Thursday, January 22, 2015
Proverbs 17: verse 22
Happiness comes from your circumstances. When everything is going your way, you will be happy. Joy does not depend on your circumstances. Joy is a decision. Here is my recipe for joy.
J is for Jesus, he should be your first priority
O is for others, they should be after Jesus
Y is for yourself, make sure that you keep Jesus-Others-Yourself in the correct order and you will find it is much easier to live with JOY in your life.
Lately, I have been guilty of putting myself at the top of the list. Seeking pity and compassion from others instead of keeping Jesus at the top of my list. I like to use the Scripture, Proverbs 17:22
A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. I have been less concerned about the first part and ignoring the part about dry, lifeless bones. I am working on getting things back in the correct order. With God directing my path I will have joy in my life.
Much love, Dennis