...Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
I started reading through this little devotional on the topic of joy yesterday morning and have to say that it's just too good not to share. :)
From yesterday's reading...
"...self-surrender always lead to joy. No matter what we give up for the sake of Christ and knowing God better, joy is going to result."
"Joy is the last thing we expect when the fact of our sinfulness penetrates our hearts."
And how can I not also share this old favorite by Twila Paris that's now rolling through my mind...
We each have so much to be thankful for each and every moment of each and every day -- if only we will open our eyes to see how very blessed we are. Take time to count your blessings this week!
Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving!
For what are you thankful today?
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts. ~John Calvin
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ~I Thessalonians 5:16-18
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