where my JOY comes from

the world can offer me fame, money, status, & applause but all those things are fleeting and can be stripped away in a second.

today, i look up and remember, that my joy, satisfaction, and contentment are all found in my Heavenly Father.

i have experienced a life filled with the things of this world and nothing compares to the quiet, still moments i spend with Jesus. he fills my spirit with a peace that has nothing to do with my circumstances. it is a feeling much bigger than that. it is like a having a hardy meal after fasting.

he reminds me that i operate FROM his love verses striving for it.

if you are sitting there reading this like, “how can that be?”, i truly wonder the same thing every time i think of His grace. because it is just that, an unbelievable, awe inspiring, drop to your knees kinda GIFT.

we don’t deserve it but he gives it FREELY.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God". Ephesians 2:8

“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9