Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart..Where?

Down in my heart to stay!!

This song is going through my heart and head this morning. Do you remember it from your kiddo years?!! I used to love to sing this song...it was just so fun to sing. But sadly a lot of times when I sang it, I didn't feel that way. As a kid, I didn't always "feel" joyful. I was awkward and felt ugly most of the time, and was made fun of A LOT.

So it was hard for me to be joyful apart from God, but what I didn't realize then was, what was there really to be very joyful in apart from God? It was like I was saying God wasn't enough. Ouch. I lived a lot of my life that way. God + _______ = joy. That blank was different things at different times, but it was always God + something. I didn't really understand that God is enough, . (period)

Do we really get that?!! Do we really understand that all we need for life is found in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ? I don't need to run around trying to get the latest this or that to be important, or whatever the case may be. I need to trust in my Savior. He is the joy giver. He gives joy that the enemy or the world cannot take a way. A lasting pure joy in the midst of difficult situations and heavy hearts. God gives joy that endures, joy that surpasses all the stuff, and joy that remains.

So yes, I've got the joy, joy, joy, pure-sweet-lovely-joy of my Savior down in my heart to stay. How about you?!!

Have a Beautiful day,

PS Dak has a meet today at Pleasant Hope, so I'll get to see my baby sis, Dena!!! YAY!!

GO CLEVER BLUE JAYS ~~ GO DAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I heart fall and CC !!)


  1. Girl - I can FEEL the Joy that comes out of you that is all centered around God!!! Joy like that is contagious too!!! Thanks for being a Joy-filled servant of God!!!

    And GOOOOO DAK!!!!!

  2. Dawn,

    Yes I have Joy Joy Joy down in my heart, and it's been a LONG time since I have felt this way. Well, maybe since I was actively involved in my youth group.. so we're talking 12 years. Anyways, I hope that it's there to stay! I am so excited about all of the changes that God is working in my life right now.

    I am feeling much better thankyou, and I hope that the stitches can come out at my post-op check today!

    Go Dak!! Good luck at Pleasant Hope :)

  3. Dawn,

    It is so good when you can feel the joy of God deep down inside your soul. Your entire being just wants to shout it from the mountain tops!

    Here is hoping that Dak does well as his meet and he brings you even more joy in your day.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. "Do we really get that?!! Do we really understand that all we need for life is found in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ?"

    Sister, you are ministering in this message powerfully! Your words above say it all!!!

    I love you.

    P.S. I grew up singing the Joy Joy...song :)