• Joni

Joyful Always


We are on vacation and I got a gift that I didn't expect~

The Flu.

Something Unexpected.

Something Unplanned.

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.

JOY

the prize to claim~ALWAYS!

To

"BE JOYFUL ALWAYS"

is possible when we

"PRAY CONTINUOUSLY"

and when we

"GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES"

Why?

"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

JOY

that is ours to claim

ALWAYS

because

HE IS ALWAYS!

What is trying to steal your JOY?


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