I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart . . . WHERE? . . . down in my heart . . .

During my quiet time this morning God put an interesting concept in my mind . . . as He almost always does.

The idea is that God has filled each of us with joy. The joy is always there . . . essentially, for us to harvest. It is up to us, and our free will as to whether or not we choose to embrace that joy.

Think of Paul when he was in prison writing his letter to the Philippians; “for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.” Ph1:19 NIV Paul was choosing to embrace the joy that was there . . . even in his dire situation.

I guess we could say that Paul was choosing for his glass to be half full rather than half empty! He was choosing to look at the sunny side of the slope!

Does this idea make sense to you?! What about it . . . what do you think?

Has God placed continuous joy in our lives . . . and rather than praying for joy to be delivered to us . . . all we have to do is reach out and embrace the joy that is already there . . . within us?!?!

I’m interested to hear your comments on this!

Thank you for reading!!

Pat

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