It's Morning, Thank the Lord!!!

Praise Jesus for such a beautiful, NEW day.  I’m usually a pretty peppy person (say that 5 times fast), I don’t have too many down days, so when I do, everyone notices.  Unfortunately, this has a tendency to make it worse, and WOW, yesterday was a doozy.  I blogged my usual Why I “Count it all Joy” Wednesday, and wouldn’t you know it, the enemy showed up in a BIG way to steal my joy!!  He jumped right on my back and went for a ride.  He picked at me in just about every area available and for a time, I let him.
I’m reading a book for review about friendships, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  It has really made me think and pray a lot about the kind of friend I am, the kind of friends I have, and the kind of friends I want.  Of course, the enemy had a field day with this one.  
Jesus says, “A friend loves at ALL time.”  and I pray I am always that kind of friend!!
As most of you know, I lost my mom last August.  It was very sudden and unexpected and although she has been gone 8 months, there are still so many unresolved issues, emotional issues stemming from childhood and issues regarding the circumstances of her death.  Unfortunately, these issues have prolonged the grieving process.  Boy does the enemy love to pick at those, he knows I have forgiven all things, but loves to nudge me to pick them back up.  
Keep your love for one another at full strength, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8.
Like I started, Praise Jesus for such a beautiful, NEW day!!
The truth is, the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but Jesus came to give me life to the fullest.  I am so filled with JOY because I know that even when the enemy attacks me and even when I seem to let him for a bit, Jesus is there watching and helping me through it.  He is there to make my life whole.  He is there loving me no matter what.  He is there lifting me the whole time the enemy is trying to beat me down.  He is there giving me the strength to shake it off. 
I had to laugh this morning because when I was posting my JOY list yesterday, at the last minute I put in the one that said “I am filled with joy because the Lord promises that no matter what happens, no matter the trials, no matter the disappointment, JOY comes in the morning!!!”  Boy am I THANKFUL for that one!!
Believing you are all having a wonderful, sunny day!!
Counting it all Joy!!


Edie said...

I'm so glad you're filled with joy this morning. The spiritual battle is a hard one sometimes.

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

I am so into quality and not quantity when it comes to friendships. I need to know that that person has my best interest at heart and is true blue. Those are hard to come by these days but I have a couple.
I am so glad you made your Joy list regardless of your circumstances because Satan would have won had you not.
Joy does come in the morning, Hallelujah!
Don't you wish that certain bloggers lived all around you? LOL! I'd want you to be one of them. I can already tell.
Have a glorious day today.

Mich said...

Your post are always full of sonshine! thanks for making me smile.

prayers and blessings

He & Me + 3 said...

I didn't know that about your Mom. I am so sorry.
So thankful that Joy does come in the morning. His Mercies are new each day and Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.
My husband is always telling me...don't let them steal your joy. Good advice:)

RCUBEs said...

I always share with my child, to be joyful is one of the things He willed for His children, no matter what circumstances we are facing. May God's comfort and strength surround you!