It’s another rainy morning here…and I love it! For some reason rainy days always make me happy. Not sure why exactly.
I was reading in Ecclesiastes again this morning, and came across this verse…
“So I (Solomon) commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of his life God has given him under the sun.”
This really got me thinking about how I choose to live the life God has given me. Sometimes I feel like I focus so much on the difficult things in life that I forget to be joyful, peaceful and content. It seems like I’m always worried about something, and I find myself getting so caught up in worry that I forget to live. God gave us life not only to do his work, but also to enjoy it. He wants us to find joy in the things we do, as well as peace and contentment with the life he has given us.
The way I see it is this. Life is a journey. A journey that is not going to be without some struggles and trials at times. But, it’s important that we are happy and content with what God has given us. Joy brings refreshment and strength to continue doing his work here on earth. A life without joy would be a sad life indeed. I of all people need to remember that. It’s okay to let go of worry, and learn to be content. Even when life isn’t easy, or you just don’t feel lie being happy, it’s important to remain joyful in the Lord. Don’t let anything steal your joy.
Hope you are having a great week so far. God BlessJ