Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothingprepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joyof theLordis your strength.” - Nehemiah 8:10
On the morning of my birthday I have a
ritual where i get up to pray at midnight.
I say my prayers and ask God for ONLY one thing. This year i chose joy. We
learnt at church that there is a difference between joy and happiness.
Happiness - is dependent on our current circumstances or situations. It is
Joy - is not a respecter of the current circumstance or situation. It comes
from within and is from the Lord. It is permanent.
I chose joy because ...
I wanted to laugh again,
I wanted to keep smiling no matter what i was going through, i wanted a
complete change of attitude towards living & life
I wanted a brand new beginning...
The best things in life are indeed free. We run around looking for happiness in
our jobs, our bank accounts, our social media pages, our friends. we forget
happiness is temporary. Chose joy because it comes from God and it strengthens
us from the inside out.