JOY!

Carol Clegg-Lamptey

🎢 Love Divine, Joy unspeakable
Overflowing, within my soul
This heart of mine
Is refreshed and at rest
In your presence. 🎢

Someone says I’ve come back from leave refreshed and energized.

Yes oo.
My leave was a time of refreshing.
Was it perfect?
Certainly not.
I actually shed some tears.
BUT GOD!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½

I had the blessing of spending time with a loooovely family. Talk about hospitality!
You know yourself.
God bless you pleeeeenty Doc.

What is Joy???

I know I shared earlier on the difference between joy and happiness.

Let me add on a bit more from the good old internet, about joy from the Biblical perspective.

1. It’s a lasting emotion that comes from the choice to trust that God will fulfill his promises.

2. Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright and the determined choice to praise God in every situation.

3. The joy of The Lord, which is the gladness of heart comes from knowing God, abiding in Christ, and being filled with the Holy Spirit.

So it’s Joy!!!

Will there be ups and downs?
Certainly
BUT GOD!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Joy is part of the fruit of the Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-23 NIV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

May we all abide in the joy of our Lord.
It is our strength!!!
Nehemiah 8:10

God deyΒ paaaaaa
😊

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Carol Clegg-Lamptey who goes by the pen name CCL is a trained specialist ophthalmologist with an interest in medical retina. Having battled with depression over the years, she seeks to encourage others who may be down to fix their eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For with Christ in the vessel,..we shall surely smile at the storm. ...Read More
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