When was the last time you felt like you had more than enough joy? Honestly? Rhonda shares how we each have it right now as we read this.
“Fill my heart with joy. . .” (Psalm 4:7)
More than enough. Can anyone ever have “more than enough”? What does it really mean to have “more than enough”? Just think of pouring water into a glass—and not stopping when you reach the top. As the water overflows the glass, continue pouring. It’s a never-ending flow of water. This is a great example of “more than enough.” A constant overflowing, never-ending amount.
Now, take that thought one step further. The “more than enough” comes directly from God Himself! Since God is the Creator of all, He is the source of everything, therefore, He never can “run out”; for as the Creator is the ultimate source.
What exactly is God, Himself supplying “more than enough” of? JOY!
“I have God’s more than enough, more joy in one ordinary day!” (Psalm 4:7, The Message)
Joy is not based on circumstances, pain, illness, or any “earthly” thing. Rather joy is given directly from God to me. Joy is an inner-flowing peace that God supplies. Joy given by God is based on His love and care for me—and that love is unconditional, everlasting love. That’s why the joy that God supplies is more than enough!
Just think. . . no matter how bad my headache is, no matter how high my pain level is, no matter how others treat me, no matter what the situation, God is supplying me with more than enough joy for an ordinary day.
Okay, so what if I’m having an “extra-ordinary rotten” day—or as one author wrote, “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”? Doesn’t matter! Remember the example I used at the beginning of this post—the overflowing water? God’s joy is never ending! He continues to supply more than enough joy for whatever type of day I am having!
What does that mean? In the midst of my pain, I can rejoice in God’s goodness. I can rejoice in God’s unconditional, never-ending love for me. I can rejoice knowing that God is supplying me with more than enough joy—all I have to do is receive it and enjoy it. Wow!
And as I accept and ‘drench’ myself in God’s more-than-enough joy, my terrible, horrible, no good day changes into a terrific, magnificent, amazing day!
Creating a positive day is a “given” when I accept God’s more than enough joy!
Prayer: Lord, please help me to drench myself in Your supply of ‘more-than-enough’ joy. And Lord, if I forget to accept Your overflowing supply of joy, please remind me of your unfailing love, so that I won’t miss enjoying Your amazing gift of joy. Thank you for loving unconditionally.
About the Author:
Rhonda Sawtelle lives with chronic headaches and pain due to failed back surgery syndrome. Her philosophy is “Create a positive day!” She enjoys football, NASCAR, golf, digital scrapbooking, and reading. To read more about how Rhonda creates a positive day, even while living with pain, visit her blog: http://createapositiveday.blogspot.com.
What do you do on those terrible, horrible, no Good, very bad days to remind yourself to drench yourself in God’s more-than-enough joy? How does your attitude change when you are drenching yourself in God’s give of overflowing joy?
Need a boost of joy? This song “Joy Unspeakable” by Todd Agnew will help you find some of it today.