Monday Moment of Joy

So Monday has almost come and gone. My first thought is that this Monday moment of joy will be as soon as I climb into bed!  It will be that moment where I can close my eyes and rest, but read on.

This is what I love about blogging or journaling or just sharing our joys with others.  I can look back and realize that yes, even on those really LONG days, there is joy!

I had to write sub plans tonight because I have a meeting all day tomorrow. As I wrote those plans-you know those plans that take forever to write-I realized WHY I was so tired tonight:).  I realized that there really isn’t a break in my day.

As I got to my planning time and wrote “Planning” I realized “oh wait!  I told the aide that she could drop her student off at my room during that time tomorrow because his teacher will also have a sub and my room is quieter and calmer.  My sub knows this student and knows how to help him calm down.

THEN I started to write “your lunch time” and realized-nope not really….you can eat your lunch but it will be as you supervise the kid that takes an hour to eat and whose assistant has to be in a different place during that time.

THEN I wrote the whole afternoon’s plans and realized-oh no-tomorrow’s TUESDAY.  That’s the day where the whole afternoon is different and I end up with lots of kids at the end of the day.

As I left school late, I finally headed to Bible study-late once again.  In my mind, I was determined to leave early so that I could get home, watch that season finale on TV and then go to bed!!!  But, of course, that’s not how it happened.

In the midst of our conversation at Bible study, we began talking about how God’s Word is inspired.  How amazing it is that God used people to write His words for us to read thousands of year later!  Yes, we had a little debate about how all that happened, but we left being grateful that He has provided his Word for us.  He loves us enough to give us His living and active Word.

Let’s make time to spend in His Word!  Let’s pray that God would “open they eyes of our hearts to see wonderful things in His law.”

My moment of joy today comes from being reminded of the gift God’s precious Word!

Where Do We Find Joy?

Where do we find joy?  I’ve been studying Psalm 119 with a group of women, and today several verses about joy popped out at me.  Verse 103 says “How sweet are your words to my taste.  Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”  The author compares God’s Word to honey often, but I began thinking about what my favorite foods are-chocolate came to mind first of course!!

What food do you run to when you want something sweet?  Do you run to God’s Word the same way?  The psalmist says later in verse 111 “I have inherited Your testimonies forever, for they are the joy of my heart.”  Where do we find joy?  God’s Word will give us pure joy.

I began thinking-where do I run for joy?  Do I run to chocolate to get that sweet little bite of joy?  How many times do I run to God’s Word to find true joy?  Grab some coffee (or chocolate:)  and God’s Word and spend a few minutes looking for joy there.

Pray that God would remind you to run to His Word.  Maybe that favorite food can even become a reminder.  Ask God to help you remember His Word when you take a bite of that certain food.

Here’s a song about it- oldie but a goodie…check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CIKrS-62dM