Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I Got My Joy Back

I was listening to a speaker several months ago who said, "Some of you need to get your joy back!" I thought, "That's me." Because of some circumstances, I was not feeling my usual jolly self. I began praying for joy and I'm happy to report that since I've been on this fast, I have been overflowing with it! I cannot contain my joy! I went to Walmart the other day and told the clerk who hated her job to have a great day! I wanted to rub some of it off on her. Brock's had the same experience. I almost tweeted, "If you need joy in your life, go on a fast." Yesterday, I went back through the notes from that message on getting your joy back and one thing I had written down stuck out to me. It read, "The key to having joy is obedience." Isn't it so like us to want to create a formula? Fasting=Joy. That's not it. Fasting for me and Brock equals joy just because that's what the Lord told us to do. It's the obedience not the fasting itself. For you, it is probably totally different. I encourage you to go out on that limb and be obedient to the Lord whatever it may be. The joy is worth it!