The Season of JOY

Oh Blessed Day!

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Ecclesiastes 7:14

“When times are good, BE HAPPY;

but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.”

Do you ever just wake up and have this abundant amount of JOY just fuming out of you?

The bible says that there is a time and a season for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)!

“…a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to DANCE,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to LOVE and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.

These past two days, well… really these past few months, I have been able to wake up and seriously cannot stop smiling! Overall when I look at my life right now I truly just feel like I am in this season of laugher, of dancing, of love and of peace! I AM JUST SO HAPPY I CANNOT CONTAIN MY JOY!

My God is so good. My God is so faithful. Time after time I fall short and time after time He forgives. I am so blessed even though I know that I do not deserve the life I have. The friends I have, the family I have, the opportunities I have to continue my education and follow my dreams. I don’t deserve God’s grace or even deserve to have a PERSONAL relationship with Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior, but I still have it!

WHY!?

 

I have found myself praying this prayer of whys… “Abba, Father, daddy, WHY me!? Why have I been given all these blessings for You know that I do NOT deserve any of it!” I have found myself searching for this answer lately.

But now… I can let you in on a little secret to what I have found out to be His reasonings for this… Ready?

Because YOU are my child, a child of the living God and because I. Love. YOU.

 

So my challenge to you today is that when times are good, be happy! Share that love and joy that God has given you to those around you because you best believe that there is a time to laugh but also a time to weep. So if you’re in this season of laughter, pour your love and joy into those who are in a season of weeping because you can be that light that they just might need! You can make a difference in their life!

But to those of you who are weeping… to those of you who are in a season where times are bad consider this, your God has made one AS WELL AS the other! When life seems uncertain and uncontrollable remember that this might just be God asking for you to come back to Him. That although you may not feel in-control remember… God is!

I love you all!

xoxo

Claire Idelle ღ

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