Joy for the Battle: Reclaiming Your Joyful Inheritance
This week I was privileged to write a guest blog post on the topic of joy for the Joy360 series on the Peacequility blog. Check out http://www.peacequility.com for some great wisdom from Julie on a variety of topics.
When troubles, trials or tribulations cross your path, is joy your natural response? I know that it isn’t mine. We probably all know that it isn’t what happens to us in life that determines our attitude, but rather it is our response to those events. If we are a believer, we also know that we are in a spiritual battle. ‘The devil goes around seeking whom he can devour (1 Peter 5:8). Ann Voskamp talks about ‘preaching the gospel to herself’. And I for one really need to hear this message about joy. I consider myself to be content most of the time, but I’m also a realist, I’m a glass half empty person. God doesn’t promise us a world of roses and rainbows, but he does want us to walk in joy. Read more here: http://peacequility.com/2015/03/11/joy-for-the-battle-7-steps-to-reclaiming-your-joyful-inheritance/