Monday, April 19, 2010

It's Necessary

"I think the time has come, strange as it sounds, for us to take joy seriously.

"You can become a joyful person.  With God's help, it really is possible.  The biblical writers would not command it if it were not so.  But joyfulness is a learned skill.  You must take responsibility for your joy.  Not your friend, not your parent, not your spouse, not your kids, not your boss - your joy is your responsibility.  For some of us, this does not come easily.  You may be joy-impaired.  You will have to fight for it.  But it can be done.

"...When we celebrate, we exercise our ability to see and feel goodness in the simplest gifts of God.  We are able to take delight today in something we wouldn't have even noticed yesterday.  Our capacity for joy increases."
--John Ortberg, "The Life You've Always Wanted"

How can God help you find Joy in each day?  What is preventing you from being able to celebrate today?

No comments:

Post a Comment