Joy = A feeling of great pleasure and happiness
So how do I find this word in my everyday life...
Be anxious for nothing Jesus says
Phil 4:6 says this:
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done"
So when I think of this word JOY and I think of how difficult sometimes it is for myself to feel this everyday, I often wonder for those who do not have a loved one in their life, someone who waits and waits for a parent to walk through the door, someone that doesn't have Jesus in their life, how painful and confusing this word must be to find. How easy it would be to just ignore this and go on with our day confused by the way we feel and never having an understanding of this most precious word.
How easy it would be to touch a young adult life getting ready to venture out into the world we now live in by just giving our time to help explain how to find this. It's spending time and letting someone know that we actually care about them. How lonely it must be to not know this word and to not have anyone to teach them the meaning or show them where they can find it.
Jesus talked in parables when he taught. It didn't take a lengthy amount of time to teach his disciples about the greatest gifts of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness & Self-Control
When you feel the least and see the least, that is when our God is doing the most in our lives. Why not reach out and spend 10 minutes with someone to talk to them about the word JOY. Explain how to find it and teach them about the WORD
I often reflect on a teen who has made an impact in my life, who has made me a better person seeing her find JOY in everything she does. Whether it be helping out a neighbor, doing a good deed for the Boys & Girls Club or just lending a friend a hand. When I'm feeling a little blue, I remind myself how someone I touched has also touched my life and taught me a great lesson about JOY. It's not the gifts it's the gift of JOY and when you have this word in your life, it could be one of the greatest gifts of all
A point to ponder on my friends...