“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
~ Romans 15:13 (ESV)
Today I heard a marvelous quote on my way home from work…”Happiness is depended on our circumstances; joy is in our bones”. Per the radio announcer, the quote is attributed to John Piper.
The quote really made me think about the difference between happiness and joy…And I couldn’t agree more with John Piper. You see when we are happy, it is really just for a short time, e.g. vacation, something new, a nice dinner etc. The moment of happiness is fleeting soon…
Pure joy comes from God, don’t you agree? Not only knowing the joy of our salvation (Psalm 20:5), but also the joy in giving, serving others. Today I am thankful for the joy the Lord has put into my ‘bones’ 😛 .
Today, my friend Debbie from Heart Choices asked me about my photography; if I ever had considered putting my landscape photography with Scripture passages to share them online for people to download. Debbie said, she really enjoyed these kind of things. I agree, what better way to display His marvelous creation in conjunction with His Word – great combo in my eyes. Maybe I could put that in a book some day to sell to people who enjoy them both together 🙂 …
What are you thankful for today? Would you care to share? If so, please leave you link to your Thankful Thursday post below…
Thank you for stopping by today. Remember: Happiness is but a fleeting emotion, pure JOY comes from God 🙂 …
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