Ma’s Christmas Tip for Today
Write Joy to the World with your finger on a frosty window
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God
This week we are reflecting on Joy as part of our Advent devotions.
My life is not full of joy every minute, but if I have a choice I’d prefer an attitude of JOY. I work hard to keep myself to looking for the bright side of things. In the Bible it says Joy is not only a marvelous gift from God; it’s a command. Philippians 4:4 says, Rejoice! I’ve found that being Joyful is something we sometimes have to learn . It can be spontaneous but sometimes it is very hard to find. And if you really want to have it you have to apply yourself to it daily . Just like everything else in life if it is going to be good you have to work at it.
This time of year it seems so easy to be joyful. All the preparations for Christmas make me happy just because I’m going to be able to give some things to people I care about and hope to make them happy too.
Christmas for us is always full of lots of love and laughter. But you know the day is coming when the holidays will end and we’ll be left with nothing but cold dark dreary days. That is when my choice gets a little tougher to comply with. I really hate to even think about it, but it’s true…and I know it’s coming.
It is not always in my nature to be Joyful. . . it’s an attitude I’ve chosen and try very hard to keep.
I do hope your Wednesday is a Joyful one!
‘On Ya’ - ma