The greatest joy in life is the small things that we take for granted. Some people think there is extreme joy in winning the lottery, maybe so, but when the money is gone where is the joy? The joy is gone and so is the money. (Maybe people too)
So how would someone like us think of joy in simple things?
Look at the food that you love to eat? Is it not a joy to be able to open up the frig whenever you want and have something you like?
Isn’t it a joy when someone calls you and brightens your day?
Isn’t it a joy when your pets come to you in unconditional love?
Isn’t it a jot when your family is around you?
Isn’t it a joy when you get ready to make plans and leave on a trip?
Isn’t it a joy to have friends that care about you?
Maybe it’s having that first cup of coffee in the morning.
This could go on and on but the truth is, who provides these small joys?
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
But when we take these things for granted we are not honoring the one who gave them to us. There is joy in all that God creates but we must remember the one that provides the joys and to be grateful in thanksgiving and prayer.
My prayer for you today is this Praise God for the simple joys in your life, stop and think about them and remember not to take pride in them, but praise Jesus for what He has done and through His grace gave you joy.
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