Suzanne over at JoyfulChaos is doing a series on the Fruit of the Spirit with a small group. This weeks lesson was on joy..what brings us joy and figuring out what busts our joy. I thought I would list those things for me this week.
Things that have brought me joy in the last week:
+ hearing my daughter pray without prompting
+ hearing my son saying all kinds of new words
+ having my husband home from the road
+ trying a new recipe for chocolate chip cake
+ creating a cool scrapbook page
+ reading to my kiddos
+ getting an encouraging email from Sherri
-not hearing back from a friend
-feeling like I am in a spiritual rut
At least there are more pluses than minuses. I think I will pick up the book Suzanne is working through with her group to keep up with what they are doing.
She ended with this verse:
My soul, wait in silence for God only. For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation. My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.~Psalm 62:5-8