Monday, December 5, 2011

Advent - Joy

Whenever I hear the word joy, I always (and I mean, always) think of the children’s Sunday School song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart...,” and I secretly sing the song in my head. I can’t help but feel happy with my secret song and I challenge anyone to listen to the song and not experience at least a little tiny bit of joy.

I love joy and I’m a carrier of joy because I believe it is a high commodity in heaven. Jesus died for joy – Hebrews 12:2, For the joy set before him he endured the cross...”

Last week, hope was our advent theme. When we have hope, it’s easy to move into joy. Jesus left us his joy so our joy would be complete. Isn’t that amazing? Without Jesus, our joy and happiness is incomplete. Jesus wants us to have full and complete joy. That makes me happy.

This week, think about the things that bring you joy and thank the Lord for them.

I dare you not to feel joy when you listen to this.

Weekly Advent Bible Reading Plan:
Monday, December 5, 2011:  John 16:16-24
Tuesday, December 6, 2011:  Ezra 3:11-13
Wednesday, December 7, 2011:  Psalm 126
Thursday, December 8, 2011:  Hebrews 12:1-3
Friday, December 9, 2011: Philippians 4:1-9

1 comment:

Linda Maynard said...

I sure loved loved loved this
on Monday morn
on Monday morn
on Monday morn
I sure loved loved loved this
on Monday morn
On Monday morn... oh yey!

Couldn't resist...can't wait to show this to my grandkids
When I saw these cats singing, I thought of the joy I felt when I saw Puss and Boots yesterday with cats doing the musical parts...they were cute