The fruit of the Spirit is... joy
It's been on my mind continually.
I want to be full of joy. Joy that bubbles up from the depth of my being.
When I look for joy, I find it everywhere and see God's hand in my life in very intimate ways.
When I look for joy.
Stopping to look changes everything.
No longer do I see things just as they are.
a mess that needs to be cleaned up or stopping to see...
the joy of sisters playing together quietly during school.
I choose the latter. I smile, they play and when school is over we work on cleaning it up together.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.There is no reason to get irritated instead I seek to find joy. Joy even in the little things.John 15:9-13
Continue in His love... that joy might remain in me...
And yet another mess. Did you notice that this girl knows how to make a mess?
I want to choose joy... to let love fall down.
A sweet little girl playing... finding joy in being a mommy.
I sit down and we play together. She tells me her babies name and where they are going.
A smile crosses my lips. Joy flows and my heart whispers praises to God. We have to much to be thankful for.... so much to be joyful over.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
It happens in a million different ways each and every day. A choice. Irritation, frustration, even anger... or choosing to find joy... choosing to let a smile cross our lips.
Lord, help me to always see with your eyes. To let love fall down. To choose joy.