I’ve Got the Joy…Joy…Joy…Joy….
What makes you feel like a kid? Or brings you joy like a kid?
These are questions a friend asked me recently. After a quick stroll down memory lane, I said “Riding roller coasters and swinging on swings”. I love the way serotonin boosts my mood. I don’t know how anyone could be mad after being on a roller coaster or swinging on a swing.
I really liked the second question, and one word particularly stood out to me: ‘joy’. What brings you joy like a kid? Often as adults, we get so bogged down with responsibilities that we forget what joy looks like in our lives.
As you go through your day, think about what brings you joy like a kid! Is it washing the car? Running through the sprinkler with your kids? Dancing to music as you dust the house? Hiking? Running? Reading a book? Drinking a cup of coffee? Watching a sunrise or sunset? Seeing a shooting star?
No matter what you think of that brings you joy, know that the joy comes from God. Rejoice and be glad in it!
Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones!
Praise His holy name.
For His anger lasts only a moment,
but His favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning!