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Many of us are going through something right now.
If we aren’t, then most likely someone we are close to needs our support. That something might be a job loss like what we are experiencing at our house. It could be physical or emotional illness, a challenging relationship or a break in a relationship, finances, even death. The journey is difficult. And my words sometimes seem empty.
One thing I know for sure…..
This is true. The JOY of the Lord IS our strength.
It’s not in our doing, striving, reaching, or any other effort.
It’s HIM…all Him.
The best way I know to get the joy of the Lord is to take my eyes off myself and my circumstance….to praise him, and give thanks in all things.
It’s a crazy thing. I can’t explain it.
And it makes all the difference.
That’s why we take time for
One day that we think back over our week and count seven. Seven things…some which are easy to give thanks for….somethings we might wish had never happened…yes, we give thanks for those things too.
Please join me in counting seven. It is the way to get “the joy of the Lord.”
I’m grateful for:
- Being able to worship with my home church via the internet, streaming live.
- Being available to listen, hurt with, and pray for a dear friend.
- An invitation to lunch.
- Knowing friends are praying on our behalf.
- A friend who calls…just to check up.
- The reality of unemployment
- Sunshine and warm weather…in January!
Now it’s your turn!!
Scroll down to the “Share Your Thoughts” section below and add your seven. I know you’ll be glad you did.
May your week be filled with the strength that comes from our Joy Giver…
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