“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5).
Be joyful always. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. (1 Thess 5:16; Ps 100:2)
This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. (Ecclesiastes 5:18)
To find satisfaction, to find JOY in you daily work, that is good. I find such joy and satisfaction in what I’m doing, that I gladly spend 16 hours doing it! That’s what I did yesterday. There was no blog. I was busy, busy (like the little bees I’m using to illustrate my points). In a few days I’ll share with you a very “cute” story of a boy and a dog that found JOY in each others company.
For now, let me just give you something to “munch” on about JOY.
These are some ABC’s of the Joy God brings to my Heart. I’m sure you can agree with me. “A happy heart makes the face cheerful” (Prov 15:13). May you always keep a song of praise to God in your heart, and your face will smile!
Things about God that make me happy:
Admirable answers to prayer
Blessings beyond belief
Comforting and caring counsel
Delightful deeds of deliverance
Ever-present eyes of encouragement
Faithful forgiveness and freedom
Glorious gift of grace
Holy hope and honor
Incomparable inheritance in Immanuel
Joyous justification in Jesus, my
King and kinsman Redeemer
Living, longsuffering love
Majestic and miraculous mercy
Noble new name (Revelation 2:17)
Opportunities to obey my omnipotent Father
Perfect peace and prevailing power of prayer
Quietness and quickening of the soul
Redeeming, righteous refuge
Splendor of glorious salvation
Tender truth and tenacious tolerance
Victory through my victorious Lord
Wealth of the wondrous Word of God
Yesterday, today, and forever He is the same