Thursday, June 7, 2007

Choose to Rejoice

Choose to Rejoice

Today's Scripture

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
(Psalm 118:24)

Joy is a tough word to pinpoint and define. Many people describe joy
as an emotion or a feeling that comes over you in a great and shining
moment. Sometimes joy is just the opposite of being angry, but
hopefully it's much more than that to you. Joy is not the same as
happiness, because joy is what God has put in your heart, while
happiness is a temporary mood that can come and go. The Bible talks
about the kind of overflowing joy that rises up from deep within your
heart because of what God has done for you. He keeps that spring full
and flowing, which is why you can choose to live in joy today,
tomorrow, and every day after. Joy like this is contagious, and the
world is looking for it.

A Prayer for Today

God, I choose joy today! Thank You for placing in my heart a deep well
of joy that I can draw from each day. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

~Devotional by

Joel Osteen


  1. Hi Pam, I didn't realize you were keeping up to date on this site, I kept looking at your old blog and thought you hadn't posted in a while, I only just saw the note that said head on over here! Sorry to hear about your car accident, glad your son was ok. And I hope the meds help ease your discomfort too, hopefully you won't need PT.
    Sending hugs, and I'll change my link to you so I can come by more often.

  2. Hi Pam, That is great news, a boy. I hope you are feeling better. Hugs

  3. Amen, joy is contagious!
    Thank you for sharing this devo & for visiting my blog today!

  4. Hi Pam, hope you are doing well. That is wonderful news on the grandson coming! lol. Like the name too. Will you be posting here all the time now. If so I'll change the link. Let me know. Also enjoyed your Thankful Thursday. Love and ~hugs~

  5. Such a true post and something to reflect on each day. Thank you for sharing your TT list! Blessings to you from Okinawa, Japan!

  6. Hi Pam I second all your thankful Thursday items :) Well the US mail is useful to me sometimes but I might have put the Royal Mail :) Hope your day is joyful xxxx