by John Michalak
Let them praise his name in the dance! Let them sing praises to him with tambourine and harp! For the LORD takes pleasure in his people. He crowns the humble with salvation. Let the holy ones rejoice in honor. Let them sing for joy on their beds.
Some of us have different ways of expressing joy.
With some people, their joy is unmistakable. They beam with light. They may dance a jig when receiving good news. They draw you in with the energy and warmth of their glow.
Others are more subtle and less obvious in their joy. A small smile may meander across their face. Their eyes may widen a bit or perhaps glisten with the hint of a tear. They’re full of joy, but they carry it in a quieter way.
However, you express it, don’t neglect the joy that comes from reflecting on the greatness and mercies of God. Whether it’s in church, with family or friends, whether it’s on a mountain trail or in the deep hours of the night: choose joy.
Now, we can’t make ourselves joyful. But, we can reflect. We can reflect on God’s goodness, His mercy, His wonders, His deep and overwhelming love for us. His provision and protection. And as we reflect God’s radiance, we can then glow with the light of His praises.
Be filled with His joy. Reflect and glow.