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Find the Joy!

April 30, 2017

Thank God, I'm not who I used to be. It's amazing the feelings that this statement can invoke in us. This sentence fills us with gratitude and humbles our hearts. Faith surges and we know that God's mercy is the best thing that's ever happened to us.

Today. Today, as you stand on this statement, contemplating the mercy and grace of God, I encourage you to look forward. Today I encourage you to thank God that you're not who you're going to be. Let that sink in for a minute. You are not who you're going to be.

Every single day that we are given, we have the opportunity to make the most of the things that God offers to us. Whether it's time with family, impacting our community, improving our minds, taking charge of that procrastination list, or perhaps spending some alone time with God, make it an amazing experience. Seize the day. Take every moment, every opportunity to be better than we were yesterday.

'Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it.'

Take care of yourself. Remember to be thoughtful and kind to you too. Have fun. Be silly.  Laugh often. Laughter adds joy to every single day. Make the most of whatever it is that you are doing. Make it a daily goal. Be a better person today, than you were yesterday. If you realize you were a slacker yesterday, be motivated today. (FYI: Resting isn't slacking).

'It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now.'

Find the Joy and enjoy it!

Yesterday is over, tomorrow isn't here yet, but today...today is a gift from God.  What will you do with your today?

Ecclesiastes 5: 18-20 MSG
"After looking at the way things are on this earth, here’s what I’ve decided is the best way to live: Take care of yourself, have a good time, and make the most of whatever job you have for as long as God gives you life. And that’s about it. That’s the human lot. Yes, we should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what’s given and delighting in the work. It’s God’s gift! God deals out joy in the present, the now. It’s useless to brood over how long we might live." 

 

 

 

 

 

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