Psalm 30:5 New International Version
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
JOY ~ Such a refreshing feeling when JOY overtakes your soul. Knowing that greater is he that is within you, than he who is in the world. The Bible gives us hope, directions and guidance on a everyday bases from God. My heart is full of joy and it comes every morning when I wake up! There are days of mixed emotions when I wake up, but I know that God is working things out that I can not change. I trust the Lord.
Isaiah 40:31 King James Version
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Yes, waiting on the Lord is a must in life. There are times when answers come quickly and times when we wait upon the Lord. It is in our waiting, that we renew our strength when we turn to Jesus. Wow we will mount up on wings as eagles. Simply flying high above it all and resting in God. No more time to be weary and a must to keep going. There is something about resting in God.
I also think of JOY as this: JESUS OTHERS YOU
Thinking of others is such a joy to my soul. I love reading about Jesus and how he went about doing his father's will. Taking on his character is a choice of ours and living in freedom of mind. I love how God honors those who honor him. I love how God loves us and gives us chances. Giving from the middle of your heart and just loving others unconditional. Of course we sit up boundaries, but loving like Jesus is such a joy. it becomes time to surrender all of you, to God.
I have found in life that each of us are so different. Our past reflects so much more than others might realize. For example, my choices as an adult is partly because of the way I was treated as a kid. I grew up with a mindset of wanting to be kind. I just didn't like the way adults spoke to kids and I knew that I never wanted to be like that. I wanted to treat others the way I would want to be treated. Yes, that became my thought and as a adult, I realize people don't treat everyone the same. Our world is mixed with mean people and kind people. Even a find mixture of both as times in life.
Today ~ you have new choices. You can take on a new mindset and set it for positive things. Even in the midst of trouble, storms of life and all situations, we can set our mind to seeing the best.
Romans 12:1-2 New International Version
A Living Sacrifice
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
My prayers continue for you, family and friends! Thank you for taking time to read this, pass it on and your prayers. I value your time!