A lot of things have been rocking my world lately.
Does this sound familiar in your life too?
I have let it get the better of me at times.
I forgot where I was going.
I lost sight of important things.
Pure, heart-felt joy.
Singing in the shower.
A smiling heart.
in just the last few days, I have been capsized by the words pouring from every page.
The beauty. The simplicity. The perfect, ordained and inspired words.
I admit, this book makes me angry, happy, sad...
all these things.
But it has planted only truth into my heart.
Things I have needed to hear.
Things I don't think just anyone could say.
I read this excerpt from the book last night...and just sat in bed for a long time thinking about it...
" I breathe deep, like a sojourner finally coming home. That has always been the goal of the fullest life-joy. And my life knew exactly how elusive that slippery three-letter word, joy, can be. I think of it then again, that night of nightmares, the flailing, frantic, moon-eyed lunge for more. More what? And this was it; I could tell how my whole being responded to that one word. I longed for more life, for more holy joy."
... "Charis. Grace.
A triplet of stars, a constellation in the black."
My life, all our lives, are examples of grace....
Why, is it so hard then, for me (maybe you too?) to be thankful?
To have a thankful heart?
I am working hard to change this.
I am heading towards joy.