It is a sacrifice to live life asking God, “What can I do for You today?”
Get through it.
Stop trying to get over things, instead take them to God.
What you do not use, you will lose and what you use will multiply.
Happiness or joy?
Left on our own, there is no way we can look at our circumstances or Paul look at his wrongful imprisonment and write about joy. But with God, even though Paul was externally in chains, internally he was free and partaking of the joy of the Lord. He was allowing himself to receive the fruit of joy from the Holy Spirit and he was choosing to let it overflow through him despite his present circumstances.
Joy that overflows
The reality remains that authentic joy is contagious.
J E S U S
Jesus fixed His eyes not on what was temporary- pain, suffering, agony, shame, rejection, abandonment and separation from His Father but on the joy of having you and I as His.
Joy in His Presence
“You have shown me the way of life, and you will fill me with the joy of your presence”.
Flat & Bleh.
So I had to break up with Flat and Bleh and call off the pity party.
Cheerful expectation too.
You cannot fight when you are running on empty.
Beauty in the flow
When you receive a good word and you have tested it for yourself that it is good, be sure to share it with someone.