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Its time for Five Minute Friday. Five minutes. No edits. No revisions. Set the timer….Go!
Let me stop and tell you – Joy was her middle name, but joy is part of me as well. Joy is becoming more and more a part of me. Not because I feel like I’m happy all of the time. No, actually, I find myself struggling to be “happy” these days. With friends hurting, and in the middle of waiting, I can’t find happiness as easily. This time of year – with the gray, the clouds, and the cold – it somehow reflects in my heart. S
So joy is evolving into something else for me. Something less tangible than even a feeling. Joy is choice. A place to keep pushing my heart towards. Not perfect circumstances or a state of the mind.
Did you know the only verse in Mark with the word “joy” in it is Mark 4:16?
And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy.
Those with God’s word in their hearts. Joy is found in His word. I believe that more than anything. I can see joy when Scripture seeps into my bones and then winds up in my heart.
So Joy is not just her middle name, or what I’ve found this year. It is a place I long to be content – a place where I keep striving to find. I will always be searching because God is unsearchable. Not unknowable, but unsearchable. I don’t find that disheartening, I find that extremely hopeful.
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