Has it ever seemed like you have no control over your own destiny? Life is just going along, like a river swiftly moving a log downstream, and you feel like you’re that log. It can seem impossible to change course sometimes, but it is more than possible, and in fact, it’s imperative that you do. I was singing and speaking to a group of homeless folks yesterday morning with this message in South Carolina on our Follow Your Dreams Tour and thought I’d share it here as well. Also check out my song, Follow Your Dreams!OWN YOUR DESTINY…
It’s difficult to see in the dark without some kind of light, that is for sure. Sometimes the night is simply a time to rest for the morning to come. Fear is the enemy of rest, because it can bring stress, worry, doubt and all of that other stuff. The night is necessary though, it helps in the reset process.
(Alaska Border | Alaskan Highway @ approx. 11:30 pm 07.03.17 | Follow Your Dreams Tour | Joseph James)Read more
Pursuing our dreams can sometimes lead us right into a wall that seems impossible to get beyond, and yet, nothing is impossible to those who believe the Lord can do it. The size of that wall is dependent upon our perception of it. Our path to fulfill our dreams is mostly about perception, because our perception can bring things into focus, or blow them way out of focus. Things can appear smaller or larger depending on our vantage point.
(October 23, 2016 | Redwood Forest, CA | DeeZee -Daniel Hartmann | Dancing | by Joseph James)Read more
I realize that some of you who are reading this could be on the verge of totally giving up on life. You feel all alone and that there is no one who can hear you! In some ways you’d be right. I’ve been there more times than I care to admit, but you’d also be wrong. I’ve been at the end and contemplated ending it all, but there was someone there with me. Care to find out who?
(Pikes Peak | Colorado Springs, Colorado | October 2017 | Follow Your Dreams Tour | Joseph James)Read more
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Perfect Love casts out all fear! I love the Amplified version of this passage.“There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love].” 1 John 4:18 AMP
A sufficient understanding of God’s love! Selah! Pause and think about that for a moment. So many folks, including Christians fear so many things. They even fear missing God’s plan for them and getting off into sin and other things, yet, His Perfect Love. (Ephesians 1:16-23 Prayer!) In our travels, this is the one thing we deal with the most, so I thought I’d write this post to help some.
[Alaska Kenai Mountain Range, Homer, AK, June 24, 2017 | Follow Your Dreams Tour | Joseph James]Read more
A Message Of Hope Along A Lonely Road! | In Memory Of… Web Page
After discussing this with some friends and ministers about this and getting very positive feedback, I decided to go with it. I didn’t want people to think we’re trying to make money off of someone else’s grief. This is a delicate subject and I want to treat it with respect.
Many folks want to help in preventing suicide but don’t know how. So many have lost loved ones to suicide, drug overdose, or simply lost someone too soon, and want to reach out to others to make a difference, but don’t have a way. Just one simple voice with a loving message might just make a difference in a life or death decision as someone skims through cyberspace looking for a reason to live!
I really felt like I needed to record my new song yesterday and get it out so it could be heard. I really feel like someone’s life might depend on it. I recorded it live here in Oklahoma. It will become the theme song for the tour after I record it at a later date and add full backup instruments and drums.
I don’t care what you’re going through and how hard things seem. There is never an excuse to end your life, in my opinion. There is always hope. I know, I’ve been there too. It was a really bad situation. All seems hopeless in the moment, but trust me, the Lord will eventually help you through, just wait for Him and reach out to those around you if you can. Message me. This is the whole basis for the tour, to Save A Life! We need you. You have a purpose and a great destiny in His Kingdom or the devil wouldn’t be trying so hard to take you out. No race worth running is ever easy, but when you cross that finish line… Blessings… Be encouraged.
Love is a delicate and precious thing to find. Everyone searches for it, but few are they who find true love. Broken relationships and families can hold us back from experiencing all we can. So what are we to do? Where is this so-called thing called love? Everyone Wants To Be Loved!
I hope this song encourages you and blesses you. Sometimes we can feel like there is no way to go on, but trust me, the storm will pass. I’ve been there too, the relentless beating of the storm, day after day, and I wanted to give up as well, but the Lord was there and He carried me through. Of course, I had to let Him help me and you do too. You won’t regret it.
SMOKING OF THE GUN (Live) | Joseph James – Do you know of someone who is deep in depression and suicidal? Joseph and his wife minister to those going through dark times, because we’ve both been there and made it through. If you read Janiece’s bio, http://sentencedtodeathdestinedforlife.com, you will see that she’s gone through multiple attempts in her past. She has videos there as well.
Joseph James wrote ANGEL ON THE WAY as a song of encouragement to not give up and to believe in the miraculous. He and Janiece have experienced many miracles in their life and experience interactions with the angels on an ongoing basis. They are around us for a reason, they are there to help us and to advance the Lord’s Kingdom. We hope this song blesses and encourages you. If you know of someone who needs to be encouraged, please send them the link. Joseph has other songs on his Youtube channel.
Joseph Jame’s New Song – “Angel On The Way”
To purchase this song, go to Joseph’s Bandcamp Page. To listen to more of Joseph’s songs go to the Bandcamp page above or to his YouTube Channel.
Sometimes our lives are like a jigsaw puzzle. We collect a lot of the same kind of pieces from one area of the puzzle and start to put them together. Sometimes we begin to identify with this little area thinking this is who we are and what we’re to do with our lives, but then the Lord takes us on to another area and we grow in it. Sometimes we let go of the former and begin to think, “This must be who I am.” Then we are shown another area and then perhaps another area and sometimes we can get confused as we journey on and think that perhaps, somehow we missed it.Read more
Who I am. Who am I? Who are you? Why are we here? When I think of these questions I think back to when I heard a song by Supertramp called, “The Logical Song.” One of the main lines of the song is, “Can someone please, just tell me who I am?” If you’ve never heard of it, you can google it to find a site to listen to it. The album came out in 1979 and we still ask the same questions today. Who am I? I bought the album as soon as I could and would cruise up and down the streets in my home town at night just listening to it. It was just me, the music and the wind blowing through my open windows in the cool night air. This was the question on my mind during my teenage years, “Who am I?” Why do we do the things we do? Why do we have to conform to these worldly standards? We don’t have to conform, there is a better way. Throughout all of history, good changes come when people dare to stand up with a better way. Before we can do that, we must find a better way. Who I am!Read more
Human Being or Human Doing, which one are we? My wife introduced me to this concept years ago and it set me free. Sometimes I start to go back into the Human Doing mode and have to make a conscious effort to stop and change direction. So what is the difference and how do we know when we crossover? Human Being or Human Doing!Read more