Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Joy in the Journey:


I'm not sure if I've shared this before on here but it's came up again + I felt the urge to share it with everyone. I've been praying about where I want this blog to go + I just REALLY felt it laid on my heart to share this.

I try to do a devo each night before I go to bed. Sometimes I forget + pass out before I can- but I at least try. I had been praying about where this blog needed to go + I prayed that God would use this blog for Him, not for me. The other night, Mikal and I were doing our devo over the phone + our devo really popped out to me.

It was called "Joy In The Journey" and the verse it went off of was:  

Ecclesiastes 3:9-13
But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I’ve had a good look at what God has given us to do—busywork, mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he’s left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he’s coming or going. I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift.

This is the second time something like this has came up in my devo recently, it's very fitting to me. I've been paralyzed for almost a year now (next month I will celebrate my 1st second birthday) + I have so many nights where I get so confused + ask the question "why did this happen to ME?" I have spent a lot of time with God just trying to figure out why + the only thing I've ever got back is "Don't worry- I've got you" The first time I read a devo that talked about finding joy in the journey, I was having a bad night + went to the Word for some answers. I'm not sure if everyone gets the same message from this- but that's what I take away from it.Things happen + we may not see or understand WHY- God does. He knows + we have to fully trust in Him.

I really encourage you that you start finding joy in your journey, whatever you may doing. Do it with love + find happiness in it. 
Tell me below your thoughts on this.
(This would have been up sooner but I've been feeling like crap. I went to the ER last night + I've just not been feeling my very best.)

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