Blessed Riddance

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 9, 2017
  • Joni's Posts, Radio

Blessed Riddance

Approaching another recording session reminds me of a quote by A. W. Tozer, “While we are looking at God we do not see ourselves –blessed riddance.” Blessed riddance… I love that because on recording days, we completely rely on prayer. Before we record a single program, we gather together and praise the Lord, confess our weaknesses, and ask for help. Then throughout the entire recording session, we entreat the Lord to sustain us. It keeps our focus on Jesus; not the fact that I am struggling for breath, my energy is waning, or my hip is biting. Those issues fade behind me as, moment by moment, we receive strength from the Lord through the portal of prayer.

So yes, blessed riddance to self; we choose to fix our thoughts on Jesus! Friend, please partner with us in prayer for our recording session tomorrow. I would be so grateful, and together we will continue to press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:14).


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Hello Joni :) Praying specially for you today!!! God bless and good moments to you and your team when you share your words of spiritual wisdom, courage and consolation!! Thank you sooo much for everything!!
  • May 10, 2017
  • 4:49 a.m.
  • Marja Poutiainen
Lord God, we pray that that you will give strength to Joni's frail body tomorrow so she may bring your message of love and hope to all those who are broken in body and spirit. Amen.
  • May 9, 2017
  • 2:06 p.m.
  • Mary Schuff
Praying God's blessings over you and your family. May the Lord bless you and strengthen you during the recording session. And ministering angels minister to you in the way that you need it most. May you be pain free and healthy for the task. Glory and honor to God. Amen
  • May 9, 2017
  • 9:44 a.m.
  • Sarah
I'm praying for you today Joni. Your radio messages are a vital part of my devotions. We live too far in the country in SD to pull in your messages on radio, but I listen online and you bring me peace and strength. I was asked to do opening scripture and prayer at our church last Sunday. Because of your inspiration I spoke about Romans 5:3-5 and my personal pain journey. (I did a commercial for your program also:-) Thanks for your ministry. It is so important for me! Jan
  • May 9, 2017
  • 8:07 a.m.
  • Janet Moeller