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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy.....

There are lots of things in this life that make me happy.
My family....
especially, our grand's.....
chocolate.....
a clean house 
(which is rare).....
working outside.....
our flowers.....
owlies.....
crocheting.....
friends.....
pretty sweaters.....
this list could go on and on!!!

But none of those things can compare to the joy that only God can give me.
There's a big difference between being happy and being full of  joy.
I've heard it said that people can steal our joy.....
I disagree!!
Others can make us unhappy.....
but they can't really steal the joy of the Lord that lives in our hearts!!!

Prayer for my Sisters in Christ : ) Romans 15:13

Breathing in Jesus,

Deb






4 comments:

  1. Debbie, I so agree with you! No one can steal our joy...and there is a huge difference between being happy and having joy. We can have joy when we are not happy! The joy of the Lord is my strength! :) Thanks for sharing this post. It will be my food for thought today. :)

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  2. I got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in heart...WHERE? Down in my heart......Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. Love your list! It gives me such joy to make a list in my journal each day of all the little things God blessed me with! All joy comes from Him, and we wouldn't have the joy of all these other things if it weren't for Him pouring them into our lives. Have a beautiful day!
    Beckey
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/queenbsbusywork

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  4. It really is the simple things that give us the most joy.

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