Have you ever had a moment that you truly feel you are experiencing a little peace of heaven here on earth? Well friends I am surrounded in such moments...and the crazy, wacky, wild and insane thing is...life is MORE than chaotic right now in our household! Yikes...yep there is a whole lot of living life on purpose going on.
In the midst of living out life...my husband runs out with the boys on Saturday and the little guy goes with him to the mailbox...and they bring momma in a little package. The boys love it when we get packages...doesn't matter if its for them or not...they love the anticipation. So does their momma. So I announce..."this little package is all the way from Canada" and of course the boys must see where that is in reference to them...so they take a little hike to the map on the wall and daddy shows them.
The boys come running back to help momma open the package and inside is this most beautiful necklace that says "Scatter Joy"...it comes from my friend Joy. There in the midst of living life sitting on our floor in our family room, one momma, two boys and an Engineer got to feel and experience a 'little peace of heaven here on earth'. Yes friends we did...a moment of being loved on by someone who is truly living out of the overflow in her life. My friend Joy who I have never met in person...but my Jesus knows I would love to!!, has her own life of crazy happenings and circumstances and issues...but she paused long enough to "Scatter Joy"! If I could just express in words how timely this was for me and my family.
You see we are experiencing some stress, issues, circumstances and stuff on all sides.
But the moments spent on our family room floor thanks to my friend Joy reminded me, its not about the stress, issues, circumstances and stuff on all sides...nope...its about what my Jesus has asked me to do....
I want to encourage you today to see where you can do just that!
God has NOT called us to conform to our world.
God has NOT called us to abandon it.
Friends God has called us to transform it!
"These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."
Let's do it!
"For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands."
Dear Heavenly Father thank You for loving us and being our One true source of joy. May we know that we find our full joy in You, and You alone. Bless Joy, continue to wrap her in Your amazing arms. She truly makes this world, Your world a better place by 'scattering joy'-Amen
Please know that I am praying for you my friends and family. Thank you so much for the opportunity to see Jesus working in your lives. Please be in prayer as I continue to seek God and take one step at a time...you are amazing people to live life on purpose with. I love you!