Preparing My Heart For Christ: {Joy} — 13 Comments

  1. Barbie, I pondered joy in my last post! We always seem to be on the same train of thought! 🙂 Anyway, I totally agree with you that joy goes beyond what we feel. And I am seeking to be anchored in joy just as well. Praying God’s blessing on you today. <3

  2. Lovely! He is our Joy! He is our Strength! No matter what we are going through, no matter what is going on in the world, His joy is constant! He is constant.

    Jumping over from Meet and Greet 🙂 God bless you, Barbie!

  3. Oh the Joy of the LORD! I love that song, thanks for sharing it and giving me a good reminder of His Joy. 🙂

    Happiness does not last, it is a feeling that is fleeting but joy, now that is a totally different thing. Joy is a choice. I saw this choice in action when I watched Jordan’s celebration of life service. I saw the joy on his mom and dad’s face when they talked about where their son is, in heaven with Jesus. They chose joy over sadness. Yes, they do feel sadness but it doesn’t last for long because they know their son is pain free and living in the physical presence of Jesus.

    Blessings sister

  4. “Joy is the cry from deep within that says, “it is well with my soul”, when I feel like I’m crumbling.” Amen, Barbie. And that joy is our strength. Thanks for this!

  5. We can’t let the gift of His joy be wasted even when we feel like our lives are crumbling around us; we can find joy in our eternal relationship with our Creator! Our joy is one of the most powerful weapons we have against the enemy; it’s a great source of strength that God has given us. Love this post Barbie and the joy it brings!

    Blessings and hugs,

  6. Hi Barbie Friend
    Thank you …. this is such a deep, spiritual inner experience that I sometimes find it hard to harness something so beautiful with something concrete like words!! Yet, I am going to try. Barbie, I honestly believe that we all need to look what hinders our hearts to fully receive Him. Thank you for this linky place that makes me think long and hard!
    Hugs XX

    • That is so true Mia! For ask long as there are other lovers crowding the space in my heart, I cannot fully receive Him. I am going to take some time this week to ask Him what may be hindering my heart from drawing closer. You’re a true friend!

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