“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!”
-Psalm 118:24 ESV
Continuing on with the Fruit of the Spirit Instagram Challenge, after love comes JOY! We are rejoicing in the Lord and all of the amazing blessings he has given to us. This verse, like the fruits of the spirit, is one that comes to my mind in the form of a song whenever I read it. It’s handy to remember the words, but it can sometimes be easy to just gloss over because it’s so ingrained in my mind. But reading it today, I am reminded of the tremendous blessing that each and every day is. Each day that I am able to wake up, get out of bed, and see and spend time with the people that I love is a blessing from the Lord that we should not take for granted. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
This week’s five verses are all centered around joy, so take some time to think of some joys in your own life, whether they be simple pleasures like your favorite coffee creamer or an hour of quiet time before the craziness of the day or huge joys like the miraculous recovery of a loved one or a new life brought into the world. We can choose gratitude and joy for all of the things around us when we are mindful of the One who has given them to us.
It’s never too late to join in on the fun, so jump right in with us this week as we learn about the joy of the Lord. #FruitoftheSpiritIGChallenge