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The Weekend Brew: Fullness of Joy — 28 Comments

  1. Oh, I needed to hear this. This week was a rough one — a “Why have you abandoned me?” type of week. Sometimes, we have to consciously be aware that we need to seek Him – He’s there, just waiting for us.

  2. I open my front door early one morning this last week and felt the coolness of the autumn rain almost before I saw it. I almost wept. What I was feeling was the joyful relief that comes from surviving a brutal North Texas summer. God was very near and I was overwhelmed.

    First time visitor.

    God Bless You.

    Cassandra from Renaissance Women

  3. I love how Psalm 27 refers to joy as a sacrifice. So many days it feels like that. David’s example of “Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle” have been my encouragement to do just that…recognize the joy of the Lord that does dwell deep within, uncover it by tossing aside all my issues and finding joy. Blessings for a joyfilled weekend to you, Barbie!

  4. Sometimes joy is twirling. Sometimes its sitting quietly and smiling – in the midst of a challenge because I have decided to seek Him out, spend quality time with Him or to invite Him into the moment:) In that way, peace is a choice to me! Hoping to make those choices this weekend:) Wishing you peaceful moments – twirling and quiet!

  5. Yes, I too want to be full of joy. First I must learn contentment – a long process for me! But to know the rewards are the Father telling me, “Well done”, is the supreme motivation to keep working at it! Blessings this weekend!

  6. I always feel better when I choose to draw near to Him! I know this, and yet sometimes, it is difficult for me to turn from my heavy or blue mood. However, I am learning to remember that God is bigger than all our problems and He IS joy. Coming to Him and focusing purely on Him allows us to enter into His joy.

    Blessings, Joan

  7. We were sure on the same wave length with this post, Barbie. 🙂 Isn’t it interesting that God has every resource available to us, but it’s up to us to choose to use them. I pray that in the new week that you will have a fullness of that joy, and that you will even feel it in your ‘step.’
    [hugs]

  8. Barbie – This post spoke to my heart because it confirmed something that crossed my mind last night…. Discussion at small group….what is abundant living? The thought running through my head as I listened while others described abundant living…… Abundant living = an abundance of Him in my life. Joy is also found as we spend time with Him. The answer to it all truly is to spend time with our Lord every day. Thank you so much for this post today!
    Blessings,
    Joanne

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