Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Psalm A Day


Hey, what’s up fam? Hope everyone’s day was good. 😊

This past Sunday I’ve decided to start doing my own sort of devotional and I call it ‘A Psalm A Day.’

Basically, if a particular verse sticks out to me, or if I want to understand more of what the Psalmist is trying to communicate I will focus on said verses. 
Also, I have to read an entire chapter of the Psalms not just certain verses that I’m comfortable with reading. 
I’ll be honest, I’ve never really been the best at persevering when it comes to pretty much a lot of things. 
The Bible unfortunately is definitely one of those many things that I have trouble focusing on. 
Staying focus is definitely not an easy task for me. So pray for me..
They don’t call it a devotional for no reason I guess.
Anyways, hopefully within a few days I’ll try and write a post about Psalm 1:3 because I got something out of that verse yesterday. 
A Psalm a Day, keeps the devil away, haha! 

Stay awesome guys, love you ❤️😱😀🙌🏽🤘🏽🙏🏽

Austin Jenkins

Joyandpassionlifestyle 

11:27am; What is Worship? 


Hey everyone, hope you all are doing well.

So I’m gonna take on a rough topic today, I wanted to write it sooner but never really knew what to say. So here goes nothing, or maybe everything…

So I want to ask the question, What is Worship? 

Seems sort of broad I know, in the context in which I ask this question I mean 

what is it that we worship, what holds our affection the most, what or who is our first love? What do you desire the most?

I’m not asking to make anyone feel guilty, I constantly ask this question of myself. I think we ought do “spiritual check ups” and make sure our hearts are set, fixed, locked and loaded on Jesus. 

I believe we all worship something.. whether that be a person, a career, a hobby, etc.

All those aren’t bad, but they can become an idol if its not put in its proper place. Jesus says whereever your treasure is, that’s where your heart will be also.

Some of my idols would be:

Music, friendships, having fun, acceptance..

You might think those aren’t that bad, but the fear of man can cripple someone if you are a people pleaser. Been there, done that..

In Deuteronomy 6:5 its to LOVE the Lord your God with ALL your HEART, SOUL, MIGHT & STRENGTH.

Let Jesus be your first love, cuz He LOVES YOU, forgives you, wants to be with you, He made you for His own.

Stay awesome y’all, love y’all 

Austin Jenkins

Joyandpassionlifestyle 

11:00pm Last Night; Why Our Words Matter..


Hey everyone

So I’ve been wanting to write something on this topic for awhile and its something I’ve been pondering and am still working on. 

Work in progress anyone?…. 🙌🏽

*Crickets*

Anyways, so yes your words matter, what you say to others, what you say about others when they aren’t around, and also what you say to and about yourself matters as well. 

Your words hold power, you can either speak life into a situation or you can speak death into a situation, I would even argue and say that your words are more than just words.

What you say to people matters as well, you can either build people up or tear people down with your words. 

The words we speak often reflect what we believe about ourselves and others. Our words matter more than we think. 

So together, lets be kind with our words, lets speak life rather than death into someone’s life and into each other’s lives, families, friends etc.

Stay awesome, love y’all 

Austin Jenkins

Joyandpassionlifestyle 

I Don’t Know Where I Would Be Without Him


Hey everyone, I hope you all have had an amazing, restful weekend.

I’m going to take you all back a little bit to sometime around I wanna say after 12th grade. I was volunteering at a retirement home my grandfather was living at the time. 

It was around 9am in the morning, it was a cool morning, and I took a woman outside to enjoy the weather because it was nice out. Her and I talked for a little bit, then I asked her out of nowhere “do you believe in God?”

She then tells me the following..

“That’s such a weird question of you to ask, of course I believe in God, I don’t know where I would be without Him.”

That put a smile on my face. 

I honestly don’t know where I would be without Jesus, I had plenty of days without Him in the past, and those days I felt depressed, those days were dark.

Now I have Him in my life, and He’s so good, although when life gets hard I still have a hard time going to Him, trusting Him. 

Yeah..I’m not perfect.. but He is

He’s beautiful, and I honestly don’t know where I would be without Him. Let Jesus love you and get to know you.

Stay awesome yall, love you

Austin Jenkins

Joyandpassionlifestyle 

The Chris Bernstorf Experience 

Hey! Hi! Heeeeelllllllllloooooooo!!!!!

Hey everyone, hope you guys are doing well. 


So lets get this thing rollin’

So on Monday I had off of work that day, I went to go see this guy…

His name is Chris Bernstorf, he’s a spoken word poet, and he is pretty well known in the Christian underground scene

So here’s how all that happened, so the show was out in Manchester, Maryland.

Right…

So I had to drive almost two hours to get to the show, traffic was insane at some points during the journey, side note* I hate driving next to giant trucks, so for fun I decided as soon as a truck would pass me, I would scream at the top of my lungs, that was fun, but when I got to Manchester, it was slam country, I mean it was nice though. 

Getting to meet him was a dream come true if I’m honest, he just loves Jesus and loves people, I mean the dude is a joy machine, and I want my life to be like that, freakin joy unstoppable. He’s also humble cuz he just gives praise to God. He’s a very sweet dude


Stay awesome yall, love you

Joyandpassionlifestyle