Thursday, September 08, 2005


I read this last night and it inspired me so I thought I'd blog it:

True joy only comes to those who have devoted themselves to something bigger than their own happiness and personal interests. Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." (Neh 8:10)

True joy always involves 3 things:
A conscious decision to focus each day on God's goodness.
Reaching out to bless others every chance you get.
Understanding that joy produces strength, which explains why your joy is the devil's number one target. If you lose your joy you lose your strength, and he wins!


At 1:29 PM, Blogger the devine one said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is very inspirational! Simple yet profound. Thanks, Jill.


At 11:56 AM, Blogger JC said...

Excellent and timely.


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