Monday, June 15, 2009

count it ALL joy

I am going to count it all joy today. Even though I don't want to. Even though everything feels icky inside. As I process through the weekends events and relationship encounters. I am going to consider it all joy. Because I know that the testing of my faith produces endurance. And more than anything, I desire to glorify God in everything. In how I respond in EVERY situation.

So I am clinging to the truth of His word...I am focusing on what is...

good reputation
anything excellent
anything worthy of praise

I will dwell on these things.


K-Sue said...

Hang on to the joy!

Lea Whittaker said...

You are an amazing woman Cris and I can tell that in just the little I know about you. Praying for you! That vs about "counting it all joy" is what got me through Jason's deployment to Iraq. Hang in there!

Sandee said...

Amen! I decided about a week back, to choose happy, choose joy as my response....and leave the rest to Him who knows...

Annie said...

I realize God has given me the grace to do this easily. I need to thank Him more often. In fact, perhaps I am slow on the uptake....I often don't see the bad, recognize the slight, understand the meanness, etc. Lucky me!

You, on the other hand, are simply a virtuous woman.

Tim and Susan said...

Sorry for all the stinky stuff that you had last week. Just like you said though...great chance to practice what you've been studying in God's Word.

love ya, Susan

Lee and Bev said...

You're doing the right thing! Sorry for these touch situations and encounters - but keep on keeping on! We love you