So last night I couldn’t sleep until a ridiculous hour, and I lay awake and thought and wrote all sorts of blog posts in my head… and now they’ve mostly disintegrated into thin air and left my brain. I’m excited about all sorts of random things, and when I’m excited… well, those of you who know me very well in real life know what that’s like. 😉 Ha! (It’s called being scattered and chattery and floating around happily)
But you know what? It’s good to be excited again! 😀
We sang the song God On the Mountain in church this morning and wow, the chorus hits me hard every time.
I keep having these dreams about looking for my joy coffee mug, and it’s always nowhere to be found. That one’s not very hard to interpret.
Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and softly sits on your shoulder… (Unknown)
I like this quote and I like being happy. 😀 But I would much rather be full of joy, because joy is not dependent on circumstances. Instead of frantically searching for joy, when I turn my attention to other things (like serving Jesus and reaching out to others), I don’t have to manufacture or look for it, because it will be a part of me. It’s such a challenge to me to live with joy, all the days of my life.
Because the God of the mountain is still God in the valley. It’s true!