Isaiah 12:4-5

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world."

What a striking reminder. God calls me to have a thankful heart in all circumstances, be it good or bad. With my melancholic personality, I find this difficult especially when my mood is down. But here I remember the difference between joy and happiness. 

Happiness is circumstantial but joy is a disposition anchored in an unchanging Truth. I have not been calling out to the Lord like I used to and so it is not surprising that I've been relying on my strength through the challenges of life. I pray that God will truly convict me to make Him the ultimate purpose and joy of my ministry and service. Pray with me.
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  1. Thank you for this reminder. I, too, am a dreamer.

  2. Hello!

    You are welcome :) May the Lord continue to grow in us faithfulness and dependence on Him!