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!)
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