The theme for the last week of Advent is JOY!
I love this because there really something to be joyful about this week.
Celebrating the coming of Christ.
Maybe you’re not feeling the JOY this week. Maybe you’re stressed out, tired, busy, sick, anxious about all that needs to be done – but that’s okay. You can still experience the JOY of Christmas because JOY isn’t a feeling.
It’s a choice.Source
Each day of Advent I’ve been reading a verse that relates to the theme of the week and here is today’s verse.
This verse reiterates the truth that JOY is a choice.
Plus it draws an arrow pointing directly down the pathway to JOY.
Focus on the Lord’s goodness.
If you can’t seem to find the JOY today, take a moment to focus on the goodness of God.
Think of all the ways He has blessed you.
Thank Him for His generosity.
Ask Him to remind you of all the “good things” He has done for you.
And then allow the JOY of the Lord to fill you. It’s His gift to you.
Oh – and if you guessed the bookend from yesterday’s Thrift or Gift post, you were right!!