Refined: Day 11

This is your host, Bible teacher and author, Carol McLeod and you are listening to Defiant Joy Radio. I don’t know what fire you are in today but I can assure you that God never leaves one of His children alone in the fire.  God speaks in the fire and reveals Himself to us in new and life-changing ways. Welcome to Refined – Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire.

Refined: Day 10

This is Carol McLeod. Thank you for joining me today on Defiant Joy Radio. We are in the middle of a hot, hot story!  On our last program we left Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego standing in the middle of a consuming and ferocious fire.  They had refused to bow to a statue and ignored the command of King Nebudchanezzar. Welcome to our Bible study Refined – Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire.

Refined: Day 9

How you choose to respond to fires in life is one of the most decisions you will ever make.  We are studying Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego and what happened during the time that they spent in their fiery furnace.  Trust me – you will learn a lot about fire etiquette from the story of these extraordinary young men.  You are listening to Defiant Joy Radio.  I am your host, Carol McLeod and we are continuing our study in Refined – Finding Joy in the Fires of Life.

Refined: Day 8

If you are currently going through a fire in life then today’s program is for YOU. The Holy Spirit has the power and the principles to guide you through the fire so that you don’t even smell like smoke.  Welcome to Refined – Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire.  This is Carol McLeod and I am delighted that you have joined me on Defiant Joy Radio.

Refined: Day 7

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a hotspot? You don’t’ know what you have done to deserve it but the temperature of your circumstances is rising and you don’t know what to do about it.  Today’s program might just cool you off a bit and give you a life-changing strategy.  Welcome to today’s program, Refined – Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire. This is your host, Bible teacher and author, Carol McLeod.

Refined: Day 6

What does it mean that God is working all things together for your good?  We might all have differing opinions on exactly how God does that but the truth is this – God is good … He does good … and He is working all things together for your good. Thank you for joining me today for this Bible Study entitled Refined – Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire.  This is Carol McLeod your friend and your host on Defiant Joy Radio.

Refined: Day 5

Today I am going to tell you a fascinating story about awareness of the goodness of God in spite of the reality of suffering and pain. Perhaps it is the stories of men and women who have gone before us that speak most loudly of the goodness that is found only in God.  Welcome to Refined – Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire.  This is your host and your friend, Carol McLeod.

Refined: Day 4

One of the most difficult questions that we face in life is this one, “God if you are so good, then why is there suffering in the world?” I am going to attempt to answer this question today from a Biblical perspective.  I hope that today’s program will bring you comfort and encouragement. This is Bible Teacher and author, Carol McLeod, as we continue our study, “Refined – Finding Joy In the Midst of the Fire”.

Refined: Day 3

How good is God?  Well that is a very difficult question to answer but we are attempting to do so by digging into Scriptures that describe God’s enthusiastic and eternal goodness. The truth is this … God is better than you could ever imagine! I am so glad that you decided to join me, Carol McLeod, in this series entitled, “Refined – Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire”.

Refined: Day 2

Did you know that God is good all the time? Did you know that God is good … he does good … and He is working all things together for your highest good and for His glory.  That’s right, even during the hottest fire in life, God is right there protecting you and guiding you.  Welcome to Defiant Joy Radio as we continue our series, “Refined – Finding Joy In the Midst of the Fire”.  This is your friend, Carol McLeod

Refined: Day 1

Welcome to Defiant Joy Radio as we begin a brand new Bible Study entitled, “Refined – Finding Joy in Midst of the Fire”. One of the most difficult questions to answer is perhaps this one, “Why do Christians, the beloved children of God, have to go through difficult times in life?”  I hope that this Bible Study will give you the answers that you need!  This is Carol McLeod and I am honored to have you join us today.

Never Never Never Give Up: Day 27

Prayer is the most powerful practice that you can ever engage in.  Without prayer, we are doomed but with prayer we overwhelmingly triumph. When we are tired, we should pray.  When we are discouraged we should pray. I am praying for you today as we finish this series, “Never, Never, Never Give Up!” This is Carol McLeod and you are listening to Defiant Joy Radio.

Never Never Never Give Up: Day 26

I don’t know what you are going through today, but Jesus is intimately acquainted with all of your ways.  In the Book of James, we are told that when we suffer, we are to pray.  And, when we are sick, we are told to get others to pray for us. I want you to know that I am praying for you today. I am your friend, Bible teacher and author, Carol McLeod and I love digging into the Word of God with you on Defiant Joy Radio.

Never Never Never Give Up: Day 25

I have a few questions for you today. Do you need strength?  Do you find yourself always weak and weary?  God has life-changing and dynamic strength for you! I guarantee it!  Today on Defiant Joy Radio we are going to experience for a day of power-packed strength and energy that comes from the greatest power source of all time!

Never Never Never Give Up: Day 24

Patience is a word that we all love to hate, isn’t it?  What about that 4 letter word, “wait” … well today we will be studying those words along with the words “strengthen” and endurance. These words are found in verses that will help you to never, never, never give up! This is Carol McLeod and I am so thankful that you have joined me today on Defiant Joy Radio.

Never Never Never Give Up: Day 23

This is Carol McLeod, your host on Defiant Joy Radio.  One thing that I am sure of after 6 decades of living is that life flies by, doesn’t it?! The Psalmist says that our lives are like the dew on the morning grass. James tells us that our lives are only like a vapor.  It’s true, in comparison to eternity our lives are so fleeting but in God’s eyes, you can be assured that each of our lives holds eternal value.

Never Never Never Give Up: Day 22

Do you have a critical spirit?  Is it easier for you to say what is wrong with a person rather than what is right with them?  Today’s show will revolutionize the way you treat people and the way that you speak about people who have been made in the very image of God.  This is Bible teacher and author, Carol McLeod and I am honored that you have joined me on Defiant Joy Radio.

Never Never Never Give Up: Day 21

Welcome to Defiant Joy! Radio.  I’m so glad that you have joined me for another day of digging into the Word of God together.  I am Carol McLeod and let me tell you this – if there is one verse that sums up what a Christian life looks like perhaps it is James 4:7. “Submit therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you!”  Can it be that simple?  We are going to find out on today’s show!

Never Never Never Give Up: Day 20

You are listening to Defiant Joy Radio and I am your host, Carol McLeod. I want to share with you three life changing- words.  Are you ready for the three words? A greater grace. A greater grace.  That’s what God has for you this side of heaven. A greater grace!  No matter what you have done or where you have been or what you have said, our God has a greater grace for you today!

Never Never Never Give Up: Day 19

James, the little brother of Jesus, is a black and white kind of guy.  His letter to the early church is painfully practical and holds a lot of juice for the church today.  My prayer as I teach this Bible Study is that you and I will never, never, never give up trying to be JUST like Jesus.  This is Defiant Joy Radio and I am Carol McLeod your host.