Thursday, August 16, 2012

I Found Love.

I discovered this video posted on Amanda's Facebook page and I wanted to share it with all of you…

Did you get goose bumps too?

One word stands out to me…JOY.  After I finished watching, I couldn’t help but think about what joy means to me. Many things flooded my mind…

laughing with my parents

freedom to worship my Father

thunderstorms at night

being silly with my friends

conversations over coffee (or tea!)

kids

being able to bless someone else

dancing in the kitchen

writing and receiving handwritten letters

vibrant and life-giving classrooms

Christ centered marriages

being able to relate and connect with someone

set apart femininity

cozy friday nights at home

All of the above bring a special sweetness to my life, but they aren’t my ultimate joy. No, that deep and satisfying joy is found somewhere else. My ultimate joy comes from knowing the God who breathed life into all creation. The God who sent His Son to earth to rescue me before I even knew I needed rescuing. The Lord who spilled His blood so that I may be redeemed. Now, I can have an intimate relationship with the God who holds the stars in His hands. I have joy because I found Love. This God is the source of my ultimate JOY.

And you know what is even more amazing…my joy in Him multiplies the sweetness of all the other little joys.

“You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.” Psalm 4:7

9 comments:

Erin Marie said...

Thanks for sharing! This is beautiful. I was watching some other videos of that violinist awhile back -- she is so talented.

Kaitlyn's Life and Blogs said...

I LOVE LOVE this video!! :). It makes me want to go over there even more now!! :)

Victoria said...

You know, Ihave been thinking about the unshakeable joy that comes from knowing and being known by God too. I just pray that I would walk in it more purposefully. You know? I get so distracted by good things that I miss out on the joy that comes from the BEST thing.

Natalie said...

Wow! Loved that video! Thanks for sharing =D I think I'll pass it along!

Amanda Wissmann said...

Isn't it so beautiful! I adore passionate musicians and it always brings tears to my eyes!

Chantel Klassen said...

Wow, I love this video! Though it makes me wish I could play violin! My secret (or not-so-secret) plan is to have one of my kids play it one day. I'm setting them up to be their very own band -along with their dad. :)

Emily Meyers said...

Hey Lady! I just came across your cute blog via the hop and I'm so happy to be your newest follower! Also I'd love to invite you to a fabulous triple giveaway I'm having right now!

Hope to see you there, and thanks so much!
xo

http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/08/triple-winner-giveaway.html

courtney said...

what a beautiful video!!! God's love fills hopeless places.

Robin said...

Definitely got goosebumps! I lived in Ghana for 4 months a few years ago and the word joy definitely describes the people of Africa. Amazing.

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