Affirmation

Probably the single hardest thing to do is to own our own joy. So many times we give into mood-of-the-day. If everyone around me is happy, I am happy. If everyone around me is sad, I am sad.

If no one in your circle of influence has joy, does that mean you don’t have joy?

God gives us a Joy that is built on Hope and Love. Own it. Write it in your own handwriting

Affirmation

Sometimes my joy is down low. I am so consumes with all of the other things happening in my life, I forget about it. I don’t dwell on it when I should. Those are times when I think about the things I can’t control.

But I serve an awesome God. He usually sends me something to remind me of what I believe.

Affirmation

It is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. True joy comes from God. Sometimes mine is low key because there are so many things in the world that could steal it. It blends in, but it is one of the big things in my life.

Affirmation

My worship moves from the inside out. It has all of my flourish because it is personal. It reflects who I am. I sing loud and wave my hands. I praise. I enjoy the presence of the Lord. Because when He shows up, nothing else matters.

Affirmation

Mine rises and falls according to what I put into it. I love to lift my hands because it feels as though I am reaching for my God, the subject of it. I love it when I can throw off what ever is on me and go before my God. I love to worship.

Affirmation

Have you ever sat in a room designed for worship and felt like it was invisible? I have prayed more than one time ‘Holy Spirit, if you are not coming, you should have let me known.”

Some services feel like the worship is invisible. There are shadows around it, but you don’t see any clear signs of it. I struggle with what to do when there is no worship in the worship. I admit, I hold back because I don’t want to seem like the weirdo who is always shouting and praising God. But sure miss Him when He isn’t there.

Affirmation

 Faith is something that is fat and full and bright.  The Lord has taken me on adventures that have stretched it and made it look nothing like I imagined. He has taught me it was not what I thought it was. It was better. It was hard. It allowed me to get to know God in a way I never knew.