Count It All Joy

blog post FEb 2019 photo (1)



A scene very much like this one was outside my office window that looks out to the back yard of our house, it was so funny this particular day to watch the birds and squirrels looking for food and chasing one another around the yard, I laughed as I watched them, birds and squirrels chasing each other, the squirrels chasing and fighting over the buried treasures found in our back yard.

My heart had great joy as I sat there watching the scene and laughing at the bird and animal antics, it did my heart good not only to laugh but at that moment to have a fresh joy, Winter has always been hard for me, I suffer from seasonal depression during that season, I think because more days than not it is overcast and cloudy, so to have this scene play out and the sun to be shinning it was truly a gift from God, I know God has given us these season’s just as He has given us life season’s so on this rare sunny day in the Winter God blessed beyond measure for sunshine and fresh joy!

In John 15:11 it says ” I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” God wants in us what is in Him and this passage lets us know Joy is in Him and so it too should be in us. Completely in us, to me that says God never does anything halfway, it’s not just a taste of joy it is full joy complete in us! This reminds me of a song we used to sing at church camp, with our Christian Preschool kids and probably every youth type event we ever had,” I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, down in my heart, I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart to stay.” Yes, I got the joy, joy, joy down in my heart to stay, do you?

Saved To Serve A God Styled Life,

Maggie P