We are on vacation and I got a gift that I didn't expect~
But I got it anyway.
So where is my JOY?
Is it in the fever?
Is it in the weariness?
Is it in the coughing?
I claim JOY.
This is so minor in the big book of life~
as the flu is nothing but
an interrupted annoyance
that will go away,
yet it has a way of making you feel so horrible that you can't think straight.
So I think about the
Gifts of CHRISTMAS
and JOY keeps shouting my name.
JOY that is my strength when I am weak.
JOY that is not based on my circumstances.
JOY that never changes because HE never changes.
JOY woke me up early today
even though I wasn't feeling very JOYFUL.
Maybe GOD has something to say to me
through this flu that has taken away my spunk.
the prize to claim~ALWAYS!
"BE JOYFUL ALWAYS"
is possible when we
and when we
"GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES"
"FOR THIS IS GOD'S WILL FOR YOU IN CHRIST JESUS" (I Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Oh how GOD uses all things
to get our attention
to put our eyes back on HIM~
no matter how big how small
the intruder in our lives is
that tries to steal
that is ours to claim
HE IS ALWAYS!
What is trying to steal your JOY?