Giving Thanks: It’s Good for You
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.” Philippians 4:6-7a (NLT)
In tough times, giving thanks can feel like a tall order. So why would God ask us to do it while still surrounded by a situation with no resolution in sight?
A short and simple answer: It’s good for you.
When life’s challenges loom large, gratitude is a gentle reminder that your problems are small potatoes when compared with God’s power. Even when we’re surrounded by evil, we can thank the Father for His faithfulness—trusting He can redeem every situation for His glory and our good. (Romans 8:28)
In fact, being thankful is downright therapeutic. Bringing healing to troubled hearts, it turns our attention away from fear and focuses on God’s goodness, grace, and mercy.
So I want to encourage you today that while I may not know what you’re going through, the Lord does—and He loves you. Instead of letting worry steal your joy this holiday season, I hope you’ll pray about whatever you’re facing and give thanks for the many moments God has come through in your life.
What follows will be peace beyond anything you could ever imagine—and that, my friend, is a sweet reason to celebrate. Happy Thanksgiving!
He’s finally here! On September 4, our family officially welcomed Jonathan and Rebecca’s son, Asher Samuel Weiss, into the world and we couldn’t be happier. Measuring 8 lbs. and 14 oz., he’s a healthy baby boy and we’re praising God!
Both Rebecca and Jonathan are also doing well, and my sweetheart and I are so grateful for your prayers and support throughout this pregnancy. My hope is that you’ll continue lifting up these first-time parents as they navigate their new reality of life with a little one.
Babies are such a blessing and I’m thankful to share this sweet bundle of joy with you—my Daystar Family around the world!
We are so excited to welcome Baby Weiss into the world this month! But before he arrives, we just had to celebrate with a shower.
From games and gifts to snacks and sweets, our friends and family gathered to show this little one some love. And as we eagerly await his arrival, I hope you’ll join me in praying for Rebecca and my son-in-love Jonathan Weiss as they prepare to be first-time parents.
In the meantime, “Noni” and “Poppy” are counting the moments! We can’t wait hold another bundle of joy and share this sweet blessing from Heaven with you.
A Joni Table Talk Special Series with Troy Brewer
Ever wonder why God created time?
If so, you’re not alone as many have wrestled with the reality of the ticking clock and how to make every moment count. But from reconciling the pain of your past to filling your heart with faith for the future, you can rest assured that God wants to reveal Himself through time – freeing you to live in fullness!
August 5-6, author and prophetic voice, Troy Brewer, will join me on Joni Table Talk to share the compelling two-part series, “Redeeming Time.” In this groundbreaking teaching, which includes powerful perspective on end-time prophecy, you’ll uncover God’s divine design for time and how to live without fear in the present.
Through these special programs, I believe the Lord will heal your heart from past hurts and renew your joy for the journey ahead. Keep in mind God lives outside of time, and He’s not bound by the clock or shackled by changing seasons.
So whether you’re ashamed of what’s already been or afraid of what will be, you can find freedom in Christ. My prayer is that you’ll tune in for these special shows and invite Jesus into your past, present, and future. He wants to meet you in the moments of life and reveal His extravagant love by “Redeeming Time!”
Joni Table Talk
August 5-6: “Redeeming Time” Part 1 & 2
7:30am, 8:30pm, & 2am ET
Fireworks, Faith, & Moving Forward
For those in America, the fourth of July is the day when we celebrate the birth of our nation with big, bold fireworks. This year that holiday holds even more significance for our family since our sweet son-in-love, Joshua Brown, recently became a United States citizen!
After a long ten-year wait, Josh was sworn in with over 100 others who were eagerly anticipating their moment to officially declare that the dream of citizenship was finally realized. Throughout this lengthy process, I know Josh wavered and wondered if the journey was even worth it. But instead of quitting he held onto hope, convinced of God’s promise in Galatians 6:9, which says, “At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
So what God-given goal are you aiming for? What dream in your heart seems just out of reach? I want to encourage you to keep moving forward in faith. Just like Josh I believe you’ll reap a harvest of blessing – worthy of heaven’s fireworks – if you don’t give up!
Easter in India: An Adventure in Faith
What an incredible time we had in India! Invited by Dr. Satish Kumar, Senior Founding Pastor of Calvary Temple in Hyderabad, my sweetheart preached eight services over Easter weekend, with a combined total of more than 500,000 people in attendance!
As one of the largest churches in the world, it’s estimated that 100,000 hearts were surrendered to Christ in just two days. And to make the moments even sweeter, we got to experience each service with family as Jonathan, Suzy, Josh and Rachel joined us on this exciting adventure in faith!
India has always held such a special place in my heart, which is why it was an honor to be a part of what God’s doing here to draw people to Jesus. Seeing lives transformed for eternity never ever gets old. And I’m so thankful for the blessing of sharing it with you!
Baby Weiss is on the Way!
During a month where mothers are celebrated and a season when God makes all things new, I am so excited to announce the latest addition to our family. Recently, our daughter Rebecca and son-in-love Jonathan Weiss revealed they are having a bouncing baby boy!
Due this September, my sweetheart and I are counting the days until his arrival! We have loved every moment of our time as “Noni” and “Poppy” to our grandchildren, Israel and Arielle, and my heart is overflowing as we prepare to meet this precious little one. Life is truly a gift from God, and I’m so thankful to share His blessings with you!