Psalm 16: 11
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
If you are lacking joy today take the time to wrap yourself in the presence of God. Spend some time with him listening to praise and worship music, reading His word and just soaking up everything about His presence. If you are lacking joy you may be too focused on your struggles instead of Him.
Ladies, we all get so busy trying to do and keep up with all that we need to get done and let’s face it, it is easy to lose your joy at that point. We are busy on a normal schedule let alone the closer it gets to the holidays. As the time gets closer and the kids are out of school and you have to find something to keep them busy so you can get the extra baking, cleaning, shopping and cooking done and then if you have relatives coming in, you want to be sure you have everything in order for them to be comfortable, the list could go on and on this time of year! Let me encourage you to pause today for a moment and recapture your Joy! It’s the time of year to focus on Thanksgiving and Joy, not just a time to be a frantic wreck, hoping it is all over soon!
Take a look at your list, pray over it, ask God to make known to you what is important and maybe what you need to let slide this year or delegate to someone else! (That is for home, church and at work) Make sure that this year you don’t get so caught up in the doing like Martha in Luke chapter 10 that you miss out on sitting at Jesus feet like her sister Mary and soaking up His goodness and joy! Take this time of year and truly make it a time to focus on Him and all of His goodness and you will have the joy you were meant to have for the seasons and all year around!
“Wisdom is knowing the right path to take, integrity is taking it.” M.H. McKee