Thursday, October 15, 2009

What is Joy?

Reflecting on the inverse relationship between joy and anger... Digging through the Scriptures to better understand joy... Today my heart settled on this:

Be joyful always.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16
On I find joyful defined as "full of joy, as a person or one's heart; showing or expressing joy, as looks, actions, or speech."

I consider my looks, my actions, my words. Do they express joy?

Sure. Usually. Sometimes. Well, occasionally. Definitely not always.

For the next two weeks, as I commit this short passage to memory, I will recite it in my head before I speak. Daily, hundreds of times (I do talk a lot), I will allow God's Word to remind me, and pray that joy overtakes anger, peace overtakes strife, love overtakes irritability.
Reminder... TGC coming up on Tuesday. Share you God stories.

1 comment:

  1. "You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11

    Fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore! Wow, what promises.



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