Do you want JOY in your life?
Monday, August 17, 2009
Several years ago, I taught Sunday School at my church. We always tried to teach the children the same thing that their parents were getting in church, just at a level each grade could understand. That way the families could go home and talk together about what they learned.
One week we were teaching on JOY. We broke it down to it's simplest form. Instead of us reflecting on what the adults were learning, our Pastor liked our format so well, he taught it to the whole church. I try to live my life by this simple format for JOY.
If you want JOY in your life you need to put
J - Jesus first,
O - Others next, and then
Y - Yourself.
Our society has everyone thinking "it's all about me" & " Look out for # 1" & "What's in it for me". And frankly, everyone seems to be miserable.
Make Jesus #1 in your life. See what you can do to help other people out, and you will find true JOY in your life.