Joseph James
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Shaft Of Light
Sentenced To Death,
Destined For Life

Creating A Good Future

What a beautiful day for the adventure to begin. What’s in today? What’s around the corner? See beyond the dismal and ordinary to that which Father is wanting us to discover!

 

Joseph James - Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods

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Follow Your Dreams

As a child, I wanted to be a singer and to have my own band. I loved music and would sing every chance I got. My voice, however, was not good at all and many let me know about it. My uncle, Roy, was the lead singer in a country western band called the Echos back in the 70’s. I was privileged to get to see them perform on some occasions. One time he invited me to be on the stage in the back and see how it looked from there. To be in the midst of the music being generated was wild. I could actually feel it because it was so loud. This was what I wanted. I saw what it was like from their perspective. Rudy was on the drums and he had a set of those brand new roto-toms. Carlos was on the bass and my uncle was singing and playing rhythm on his guitar. They had a keyboard player, a lead guitar player and I think Jim was on the steel guitar. It was exciting. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS! Read the rest of this entry »

This Love

This Love! What is this love? How do we find it? When we’re going through things that are tearing our hearts apart, how do we find this love? Broken hearts… Broken relationships… Broken dreams… Hopelessness… I was at that place more times than I want to count and then in 1991 in the depths of despair something changed. I saw something and then what I felt was beyond comprehension. THIS LOVE!
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Close The Doors To Evil

So many people want to ignore the evil all around and think if they just pretend they don’t see it, it will go away. It won’t. It will actually come closer until it destroys them. Evil doesn’t operate by any laws or rules. It is encompassed in chaos, confusion and blind fury. Justice operates within it’s origin, Love. You see, God is Love. God is Just. He will bring peace and justice to this earth. Evil will try to bring death and destruction. CLOSE THE DOORS TO EVIL Read the rest of this entry »

At A Table For Two

The opportunity arrives and we rush to seize the moment, a romantic date with a special person. The time to meet finally greets us on the clock so rush out the door to meet, our heart pounding with excitement. It is a special dinner at a fancy restaurant with a view of the ocean. We sit down and wait for that special someone to arrive, but the time ticks slowly by… Are they coming? The anticipation grows with each passing moment. Perhaps they have a special reason. AT A TABLE FOR TWO!

I wrote AT A TABLE FOR TWO in 1993 and now was the time to release it. What happens when delay sets into our dreams? Do we give up? Do we still believe? Do we walk away? Or do we wait until we know the truth? I hope you enjoy it. I’ll be performing it live next summer in Orlando at the AMTC SHINE event.

Blessings,

Joseph James

Starting On The Wrong Foot, Ending On The Right

Did you get started off in life on the wrong foot or perhaps started good and hit a huge bump in the road and fell hard? Perhaps your past is riddled with things so bad you can’t seem to get past the haunting memories and leave it all behind. How does one forgive oneself for the bad things they’ve done? How could the Lord forgive me? Look at my mess! I want to live a life of freedom and love, but day after day I have these haunting memories. Can someone help me? Let’s take a look at Paul… STARTING ON THE WRONG FOOT, ENDING ON THE RIGHT! Read the rest of this entry »

Born-Again For Greatness

If we do not believe we are destined for greatness, that our dreams and visions are real and then rise to the challenge to run our race with determination to win, then we are destined to not even begin our race or not finish it in victory. There are many things, forces, and opinions that will try to keep us from succeeding, but what are we going to do? Choices! BORN-AGAIN FOR GREATNESS… Read the rest of this entry »

Mental Triggers – If…, Then…

Have you ever done something you don’t want to do, but you feel locked into it anyway? No matter how hard you try to respond differently to a certain thing, you still end up reacting in the same old way. It gets you down, perhaps even to the point where you want to just give up and quit. Then depression comes knocking at your door, that old familiar friend, and just like before, you let him in, well, only for a while, you hope. How can we ever break this cycle? There is a way and it’s not impossible. BREAKING MENTAL TRIGGERS, ONCE AND FOR ALL! Read the rest of this entry »

Soften My Heart

Soften my heart, O Lord, make it ever true. This is my cry and this is my song. If you’re like me, sometimes we can get to a place where we turn on the cruise control. Everything seems to be going great and then we catch a glimpse of our heart. A situation arises and we don’t like the way we handled it. It wasn’t a good thing. What happened? It was a hardened heart. How could this be? Easy, it was one of those things from a while back and now it is simply time to deal with it. Soften My Heart! Read the rest of this entry »

My Dream

What is my dream? Why do I do the things I do? Why do I even care? Why do I get up in the morning what is this compassion in my heart all about? This is what it is all about. It is a vision from the Lord. It is my dream and it compels me on. Read the rest of this entry »

Love Overcomes The Law

There are some interesting things going on in our country to say the least, but one of the most paramount for Christians is the legal battles by atheists to remove the 10 commandments. My personal belief is that as far as the law is concerned, this is the basis of fairness and justice at the foundational level and should cover all. However, in the life of a Christian, there is a higher standard and a different way of life. It’s a way of life that Jesus shared in two sentences. It’s when Love Overcomes The Law… Read the rest of this entry »

Cornerstone To Capstone

There is so much division among many Christian churches in the world. This shouldn’t be, as we are all brothers and sisters if we are His. I’ve watched this over the years and the biggest problem that is seen by all is pride and arrogance, but then we also have to factor in fear, because that is the deep root that keeps people apart. This is a very broad subject but I only want to do a brief overview and talk about the journey from the Cornerstone to the Capstone! Read the rest of this entry »

THERE IS HOPE song by Joseph James

I wrote this song as the theme song for our JOURNEY TO HOPE! Tour. It speaks about the hope that we have and the things the Lord has written on our books in heaven about our purpose and destiny from Psalm 139. We need to find out the good plans He has for us and stop listening to the voice of our enemy. The Lord is for us and He has a wonderful plan and purpose for our lives. THERE IS HOPERead the rest of this entry »

QUESTIONS song by Joseph James

Have you ever asked the Lord a bunch of questions and just didn’t seem to be getting any answers. It seems like we all go through a time or season like this. I had gone through a very traumatic time in my life and I had so many questions with the main one being WHY? One day the Lord answered, but it wasn’t in the way I thought He would. QUESTIONS… Read the rest of this entry »

Life In The Fast Lane

The Eagles wrote a song called “Life In The Fast Lane” in the 70’s. I believe the next line went like this. “Slowly makes you lose your mind.” There are a lot of songs out there with the correct observations and they also ask the right questions. It’s what helps us to identify with others and helps us not feel so alone. The only problem with a lot of these songs is that they don’t give us any answers. I remember the songs and I used to like listening to them and also dancing to them. I just got caught up in the emotions around me as did everyone else and just hoped for a better day. This is simply how it is for a lot of people. You do what you can to make it through another day and you hope that the weekend will have some fun and good times to make up for all we put up with during the week. Life In The Fast Lane. Read the rest of this entry »

Life In The Spirit

Life in the Spirit or life in the flesh, we all have a choice to make everyday. It is similar to the glass half empty or half full illustration I used in a previous post. Life in the Spirit is a great place to walk every day, but how does one get there. Does it happen overnight? How can I attain it? Life in the Spirit! Read the rest of this entry »

Future Uncertainty

What is going on in the world right now? Does anyone seem to know what to do next? I see many t-shirts and bumper stickers with the label “No Fear,” but this isn’t what I am seeing. People everywhere are fearful about what to do next. Some have lost their jobs and wonder how they are going to feed their families. Some are wondering how to survive with their present job or business. Tumultuous times and catastrophic events are here and predicted to get worse. What do we do? Who do we turn to for help? Future Uncertainty! Read the rest of this entry »

God Loves You

As I was asking Father what to write today, this is what He said. “Tell them I love them. It doesn’t matter what they have done or haven’t done in their lives, I love them. I want them to come to me and be healed, saved and delivered from all the things that are oppressing them. If they would only believe and trust in Me, I will bring them close to Me and become their friend and Father. I will show them things they can’t even imagine and I will help them find their purpose and destiny. After all, I am their Creator, I know what each one needs. I know their name, I’ve seen their tears, and I’ve heard their cries, if only they would come to Me.” God Loves You! Read the rest of this entry »

Victim Mentality

What is victim mentality? I use this term to describe a victim of some traumatic event where being a victim becomes a way of life or habitual. This person believes that others owe them and cease to do things for themselves that could help them achieve victory. Once a person is caught in its web, how do they get out? How can we become an overcomer? How can we get healed and move on with our life? VICTIM MENTALITY! Read the rest of this entry »

Fear Driven Or Love Led

Do we react to most things we see and make choices based on the fear that touches our heart? Like the bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon yesterday, how does it change our life? It is absolutely necessary to look at the situation and try to determine what changes we need to make, if any, but the choice that comes next is of utmost importance as it will either imprison us in a smaller place or set us free to rise above it. FEAR DRIVEN OR LOVE LED… Read the rest of this entry »

No Honor Among Thieves

We all know who thieves are, right? What about when it comes to the Lord’s kingdom? Who are the thieves? Who was Judas really? Who are the hired guns? No Honor Among Thieves! Read the rest of this entry »

True American Leadership

Over the years of my life, I’ve watched our elected officials journey from a place of servanthood to a place of trying to rule over us. There has been no more a blatant time in our history than that presently of our current government officials. This is unconstitutional and it is against the law in our country and gravely misrepresents who we are as a nation. The one president I remember the most as being a servant for the people was Ronald Reagan. In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, the scriptures tell us to pray for all people, but ALSO for those who are in authority. However, in America, those who are in the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY are not kings, rulers and presidents, but are “We The People”, not our elected officials. We need to understand the CORRECT ORDER set in place by God and by the LAW OF THE LAND if we are to PRAY for and GOVERN our nation effectively. Our elected officials are placed in a position and REQUIRED BY LAW to serve, to represent, (walk side by side with us), “We The People” and to fight for, and give their lives for, if necessary, to uphold the Constitution, not to try to rewrite it or change it to what they think it should be. Look at what our founding fathers did. They not only put their lives on the line on the battlefield, but then some of them HUMBLY SERVED our nation to help it become what it was, a LIGHT for all nations with a MESSAGE of freedom and hope to all. TRUE AMERICAN LEADERSHIP… THE REAL AMERICA! Read the rest of this entry »

Bold Yet Gentle

How do the words bold, gentle, protective, and ferocious fit together? We are told in some circles, that all we have to do is just love people. That’s what Jesus would do, right? How do we define that mysterious word, ‘love’? What does it really mean? What does it mean in the context we are using it? There are different meanings for the word love based on its use. BOLD YET GENTLE… Read the rest of this entry »

My Enemy

Who is my enemy? Is it the person next to me? Is it a corrupt government? Is it a terrorist? Who is our enemy? MY ENEMY Read the rest of this entry »

A Mile In His Shoes

Sometimes we are so quick to judge. Why did they do that? Couldn’t they see? What were they thinking? They should have know better? A MILE IN HIS SHOES… Read the rest of this entry »

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