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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.
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  • LUPINTHE3RD
    Nice way to look at things Sheila.

    Your right for the most part on what we see from people today. If TV or music would change this outlook in our society it might be easier for non-Christians to hold these values as well.

    Somewhere in the sixties we here in America forgot how to take responsibility for helping others and now everyone seems to want someone else to do it for them.
    4099 days ago
  • SISTERDEAR
    Sheila, I have sent you a little surprise that ties in perfectly with this. I just knew you would love it
    . emoticon Susie
    4256 days ago
  • WAY2GO5
    I love this blog. Thank you for writing it because it says it right. Hallelujah!
    and thank you for making me one of your Sparkfriends. This really blesses me.
    Jacqui emoticon
    4256 days ago
  • ALASKAN
    Hello Sheila,
    I like your positive attitude and your idea to start children at an early age. These days they need good guidance in their lives and teach them before they hit the teenage years. Parents can only do so much and having good sources to fall back or forward will teach them from other adults... (Hope this makes sense)
    My sons were taught when they were young and kept them from getting into trouble without their teenage years. My sons are 37, 32, and 19 now. I was brought up throughout my life in foster homes. My siblings and I were separated when we grew up. It was hard to be separated at early ages, but as grownups we met different times in our lives as we all are adults and have our own families now. Always, ERNA
    4257 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/17/2009 11:29:48 PM
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