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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bountiful Wellspring of Joy

            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Is your heart like a “well-spring” of joy?

            King Soloman said in Proverbs 4:23: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life”.

What is a well-spring?  One dictionary says: “a source of continual supply”. But I like this definition even better:  “An original and bountiful source of something!”  What is in your heart?  Is there original and bountiful joy coming straight from the “source” named Jesus?  

Our heart is extremely valuable.  That’s why we are admonished to guard it above all else! Worthless things don’t need guarding!  At my house, we leave our trash can by the road for anyone to have…it they’d like; there is nothing of value in it, I can assure you! 

          But that is certainly not true with each of our hearts! Michael Hyatt teaches that our heart is the essence of who we are!  He writes: “It is your authentic self—the core of your being. It is where all your dreams, your desires, and your passions live. It is that part of you that connects with God and other people.  This is why Solomon says, ‘Above all else.’ He doesn’t say, ‘If you get around to it, it would be nice….” No, he says:”Make it your top priority.”

                Each of us is a model for someone.  We should make certain that our heart is guarded and that it is a wellspring of good, godly things…such as joy in the Lord!

              May your wellspring be an original and bountiful source of joy.

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