Want access to unlimited joy in your life?
Gain practical insights and biblical wisdom as my new friend Kyllie Martin, was a guest on the Created To Thrive podcast. You will be empowered to cultivate and access joy in every season of life.
Listen in on episode 105:
“Joy Despite Trials: It’s More Than Just A Choice“
Kyllie Martin is passionate about speaking on and sharing about the supernatural joy of the Lord. Her passion comes from her journey of grief and sorrow. She understands all too well what it says in Isaiah 61:3: “the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”
She is a debut author and just released her book titled Unlimited Joy: Accessing All that Is Promised
Kyllie has a passion for storytelling, the Word of God, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. She is a wife, mother, and friend, and brings warmth and connection to every relationship she cultivates. As a church leader and speaker, Kyllie is passionate about empowering women and seeing the church embrace the fullness of the Kingdom.
Kyllie recently returned to New Zealand after completing ministry school in California, she is settling back into a slower pace of life and finding inspiration for her subsequent books. She is enjoying the rich coffee culture, delectable food, and the midcentury modern design of her family home. (You will love listening to her accent.)
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Here are the 3 key takeaways from our conversation:
1️⃣ Foster Joy in Your Life: While many of us have heard the phrase “the joy of the Lord is my strength,” we aren’t often taught how to practically develop and receive that joy. Kylie shared her personal journey of seeking joy, taking time to study the scriptures and understand the deep meaning behind them. By immersing herself in the Word, she was able to tap into a joy that is like a shield, a fortress, and a strong tower, enabling her to rise above difficult circumstances.
2️⃣ Bring Your Pain to the Lord: In the midst of challenging situations, it can be easy to let fear and worry consume us. Kylie reminded us that we can take our pain and questions to the Lord, laying them at His feet and inviting Him to speak into our situations. Through this surrender, we can experience His peace and hope, which in turn leads to genuine joy. Rather than trying to muster up joy on our own, we can receive it as a gift from the Holy Spirit.
3️⃣ Seek Relationship Over Striving: Sometimes, we may feel pressured to “work up” joy and strive in our efforts to be joyful. However, Kylie emphasized that true joy comes from having an intimate relationship with God. It’s about going beyond declaring scripture and relying on our own strength. Instead, we can tap into the overflowing joy and peace that result from a deep connection with our Heavenly Father, allowing Him to fill us and transform our circumstances.
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