Just seeing Tinker Bell, she became speechless. The magic of pixie dust and Disneyland together. A little girl who waited in a long line to see her. Then the moment came and I am sure you can tell by the eyes of a child what was felt. Aw Tinker Bell began to talk her and she listened closely. Tinker Bell had her full attention and she continued to talk about it after we left. It was't just a moment of time, but a moment that last in our minds forever.
Psalm 16:11 English Standard Version (ESV)
11 You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
THINK ABOUT IT ~
What do you think of when you hear Tinker Bell? I think of Disneyland and the joy she brings lives. The magic of happy seems to be in the air. Sprinkle a little pixie dust and off we go. The joy of Disneyland begins before we even leave our house. It's the thought of packing for such a fun place and the joyful ride to Disneyland. A car filled with love, snacks, happy voices and the vacation begins. We are off and the excitement only builds. At least this is my experience with my family. So much fun even before we get there. I simply love family time.
THINK ABOUT IT ~
JOY OF JESUS
How about that same type of excitement when we hear we are going to church? A place of excitement and seeing the faces of family plus friends. A place to worship God and let the joy of the Lord be our strength. A place to walk into and encourage others, while we are being encouraged. A life line to hearing words that fills our souls. We are currently experiencing the shelter in place order by our Governor of California. A virus that has hit our world and things have changed greatly. However, the joy of the Lord continues in my soul and I hope yours. Nobody really likes this shelter in place but it's a way for us to do our part. Doctors, Nurses and hospital staff are taking care of the sick while we pray for them. We do have a part in all of this by being sheltered at home. Prayer makes a difference.
Romans 15:13 New International Version (NIV)May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Tinker Bell, Church, Fun places and the joy of the Lord. It all works together and the God of hope continues. Live in this day and experience fun in your soul. Live in this day and do your best to keep positive thoughts and happy thoughts. Through it all, I've learned to trust in God in all seasons of life. Nothing is too big for him and there is definitely a plan in today.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Take care of you and remember to encourage someone today. Especially encourage yourself! I love seeing this picture above because it reminds of how long we wait for something, then it happens and we are so excited it's our turn. It's your turn now to receive peace from the Lord.