Good Morning! or Good Evening! All.
This is the first week of Spring in 2017 or Fall ( Autumn) depending where you live. I woke today with the strong impression this week would be brimmed full of incredible possibilities. Seeking ‘Joy’ is my personal challenge and I share the challenge with you. Don’t look for it in ‘Happiness’. Being content or happy is not the sort of of ‘Joy’ I will seek.
Often this joy will come unexpectedly like an….. impossible to believe….. moment in the middle of circumstances far from happy. The smile on the face of an ill or dying person as a fleeting ‘good bye’ Under a rock the first glimpse of a tiny flower. A true bubble of ‘joy’ cannot be compared to any other moment or moments in human experience. It can come from nature, animals, friends, in the middle of a traffic jam. This week let our hearts be attuned to ‘seeking’ for a moment of joy perhaps by actively making something beautiful out of something ugly or rejected, or simply living life and letting JOY surprise us by its unexpected beauty. I know the truth of the statement in Neh:8 v10 The JOY OF THE LORD is my STRENGTH. I also know that in His Presence is FULLNESS of JOY.
As we journey this week let’s have open eyes to seek joy in the unexpected, and open hearts to embrace it and know when it is present in whatever way it surprises.
LIVE LOVE! Journey well!