Psalm 43:3-4

It is a morning when my heart needs to draw some courage. Today will be busy and full of mundane obligatory tasks that I would rather not do. And my heart is tempered to submit itself to discouragement and discontent. So I take some moments to breathe, and to nourish body and soul…

“Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭43:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

There is joy found in this stillness, in the sweetness of the Pawpaw and in the smoothness of the coffee… and my heart is reminded that Joy is a fruit of the Spirit. It is not the fruit or the coffee that brings joy to the weary soul, for they are temporary and circumstantial…

For the one loved by Jesus, Joy is not fleeting… For Joy is rooted in the steadfast character of God, who loves us and calls us His own. This Joy from His Spirit is freely given to ours.

So as I go about my day full of mundane obligatory tasks, I choose to walk in His light and His faithful care, because in Him are my Joy and my Delight!

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