I have officially renamed this post three times. Hah! And I am fully coffee’d up, so I can’t use that as an excuse. Speaking of coffee, I wish we could meet for a cup one day. I’d love to talk to you. Hey, we can, if you live nearby.
I’ve got a book signing at Barnes & Noble next week, and they have a cafe!
What is your greatest joy-producer? We have lots of things in this world that can bring us happiness (or take it away). But, joy runs deep and tends to last throughout the driest season.
We happen to be in a dry season right now. Everything’s looking pretty wilted and the temps are soaring past the 100-degree mark. Hot! The sun bakes the soil and cracks form along the surface, but down deep, water flows. You know it’s there, because the trees, whose roots run deep, are still green and healthy.
Are you deeply-rooted in a joy-producing life?
I hope so. But, if you’re experiencing a dry season, here are a few helpful suggestions:
- Immerse yourself in the Word of God. Since joy is a fruit of the Spirit, it needs to be cultivated.
- Singing praise and worship always lifts my heart. Find good music on YouTube or your favorite Christian stations or apps.
- Pray and spend quiet time with the Lord. Find a quiet place to sit in His presence.
Joy is a choice you make. Doing any one of these things will help you. Making a regular habit of doing all of them will provide the growth you need to send your roots down deep.
Let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear from you.
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
2 sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
4 All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.” Selah [Psalm 66:1-4 ESV]