Love it. Madelyn sang to me all through the day:
“I’ve got joy like a River . . . I’ve got joy like a River . . . I’ve got joy like a River in my soul.”
The words are stuck in my mind, making me smile, giving thanks for the little girl who sings to me.
The words remind me how the Message interpets Jesus’ words regarding our relationship:
“This is what I want you to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I’ve revealed to you. Ask in my name, according to my will, and he’ll most certainly give it to you. Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!” (John 16-22:23, The Message).
Christ is the Joy . . . the River of our soul . . . life-flowing and life-giving. Trust. Dive in. Experience the Joy, the River of our soul, regardless of what the day holds. Give thanks for Joy like a River.
Day 4 of 40-days of Intentional Gratefulness: Singing I’ve Got Joy like a River with gratefulness all day long.
Learning to Kickstart each day with gratefulness,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)