God promises joy!

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It’s a gift to call this beautiful 87 year-young woman my friend.  When I think of her, I think of joy because that’s who she is.  Her home is filled with bright, unique art and the word JOY sprinkled though every room, even out in her garden.  Every time we have a conversation, she includes that word followed with a smile.

Because of her exuberant joy, Mitchie Hall, who’s been in the SMC family for many years, was asked to be our guest writer today.  May her words about the joy of God’s promises bring you joy!

God’s promises are so comforting and full of hope.  They continue for a lifetime!  Each day is a gift from God that reminds me how much God loves me.

I am choosing to practice joy and be full and overflowing with gratitude.  God has done great things for us and we can be filled with joy.  We can be surprised by the true joy in the life journey as God give us grace for the day.

When you’re in the older years of life, you have time for family and friends and more time to be quiet with God.  As we enjoy life on the way to heaven, we have joy-full days.

I plan to have a “filled with the  joy of Jesus” kind of day.  I hear some of my friends complain about “advancing age” and their limitations.  Joy is not only for youth.  Jesus wants us to age with joy, delight and hope all the way on our journey to heaven.

God promises joy.

We are to seek joy, cling tight and be grateful.

Spread joy!

Here are some verses in the Bible that bring me hope and joy and I challenge you to look them up today.  Read them more than once and soak in the promises of hope and joy that will refresh and revive your soul every time you read them.

“Rejoice in the Lord always!”   Philippians 4:4  

 {Trust and believe that!}  Rejoice in the miracles of every day life add the wonder it holds.} 

“The Lord is my strength and shield and I trust him with all my heart. He helps me and my heart is filled with joy.” {He promises!)    Psalm 28:4

The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.   Psalm 126:3

{And I pray each morning,} “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”         Psalm 118:24

Thank you so much for sharing your joy and wisdom with us Mitchie!

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5 thoughts on “God promises joy!

  1. What an absolute JOY to see this beautiful picture of two beautiful women and especially to read your powerful words, Mitchie. You are a treasure and inspiration to me. Love you dearly…Ruth

  2. There was a time when I was without joy. I did not know what it was, so I did not know what I was missing. All I knew is that my heart was numb and felt nothing. Rev Bob helped me discover this wonderful state of mind. Now that I have discovered it, I never want to be without it. Mitchie, your story is an inspiration and gives me peace that getting older does not mean an end to my joy.

  3. Mitchie is a true inspiration to be around, I have been in many bible studies with her and I love to hear her speak about our Lord because her light shows brightly and it is an honor to be around her kind heart and soak in her wise words, and she has many.. Love you Mitchie,

    Hugs,
    Sue

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