Been on vacation where there was no internet reception so that is why I’ve been so silent. When I got back I went to a Women of Faith conference that was wonderful!! It was totally anointed by God and I learned so much.
Didn’t sleep much Friday night so excited about what I learned at the conference. From Ken Davis: “God is the author of JOY!!” [me-who am I to stifle God’s JOY? I’ve done it far too long and been far to serious for my own good.] “Perfection is not a requirement.” [me-reason for my seriousness is I thought I had to be perfect. What a relief! I hope and pray I get it this time. God has been working with me on this.] “No matter the circumstances God is good ALL the time.” [me- God’s not good just some of the time, or in good circumstances WHATEVER the circumstances are God is GOOD! That means when we don’t understand what He’s doing, when are hearts are breaking, when our spirits feel crushed and dry – God is still GOOD! For me personally that means whether I’m balanced, on a manic high or suicidal God is still GOOD! The circumstances may have changed but He has NOT CHANGED!!!! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Amen.]
This has gotten me thinking, if God is the author of joy and I’m His creation and His child shouldn’t I be radiating that joy at all times? I no longer need to worry about being perfect Ken Davis has explained that that is not a requirement, so no need for me to fret anymore. I can be my imperfect self and joyful that God loves me in my imperfection.
And isn’t even more freeing to know that God is good no matter what the circumstances are? We are free to joyfully praise Him for His goodness. Better yet trust Him for what He is doing in our lives and no matter how painful let the author of JOY give us the JOY that only He can give to see us through those circumstances. That not only gives us JOY but PEACE. Wouldn’t you like some of that in your daily life? It’s there for the taking all we need to do is seek Him.
Joy – A Woman After God’s Own Heart!