I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion: Finding Joy and Satisfaction

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the hearts of the saints are refreshed by you, ….

Joy and satisfaction cannot be manufactured or manipulated. They are a natural outcome of doing right, of loving actions.

Love cannot be manufactured either, for true love always flows from God’s heart. Love is the essence of who God is.

Joy comes, then, from knowing God and allowing His love to flow through us to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us.

God is the source of love and joy and the encouragement they bring. Why would I not only want this God in my life, but also to share Him with others?

Help me, Lord, do just that. Amen.

By Carolyn R Scheidies

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