I was thinking about Joy and looking for an image because images are cool and sometimes get the point across more effectively that words. I came across a quote and liked it so let’s have a look:
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
That looks really good don’t you think? I just have one issue. It’s not when we recognize how good ‘things’ really are but when we recognize how good GOD really is.
When we trust in His Word when it says
- His mercies are new every morning.
- His compassion never fails
- His love is unending
- He is our fortress
- He sings with joy over us
- He never forgets us
- He quenches our thirst and satisfies our hunger
- He leads us in restful places
I could go on and on, I challenge you to open your bible and add your own joy-giving promise. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is joy and we get that joy as we walk with Him, trust Him and allow Him to change us from the inside out.
Choose joy today by recognizing God is good – all the time.