Reflection: Sometimes I think God needs a little help giving me joy, so I decide to take things into my own hands. In fact, sometimes I get so busy finding joy on my own I’m not sure I leave any room for him at all. And I’m not sure why, but I seem afraid that his joy won’t be enough, so I prop myself up with as much artificial joy as possible. I convince myself that a lacklustre imitation life filled with trinkets and trophies is safer than a life nestled in the
arms of my Creator. I believe my own lies. I sing songs about Christ being enough for me, and then I get in my new car with my skinny cappuccino and drive away leaving Christ in the dust. So today I’m letting go of the lies, bending my knees and getting honest with God, that my joy may be made complete.
Question: Are you busy finding your own imitation version of joy?
Prayer: Give us eyes to see, Lord, the lies we sell ourselves; the strength to resist temptations, and the courage to take hold of your joy. Amen.
We’re reading the Bible until September 22nd with Bec Oates.