Have you had your Joy Juice today? When our hearts are thankful for God’s daily blessings, we are filled with a special kind of joy.
Can you believe it’s already Thanksgiving week? A year passed quickly, didn’t it? As we reflect on these past twelve months, we realize much has happened. Good things, accomplishments, many ‘gifts of joy’…..along with difficult times, sickness, loss of loved ones. Change….in many ways. YET God showed his faithful love in every situation.
Many times…especially when we are hurting, we tend to fixate on the losses and difficulties. But today, in order to prepare our hearts for Thanksgiving, let’s choose to think on God’s goodness and faithfulness. I often go back to the passage in Philippians 4:8 when I find myself needing encouragement.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.”
Thanksgiving is almost upon us. We don’t want it to be just another day. Let’s begin to intentionally focus on the true, noble, right and pure things; may we choose to look at what’s good and admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. I’m pretty sure we’ll begin to see our blessings of joy much more clearly.
One of my TRUE blessings is YOU! May each of us focus on the joy of Jesus!