Practicing Joy

Daughter Michelle 17 Years Ago

Daughter Michelle 17 Years Ago

In his book, “The Life You’ve Always Wanted,” John Ortberg devotes a section to the art of practicing JOY in daily living. His eight suggestions are worth consideration. They are: 

Start Immediately: “This is the day that the Lord has made”

Unplug from wasteful activities – does anyone watch too much TV

Fellowship With People Of Faith – Recover the importance of festival

Find and reason to party (blessings, achievements, births)

Focus on the Goodness of God daily –think about God’s grace

Make noise and move around when you praise God. See 2 Sam 6:14; Ex. 15:20

Find a joy mentor. Spend time with people who fill you up, not empties you out

Set aside a day for pleasure and celebration


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