I am thankful.
Not for circumstances, but for the One Who has given me reason to be thankful. Because He has given me joy. Not happiness. Happiness is dependent upon circumstances. Joy is unchanging, from within.
Now, when I say "within", I'm not talking about the humanistic, self-realization, man is his own god kind of within.
Without Jesus, you can't have joy. He gives you the very reason for living, for getting up in the morning, serving your family, loving on those unlovable, and being moved to act on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves.
If I was simply moved by my emotions, then my happiness would depend upon if everything in my life was in order. My life should revolve around the strength of my life, Jesus.
That's what I'm striving for. And I'm so very thankful He's with me every step of the way.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
I think I have discovered something I already knew deep down.
I am not consistent.
Thus, the entire reason for this post.
All two of my readers can attest to this fact, if they've been trying (with complete frustration, more than likely) to follow my blog.
All 4 entries of it. (See, I can't constistently type the word or the number. See previous sentence.)
Over the course of a year and a half.
I think I'm a bit of a free spirit, much like my daughter, pictured above.
I am, ahem, trying to resolve this issue in my blogging life. It's just that I get so caught up with what life is bringing, that I forget to pass any of it on to the cyber community. By the time I remember, it's way way way past my bedtime.
I will try to do better, I promise.