Who do you think said this - ‘When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves’? They were some inspired words from Buddha.
What does JOY mean to you? Is it to do with purity and the beauty of a summer’s day with no cloud in the sky?
‘Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift’’– words of another wise man … Albert Einstein. How are you doing with ‘nature’s most beautiful gift’?! Does joy mean something more to you? No clouds in the sky sounds a good start - if matched by a clear mind, purity and no shadows then the day is full of promise.
People often settle for ‘butterfly’ happiness that easily comes and goes rather than seeking out the deep abiding strength of a rock-like joy that doesn’t abandon you. God says that His joy is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10) – the true secret of joy is in knowing God, in enjoying him and bringing joy to him. Within that joy is purity and great strength for all of life – oh deep JOY!
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