Sometimes we have to let go of how we think life should be and learn to find joy in the story we are living. 🦋
According to Theopedia, Joy is a state of mind and an orientation of the heart. It is a settled state of contentment, confidence, and hope. It is something or someone that provides a source of happiness. It appears 88 times in the Old Testament in 22 books; 57 times in the New Testament in 18 books.
I believe joy is a gift from God but we must be relentless to fight daily to keep it in place. There are many very valid life circumstances that could rob our joy like a cancer diagnosis. However, we must be intentional to guard it, as it is our fountain of strength. There are also many biblical teachings that clearly point out how being in a state of joy is good medicine to our bodies.
As we are just a few days away from Christmas, I encourage you to remain in #Joy by...
•Staying in awareness with the reason for the season.
•Acceptance of others •
•Guard your tongue •
•Let go of guilt •
•Set Boundaries •
•Take care of your temple •
•Remember you are precious •
•it’s never too late •
•You are forgiven forever •
•Choose your battles •
•Love freely •
•It’s ok to cry
•Honor yourself •
•Love & Happiness is a choice •
•Know you are LOVED.
Wishing you much joy and happiness for this holiday season 🙏❤️🎄