In a quiet hospital room, a daughter sits waiting for the doctor. The sound of a respirator is the only thing that breaks the cold silence of the room. In the bed, her elderly mother fights to live. Just days earlier, she brought in her mother who was suffering from weak oxygen levels and flu-like symptoms. She tried to show the doctor a video about a treatment protocol, but the video was now blocked.
Halfway across the world, a young boy is rushed into a hospital. His parents watch in horror as the doctors fight to save his life. Weeks earlier, doctors assured the parents that the vaccination would protect their son from sickness. The father tried to research the vaccine, but the video about its potential side effects was determined too dangerous for the public to know.
What if you had no access to the very information that could improve your health and even save your life? Who has the right to determine if you are capable of handling that information? Does that sound like a free society? Sadly, this is the world we live in.
Every day, government entities and private companies, including social media platforms, are overriding your right to make decisions by deeming themselves the gatekeepers of information. It is censorship in the name of protecting you from yourself. We at Daystar have even experienced this type of censorship. Our videos have been taking down off various platforms, and we have even been removed from app stores.
But ask yourself why? What do they not want you to know, and why do they get to decide what is right for you? And if they have this power, why do we assume they are beyond corruption and their own self-interests?
At Daystar, we believe that you deserve to know the truth. That’s why we bring you information such as vaccination safety updates and what’s going on with COVID-19. So, you can make the best decision for your family.
Get the latest from experts, doctors, researchers and more and stay informed at Daystar.com/Censored.
The Impact of a Godly Mother
Every great home starts with a strong foundation. My mother taught me that. Not just by her words, but by her actions. She always lived so unselfishly. No matter if it was cooking, cleaning, or washing clothes, she did it all every day with love, dedication, and selflessness. I could feel it in her hugs and in the way that she loved all of us. But most importantly, it was in the way she loved the Lord. Even to this day, she continues to teach me what it looks like to be a strong woman of faith.
That legacy is what I have tried to carry into my relationship with my children. Each day, I have strived to live what I believe in front of them. To show them that God’s way is the best way, and if you surrender to His Will, God will take you to places you never even dreamed possible.
It’s not always been an easy journey, but what an adventure it has been! To see the young man and women they’ve become and the spouses they chose, it is such a great joy to know the fullness of the scripture, Proverbs 22:6, that says, “Train up a child in the way they should go; and when they’re older, they will not depart from it.”
As I look at my grandchildren and see how my daughters and daughter-in-love are continuing that legacy, the impact on these little ones is undeniable. So, to all you Godly mothers out there who are doing your best to sow faith, love, and character into your sons and daughters, and to the ones that are just starting that journey today, you are making a difference. It’s no small thing to shape a life, that’s why God made you stronger than you realize. So, from my family to yours, Happy Mother’s Day!
Our Spring 2021 Heart for the World was a great success because of YOU, our Daystar Partners! It never ceases to amaze me the way that God shows up to minister to His people during these special times. Whether you were encouraged by Dr. Marilyn Hickey’s word on generational blessing or had your eyes opened during the discussion on America’s hidden history with Dr. Thomas Horn and Pastor Jimmy Evans, we pray that the work God began during Heart for the World will be a launching pad for even greater things in your life.
Thank you for being a part of our Daystar family!
At a small curbside café in Prague, two women watch an iPad screen as Marilyn Hickey shares insight into how to have faith over fear. Across the globe, a home church group in Australia watch via laptop as Joni tackles the topic of racism. And at a virtual family reunion in Chicago, the Smith family share videos with each other of their favorite highlights from Joni Table Talk.
All around the world, people from every walk of life are taking Table Talk everywhere they go thanks to Daystar’s YouTube channel. With new content every week, you can find short encouragement videos to share with your friends and loved ones from some of your favorite guests like Jimmy Evans, Troy Brewer, Lysa TerKeurst, and more via the official Joni Table Talk playlist.
Don’t miss all 21 of our Refreshing Times Devotional series as well as anointed guests and testimonies that will speak life and truth into your day as God uplifts and nourishes your soul right when you need it.
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Where does your hope lie? What do you put your trust in? These are the quintessential questions of our day, and how you answer them reveals something very important. Over the last year, we have faced obstacles that have shaken our very foundations in many ways, but it has also thrown back the curtain to show who really sits on the throne of our hearts. That’s why we kicked off the year with our Refreshing Times Devotional Series. It has helped remind each of us of the only secure place to put your trust – Jesus.
It’s through Christ that God made a way for us to have relationship with Him, and He beckons us to step into a deeper walk of intimacy. So, I encourage you to lean into God this year. Silence the negative influences in your life and surround yourself with things that are good and holy. Things that lift you up and draw you more into His presence. There you find rest. Remember that He alone has all authority. He hears our prayers, and His heart is to see you prosper.
My challenge to you this year is to take up the Word of God. Make it part of your everyday. Let it be life-giving bread. Find quiet time to be alone with the Lord. Listen for the Lord’s voice. Strengthen your sprit man by fasting and seeking the Lord’s guidance. Let your hope rest solely and confidently on Him. And most of all, love God wildly, fearlessly, and boldly.
With the uncertainty of this past year, we all could use some refreshing. I’m talking a total recharge. It’s so important that we invest in ourselves spiritually to grow, deepen, and mature our relationship with the Lord. And if this last year is any indicator, we need to hear the voice of the Lord every day of our lives. So, I wanted to start this year off with a special 21-part devotional series featuring anointed women to speak encouragement, build your faith, and give you wisdom for taking your relationship with Jesus to a deeper level.
This January we’re bringing you the Refreshing Times devotional series to help equip you for walking in power and carrying God’s presence with you everywhere you go. With powerful words from Marilyn Hickey, Wendy Treat, Natalie Grant, Anne Graham-Lotz, and so many more, you’ll be challenged and inspired to grow in God’s word and stand on the truth in this new season.
We’ll be sharing a new devotional each Monday this month on Joni Table Talk – so be sure to tune in! You’ll also be able to make this devotion series part of your everyday routine by following along on Instagram as we bring you regular teachings to enhance your walk with the Lord. So be sure to follow me @JoniLamb and let’s join together to refresh our hearts and watch what God will do when we truly give Him the first fruits of our time this month.
This has been a year of big changes and the revealing of what’s really important in our lives. So, this Christmas, as you gather together with your loved ones, hold them close. Tell them how much they mean to you. And celebrate this season by remembering the reason for our hope. Jesus was the ultimate gift of love straight from the Father’s heart – a present so priceless that it changes hearts and lives. We hope you enjoy our family’s Christmas card this year, and may the prince of peace fill you with hope and joy this holiday season. Merry Christmas!