I want God to be first in my life, so I’m putting Him first in my life today.
Where is your water? Know your garden.
We forget that the sweetest joys are found in the simplest acts: hugs, laughter, quiet observation, basic movements, holding hands, pleasant music, shared stories, a listening ear, an unhurried visit, and selfless service. It is sad we forget a truth so elementary.
We don’t like death. We’d rather produce seeds another way. But death to ourselves, our agendas, our expectations, our hopes is necessary to find deep joy that comes when we fully relinquish ourselves to the gospel.
It is the little act of kindness that touches our heart and blossom our life with gladness.
It is uncertainty which fills life with beauty, excitement, and joy.
People with looks are lovely. People with brains are witty. People with cash are wealthy. But people with God are truly happy.
Joy come and go like pleasant breeze. It’s the miseries that stick in you like thorns – until you realize that it’s all your doing.
If we were perfect-if there were
no remaining corruption in our hearts-there would be no fight. There would be no obstacles to overcome. We won’t fight for joy in heaven.
But we are not there yet.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.