|Enjoying the beach this past weekend with paralyzed dog Miss Mercy (left),|
two-footed dog Winnie (center), paralyzed dog Mr. Simeon,
and Glory, my precious Dog without Eyes!
The JOY in my smile is the JOY in my heart –
the JOY of the LORD!
Today, I have joy. I am happy. I have peace and hope. And I have love and faith. More than I ever imagined possible. And it is not contingent on my circumstances. It is contingent on my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. And, quite honestly, it does not come because I seek it as I used to do. It comes because first and foremost, I seek the Lord. He is the love of my life. He is my number one priority. He is the one I seek above anything or anyone in the universe. He is truly Lord of my life! And the joy I experience every day of my life now has nothing to do with the ups and downs of daily living. The joy I have today is the joy of the Lord. For I find my joy and delight and fulfillment in the Lord God almighty through my faith in Jesus the Christ!
Neh 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
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Joh 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
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