A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones
My resolution for 2013...( It took me a while to decide on one) is to be more joyful!
Of course, I will remain deligent, and sober in the Lord...But I will not dwell on what is happening in the world around me as much as I did last year. Things are going to happen according to God's will, and if we have placed our trust in Him, then we are not to fret and worry...Just remember to pray that His spirit will draw all men to Jesus...So I'm gonna wear a smile, instead of a frown, and trade in my 'worry lines for laugh lines, lol! Hey, even some wrinkles can be a good thing!
Wanna join me?
Here's a few scriptures to get us started:
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
*This is one of my favorite authors...I have not read this yet, but I think I might like to...
C. S. Lewis, himself a convert, wrote of being "surprised by joy" when he discovered his belief in Jesus Christ. In these 127 devotional readings, selected from Lewis's many works on faith and spirituality, Christians everywhere can share in the joy of this master theologia... Read More