Seeing life's events in the light of God's Word.

Spread the Joy

on April 25, 2021

Matthew 6:31- “Do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’”

A few years ago, we vacationed in Hawaii. We liked the slower pace, the relaxed atmosphere. We also enjoyed the island music.

One popular song which played over and over was “Don’t Worry; Be Happy.”  We couldn’t help but sing to the catchy tune with a positive message.

God’s Word reminds us that worrying about anything is useless and counter- productive. Real happiness is found, not in wishful thinking, but in obedience to the Lord.

Our focus needs to be on others—not on ourselves. 

When we help a neighbor, donate our time at a local food bank, or visit a shut-in, we forget about ourselves and leave our worries up to the Lord. When we act as the hands and feet of Jesus, we find His provision for our own needs to be more than enough.

He will be continually refilling our reserves of energy and compassion toward those whom Jesus has called us to serve. 

When we follow His example, we find that our joy (yes, not superficial happiness, but deep spiritual joy) overflows!

So, don’t worry! Be happy!

And spread the joy!

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