Day 7: Unmasked Joy


You look at all your MASKS and choose the one

that displays your heart.

You want to wear

JOY,

yet you just aren't feeling it.

You want to wear

HOPE,

yet you are in despair.

You want to wear

PEACE,

but you are anxious about everything.

But then you find the MASK that says it all~

SICK & TIRED.

So you wear it when you go out

and realize that everyone is wearing the same one.

But then you see someone's eyes

that are smiling so bright

as if they aren't even wearing a MASK.

Oh you want what they have.

You can see their

JOYFUL

HOPEFUL

PEACEFUL

heart,

because the eyes are the window to the heart.

Then you look at their MASK

and you see the words

WHATEVER IS.

Oh how you want their MASK

if it could make your heart smile.

But the words "WHATEVER IS"?

Oh you want WHATEVER their WHATEVER IS.

You get closer to them and see the small print~

PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Now you have to do some work

and get a Bible and look up this

PHILIPPIANS 4:8 thing

because you want what they have

because you are so SICK & TIRED

of everything that you are seeing & feeling.

You blow the dust off your Bible

and finally find

PHILIPPIANS 4:8~

"Finally, brothers and sisters,

WHATEVER IS true,

WHATEVER IS honorable,

WHATEVER IS right,

WHATEVER IS pure,

WHATEVER IS lovely,

WHATEVER IS commendable,

if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things".

There it is~

"WHATEVER IS".

You have been focused on the wrong things the whole time

as it is all about thinking about what you are thinking about

&

You have been thinking about

WHATEVER IS happening right now

&

WHATEVER IS not happening right now,

&

your

WHATEVER IS

is just not bringing any

JOY

HOPE

PEACE.

So you tear off your

SICK & TIRED MASK

&

make a new one with the words

"WHOEVER IS"

to remind you to you keep your eyes

FIXED ON JESUS

because HE is

"WHATEVER IS true,

WHATEVER IS honorable,

WHATEVER IS right,

WHATEVER IS pure,

WHATEVER IS lovely,

WHATEVER IS commendable".

and now you are flooded with

REAL JOY

REAL HOPE

REAL PEACE

even while you still have to wear a MASK.

Oh how everything changes

even in the midst of being sick & tired

when you choose where

"I'LL FIX MY EYES" (listen to the song below)


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