You know, I get comments all the time like, “How come you’re always so happy?” Or, “you always have a smile on your face!” And it’s true, I’m a pretty joyful person. So if you’re wondering why I’m always so joyful, I’ll let you in on the secret. It’s 2 things. Jesus + a choice. Let me start with Jesus.
I honestly don’t know what my life would be like without him. In him I find my purpose in life, a reason to live, a life to look forward to, and a certain hope of a future to come. Now please hear me right: when I choose to follow Jesus it’s not as if all the problems in my life disappear and I don’t face challenges or disappointments. Not at all. But through it all, I have this constant source of joy bubbling up from deep inside of me. I can’t explain it other than that its Jesus. Every single day I get to celebrate God and celebrate the fact that he woke me up and therefore has a purpose for me today. I get to celebrate that I have a good and loving God. I get to celebrate that he has good things planned for me today. And I get to celebrate that I can praise him today. He has bright and beautiful things in store for me every day and I don’t want to miss out on anything he has planned. read more