What's on your mind?

It’s your turn: What topic do you want me to cover?

I make these videos each week because I care about you. I want these brief moments we are together to be meaningful for you, so I’m issuing a call: It’s your turn to send topics: What’s on your mind? Let’s find out in today’s Points to Ponder.

It’s all about you

Hello, I’m Your Christian Coach Jo Heather Dodson.

I meet you here each week with my Points to Ponder videos to offer you words of encouragement and tips on what you can do to improve your quality of life. I’ve had some of you write in about topics or scriptures you’d like for me to talk about. With this video, I am inviting more of you to send in your comments and requests. Here goes with the first one:

My friend Amanda wrote in about the Bible scripture Revelation 21:1, which speaks about the new heaven and the new earth. Amanda, here’s what came up for me as I looked into that scripture.

Let’s get started

No. 1: There is a promise to hold onto

I know there’s a lot going on right now with the angst in politics, uncertainty about how we’re handling COVID, financial insecurity and more. But the scriptures remind us that the things that are taking place today are temporary. Isaiah 65:17 speaks to the same thing that Revelation 21:1 does: God will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. When you start to feel anxious, how can this promise bring you greater peace?

No. 2: Joy and gladness are coming

Isaiah 51:11 says that the “redeemed of the Lord will return and enter Zion with singing, crowned with unending joy.” It says: “Joy and gladness will overtake (those entering), and “sorrow and sighing will flee.” Wow! That sounds pretty cool to me. How can that picture of the future help you navigate the challenges of today?

No. 3: Trust in the Lord by acknowledging Him

Sometimes, as we look around us, it’s hard to understand what’s going on and why. But the main action we can take consistently is to trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him. Proverbs 3:5 and 6 says “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” How can you build your trust in the Lord? What can you do this week to acknowledge Him?

It’s your turn

Thanks again to Amanda for writing in with her suggestion. I can’t wait to hear from you too! Comment below with your suggestions or click here to contact me.

Thanks for joining me. I’ll see you next Tuesday, as we chat more about Points to Ponder.