2015
Joy Is In Our Hearts Sara Groves Fireflies And Songs 2009
Rejoice Sovereign Grace Music Savior 2006
Psalm 96 (Let the Earth Rejoice) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Hymn of Joy (Live) Chris Tomlin Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live) 2015
Joy Of The Lord Rend Collective As Family We Go 2016
Rejoice Andrew Ripp Evergreen 2021
Joy Has Dawned Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt (of Sanctus Real) In Christ Alone – Modern Hymns Of Worship 2008
Rejoice Mission Worship Mission Worship EP 2019
Joy Is In This Place Tim Hughes When Silence Falls 2004
House Of The Lord Phil Wickham Single 2021
9AM
Joy (Shining Light) Victory Fellowship Worship Band Elevator Music 2010
Joy Invincible (feat. Jenn Johnson) Switchfoot Joy Invincible recut Single 2020
Joy Comes In The Morning Baylor Wilson Joy Comes In The Morning 2021
Joy (To the World) (feat. Ryan Ellis) Life.Church Worship Gloria (Live) 2021
Rejoice Life Center Worship Single 2019
Joyous Light Chris Tomlin Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Yes I Will Vertical Worship Bright Faith Bold Future 2018
Sing Wherever I Go (Live) We The Kingdom Live At the Wheelhouse – EP 2019
Joy To The World (Joyful, Joyful) Phil Wickham Christmas 2019
Joy Rend Collective The Art of Celebration 2014
Joy To Be (feat. Chaunda Jefferson) Citizens The Joy of Being 2020
Rejoice Aaron Shust Unto Us 2014
Joyful Noise Matt Maher Single 2021
Rejoice Jordan St. Cyr Single 2021
Heart Sings Hallelujah (Live) Paul McClure & Hannah McClure Christmas Morning (Live) 2020
Bless His Name (Ive Got That Joy) (feat. Brandon Lake & Andy Cherry) Seacoast Music Single 2021
Praise to the Lord (Joyful, Joyful) Shane & Shane Hymns, Vol. 2 2019

Daily Challenge-Rejoice In The Lord

November 16th, 2021 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to rejoice in the Lord.

First Thessalonians 5:16 instructs us to “rejoice always.” Philippians 4:4 reiterates the point. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

How can joy be fulfilling part of our Christian journey? When we look into what the Bible says about “joy” and “rejoicing”, we will often see those words connected with worship.  With the eyes of our faith focused on magnifying Jesus, the door is open for us to experience His joy. We see His greatness, we taste His goodness, and we experience His forgiveness.

Psalm 68, verses 3 and 4 connects joy with worship: “May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him-his name is the LORD.”

Take the Daily Challenge to rejoice in the Lord on the journey of faith.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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

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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