Joy, joy, God’s great joy. Joy joy, down in my soul, sweet beautiful, soul saving joy….this song this song. Whenever the choir sings this I am on my feet singing all out. Fast forward, now I’m trying to live this same feeling.

Always be full of joy. Never stop praying. Whatever happens, always be thankful. This is how God wants you to live in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ERV)

Living this joyful life means looking past your circumstances. When the bills are due, I have joy down in my soul. When my circumstances look insurmountable I have joy that if I go to God, if I trust him he will see me through. Joy, joy God’s great joy..I’m not saying my life is perfect, that I’m without fault or that I don’t mess up but I choose Joy! I keep trusting God because he keeps showing me that he has my back. I’m not saying I always understand or that he solves my issues in the blink of an eye, but when I look back over my life I’m amazed over and over because there was NO WAY it was me. BUT GOD, joy joy sweet beautiful soul saving joy. I’m so glad that as soon as I opened my heart and my soul to him he gave me real life.

I ask you today to choose Joy! When it’s crazy, shout for joy, when your scared shout for joy, when those bills come, have joy..and remember, weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.

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