I recently heard someone use the following acronym for Joy. It touched my heart. Every person, if truly honest with themselves, can identify their faults and shortcomings. One of my faults is being selfish and not selfless. It bothers me when I find myself catering to my own needs and desires before those of others. I want to etch this on my soul so that I am ever mindful of the importance of finding pure JOY!
It also brings to mind a verse I need to keep closer to my heart as well.
He must become greater; I must become less. John 3:30
Maybe you can relate. Maybe you too wish you can keep this message close. I don’t want to make this my “New Year’s Resolution” because it has to be so much more than a resolution I stick to the first couple months of the year. It has to become the inner essence of who I am. I must become less to make more room for Jesus.
Today I pray that all of us can keep JOY close each and every minute of every day. So much so that it becomes the very essence of who we are. Then and only then will we become more like Christ. Keep each of us in the Light that is your Son Jesus Christ. In His name I pray,