Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Be joyful always: pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Being joyful is something that I truly struggle with. It's not that I'm not a happy person, but I think that my mind is always focused on " the next thing to do." I am constantly preoccupied
and my expression shows it more than I'd like it to.
The Lord has really been dealing with me lately on this issue. My eleven year old, has recently asked me a few times "Mom what's wrong? Are you happy?" Of course, I tell her yes because there really isn't anything wrong. Her response "Then be joyful-smile!"
I'm not sure if my disposition has been like this, or if it has developed recently. It's hard to see yourself as other see you. I don't want to offend my family or anyone else, especially when there REALLY isn't anything wrong.
I'm working on not being so intense. It is so easy to get caught up in the things that really are not that important. (Like a spotlesss home..) I pray that the Lord will show me how I can change in this area and be ... a joyful mother of children ~Psalm 113:9
Posted by Andi at 2:07 PM