A Weekend Of Getting Your Joy Back

This is the look Molly gives me when she's bored out of her mind. She doesn't even feel like pulling a toy out of her toy box, which is what she's leaning on here. That's a lot of *meh* all wrapped up in one puppy.

This is the look that lets me know it's time to get down on the floor or take both girls outside for a while. It's easy for me to get wrapped up in the busyness of the day and not realize that quiet isn't necessarily a good thing when you have dogs.

A few minutes of wrestling on the living room floor or a half an hour of hiking through the woods gets Molly's blood stirring again. Her eyes sparkle and her tail wags in a way it wasn't earlier. Sadie is moving slowly these days, but she'll bounce a little after I pay attention to her and let her get sunshine and exercise and playtime.

Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehosaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies. 2 Chronicles 20:27

The source of Israel's joy was clear - the success God gave them over Ammon and Moab. They rejoiced all the way home after the battle, which they didn't even have to fight themselves, singing praise for the grace their Lord had shown them. Otherwise hardened soldiers celebrated for miles as they headed home to tell their families of their victory.

Make this a weekend of getting your joy back. God has blessed you in abundance, whether it's giving you the victory over some circumstance or providing something special when you needed it most. There are so many reasons to sing and praise God, and this is the time to get that boredom and *meh* out of your spiritual life.

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