When you woke up, you chose to lay there five more minutes. Then, you chose to get up. Then, you chose to get to shower, wash your face, brush your teeth (hopefully), get dressed and comb/brush your hair. Some of us chose to eat breakfast. But did you choose JOY? Some days are harder than others, this I do know. But when we discover where our joy comes from, we can embrace it. The key to joy is its source, which is the Lord. When we live in the Lord and allow the Lord to live within us – that is always a reason for joy. We may not be able to rejoice in our circumstances all the time, but we can rejoice in Christ all of the time! In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he talks about joy and how it is the duty of the Christian to rejoice continually. Paul wrote this letter from prison and he, himself, had joy! Wow! “Rejoice in the LORD always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4)..
-Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery