My sense of humour nearly vanished! THAT is a very scary thing! Slowly but surely the old me started to resurface but I want to practice JOY! I want to be imbued with God's JOY. I want JOY to be part of my every day. I want to see JOY in the moment, JOY in God's creation, JOY in others and with others.
I have started a new page (button above) where I will constantly add verses on JOY so that they are always readily available and I have no excuses to tap into the source of God's recipe for JOY, His word!
When I decided to focus on JOY the first scripture I read about JOY was: Psalm 126 v 5: They that sow in tears, reap in joy and singing. Usually I read this and am subconsciously confused because why would anyone want to sow tears? Then it finally dawned on me: When you sow seed even when you are in a season of tears (pain, hurt, hardship) you WILL reap joyfully, joy, a season of joy! Isn't that amazing?
One of the things I believed when we went through a really tough season, was that the devil was trying to quench our sowing whatever it was... and we determined that we would continue to do as God wanted us to do despite the circumstances. And now? We are reaping! But we are reaping with joy, in joy!
What a great encouragement to sow! To sow good! Even when things are tough, and we are inclined to go inward when things are hard. Sow, sow, sow! Look outside yourself and sow a smile, a hug, a coffee... Whatever it is you feel called to sow. YOU WILL REAP IN JOY!