Monday, May 3, 2010

MY JOY-FILLED FATHER

The Word says that
Joy comes in the morning

— However —

Joy also comes in mourning

...mourning over my sin —
my habitual misbehavior—

...mourning when I love myself
- instantaneously -
before showing love for others
or
for my Heavenly Father.

...mourning because He told me clearly
He’ll redeem the lives of ones I love ...
and my impatience often prevails...
forgetting that He is the
Author of Time --
and
I am not!

But
when I repent, reverse my heart,
remit my expectations,
rejoice in my salvation through His Son,
The joy
— quiet, tingly —
— over-the-top exploding —
moves me onward
and eventually
upward.

And
true joy invades my heart
knowing that
my dear Heavenly Father,
amazingly,
finds His joy
in me--
even
ME !!

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20 comments:

Russell Holloway said...

Very nice. Thank you for some wonderful thoughts ... :-)

~*Michelle*~ said...

Great thoughts! I really like this:

"— quiet, tingly —
— over-the-top exploding —
moves me onward
and eventually
upward."

I have had that experience before and it's awesome! :)

Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke said...

Beautiful!
Thank you for sharing.
Abundant blessings!

Jeff Jordan said...

"He is the author of time, not me." Love that...need that reminder too.

Sarah Salter said...

Amen! I am constantly amazed at how no matter what I do or say or think or AM, He finds me to be his most prized possession.

Glynn said...

He's indeed the source of our joy. Good post.

JoAnne Bennett said...

I loved this part of your poem best, "my dear Heavenly Father,
amazingly,
finds His joy
in me--
even ME !!"

It's so easy to think it's everybody else except me. Sorry I've not had a chance to write you back yet; lots on my mind.

Bridget Chumbley said...

even ME... awesome!

Thanks for the great post.

B. Meandering said...

Well said, friend. The "even Me" part is the clincher. Yes, even Us.

Tricia said...

I love the reminder that my actions bring Him joy. Thank you. :)

lainiegallagher said...

Oh! Love, LOVE this! Great way to look at it.

caryjo said...

If any of you check back, just wanted to say "thanks"... lovely when we can encourage one another. Be blessed BIG TIME by our BIG TIME Father...

CJ

n. davis rosback said...

cool play on words.

cristie said...

yes, even me. we are blessed indeed. xox

Tricia said...

Joanne, I hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day. May God fill this day with joy for you.

S. Etole said...

Thinking of all the joy your friendship has given me ... blessings of the heart this day.

Graceful said...

Caryjo -- I read your story below about your parents finding God and your reuniting with your father. Very moving -- thank you for being brave enough to share it here!

Happy Mother's Day -- joy to you today and every day.

M.L. Gallagher said...

he is the author of time, not me.

Stunning.

Sandra Heska King said...

How did I miss this? Love it!!

Jeanne Klaver said...

Such a JOY-ful post. Thank you!